- Countr Victoria
Things to do
- Steamers on the Murray
Best of both worlds
Local food and wine
- Old Macoroni Factory
Home > Victoria > Calendar > Sunday 19th July 2020
The White Hat Guide to what's on & things to do in Regional and Country Victoria
Sunday 19th July 2020
Scroll down for
On this day in 1884 Louise
was born. She is one of few Australian women to be awarded the
Legion of Honour by the French government.
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.
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
Apollo Bay Farmers Market
Apollo Bay Farmer's Market showcases some of the finest culinary delights being produced in and around the Otways. The market offers fabulously fresh local produce including: wine, meat, olives, fruit and veg, honey and lots more.
Colac Lions Sunday Market
An outdoor market selling a wide range of goods including local produce.
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
Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre
Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura
Merbein Street Market
A number of stalls join together with the antique shops and food shops in the area for a market with a strong community atmosphere.
Goldfields & Macedon Ranges
Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival
The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is an annual three day event
at the iconic Theatre Royal in
Castlemaine, mainland Australia’s longest continuously operating cinema.
The Festival is an immersive experience of 12 films in 1 cinema across 3
days. It features a world-class program showcasing the very best in
Australian and international non-fiction films. Audiences explore
fascinating worlds and cultures together, bringing them face to face with
real-life characters, real-life stories and real-world problems.
The festival provides a deep and enriching experience by connecting
audiences with many of the film directors and key contributors by way of
live in venue and live via Skype Q&A sessions, uncovering the stories behind
the stories, as well as specialist panel discussions. Curated by dual
Emmy Award-winning director, Geoffrey Smith, the Castlemaine Documentary
Film Festival celebrates diversity, profiles the global issues of our time
(and times past), creates community, challenges injustices and holds people
and governments to account.
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.
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.
A general market selling a wide range of goods.
Talbot Farmers' Market
A community farmers market featuring local wineries, fresh fruit and vegies, and a large variety of stalls to reflect the diversity of the region from Ballarat to the Grampians to Hepburn, Mt Alexander and the Central Goldfields. Including live music, locally grown produce, tastings, food, wine and more. Talbot is between Clunes and Maryborough.
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 >>
Bulla Hill Miniature Railway
Koondrook Barham Farmers' Market
Set on the banks of the Murray River amongst the wonderful river red gums and next to the historic bridge, this is one of White Hat's favourite farmers' market locations in Victoria. Local produces is central and the atmosphere peaceful.
"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
Inverloch Farmers Market
Offering a great range of clean, green, local fresh food. "Fall in Love with Local Food"
Lardner Park Market
A market selling quality art and craft.
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.
Lions Tooradin Community Market
A market with a variety of goods. A project of the Lions Club of Balla Balla
South Gippsland Tourist Railway
Yarra Valley & Ranges
Emerald Craft and Produce Market
In the beautiful township of Emerald in the Dandenong Ranges next to a beautiful little park is the Emerald Craft and Produce Market. Friendly stallholders sell high quality, homemade, home-grown or vintage goods. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Station or about a 1 hour drive from the CBD. A splendid day out in the hills.
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 Community Market
Set among the tall trees there is ample space for stall holders and has a great range of stalls and espresso coffee. The Healesville Community Racecourse Market has a friendly and relaxed country atmosphere and the wider community benefits with stall fees being donated back to community groups and projects.
Yarra Junction Football Club Market
An outddor market selling variety of goods.
Yarra Valley Regional Farmers Market
Founded 12 years ago the Yarra Valley Regional Farmers’ Market is the longest running farmers' market in Victoria. Held on the third Sunday of each month at the award winning Yering Station winery, the Farmers’ Market features produce made and grown by some the regions’ best producers. Speak to the producer while purchasing fresh seasonal fruit, juices and vegetables, locally baked bread, biscuits, pies and fudge, the best jams and preserves, cheeses, coffee, beer, pasta, locally grown flowers, olives, eggs, honey, meat and much more.
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!
Wangaratta Trash & Treasure Market
Trash & treasure plus local produce.
Yarrawonga Rotary Market
An outdoor market selling a range of secondhand goods and craft.
East Gippsland & the pointy end
Sale Sunday Charity Variety Market
An outdoor market selling trash & treasure, bric-a-brac, arts and crafts. White Hat can recommend this large market in its delightful outdoor setting under the trees next to the picturesque canal.
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.
Copyright 2020. White Hat. All Rights Reserved.