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The White Hat Guide to what's on & things to do in Regional and Country Victoria
Saturday 23rd May 2020
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This day has been designated by the United Nations as International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
This week is National Volunteer Week across Australia and is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
This day is World Turtle Day.
On this day in 1944 the Australian tennis player
John Newcombe was born.
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 Greyhounds Saturday Community Market at Beckley Park.
A large indoor/outdoor market with variety stalls, produce and food.
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.
Newtown Farmers Market
Featuring a wide range of fresh local produce direct from the Farmer/Producer to you. Fall in love with local food. Full information at Regional
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 Mansion at Werribee Park
Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay Market
An outdoor market with 20 to 50 stalls selling home made produce and handcrafted goods as well as local produce. Stalls are only available to local residents or rate payers and hence this market truly reflects the craft and produce of the Otways region.
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
Torquay Central Farmers Market
Local & regional bread, cheese, organics, eggs, vegies, berries, jam and honey. White Hat has not yet attended this market but when we do we will let you know what we think.
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
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Muesum
Grampians & the blunt end
Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre
Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura
Wedderburn Trash & Treasure Market
An outdoor market with a range of goods.
Goldfields & Macedon Ranges
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 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 Lakeside Farmers Market
A true Farmers Market. Situated on beautiful Lake Wendouree, the Ballarat Lakeside Market dishes up some of Victoria's freshest produce. While enjoying the live music you can sample & buy from up to 50 specialist boutique stalls featuring fresh fruit, herbs & vegetables, free range poultry and meat, deli style foods, regional wine, coffee, sausage sizzle and much much more. The Lake has never tasted so good.
Lancefield & District Farmers Market
Community owned - authentic - farmers market. Fresh local produce - veg - fruit - meat - cheese & other provisions for a more sustainable shopping experience. Free face-painting & music from local buskers.Come down with your bags, baskets and trolleys and support local producers.
Sunbury Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies.
Wesley Hill Market
Locally grown produce, plants, flowers, books, antiques & bric-a-brac, etc
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)
Benalla Lakeside Craft & Farmers Market
"Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Sew it" with children's entertainment.
"The Willows" Museum
"The Willows" Museum
Benalla Costume & Pioneer Museum
Tootgarook Primary School Community Market
An outdoor market selling bric-a-brac, food, and general goods.
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. Ph (03) 5982 1212. Open 7 days. Mon - Sat : 9.30am - 5pm. Sun : 10am - 3pm
. More information at
McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
The Museum of HMAS Cerberus
The Sorrento Museum and Heritage Gallery
South Gippsland, Latrobe Valley & Phillip Island
Casey-Berwick Farmers' Market
Farm fresh and organic seasonal vegetables, fruit, free range lamb, poultry, eggs plus barramundi and rabbit and a whole lot more direct from the grower. Bring your own bags and trolleys. There is a special twilight market from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 23rd December 2010.
Churchill Island Farmers' Market
A farmers' market in the pleasant surrounds of Westernport Bay with produce including wine, fruit, vegetables and cheeses.
Traralgon Farmers' Market
Selling fresh regional produce from around Gippsland. This market is now operated by the Lions Club of Traralgon as from Sept 2008.
Yarra Valley & Ranges
St Andrews Market
Craft and produce stalls in a delightful bush setting. Melbourne's favourite 'hippie market'. More information on
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.
Healesville Organic Farmers Market
A small market offering produce direct from the grower and featuring organic breakfasts.
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
East Gippsland & the pointy end
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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