|1st weekend in September|
Ex-Libris is a celebration of literature inspired by the Welsh “bookshop” village of Hay on Wye. During the fair, Port Fairy will come alive with thousands of books for sale at the Community Centre and literary events happening at various venues around town.
|Port Fairy Spring Music Festival|
|Held Annually in October|
Victoria’s premier regional festival in the area of classical and contemporary ensemble music featuring Australian and overseas artists in programs of national and international music. In addition to works by great composers, the program includes music theatre, jazz, comedy and dance, staged in historic venues of Port Fairy. More detail Visitor Information Centre
|Labour Day Weekend |
Approximately 40,000 people come to Port Fairy every March for this world famous independent music festival. The best musicians from around the globe perform at this 4 day festival of folk, country, blues, jazz, bluegrass, acoustic rock and world roots music. The festival transforms the town into a spirit of cultural celebration with the “Free Festival of the Streets” alongside the main concerts in the ticketed arena.
The festival has won 3 Australian Torism Awards in a row and the Hall of Fame Award. Demand for tickets and accommodation is huge (tickets sell out in 1 day) so contact the festival before October.
|Trains run daily from Melbourne to Warrnambool with connecting coach service to Port Fairy. Just ring V-Line from anywhere in Victoria for an up to date timetable. There are also coach connections to and from Hamilton, Ballarat, Apollo Bay, Mount Gambier, Halls Gap and Ararat.|
V-Line 13 61 96
Warrnambool Bus Lines 03 5562 5748
Port Fairy Bus Depot 03 5568 1355 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday
Port Fairy Taxi 0419 764 983
|Old Market Inn Art Studio|
|51 William Street Port Fairy VIC|
Open: 1pm to 5pm most afternoons or by appointment
Well known local artist Kathryn Weatherly’s studio is a wonderful work and display space for her silk paintings and 2D work. Visitors welcome
|34 James Street Port Fairy VIC|
Open: Thursday to Maonday 10.30am to 4pm or by appointment
Over 1000 dolls and toys from old to modern. Wheelchair access.
|3/22 Banks Street Port Fairy VIC|
Open: Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
Feel welcome to browse through our shop filled with antiques, vintage clothing and accessories, collectable china, porcelain, etc.
|Other Festivals & Events Port Fairy & Districts include|
Wooden Boat Festival.
The Great South West Pub Trail
Mortlake Buskers Festival.
Championship Sheep Dog Trials
Warrnambool Wunta Fiesta
Koroit Irish Festival
Warrnambool Racing Carnival
Southern Right Whales Arrive
Warrnambool Fun for Kids Festival
Heritage Discovery Week
Port Fairy Show
The Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre will have current information on all festivals 1 month prior to each event
|Wilma Preston Art Gallery|
|41 Regent Street Port Fairy VIC|
Open: 7 days
Wilma is a realist artist whose works are displayed for sale or viewing at the sudio/gallery at the rear of 41 Regent Street.
|Port Fairy Region Visitor Information Centre|
|Railway Place, Bank Street Port Fairy VIC 3284|
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