Beach Detectives
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Beach Detectives

  • 1 Ocean Dr Port Fairy, VIC, 3284 Australia (map)
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$16 per family
Sunday 24 June 10-11am
​​​​​​​Sunday 22 July 10-11am
South Beach, Port Fairy

Become a family of beach detectives! Investigate the articles that wash up and search for seaweed, shells, crabs and other interesting and sometimes unexpected specimens we happen to find. Once we bag the treasures we’ll work out what they are, where they’ve come from and what they might be doing. Wear warm clothes, bring a magnifying glass (if you have one) and small bucket. All families will receive a copy of the booklet A Year on South Beach.

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Merrijig's Last Sunday Roast Lunch
Jun
24
12:30 PM12:30

Merrijig's Last Sunday Roast Lunch

$55

A winter must-do in these parts! The Merrijig Inn 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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Comedy: Dirty Angels
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy: Dirty Angels

Free

The best comics in the district come to Port Fairy for the first time! Book a table with your mate and finish off the weekend with slices of rockin’ pizza, some warming drinks and plenty of laughs with Dirty Angel Comedy.

To book call 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 a stand-up gig, contact Aiden via the Dirty Angel Comedy Facebook page.

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Workshop: Children's Cup Cake Decorating
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Children's Cup Cake Decorating

$10

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.

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Literary event: Focus On Young Adult Writing Panel
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Literary event: Focus On Young Adult Writing Panel

$15

Young Adult writing can have a major impact and influence on the lives of young people. This panel of YA authors will discuss issues facing youth and look at the ethics and responsibility of writing about complex social issues for a younger demographic.

Hosted by Port Fairy Community House and Blarney Books and Art for a weekend of literary events.

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SPECIAL EVENT Wharf + Wine: with Bellwether Wines
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

SPECIAL EVENT Wharf + Wine: with Bellwether Wines

Special event

$30

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.

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SPECIAL EVENT Wharf + Wine: with Bellwether Wines
Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

SPECIAL EVENT Wharf + Wine: with Bellwether Wines

Special event

$30

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.

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Literary Event: Bad Diaries Salon
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Literary Event: Bad Diaries Salon

$15

The Bad Diaries Salon is a series where published writers read from their early, terrible works. Cringe-worthy diaries, terrible novel drafts, teenage angst poetry, horrendous short stories or other juvenilia. On Saturday 7 July, readers will read for ten minutes each to the theme of DELETED. Confirmed readers are Emma Viskic, Tracy Farr, Rochelle Siemienowicz, Paul Burman, Matt Neal and Jenny Ackland. This event is hosted by Port Fairy Community House and Blarney Books and Art for a weekend of literary events.

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SPECIAL EVENT Aika in the Church
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

SPECIAL EVENT Aika in the Church

$20

Congregate with Aika in the big house for this elevating festival event. Come under the arches to see, feel and hear their mesmerising blend of lush, ambient chamber pop tracks, evoking the monumental sounds of The E-Street Band, Dire Straits and The National. Initially a project of Koroit’s Liam Barling and local engineer/producer Joe Gardner, Aika, as a live band, makes full use of its eight-piece ensemble, re-imagining past recordings for this holy space. With special guests and DJ after party in the Church Hall, this divine winter night will take your spirit ever higher.

Church Hall bar opens 7pm.
Concert in the Church at 8pm.
After party back in the Church Hall till late.

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Special Lunch Event: Shiver by the River
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Special Lunch Event: Shiver by the River

$130 includes four courses + matched beverages

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. Pic by Pete Chamberlain.

Phone Conlan's Wine Store on 03 5568 2582.

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Workshop: Coffee at Home
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Coffee at Home

$10

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.

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Budj Bim - Saturday Tour
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Budj Bim - Saturday Tour

$30 adult, kids under 16 free

Meet at the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre, Bank St.
Bus departs at 10am. Tour starts at 11:00am

Take a trip way, way back in time to learn about one of the world’s oldest human settlements. For thousands of years, Gunditjmara people engineered an extensive aquaculture system of eel and fish traps along the Tyrendarra lava flow and wetlands. Here you will see remnant houses, rebuilt stone houses, aquaculture traps and channels and the rainbow serpent’s eggs. With water flowing and peaking, winter is the best time to witness this ancient place in full life.

 Your ticket includes a guided tour and free return bus, departing at 10am from Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre.

Bookings advised - these tours sold out last year. Phone 0458 999 315.

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Workshop: Beginner's Guide to Making Sourdough - Morning
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Beginner's Guide to Making Sourdough - Morning

$55

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. Choose from two sessions:
Saturday morning 10am-12.00pm
Saturday afternoon 1.30-3.30pm

To book phone Kylie Treble on 0417 781 343.

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Workshop: Beginner's Guide to Making Sourdough - Afternoon
Jul
21
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: Beginner's Guide to Making Sourdough - Afternoon

$55

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. Choose from two sessions:
Saturday morning 10am-12.00pm
Saturday afternoon 1.30-3.30pm

To book phone Kylie Treble on 0417 781 343.

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SPECIAL EVENT Wharf & Whisky: with Timboon Distillery
Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

SPECIAL EVENT Wharf & Whisky: with Timboon Distillery

Special event

$35

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.

Places limited to 20 per session. Your ticket includes whisky and chocolate tastings.

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Theatre: Proof
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Theatre: Proof

$39 full, $35 concession + booking fees

When things are uncertain, we look for proof. Catherine spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, whose death sends her adrift. She searches for independence while grappling with secrets of his past and a returned sister intent on managing their father’s affairs. David Auburn’s award-winning play (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award) explores the fragility of genius and family relationships. Performed by Highway 21 Theatre Company as part of their 2018 regional tour. Contains some coarse language, adult themes and references to mental health.

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SPECIAL EVENT Wharf & Whisky: with Timboon Distillery
Jul
21
9:00 PM21:00

SPECIAL EVENT Wharf & Whisky: with Timboon Distillery

Special event

$35

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.

Places limited to 20 per session. Your ticket includes whisky and chocolate tastings.

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Beach Detectives
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Beach Detectives

  • 1 Ocean Dr Port Fairy, VIC, 3284 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

$16 per family
Sunday 24 June 10-11am
​​​​​​​Sunday 22 July 10-11am
South Beach, Port Fairy

Become a family of beach detectives! Investigate the articles that wash up and search for seaweed, shells, crabs and other interesting and sometimes unexpected specimens we happen to find. Once we bag the treasures we’ll work out what they are, where they’ve come from and what they might be doing. Wear warm clothes, bring a magnifying glass (if you have one) and small bucket. All families will receive a copy of the booklet A Year on South Beach.

BOOK NOW

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Budj Bim - Sunday Tour
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Budj Bim - Sunday Tour

$30 adult, kids under 16 free

Meet at the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre, Bank St.
Bus departs at 10am. Tour starts at 11:00am

Take a trip way, way back in time to learn about one of the world’s oldest human settlements. For thousands of years, Gunditjmara people engineered an extensive aquaculture system of eel and fish traps along the Tyrendarra lava flow and wetlands. Here you will see remnant houses, rebuilt stone houses, aquaculture traps and channels and the rainbow serpent’s eggs. With water flowing and peaking, winter is the best time to witness this ancient place in full life.

Your ticket includes a guided tour and free return bus, departing at 10am from Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre.

Bookings advised - these tours sold out last year. Phone 0458 999 315.

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Workshop: Coffee at Home
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Coffee at Home

$10

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.

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Comedy: Dirty Angel
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy: Dirty Angel

Free

The best comics in the district come to Port Fairy for the first time! Book a table with your mate and finish off the weekend with slices of rockin’ pizza, some warming drinks and plenty of laughs with Dirty Angel Comedy.

To book call 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 a stand-up gig, contact Aiden via the Dirty Angel Comedy Facebook page.

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Women In Song
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Women In Song

$20 adult, $15 concession, U/15 free

Sisterhood on stage! Feel the collective heart and power in the voices and music of local women. Move with the tunes of singer-songwriters Sheree Duncan, Nancie Schipper, Oriel Glennen, Michelle Uriarauthe and more. This was a sell-out event last year and we can’t wait for another stirring show from this special gathering of South West performers. Fundraiser event for the Bandari Women’s Project.

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Rhythm and Blues Extravaganza
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Rhythm and Blues Extravaganza

$25

Four bands with full concert sound are taking over St Brigid’s for a massive night of music! BYO drinks, or grab them at bar prices, and settle in for multi-award winning local crews The Black Belts and Eddie and the Exciters, alongside Brian Fraser (Geelong) and Salty Dog (Ballarat). Hearty homemade food available too for this steamy St Brigid’s Hall fundraiser.

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Jungle Boogie: Pulp Fiction Party
Jun
9
6:30 PM18:30

Jungle Boogie: Pulp Fiction Party

$35

See the cult classic on the BIG screen, in a BIG way! Get dressed up and prep your dance moves for Jack Rabbit Slim’s Twist Contest. 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. 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+.

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Music: Where song began
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Music: Where song began

$25 adults, $20 concession, $10 students

Inspired by ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book of the same name, this live performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’ Contemplate the origin of birdsong with violinist Simone Slattery (PhD in Music Performance a regular performer with Australia’s finest ensembles) and cellist Anthony Albrecht (Australian graduate of NYC’s The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance Program, now London-based), playing music spanning 300 years, from the baroque to contemporary Australia, including new commissions. All to a backdrop of evocative digital images on the big screen. A special and rare event for all ages. Tickets also available at the door.

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Music: Songs and stories from the heart
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Music: Songs and stories from the heart

$22 adult, $17 concession

The Bruce Campbell Collective, featuring Barney Hurrell, Des Bunyon and special guest Jessica Skye, present a captivating concert of original ballads, modern folk songs and stories. After touring in Narrawong, Dunkeld and Camperdown Bruce brings the artists together for a special performance under the arches of St John’s Church. Ticket includes complimentary wine and nibbles. Tickets also available at the door.

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