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About the festival

Port Fairy Winter Weekends festival is a volunteer run, non-profit community festival that has been a fixture on the region’s calendar for more than 10 years. It is a celebration of Port Fairy’s history, culture and community. 

Winter is an exhilarating time of year in this part of the world. It is a time to rug-up and embrace the fresh air, big seas and pristine coastal environment that make our region so special. The colder months in Port fairy are all about the simple pleasures in life; walks along the beach, fine food, great company, warming fires and romance. It is the ideal season to showcase the beating artisanal heart of the town with its wealth of creative and talented artists, musicians and food and wine producers. 

Festival events and activities fall under 4 main pillars: 


A series of events and activities for everyone. Mostly free of charge and always great fun, these events are designed to get people up and outside even on the darkest, wettest days! 


Winter Weekends provides an opportunity for the region to showcase the incredible depth of artistic talent that exists here. Whether your interest is in painting, photography, craft, sculpture, fashion, pottery, film or literature, you will uncover hidden gems as you tour the galleries and exhibitions and meet the people behind the work. 


South West Victoria is lucky to have a varied and thriving live music scene. It might be the result of our strong indigenous heritage and Celtic influence, or perhaps the stunning landscapes and raw power of the ocean, or maybe it's the strong local pub music culture. What we do know for sure is that our depth of musical talent will be on full display during those winter weekends. 

Food & Wine

Whether it’s chefs-hatted fine dining or a hipster pop-up you are after, this festival has it all. Think ancient recipes handed down from Nonna, biodynamic viticulture, foraged ingredients, visiting chefs and farmgate tours.


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