2017 Ballarat Apron Festival Competition Form Available!!

The exciting news you’ve all been waiting for – the Competition Form for this year’s Ballarat Apron Festival is now available, and we are accepting entries from Thursday March 30th right through until Thursday May 11th! Our theme this year is: A Day in the Life of an Apron in the 1950s.

Download your copy of the Apron Competition Form here for details on how to submit your amazing creations, and then share the crafty love with your friends and family by bringing them along to the Festival on May 27th & 28th at the St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall in Ballarat.

Here’s a taste of what’s to come, with details of our Competition Prizes for this year, most generously donated by our wonderful Sponsors!!

  • Prettiest Baking Apron – Sponsored by Saltbush Kitchen – Prize: Spice Class Ticket to the value of $100.00
  • Best Use of Colour – Sponsored by Boltons Workwear Direct – Prize: $100.00 Workwear Voucher
  • Vintage/Heritage Style – Sponsored by Sovereign Hill – Prize: Family Pass to Sovereign Hill
  • Use of Sustainable Practices – Sponsored by De’bee Signature Balms – Prize: Gift Basket of Products to the value of $100.0
  • Wearable Art Apron – Sponsored by City of BallaratBallarat Heritage Weekend – Prize: High Tea Voucher for 4 at Craig’s Hotel, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat
  • Trade Apron: Day in the Life of a Trade Apron – Sponsored by Wozzles – Prize: $100 Coles/Myer Gift Card
  • Phoenix Primary School Grade 3 & 4 – Sponsored by Spotlight -Prize: Grade 3 – $50 Spotlight Gift Card; Grade 4 – $50 Spotlight Gift Card
  • Phoenix Secondary School Year 8 & 9 – Sponsored by Spotlight – Prize: Year 8 – $50 Spotlight Gift Card; Year 9 – $75 Spotlight Gift Card

Now get crafting – we are very excited to have you join us this year, and we can’t wait to see your creations as they arrive at Ballarat Apron Festival HQ!!





2017 Festival Workshops Announced!

Ballarat Apron Festival 2014 - Ros Deagan & Ruby Stephens- photographer Emma Jansen (Small)

We know you’ve been looking forward to hearing about the Workshops that you can be involved with at this year’s Apron Festival – and now we can tell you all about them!!  Local textile creator and designer, Catherine Thomas, will hold four sessions over the two-day festival, providing basic beginner embroidery classes for you to make and take your own embroidered apron.

Bookings are absolutely essential to secure your place, so check out our Ballarat Apron Festival Workshops page for more information, or download the Information Flyer here!