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Old meets new at the 2022 Ballarat Heritage Festival

Visit Ballarat

04 Apr 2022

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Celebrate the city’s rich heritage, iconic landmarks and creative community at the award-winning Ballarat Heritage Festival this autumn. 

Presented by the City of Ballarat, the 21-29 May festival will feature authentic, contemporary and interactive experiences that unravel unique stories from Ballarat’s past. 

Steam train shuttles will form part of the Ballarat Heritage Festival

Highlights will include Craft Lab 22, the Ballarat Tweed Ride, the Ballarat Beard & Stache Competition, steam train shuttles and The Food Edit – a collection of contemporary eat and drink experiences with a heritage twist. 

In a massive coup for the city, the annual celebration won the ‘Festivals and Events’ category at both the 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards and the 2021 Victorian Tourism Awards last month.

With ample accommodation offerings to choose from, visitors are encouraged to extend their stay and discover Ballarat’s many riches, including its vibrant food scene, award-winning attractions, galleries, vintage shops and more.   

The festival’s full program of events will be released in April.

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The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.