Eat, drink and get mighty merry.

Whisky and wine tastings on a boat. YES, on a boat. Burgers in the cinema. Sourdough workshops and coffee classes. Long lunches where the wine delights and the slow-cooked meats just..fall..apart. Dinner feasts with blazing wicker men to hail midwinter. Fresh, fine produce from the fields of the south west.
The bounty is bloody good here and we want you 'round the table.

 
 

Weekend 1

 Weekend 1

Weekend 1

COMMUNITY MARKET

Free
Sat 9 June 8am-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!

 
 Weekend 1

Weekend 1

Jungle Boogie: Pulp Fiction Party

$35 with film+food, $20 film-only
Sat 9 July 6pm, film starts 6.30pm
Reardon Theatre, Bank St

It's a food and film bonanza! See the cult classic on the BIG screen, in a VERY BIG way. We’re serving Tarantino’s 1994 masterpiece with a dinner of royale-with-cheese sliders from Bank St and Co and a crazy hand-crafted Audley and Hall dessert.

Get dressed up and prep your dance moves for Jack Rabbit Slim’s Twist Contest. Plus, a bar at killer prices, prizes for best costumes and dancers, with other live surprises! All set to that freaky good soundtrack.

PHEW. We’re gonna need an adrenaline shot to the heart after this super cool cinema event.

Over 18s only, film rated R+.

Bookings essential. Special dietary royale-with-cheeses also available, request when booking.  This event is proudly sponsored by the Victoria Apartments. 

 

WEEKEND 2

 Weekend 2

Weekend 2

COMMUNITY MARKET

Free
Sat 23 June 8am-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!

 
 Weekend 2

Weekend 2

Winter Solstice Feast With Burning Man

$50 includes five-course dinner
Sat 23 June 6:30 for 7pm dinner
Limestone Gallery, 506 Princes Hwy

Escape the chill with a delicious five-course dinner. Limestone’s famous wicker man will be burning during the night to celebrate the middle of winter!

To book, drop into Limestone or phone the gallery on 03 5568 3241.

 
 Weekend 2

Weekend 2

Merrijig’s Last Sunday Roast Lunch

$55
Sun  24 June 12.30pm
Merrijig Kitchen, Cnr Cox and Gipps Sts

A winter must-do in these parts! The Merrijig serves up their damn-tasty slow-cooked two-course roast lunch for an old-school feast (with a smattering of surprises!) on the long shared table. If the sun’s out you’ll be dining in the garden and if not, you’ll be warm and cosy in the conservatory for a truly tasty afternoon of seasonal local food, cooked in their wood-fired oven.

Places limited and bookings essential.  Phone the Merrijig on 03 5568 2324.

 
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Workshop: Coffee at home

$10
Sun 24 June 2pm-3pm
Driftwood Cafe, 10 Bank Street

The Driftwood crew import some of the world’s highest grade beans to Port Fairy and they want you to enjoy it at home through simple but effective brewing techniques. Explore the flavour profiles of each region’s beans and learn manual methods including V60 pour over and Aeropress. This demo includes samples of seasonal beans and delicious house-made treats.

Limited to 8 people per workshop. Book via their Facebook page or pop into the café.

 

DRINKS + PIZZA + Dirty Angel COMEDY

Free
Sun 24 June 8pm
Coffin Sally, 33 Sackville St

The best comics in the district come to Port Fairy for the first time! Finish off the weekend with slices of rockin’ pizza, some warming drinks and plenty of laughs with Dirty Angel Comedy. Get your mates and your giggles sorted and book a table by calling Coffin Sally on 03 5568 2618.

Got some material and want to jump on stage? This could be your time to shine! To register for stand up contact Aiden via the Dirty Angel Comedy Facebook page.

 

WEEKEND 3

 Weekend 3

Weekend 3

Hot Pizza, Cool Jazz

Free
Fri 6 July 6pm-late
Wishart Gallery, 19 Sackville St

Tasty tunes for a fine winter's eve. While jazz guitarist Stephen Fewell delivers two hours of cool classics from the Golden Era of Jazz – the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s - the boys at Captain Wishart’s Bar will serve the piping hot pizzas. The coolest way to ease into this winter weekend.

 
 Weekend 3

Weekend 3

Workshop: Children’s Cup Cake Decorating

$10
Sat 7 July 1-2pm
Driftwood Cafe, 10 Bank St

 A tasty class for kids to learn sweet new skills and express themselves in the kitchen. Run by the friendly team at Driftwood Cafe, well-known for their delicious mix of classic cakes and innovative treats. All ingredients are provided. Bring your own apron!

Places are limited. Book via their Facebook page or pop into the café.

 
 Weekend 3

Weekend 3

Special event: Wharf + wine with Bellwether

$30
Sat 7 July 3-4:30pm and 5-6:30pm
The Mulloka, Port Fairy Wharf

All aboard the Mulloka for tales of life on the river from local cheesemaker and true pioneer, Roger Haldane. Learn about Roger’s rich life growing up along the river and pursuing farming and creative dreams. These tales are paired with tastings from Roger’s Shaw River Buffalo Cheese and Bellwether Wines. Meet boutique winemaker Sue Bell, whose drops are produced with humour, history and creativity, in a shearing shed in Coonawarra.

Places limited to 20 per session. Your ticket includes wine and cheese tastings. TWO tasting sessions to choose from.

 
 Weekend 3

Weekend 3

Special lunch event: Shiver By The River

$130 includes four courses + matched beverages
Sun 8 July 1-4:00pm
Port Fairy Yacht Club, Battery Point

Conlan’s Wine Store presents Shiver By The River, a long lunch inspired by the great rivers of the world. Begin the chilly winter afternoon with canapes, rice wine, beer and whisky cocktails by the fire drums on the edge of Moyne, just as the first settlers would have done. Then travel inside for a cosy four-course shared meal, complete with drinks, inspired by famous rivers and waterways: think Venice, the Rhone and the Rhine (with wine!), the Mekong, Mississippi and Nile. Eel, sand whiting, mulloway and salt water beer are just a few of the ingredients in the journey. Bring a warm jacket and an appetite! Pic by Pete Chamberlain.

Bookings essential. Phone Conlan's Wine Store on 03 5568 2582

 
 Weekend 3

Weekend 3

Workshop: Coffee at home

$10
Sun 8 July 2pm-3pm
Driftwood Cafe, 10 Bank Street

The Driftwood crew import some of the world’s highest grade beans to Port Fairy and they want you to enjoy it at home through simple but effective brewing techniques. Explore the flavour profiles of each region’s beans and learn manual methods including V60 pour over and Aeropress. This demo includes samples of seasonal beans and delicious house-made treats.

Limited to 8 people per workshop. Book via their Facebook page or pop into the café.

 

 

WEEKEND 4

 Weekend 4

Weekend 4

Music: 15 Minutes Of Fame

$10
Fri 20 July 6.30 for food, music starts 7:30
Port Fairy Bowls Club, off James St

Home-cooked hot spuds topped with all the yummy stuff to make your stomach sing...followed by the best CWA-style spread of sponges, scones, sweet pies and cheesecakes...this night is a homemade heaven of deliciousness.  Then there's the entertainment! Crossley’s famous 15 Minutes Of Fame, where community takes centre stage, returns to Port Fairy with their amazing mix of live shows and hearty tucker. Bring your mates, grab a table and settle in for a rockin' night of tunes from local and emerging acts. Your ticket includes food and drinks are available at Bowls-Club-bar prices ('cause it's in the Bowls Club!).  A fundraiser for the St Brigid's Hall Fund.

No tickets or bookings beforehand. Be there when doors open to snag a spot!

 

 
 Weekend 4

Weekend 4

Farmers Market

Free
Sat 21 July 8am-1pm
Railway Place, Bank St

Our fabulous farmers market featuring local and delivered fruit, vegetables, bread, great coffee and more. There’s also a quality selection of organic produce, eggs and homemade cakes. Wind, rain, hail or shine, the committed stallholders are always there with fresh, seasonal offerings.

 
 Weekend 4

Weekend 4

Workshop: The beginner’s guide to making sourdough

$55
Sat 21 July 10am-12.30pm &  1.30-3.30pm
Le Crepe Man, 43 Sackville St

 Author, teacher and permaculturalist Kylie Treble brings to life the beauty of cooking that’s based on sustainable intentions, observation and personal responsibility. Kylie will teach you two different types of sourdough starters; you’ll make and bake one loaf and take the other home for resting and baking the next day. All ingredients and notes provided.

Bookings essential and places limited. TWO sessions to choose from.
To book phone Kylie Treble on 0417 781 343.

 
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SPECIAL EVENT: Wharf + whisky WITH TIMBOON DISTILLERY

$35
Sat 21 July 7.30-8.30pm and 9:30-10:30pm
The Mulloka, southern end of Port Fairy Wharf

All aboard the Mulloka for real tales of life on the river and the sea from Port Fairy’s early fishing, whaling and colonial days. Embrace the magic of the Moyne as stories are paired with tastings from our region’s award-winning Timboon Whisky Distillery and Port Fairy’s artisan chocolatier Audley and Hall, with the makers on deck to share the notes and hand-made process, in person.

An intimate occasion to sample two of our region's most luxurious and delicious products, all in the shimmering winter night of Port Fairy's riverside. We can't wait!

Places limited to 20 per session. Your ticket includes whisky and chocolate tastings. TWO sessions to choose from.

 
 Weekend 4

Weekend 4

Workshop: Coffee at home

$10
Sun 22 July 2pm-3pm
Driftwood Cafe, 10 Bank Street

The Driftwood crew import some of the world’s highest grade beans to Port Fairy and they want you to enjoy it at home through simple but effective brewing techniques. Explore the flavour profiles of each region’s beans and learn manual methods including V60 pour over and Aeropress. This demo includes samples of seasonal beans and delicious house-made treats.

Limited to 8 people per workshop. Book via their Facebook page or pop into the café.

 

 
 Weekend 4

Weekend 4

Winter Weekends Closing Party

Free
Sun 22 July 5-6pm
Port Fairy Wharf, Gipps St

Eat out with the whole town! A beautiful riverside gathering to close out the festival, with mulled wine and hot chocolate, music, hot food and fire drums – just remember to bring the marshmallows. Check out the last night of lights and projections on the Moyne and see how the kids will illuminate the party this year with their surprising light art! Event is weather permitting, check at the Visitor Info Centre or the festival website on the day.

This event is proudly sponsored by Ashmont Motor Inn & Apartments.

 

 
 Weekend 4

Weekend 4

DRINKS + PIZZA + Dirty Angel COMEDY

Free
Sun 22 July 8pm
Coffin Sally, 33 Sackville St

The best comics in the district come to Port Fairy for the first time! Finish off the weekend with slices of rockin’ pizza, some warming drinks and plenty of laughs with Dirty Angel Comedy. Get your mates and your giggles sorted and book a table by calling Coffin Sally on 03 5568 2618. Got some material and want to jump on stage? This could be your time to shine! To register for stand up contact Aiden via the Dirty Angel Comedy Facebook page.