We all want to experience a bit of the foodie craze that will be Plate Up Ballarat - whether it's a nice long lunch, quick dinner or a few drinks. Here, we've compiled our top four free entry events where you can round off the Plate Up experience and enjoy even more foodie goodness!
1. American BBQ Challenge
If meat on the barbie is your thing, then this is one event you don’t want to miss. Think brisket, ribs and mouth-watering beef smoked and grilled to perfection. Brought to you by Holy Smokes BBQ and The Western Hotel, punters will not only get a taste for American BBQ, but will experience the best of Ballarat’s backyard barbecuers in the ultimate BBQ challenge.
2. Taste Temptation Day
Wilson’s Ballarat is putting local produce on the map with its Taste Temptation Day. Tempting you with local produce and products like Salt Kitchen Charcuterie cured meats, Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese and Irrewarra Sourdough, the Mair Street store will be full to the brim with the very best and most sought-after fresh food from the region.
3. Blues and Brews
Blues and brews seem to be such a match made in heaven, which is why the good people at Hop Temple Ballarat are putting the two together and giving you an afternoon of the very best blues acts paired with the very best local brews. Featuring the likes of Athletic Club Brewery, Cubby Haus Brewing and Red Duck Beer, this event is bound to be a showcase of the best in regional craft beer.
4. Hump Day Pop-Up
Brighten up your mid-week dinners with a visit to the food trucks. The event itself is free entry and will see all of Ballarat’s best food trucks together for one night only in a secret location. With delicious eats, tunes and brews on offer, the event will have just what you need to get you through hump day.