Sat 8 June 9am-1pm
Sat 22 June 9am-1pm
Railway Place, Bank St
Our excellent community market features local produce, plants, delicious food, homemade preserves and treats, local art, outstanding coffee, handmade craft and much more. Wind, rain, hail or shine, the committed stallholders are always there to bring us the goods! Read More
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 Read More
Every festival Saturday 4-5:30pm
Port Fairy Public Cemetery, Princes Highway, Port Fairy (meet at entrance gates)
You guys sure love a spooky tale! So the Ghost Tours are back, with more goosebumps than ever. Visit the graves of the historical people featured in the hugely popular Port Fairy Ghost Stories book. Explore the unexpected, dark circumstances surrounding their deaths in this fundraiser event for the Port Fairy Genealogical Society. This event is not recommended for children.
No bookings required, just rock up to the cemetery gates. Cash only. Dress warm. There will be chills! Read More
Every festival Sat 5.50-6:30pm
Wishart St, meet at cnr of Cox St
The best in the west? With its own heritage conservation criteria, the streetscape of Wishart St provides an excellent understanding of Port Fairy’s varied and characterful housing styles. There’s no-one more passionately qualified than street resident and historian Marten Syme to walk and talk you through the residential designs, rich histories and stories of some of the characters who lived in these dwellings well over a century ago. A special tour of a very local place. Read More
Sat 22 June 9-10am
Sat 22 June 11:00am-12:00pm
Outdoors at the Rail Trail clearing, Regent St opp Railway Place
Originating in Aboriginal wisdom, Wayapa is sometimes called Aboriginal yoga. Join practitioner Thaedra Frangos, a Wemba Wemba and Dhudhuroa woman who teaches this gentle physical movement and meditation practice. Wayapa is for everyone, all ages and levels, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. It promotes reconnection with the earth as a starting point for wellness and healing, based on the understanding that Aboriginal people have lived in harmony with the earth for more than 65,000 years. This session is outdoors (indoors at the Reardon Theatre only if bad weather).
Dress warm and bring a yoga mat or towel. Tickets available here or on the day. Read More
Sat 22 June 11:30-2pm
In the Merrijig kitchen, cnr of Campbell and Griffiths St
Fact: Caroline Grey (Cunliffe and Waters, the Yarra Valley’s Relish Mama cooking school, and A Bit of Pickle and Jam) is a preserve and pickle guru. This two-hour session is your chance to cover the basics of fermentation with an expert, in the warmth of the Merrijig kitchen. Get involved as Caroline splits a cabbage straight down the middle, pitting the delicious stink of Korea’s kim chi against Germany’s sauerkraut! Become acquainted with your new favourite snack: the kim chi toastie! This is hands on and elbows deep, with all the jars, recipes, ingredients and kombucha provided. There’s nothing you wont know about fermentation (or cabbage!) by the end of this.
Spaces strictly limited to 15 people.
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Sat 22 June 1-3pm
Community House, Railway Place
Mandala is a sanskrit word meaning a dot in the centre of a circle, with the circle surrounding the dot represents the universe. Ancient and modern cultures have used mandalas for mindfulness, relaxation and focus. Run by arts teacher Chris Dobson, start with viewing and analysing Mandala examples from a range of styles, history and various cultures before making your very own colourful creation. All in a welcoming, relaxing environment. All materials supplied and no prerequisite skills are necessary.
Bookings essential. Book here or phone 5568 2681. Read More
Sat 22 June 2-4pm
Blarney Books and Art, James St
Author and nature photographer Chris Farrell shares how his passion for the natural world has been influenced by his visits to southwest Victoria over the last 30 years. Hear how his photography helps identify the Southern Right Whales that visit this coastline and see rare bird, marine life and other images from Chris’ archives of the beauty of earth from the land, sea and air. Images and books available for signing, with 50 % of all sales and 100% of all entry fees donated to WWF Australia, Birdlife Australia and Killarney Coast Care. Read More
Sat 22 June 4-5pm
Reardon Theatre, Bank St
Julie McErlain (piano), Mike Weise (cello) Chris Philpot & Tristan Forster (violins) and Andrew Philpot (percussion) perform the music of contemporary classical composer Ludovico Einaudi. Beautiful, mesmerising, contemplative, colourful and dramatic. A unique performance. Read More
Gold coin donation
Sat 22 June 5:30-7pm
Limestone Gallery, 506 Princes Highway, Port Fairy
You'll find no Cinderellas or happy-ever-afters here! Instead, gather round the fire and let long ago tales sweep you into a world of witches and fairies, pirates and pixies. An event for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Food and drink available at Limestone Gallery.
This event is proudly sponsored by The Mill Coffee Bar and Eatery. Read More
Sat 22 June 6:30pm
Gladioli Restaurant, 22 Sackville St
A collaborative dinner featuring one of Australia’s premium wine producers, Dalwhinnie, alongside Gladioli chefs carefully creating dishes to match wines. This iconic Pyrenees producer is known for premium Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. After 40 years of growing grapes the now fully mature 16-hectare vineyard is producing true varietal fruit characters with great concentration of flavours. The vineyard does not have its own restaurant, so this evening is a rare opportunity to enjoy food designed specifically for the wine.
Strictly limited seats available. Bookings essential. Phone Gladioli on 03 5539 7523. Read More
Sat 22 June 7:30-9pm
Reardon Theatre, Bank St
Acclaimed 10-string Spanish classical guitarist Matthew Fagan, aka Lord of the Strings, presents a concert of traditional flamenco elements with masterpieces of composers Isaac Albeniz, Manuel De Fall and Joaquin Rodrigo in stunning new arrangements. This performance celebrates the launch of Matthew’s LP ‘El Vito’, the first new Spanish guitar vinyl release in Australia in 30 years. He will also be joined onstage by singer Kellie Grace for joyous Latin and Bossa Nova Jazz vocals.
Tickets available here or at the door. Read More
Early bird $20 adult, $15 concession, $10 children 8-15yrs
At the door $25 adult, $20 concession, $10 children 8-15yrs
Fri 21 June 7:30pm
Sat 22 June 2pm
Sat 22 June 7:30pm
Sun 23 June 2pm
Lecture Hall, Sackville St next to Village Green
Port Fairy Theatre Group presents their much-loved annual series of short stage pieces, selected and produced from locally submitted plays. Now in its 4th year, the Short Play Festival continues to showcase a wide range of theatre skills, from writing and directing, to casting, costume and production roles and acting.
Booking is highly recommended. Tickets available here or from Port Fairy Newsagency. Tickets will only be available at the door if not sold out.
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