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* Ballarat Beer Festival 2020 *
Chill out in the beautifully shady North Gardens Ballarat, savour over 200 beers and ciders, world class wines and great live music. The Ballarat Beer festival is a family friendly festival filled with Australia's leading craft beer brewers, a great range of live bands, children's activities, many gourmet food trucks and craft beer master classes. Recently voted Australia's most popular regional craft beer festival, Ballarat Beer Festival moves to a new month in 2020, February 15. Situated in the North Gardens near Lake Wendouree, the new site offers plenty of natural shade from the abundant trees, and a relaxing rural picnic style atmosphere. With shade aplenty from the abundant trees offering respite to the summer heat, this is the perfect day to round up your mates, grab a picnic blanket and take in over 20,000 square metres of garden beer action. A boulevard of brewers will offer a kaleidoscope of tastes and flavours - take your pick from over 200 different brews from across Australia and regional award winning wines. The 2020 Ballarat Beer Festival is preceded by a degustation dinner on the prior Friday night, with each course matched with beers or a cider, and is hosted by the inimitable Professor Pilsner, Pete Mitcham and Beer Diva, Kirrily Waldhorn. This summer sees the return of the Ballarat Beer Festival as we showcase over two hundred of Australia's finest craft beers. Come along, kick back under Ballarat's summery skies beneath the shady trees of the North Gardens as you sample, sip and savour your way to craft beervana. This year there will be fun aplenty as we raise the stakes on entertainment. We promise a few surprising activities for kids and adults alike. Stay tuned for future announcements. Wander the Boulevards of Beers and find your favourite brew. Wend your way towards the award winning wineries Educate yourself as you learn the fine art of matching your favourite beer with food and learn the brewing process. Not big on beer or cider? Not to worry. For the first time ever, we are featuring some of the finest award winning regional wines around. Naturally, a range of tasty non-alcohol drinks will be available. A cavalcade of food trucks with global cuisines in the Hawkers Beer Garden will offer the opportunity to fuel up and discover new exciting flavours and dishes. No festival is complete without music. That's why we've invited a line-up of independent artists to play throughout the day, providing the perfect soundtrack to your day. Location North Gardens Cnr Nursery Drive and Zoo Drive Ballarat, VIC 3350
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