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The White Hat Guide to what's on & things to do in Regional and Country Victoria

Saturday 27th April 2019

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This day is celebrated as Koningsdad (King's Day) in The Netherlands where it is a national holiday. It celebrates the birth of King Willem-Alexander. It is also a public holiday in South Africa, Freedom Day, celebrating the first non-racial national elections which were held on this date in 1994 after the dismantling of apartheid.

This day is International Sculpture Day. Those in Melbourne may wish to celebrate by visiting the Sculpture Lawn and NGV International, the McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, the sculpture park at Heide, or simply have a wander and take in some of the sculpture among Melbourne's Public Art. On other days it is also possible to visit the Duldig Studio Museum + Sculpture Garden. If you are staying at home, you might want to investigate the marvelous contribution to  sculpture in Melbourne through the patronage of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

Bellarine

Bellarine Peninsula & west coast of Port Phillip Bay

Saturday 27th April 2019

General information about the Bellarine Peninsula & west coast of Port Phillip Bay including Geelong


Barwon Heads Market
An indoor/outdoor village market with an emphasis on fresh local produce. Also local art & music. The Barwon Heads market operates all year, the last Saturday of the month Feb – Nov. Weekly Dec and Jan but for 2010, not on Dec 25, or Jan 1st ..
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 Farmers Markets. ..

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. More info >>
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An impressive museum exploring the maritime history of Southern Port Phillip Bay. More information >>
National Wool Museum
Portarllngton Mill
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

Great Ocean Road and hinterland

Saturday 27th April 2019

General information about the Great Ocean Road and its hinterland including Camperdown and Warrnambool & Port Fairy


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. ..
Pombo Mart
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. ..
Up Markets
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 Fletcher Jones. ..
Cape Otway Lighthouse
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Muesum

Grampians & the blunt end

Grampians & the blunt end of Victoria

Saturday 27th April 2019

General information about the Grampian Ranges and 'blunt end of Victoria including Hamilton and Horsham


Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre

Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura

Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura

Saturday 27th April 2019

General information about the Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura


Wedderburn Trash & Treasure Market
An outdoor market with a range of goods. ..
Millewa Pioneer Village

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 - cash only).

Pick your own
Fruit Season Typical price
(Jan 2016)
Strawberries Mid Oct to end of May $10/kg*
Cherries Mid Nov to Jan $10/kg
Peaches Dec & Jan $3.50/kg
Nectarines Dec & Jan $3.50/kg
Apples Feb to May $3.50/kg
*Entry is free except for cherry picking where there is a small entry charge per person.
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
Fruits for sale are fresh-picked daily and and are not waxed or stored or use any chemicals. As well as the fruits listed above, garlic is also available.

For current details consult the Naturipe Fruits website.

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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 >>



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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 ..
A large private garden in Malmsbury. more info >>
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Australia's oldest regional gallery. and home of  the original Eureka Flag. More info >>
Bringalbit
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. Entry $8 per head, (children free); More info >>
The Golden Dragon Museum

Central Victoria

Central Victoria

Saturday 27th April 2019

General indformation about Central Victoria including Echuca


Benalla Lakeside Craft & Farmers Market
"Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Sew it" with children's entertainment. ..
Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market
A large outdoor market selling local produce & crafts, tools, plants and clothing. ..
"The Willows" Museum
"The Willows" Museum
Benalla Art Gallery
Benalla Costume & Pioneer Museum
Cactus Country

Torrumbarry Weir

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

Saturday 27th April 2019

General information about the Mornington Peninsula


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 Rosebud Vintage Bazaar
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McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
The Museum of HMAS Cerberus
The Sorrento Museum and Heritage Gallery

South Gippsland, Latrobe Valley & Phillip Island

South Gippsland, Latrobe Valley & Phillip Island

Saturday 27th April 2019

General information about South Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley plus 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. ..
Mirboo North Country Market
An indoor/outdoor market selling bric-a-brac and other goods. ..
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. ..
Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Market
A craft and produce market. ..

Yarra Valley & Ranges

Yarra Valley & Ranges

Saturday 27th April 2019

General information about the Yarra Valley and Ranges including the Dandenong Ranges and Healesville.


St Andrews Market

Craft and produce stalls in a delightful bush setting. Melbourne's favourite 'hippie market'. More information on St Andrews Market.

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Gully Market
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 information at National Rhododendron Garden
The Singing Gardens of C.J.Dennis

High Country and north-east Victoria

High Country and north-east Victoria

Saturday 27th April 2019

General information about the High Country and North-East Victoria & Upper Murray


Mansfield Farmers Market

Victoria Farmer's Market Association Accreditation LogoFresh regional food straight from the farmer to you  Full information at Mansfield Farmers' Market.

This market has been accredited by the VFMA.

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East Gippsland & the pointy end

East Gippsland & the pointy end

Saturday 27th April 2019

General information about East Gippsland and 'pointy end' of Victoria


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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