Clunes Booktown Festival Information
Event Dates: Saturday 2nd of May 2015 to Sunday 3rd of May 2015
Australia's only International Booktown hosts the Clunes Booktown Festival over the weekend of 2 to the 3 May 2015.
The annual festival is approaching its ninth year and regularly attracts between 18,000 and 20,000 people who come for the opportunity to browse through thousands and thousands of books - rare, new, second hand and out of print across all genres.
What better way to celebrate books than to browse the more than 50 book shops and stalls that transform the township of Clunes each May.
The concentration of books - new, second-hand, collectable and out-of-print across all genres - surpasses any capital city in Australia. Nowhere else can you find so many book traders within a square kilometre than over the Festival weekend.
The writers' talks, the Children's Booktown precinct, Punch and Judy, face painting and the hay bale maze, street theatre, brass bands, wine and food complete the festival.
Look out for special offers closer to the festival when booking your weekend festival pass online.
If you missed the last festival, Clunes permanent booksellers offer great browsing throughout the year and there is also a year-round monthly writers' talks program Sunday Selection. Full details on the website.
RACV Energy Breakthrough..
The RACV Energy Breakthrough provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents and local..Ballarat Begonia Festival
Winner of the 2014 Best Regional Event in Victoria and the national title of Australia's Favourite..Rural Lifestyle Expo
The 2015 The Weekly Times Rural Lifestyle Expo is an event that showcases products, services and..IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat
IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat offers athletes a chance to create their own legacy in Victoria's thriving..Cycling Australia Road..
Head to Ballarat in early January to witness a world-class field of Australia's greatest cycling..World Sideshow Festival
The World Sideshow Festival is bringing the best sideshow artists in the world to Ballarat for five..Archibald Prize 2015
See the Archies in Ballarat in 2015. The Archibald Prize is an extraordinary art event, bringing..Vignettes
Botanical art and natural history illustration will take pride of place in Vignettes at the Art..Ballarat International Foto..
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale grew out of two similar events as the Daylesford Foto..Ballarat Heritage Weekend
Held over the Mother's Day weekend, the 2015 Ballarat Heritage Weekend will celebrate 'A Century of..