parkrun

Free

Every festival Saturday, 8am

Russell Clarke Reserve, James St

Start the weekend right with a jog around on of the prettiest parts of Port Fairy. A timed 5km event for people of all ages and abilities to walk or run around the lake and parklands in the morning winter light. Register online, print out your barcode and meet at the amenities block 7.50am for the briefing. Dogs (on a lead) are also welcome!

Register to run at www.parkrun.com.au/portfairy

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Exhibition: Melbourne Collage Assembly

Free

Opening night talk and drinks, Sat 8 June 5-6pm
Exhibition open every festival night from 4:30pm

Coffin Sally, 33 Sackville St

In a first for regional Victoria (or anywhere outside of Melbourne in fact!), the Melbourne Collage Assembly get out of the city for an exclusive exhibition in Port Fairy. The freshly formed group (est 2018) demonstrate the infinite possibilities of the collage art medium, where hand-dissected images are reassembled or placed to create new meaning. Come along to meet five artists who have exhibited or published works across the globe, and who now bring their new collection of original works to Winter Weekends.

This exhibition runs till Sunday 30 June. Check them out on insta @melbournecollageassembly

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Workshop: Toy making

Gold coin donation

Sat 8 June 10am-1pm

Community Market, Railway Place, Bank St

The Men’s Shed masters lead a toy making workshop for kids of all ages to construct wooden toys. After a session on the tools, wander through our excellent community market of local produce, plants, delicious food, homemade preserves and treats, local art, outstanding coffee, handmade craft and much more. Wind, rain, hail or shine, our committed stallholders are always there to bring us the goods.

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Cult Classic/Big Screen: Labyrinth

$25 includes drink and dessert

Sat 8 June 7pm bar opens, 8pm screening

Reardon Theatre, Bank St

It might be cold and wet outside, but inside the Reardon, the costumes and vibes are piping HOT. Strut back to ‘86 and the splendour of Bowie in a body suit and heeled boots. Journey with 15-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connolly) on her quest through an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her brother, who she wished away (accidentally on purpose) to the Goblin King (David Bowie). With mind-boggling puppet creatures designed in Jim Henson’s famous Creature Shop, your dress-up opportunities are endless, and more to the point, essential. Enjoy the in-cinema bar, move to the beats of ‘Magic Dance’, prepare for audience participation and battle for on-the-spot prizes. Tickets include a decadently themed welcome drink and Labyrinth-inspired dessert by Port Fairy maestro Andy of Audley & Hall.

Bookings for full ticket (film, drink and dessert) essential. Tickets online. Film-only tix also available at the door for $20.

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Taste the Whisky: Timboon Distillery

$40

Sat 8 June 6pm
Sun 9 June 6pm - this session no longer available, sorry!

The secret stone room, back of The Mill café, 42 Sackville St

Warm yo’ chest with a tasting from the southwest’s finest still! Malt, flavour, wash, barrels, timing, aging, notes, spirit – drink it all in, process and stories and more, across three of Timboon Distillery’s single malt Australian whiskies. Runs for a little over an hour, depending on how thirsty (for information) you are. Take the laneway to the hidden bluestone room, the site of Port Fairy’s oldest bakery, for this winter whisky event.

Places limited to 12 per session. Bookings essential. Tickets online.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

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Taste the Gin: Queenscliff Distillery

$40

Sat 8 June 3pm SOLD OUT
Sat 8 June 4.30pm SOLD OUT
Sun 9 June 3pm SOLD OUT
Sun 9 June 6pm SOLD OUT

The secret stone room, back of The Mill café, 42 Sackville St

Drinks man Will Shephard hosts this deliciously intimate imbibing session for gin lovers. Guests will taste three gins from Queenscliff Distillery, including their award-winning Dry and Citrus labels and look at the importance of a good tonic. This session runs for about an hour, depending on how thirsty (for information) you are. Take the laneway to the hidden bluestone room, the site of Port Fairy’s oldest bakery, for this special winter event.

Places limited to 12 per session. Tickets online.

THESE SESSIONS ALL SOLD OUT!

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Give A Focc: Foccacia Making with Jane Dough

Adults $50, Children U15 $30

Sat 8 June 2pm

Le Crepe Man, 43 Sackville St

Join local bread and pastry legend Will Jane of Jane Dough for this focaccia focused class. You’ll learn how to create the dough and bake it in Port Fairy’s oldest operating oven, the 60-year-old mama in the classroom kitchen at Le Crepe Man. This session also teaches you how to adapt the mixture and create other products at home. Bring an apron and a container to take the remaining dough with you.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

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Wishart Gallery Antiques Roadshow

$5 per valuation or $10 for three items

Sat 8 June 1pm-4pm

Wishart Gallery, 19 Sackville St

Got something hidden in the cupboard that might make you a motza? The Wishart valuers are back to investigate your curios, heirlooms and op-shop buys to find out what they’re really worth. The experts accept items like jewellery, furniture, metal ware, ceramics, artwork and household items, to price and provide accurate histories. Viewers are welcome too! Come along to watch (with a pizza or beer, perhaps?) as others discover treasure amidst the trash.

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Koroit Art Show

Adults $5, Children U12 free

Sat 8 June 10am-4pm
Sun 9 June 10am-4pm
Mon 10 June 10am-3pm

Koroit Theatre, 149 Commercial Rd, Koroit

Koroit Lions Club presents their annual Art Show over the whole long weekend. With a huge number of submissions by new and returning artists, this local exhibition is well worth a look. Plus, delicious homemade morning tea will be available on Saturday and Sunday…cake and artworks? Yummo.

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Design Pop Up

Free

Sat 8 June 9am-5pm
Sun 9 June 9am-5pm

RSL Hall, Bank St

When a cool local artist gets his mates together for a pop up market, you know it’s gonna be good. Local designer and artist James Chapman of Boy&Dog brings a selection of his latest tees, accessories and original art pieces. Plus, there’ll be a crew of other young designers combining for this exhibition-shop-event of fresh works, prints and clothing. They’ll pop up. You pop in. Too easy. Check them out on Instagram @boyanddogart

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MADE Market

Free

Saturday 8 June 9am-2pm

St John’s Church Hall, Barclay St

One of the region’s most loved markets, MADE showcases a curated collection of fine handmade art, craft and design from established and emerging makers. Featuring unique and unexpected combinations of materials, subjects and skills from passionate artists. Learn more about their innovative work and devotion to exploring and mastering their craft.

This event is proudly sponsored by Love Her Madly Boutique.

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