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Ballarat’s Best Pie – August 1 – 31

Ballarat’s Best Pie is back for seconds this August. There’ll be 28 different pies to try throughout the month as venues vie for top honours in the savoury and sweet categories.

Just a small sample to get your tastebuds watering: the ‘Oh Deer’ gin-braised venison pie by Kilderkin Distillery; a vodka-infused apple pie with pine nettle ice cream by Itinerant Spirits; a woodfired vegemite and cheese pie from Sovereign Hill; and the ‘Mum Curry Laksa’ pie by Flying Chillies (the defending 2023 champion). Pie map and full trail coming soon.


Order a pie from any participating venue, post a picture to Instagram using the tags #ballaratsbestpie and #visitballarat and go into the draw to WIN a weekend away in Ballarat valued at over $1,000*. *Competition terms and conditions apply.

Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.