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The White Hat Guide to what's on & things to do in Regional
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Sunday 9th May 2021
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This day is Europe Day which is the annual celebration day for the European Union.
This day is celebrated across Australia as Mother's Day.
The tradition of giving gifts on Mother's Day in Australia grew up in the
1920s after the practice had arisen in the USA several decades earlier. In
Australia, Mother's Day has become a common occasion for family re-unions -
second only to Christmas as a popular date for such an occurrence. It is
also a popular practice to wear a white flower in the lapel on this day -
On this day in 1901 the first parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
opened at the Royal Exhibition
Building in Melbourne.
On this day in 1927 the Australian Parliament first convened at its new location
A large indoor/outdoor market featuring craft & bric a brac. A small entry fee applies. White Hat suggests that if you enjoy garage sales then Belmont Market is like having 20 or 30 garage sales in the one location. In addition the indoor space has a range of low priced merchandise.
Drysdale Community Craft Shop Inc
The Drysdale Community Craft Shop has a range of unique uandcrafted uoods made by their members, Specialised baby bear, band bmbroidery, bnique jewellery, folk art, fand made cards, wedding charms, Australiana, paintings, patchwork & quilting. They also have a Lay-by and Order Service.
Geelong Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies.
Geelong Showgrounds Market
An outdoor/indoor market with variety stalls, new and used goods. Casual stallholders welcome.
Laverton Rubble & Riches Market
A large indoor/outdoor market with trash & trasure, produce, clothes, furniture, hardware and a range of other goods. White Hat guarantees that if you are looking for a drive shaft for a 1983 Monaro or a missing pice of that Royal Doulton tea set then it will be there. We're just not quite sure where.
Mill Markets Newcomb
A large indoor market with permenant and casual stallholders selling antiques,collectables, vintage clothing, homewares, memmorabilia and retro fashions. White Hat suggests that if you enjoy the Chapel Street Bazaar in Melbourne you will find a similar range of items at the Newcomb Mill Market but with more space to move.
Point Lonsdale Primary School Market
A heritage home in Geelong from the 1850s with gardens and riverside walks. White Hat can recommend a visit to this this property for two reasons. Firstly it is is only fashionable mid 19th century valuable river frontage residences built along the Barwon River which remains intact. Secondly, while most homes change and evolve over time, it has been decided to maintain this property as a time capsule of 1855-6 which again makes it unusual among heritage homes in Victoria. A small entry charge applies. White Hat recommends that if you are interested in visiting Barwon Grange you are also likely to be interested in visiting The Heights Heritage House & Garden (see below) - this is about 10 minutes drive away and is also open on Sundays.
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Almost 200 hectares of grassy plains and sweeping river terraces are home to a collection of animals from the grasslands of Africa, Australia and Asia.
An impressive museum exploring the maritime history of Southern Port Phillip Bay. More information >>
A four storey sandstone steam mill built in 1856. This venue hosts various exhibitions throughout the year. More info >>
The Heights Heritage House & Garden
A German prefabricated house and outbuildings in Geelong constructed in 1855
then later refurbished in 1930s style.
More info >>
The Mansion at Werribee Park
Great Ocean Road
A very large building (originally a butter factory) with a large range of
antiques, collectables, old wares and plenty of surprises. White Hat recommends
that if you are travelling the Princes Highway between Geelong and Warrnambool
that you take a break at the Pombo Mart. There is a cafe and one of the
proprietors is Peter Brocklehurst "The singing cobbler" continues to ply his
trade repairing watches and shoes, cutting keys and engraving. More information
at Pombo Mart
New Fashion,Vintage and Cultural Art, become a stall holder in Lorne new indoor permanent market, we do all the hard work for you selling your products seven days a week, prime beachfront location in the heart of lorne's lively shopping hub, stalls and wall space available now.
Warrnambool Mill Markets
A market operated in the same style as the mills markets in Newtown and
Daylesford. Stalls are available on a monthly lease and you will find all manner
of clothing, jewellery, antiques, collectables and bric-a-brac. The market is
located in the factory and gardens created by
Warrnambool Undercover Market
This market has a range of bric-a-brac and variety goods. White Hat can particularly recommend the fresh flowers and produces sold by farmers off the bck of their trucks at this typical down-to-earth country market. Despite the name of the market, there are also a number of outdoor stalls in fine weather. No dogs are allowed.
A historic bluestone mansion with 42 rooms and an enduring reminder to the
wealth and success of the Western District graziers of the 19th century. The
mansion also includes a room celebrating the achievements of the local soprano,
Marjorie Lawrence. More information at
The White Hat Guide to Barwon
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Muesum
Grampians & the blunt end
Ararat Trash & Treasure Market
A long established indoor/outdoor market with with over 50 stalls and all proceeds going to charity. The market features trash & treasure, bric-a-brac, crafts and homemade produce.
Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre
Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura
Second hand goods, local produce and other products. Alternative wet weather venue is the local hall.
Australian Inland Botanic Garden
This large site specialises in Australian plants of the arid inland region.
Goldfields & Macedon Ranges
Hanging Rock Races
The traditional New Years Day races at the atmospheric racecourse at Hanging Rock.
Naturipe Fruits - Pick Your Own and Farm Gate Sales
Naturipe Fruits has both pick your own and farm gate sales. (please note -
Pick your own
*Entry is free except for cherry picking where there is a small entry charge
Apple seasons are Royal Gala (Feb); Golden Delicious (March);
Early Fuji (late-Feb); Late Fuji (April); Pink Lady (late-April to May);
Granny Smith (April)Farm Gate Sales
sale are fresh-picked daily and and are not waxed or stored or use any
chemicals. As well as the fruits listed above,
is also available.
For current details consult the
Naturipe Fruits website
Daylesford Mill Markets
A large indoor market with an emphasis on antiques, retro fashion and
collectables. New stallholders are welcome. White Hat recommends that the
serious browser for retro and memorabilia sets aside plenty of time because
there are a large amount of goods on display. More information at
Daylesford Mill Markets >>
Ballarat Trash & Trivia Market
Over 400 stalls selling secondhand goods, crafts,etc.
Bendigo Prince of Wales Showground Market
A large indoor/outdoor market with fresh produce, hardware, trash or treasure and bric-a-brac.Free admission and free parking with a family atmosphere.
Ballarat Antique Market
This large antique market with a wide range of items is located on two floors of an old school building and also contains a museum with a small entry charge.It is morein the nature of a very large antique store and does not appear to have the space to cater for casual stallholders. When White Hat last visited (in April 2008) there was also a specialist coins area.
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Arts Market
With original fine arts, acoustic musicians and artists at work.
Clunes Farmers' Market
Held In the historic main street of Clunes you can shop fro your local and organic produce at the Farmers' Market as well as browsing your way along the local bookstores and antique stores
Daylesford Sunday Market
Brought to you by the Daylesford Spa Country Railway, the Daylesford Sunday Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in Victoria with something for everyone. Also on offer are Vintage Train rides to the sleepy town of Bullarto on vechiles from the early to mid 20th Century Set in the historic Daylesford Railway Station, entry and car parking is free.
Maldon Market: Hand Made, Home Grown
The Maldon Market is a monthly farmers and makers market that brings together the very best hand made products and home grown produce from independent designers, artisans, craftspeople, gourmet food makers, growers and farmers.
Malmsbury Village Market
An indoor/outdoor market in a pleasant lakeside setting selling quality goods and produce.
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Australia's oldest regional gallery. and home of the
original Eureka Flag. More info >>
Bringalbit is a country property near Mt. Macedon retaining some of its
original remnant Peppermint Gums,
Yellow Box and Manna Gums fail to break the winds. These have been supplemented
confers, oaks, willow and poplar thickets, Monterey pines and Osage trees,
nearly all planted in the 19th century. The large trees, together with a small
creek feeding a couple of dams and the garden lake before cascading down it’s
rocky falls below the spillway forms a peaceful retreat in country Victoria.
There is a 60metre Quince Walk that delights in Spring and Autumn. Elsewhere in
the garden swathes of roses,
lavender, dianthus and gaura soak up the sun on the north facing terraces with
their silver foliage context of snow-in-summer edging. There is a small entry
charge per person
(children free). More info >>
Forest Glade Gardens
Forest Glade Gardens is one of Australia's finest private gardens. It is
short trip from Melbourne and is open to the public from September to May. It
features large exotic trees, a
bonsai house, a woodland section, a
fern gully a blue bell patch and
an impressive daffodil
lawn during spring; a topiary
garden, two aviaries, a laburnum arch, a
peony walk highlighted with
climbing roses, as well as numerous pergolas, ponds, fountains and statues. A
small entry fee applies (children free)
Make It, Bake It, Grow It
Girgarre Farmers Produce Market
White Hat can recommend this farmers' market for fresh regional fruit and vegetables wines preserves cheeses and crafts. (Please note it is on the 2nd Sunday of the month - not the 3rd Sunday as claimed in some publications).
"The Willows" Museum
"The Willows" Museum
Benalla Costume & Pioneer Museum
Armoured Corps Memorial & Army Tank Museum
Vintage Market (Rosebud West)
Vintage Market - held at Broadway Bazaar. This is a permanent market, full of vintage and retro bargains
held in the old Broadway Theatre in Rosebud Pde, Rosebud.
(beach side of the Rosebud Cinemas.) With over 60 permanent stalls of clothing, bric a brac, collectables, jewelry, curios.
Café attached. Open 7 days. Mon - Sat : 9.30am - 5pm. Sun : 10am - 3pm
. More information at
Bittern Country Market
An outdoor market next to the railway station with trash & treasure, craft & local produce. You can find more information on Bittern Market in our
newsletter No.144 and
McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
The Museum of HMAS Cerberus
The Sorrento Museum and Heritage Gallery
South Gippsland, Latrobe Valley & Phillip Island
Berwick Akoonah Park Market
A large indoor/outdoor market featuring craft, fresh produce, clothes, bric - a - brac. More information at
Latrobe Country Markets
New & second hand goods, produce, craft, plants & trees, discount groceries and lollies. This market, one of the oldest in Victoria was formerly known as the Morwell Sunday Market.
Loch Winter Market
Loch Public Hall Committee run five winter markets from May to September on the second Sunday of the month that are held in the hall. We have a variety of goods from local produce veggies, honey, jams and sauces, clothing ,hand crafts, bric a brac and lots more. So come along have a cuppa and scones and maybe a stroll around our historic village. All funds raised go towards the hall upkeep.
South Gippsland Tourist Railway
Yarra Valley & Ranges
An outdoor market at the foot of Mount Dandenong comprises of a large Fruit and Veg stall, ferns, natives, rare bulbs, statues, jewelry, arts and crafts and many more. Water and some powered sites are available both Saturday and Sunday.
Upper Yarra Community Market
An outdoor market selling a range of goods.
National Rhododendron Garden
At The National Rhododendron Gardens you will find brilliantly coloured
blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal
changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you
can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage
shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. More
National Rhododendron Garden
The Singing Gardens of C.J.Dennis
High Country and north-east Victoria
Albury/Wodonga Community Market
A large market with trash & treasure, produce, clothing, crafts and general
goods. White Hat feels confident that you are
unlikely to find goods in this market which have 'fallen off the back of a
truck' - the venue is the Taxation Department carpark!
Rutherglen Farmers' Market
A farmers' market featuring a range of local produce including local olive oils and Murray Cod.
Wangaratta Trash & Treasure Market
Trash & treasure plus local produce.
East Gippsland & the pointy end
Gippsland Country Craft Market
All weather indoor market. Craft only done by Gippsland country ladies & gentleman the old fashioned crafters way.
A large outdoor market.
Rosedale Country Market
A small outdoor variety market selling art & craft, produce and trash & treasure. There is a bar-b-cue at the market where you can purchase hot food and drinks and the funds raised support the upkeep and maintenance of the Old School Building in the Prince Street Reserve where the market is held.
Sale Swing Bridge
The bridge opens at 3pm and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays and 11am on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. More information at The White Hat Guide to the
Sale Swing Bridge.
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