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

Saturday 4th May 2019

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This day is recognized as International Firefighters' Day. It had been observed as a Firefighters' Day in parts of Europe as it is the saint's day of the patron saint of firefighters -Saint Florian. However it was a tragic event in Linton in country Victoria in 1998 that led to proposal to make this an international day. In December 1998 the Geelong West fire truck was called to assist with a bush fire near Linton when a sudden wind change led to the truck being engulfed by flames and four firefighters lost their lives. This prompted a call for an international day to recognise the work and risks taken by firefighters worldwide. This is often marked by people wearing a red and blue ribbon.

Bellarine

Bellarine Peninsula & west coast of Port Phillip Bay

Saturday 4th May 2019

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


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. ..
Frankly My Dear Vintage Fair
A new vintage fair is now happening in Geelong at the Nash Hotel, on the first Saturday of each month. Lots of stall holders selling Vintage Mens, Womens Clothing and Accessories, Soul DJ’s spinning records, ..
Geelong Greyhounds Saturday Community Market at Beckley Park.
A large indoor/outdoor market with variety stalls, produce and food. ..
Golden Plains Farmers Market
A genuine farmers market promoting the gorgeous local produce of the Golden Plains region. ..
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. ..
Werribee Undercover Market
Undercover market held on the first Saturday of every month. Spaces available; have to supply own trestle. Accommodation near this market >> ..

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 4th May 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 4th May 2019

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


Haven Market

Haven MarketThe Haven Market is not a large market but is a quality market providing locally grown honey, organic vegetables, delicious home-made cakes, pies, chutneys, sauces and so much more. A healthy range of plants for the garden, creative and unique crafts and so much more. Treat yourself to a visit to our country Haven 9am to 1pm, 1st Saturday of the month (except January).



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Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre

Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura

Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura

Saturday 4th May 2019

General information about the Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura


Murrabit Country Market
A large outdoor market with a wide range of goods. White Hat believes this to be one of the largest country markets in Australia ..
Sunraysia's Farmers' Market
The locally renowned Big Breakfast consists of produce procured from the stallholders is one of the draw cards of this market as well as the wonderful array of fresh foods on offer. There are stalls displaying goods ranging from honey, vegetables, jams, plants, baked goods, fresh flowers, dried fruits, oils, olives, wood fired bread, meats & more. Local entertainment, didgeridoo playing & cooking demonstrations are all a regular feature of the market. ..
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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Ballan Community Market
Local crafts and secondhand goods. ..
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 Bridge Mall Farmers Market
Situated in the Ballarat's city shopping strip between Grenville Street and Peel Street, White Hat suggests that this farmers' market is well worth a visit. You can talk to local growers and producers and there are live cooking demonstrations as well as entertainment for the kids. ..
Beaufort Market
Craft and Produce Market. 1st Saturday of the month, 9:00am - 1:00pm in Memorial Park, Western Highway, Beaufort. Market operates from September to April. Local Gourmet food & produce, Jewellery & fashion, Art & craft, Sculpture, Plants, grain & feed, coffee & cakes, musical instruments, some secondhand & antiques, bricabrac and more ..
Darley Market
A general outdoor market with new and second hand goods. ..
Daylesford Farmers Market
Over 40 stalls selling the best in Regional Produce. The region has the best in both organic and other fresh produce as well as all the value added produce in the Hepburn Shire. White Hat can particularly recommend the winter vegetables from Spring Creek Organics. Full details at Regional Farmers Markets. ..
Sunbury Family Market
Over 50 indoor and outdoor stalls including jewellery, knitware, toys, scrapbooking,Asian handicrafts, aromatherapy, ceramics, soy candles, books, collectables, clothing, plants, produce, picture framing, hot food, speciality cakes, confectionary and children's activities. Proceeds to the Rotary Club of Sunbury's community projects ..
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
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 4th May 2019

General indformation about Central Victoria including Echuca


Central Murray Farmers Market
Fresh local produce, wines, jams, preserves and local olive oils. ..
Heathcote Bush Market
Along the main street of Heathcote adjacent to the Visitor Information Centre you will find a variety of stalls to browse and buy. Stalls including local produce, tools, plants, clothing, bric a brac, beauty products, jewellery,household goods. ..
Nagambie Lakes Community Market
This rapidy growing market has a Make, Bake, Sew & Grow Theme with plenty of Aussie content, local produce arts & crafts. It has a large number of stalls with plenty to offer all the family. The lakeside park setting allows you to browse the stalls, sit and eat while the children play in the playground and look out over the water in beautiful Lake Nagambie. The market is held at High Street Nagambie along the South bank, Nagambie Lake at Jacobson's outlook & Blamey Reserve. ..
"The Willows" Museum
"The Willows" Museum
Benalla Art Gallery
Benalla Costume & Pioneer Museum
Cactus Country

Torrumbarry Weir

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

Saturday 4th May 2019

General information about the Mornington Peninsula


Red Hill Community Market

A large indoor/outdoor market featuring local produce and crafts.Most goods are home made, home grown or home baked. A small parking fee applies and dogs are not allowed.

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Rye Foreshore Market
An outdoor community market featuring a range of goods including, produce, gifts, craft and plants. ..
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 4th May 2019

General information about South Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley plus Phillip Island


South Gippsland Farmers Market
A Farmers market selling fresh vegetables as well as fresh Rabbits, hormone free beef, fruit,cheese, wines, and many other produce all locally made. ..

Yarra Valley & Ranges

Yarra Valley & Ranges

Saturday 4th May 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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Cockatoo Country Market
Artisan style market. Locally handmade, grown and produced stalls. Handcrafted goods, fruit and veg, plants, unique handmade goods. ..
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. ..
Kallista Community Market
An outdoor market in the surroundings of the Dandenongs with a wide range of home made and locally produced 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 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 4th May 2019

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


Mount Beauty Community Market
An outdoor market (indoor on wet days) with a wide range of goods. ..
Tatong Farmers' Market
A farmers' market with local produce. ..
Yea Community Market
An outdoor market selling a variety of local goods. ..

East Gippsland & the pointy end

East Gippsland & the pointy end

Saturday 4th May 2019

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


Bairnsdale East Gippsland Farmers' Market
An indoor/outdoor farmers' market with fresh regional produce. ..
Heyfield Market
Trash & treasure as well as produce ..
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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