SpringFest Market Sunday
25th of November 2018 10am – 4pm
Visit Ballarat’s famous annual Springtime event. There’s something for the whole family!
The Rotary Club of Ballarat is delighted to once again deliver our annual Springfest Market Sunday, on Sunday 25th November.
Every dollar raised from the SpringFest market is donated back into the Ballarat community. The Rotary Club of Ballarat’s purpose in delivering SpringFest is to support the city’s many deserving charitable groups.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN ALL AREAS
Bring your family and friends. Admire the natural surrounds of Ballarat’s Lake and gardens precinct in the springtime as you explore six unbelievable kilometres of market stalls, events and activities, there’s fun for all the family, set against the serene backdrop of Lake Wendouree. There are almost 500 market stalls to browse, offering a wide range of food, art and craft, music, clothing, jewellery, plants and flowers, performers, car displays and activities to suit all interests.
AREA A – HOLE-IN-ONE COMPETITION
Is back for another year, something you sure do not want to miss!
AREA B – SPORTZ ZONE
Ready, Set, Go…. Sample a cross section of sports, and introduce your kids to new activities. Learn how to develop a fitness regime to get fit and stay fit. Visit the Western Bulldogs team and try out their Inflatable Roadshow.
AREA E – TREASURE TRAIL START/FINISH
Find the Treasure Trail code words hidden throughout the market to WIN some fantastic prizes. Completed entry forms are to be placed in the barrel located in Area E – Good Luck…!
AREA G – DEFENCE FORCE RECRUITING & EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPLAY
Providing information on the wide range of careers and job opportunities available in the Australian Defence Force. There are over 200 different job roles on offer. Come see what a Career in the Australian Defence Force can mean to you, Along with a number of Emergency Service vehicles on display.
AREA K – PETSTOCK – PET CORNER Join in the family fun at Petstock Corner. Come and pat a lamb or hold a chicken at the animal farm. Visit the Puppy School and Dog Grooming displays and have a chat to the awesome local rescue groups. There will be lots of giveaways and activities for the kids.
Loreto Point – TASTING TEMPTATIONS
Tasting Temptations becomes more popular year after year. Savour the great selection of culinary delights, with a wide variety of beers and wines.
AREA M – DRAGON BOAT COME-N-TRY
Come and try Dragon Boating, the ultimate team sport. Join us for fun on the water – all welcome, ages 12 and up. No experience necessary.
AREA O – SOVEREIGN HILL – MINI TOWNSHIP
Australia’s famous award-winning outdoor museum comes to Lake Wendouree! Experience all the fun and adventure of the gold rush. Try out the 1850’s style games, or try your luck at panning for real gold in the Sovereign Hill stream.
AREA Q – CHILDREN’S WUNDERFEST
Wunderfest is set to be a creative hub of entertainment and fun for the whole family. Bring the kids along to enjoy the fun-filled activities.
AREA R – STRONG MAN & WOMAN – TRAM PULL / CAR FLIP
The Battle of Ballarat is a mixed pair strongman/strong-woman combination. 75 of Victoria’s best competitors have signed up to pull a Vintage Tram and Flip a Car.
AREA S – PETER STEVENS MG – SHOW-N-GLOW – VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY
Cars and More Cars! Car enthusiast of all ages will love the restored and treasured automotive gems from yesteryear, some over 100 years old. This year the Ballarat Rod Run will conclude at SpringFest Market by displaying over 100 Hot Rods. All vehicles will join together to celebrate the end of SpringFest in a GRAND PARADE around Lake Wendouree at 3pm – a sight not to be missed.
PARKING AVAILABLE AT VICTORIA PARK WITH A FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE TO AND FROM THE LAKE. PARKING ALSO AVAILABLE AT NORTH GARDENS RESERVE.
TRAFFIC CHANGES…. Please be aware that traffic around Lake Wendouree will only be one way, in a clockwise direction during Market Sunday. The inside lane of Lake Wendouree is completely closed to parking and traffic during the event.
Our sincere thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and media partners – with your support our event is able to continue to raise valuable funds to distribute to local community groups within our community. THANK YOU.