Take a drive to the country this long weekend for the Ballarat Begonia Festival. You will find the Begonia display at the conservatory in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Enjoy live entertainment from some of the best Regional Victorian talent on four music stages or take a stroll through the Gardener’s and Creative Designer’s Markets.
This year’s festival highlights include celebrity guests Paul West, River Cottage Australia, Dirtgirl, Get Grubby TV. Popular television personality Costa Georgiadis is returning to the 2019 festival for one day only, don’t miss Costa on Monday.
A new highlight will be the Circus Drop Zone and Comedy Café where you can learn circus skills under the watchful eyes of professional trainers. Share the love of gardening with the family at Pot-A-Plant with the BotaniKids. There’s more fun for the kids at the Super Sandpit, the obstacle course with the Ninja trainers, painting and storytelling,
Relax on the lawn of the Begonia Courtyard and enjoy the best in local produce including wood-fired pizzas from the Forge Pizzeria. The Begonia Bar is back with local beers from Red Duck or Cubby Haus, wine from Wightwick Winery or try some gin from the Kilderkin Distillery.
A tram ride in Ballarat is a must do! Ballarat Tramway Museum’s heritage floral tram is one of six trams taking passengers along Wendouree Parade throughout the Festival. Decorated with hundreds of flowers from recycled plastic the Floral train is a perfect place to snap your #BallaratBegoniaFestival instapics.
Come on down for Monday’s popular Power FM Begonia Parade. This wonderful community parade begins at 11am from the Ballarat Tram Museum then makes its way along Wendouree Parade.
Ballarat Begonia Festival runs 9-11 March 2019, 10am to 5pm. All the information you need can be found at www.ballaratbegoniafestival.com.
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