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The Ballan Autumn Festival Association Inc.

The Ballan Autumn Festival is an annual celebration of our local culture, creativity and community, and is one of the oldest regional country fairs in the Moorabool Shire. The Ballan Autumn festival is organised by dedicated volunteers and engages the whole community in activities such as a street parade, community stalls, arts and cultural activities and much more.

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After a very successful ‘Spring back’ into Ballan Autumn Festival we are excited to announce that BAF will be back! And in Autumn! Before covid cancelled the 2020 festival the BAF team and the Ballan community were getting ready for the theme SUPERHEROES! And it is with much excitement we are bringing it back!

So spend Summer researching your most favourite superheroes. Are they from a Marvel film? Do they fight fires? Could it be your next door neighbour? or a family member? Do you have more than one? What we can tell you is that there are lots of superheroes within our community and we can’t wait to showcase them to you at BAF!

Get your costume or cosplay on and we’ll be ready to save the day superhero style with you on Sunday March 19th 2023!

We’ll be bringing you the traditional Grand Street Parade, Market Stalls, plenty of entertainment, food, the annual pet show and much much more! Be sure to watch this space and our socials to find out just exactly what else we’ll have to enjoy soon!

The BAF Blog

BAF And Our Creative Community

BAF And Our Creative Community

The Wombat Arts Regional Network established itself over 23 years ago in 2000. We have been involved in many a BAF and are so very glad it has hurdled covid to continue its 45-year-plus tradition as it's traditional for us as an arts group too! From contributing to...

BAF VLOG: Jacqui from McGrath Real Estate

BAF VLOG: Jacqui from McGrath Real Estate

BAF is a celebration of all things Ballan! Kevin Harper caught up with Jacqui from McGrath Real Estate to discuss what makes this event so special. Thanks to our major sponsors:

Get to know our Ballan Post and its fun BAF History!

Get to know our Ballan Post and its fun BAF History!

Hello! And welcome back BAF! We are the operators of the Ballan Post Mike and Randa and we have a wonderful little team also with us, Manal and Maddy. We consider our small team the little post family who are always delighted daily to provide Postal services to you,...

BAF VLOG: Amanda from Community Bank Ballan & District

BAF VLOG: Amanda from Community Bank Ballan & District

BAF President, Kevin Harper sat down with Amanda, one of our BIG BAF Backer Sponsors at Community Bank Ballan & District for our new BAF BLOG! See what Amanda and Bendigo Bank are most excited about... and yes, it involves a pig!Thanks to our major sponsors:

Help Bloom Up Ballan!

Help Bloom Up Ballan!

We need your to help us Bloom Up Ballan! Thanks to the Wombat Regional Arts Network, you are invited to help make banners and flowers to enhance the streetscape of this year’s Bloomin’ Marvellous Ballan Autumn Festival! Bring your family to Ballan’s brand new Art...

A word from our BAF Acting President!

A word from our BAF Acting President!

Our Acting BAF President introduces himself and tells us a little about his long-standing relationship with the festival.Thanks to our major sponsors:


Covid Safe

Making the Ballan Autumn Festival a COVID SAFE event has been a challenge since 2020. As apart of our ‘Bloom Back’ we are re-imagining and designing the festival so as to make sure we can avoid any future pandemic postponements to the festival in years to come!



BAF is a celebration of our unique culture, creativity and community. Showcasing the township of Ballan and surrounding communities as part of living in rural Victoria, to actively encourage people to engage with our town and district.


BAF works closely with other local associations, community groups and traders.

We also bring a sense of culture, entertainment, and community to Ballan by hosting the annual Ballan Autumn Festival.

Major Sponsors of BAF 2023

And continued support….

The Ballan Autumn Festival Association Inc. is a Not For Profit team of locals who are empowered to run the festival based on volunteering time, sponsorship from other organisations, and grants that are awarded to fund the festival and to maintain the structure needed.

If your business is able to contribute, please get in contact with us.

Many thanks to all the local and small business in and around Ballan who support the Autumn Festival, each and every year and to the Moorabool Shire Council in which we are located.

Email:   |   Phone: (03) 8373 4744

BAF 2022!

Bloom’n Marvellous!

Find out more about this years ‘Spring’ festival. Applications now open.

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