Brown Hill Community Hub

Brown Hill Community Festival

The inaugural Brown Hill Community Festival was held on Friday 28 October 2016. In January 2017, it was recognised as Ballarat's 2017 Community Event of the Year! The 2017 Festival will be held on Friday 27 October 2017 from 5.00-7.30pm.

Fire engines, Spiderman and faint traces of tomato sauce. Could this be little boy heaven? Photo: Ian Wilson

Planning is full steam ahead for the 2017 Brown Hill Community Festival on Friday 27 October, 5.00-7.30pm at the Brown Hill Recreation Reserve, Humffray Street North.

Local community groups will come together to offer a sausage sizzle, pancakes and cold drinks, each for a gold coin donation. Entertainment will include performances from students at Brown Hill Kindergarten, Caledonian Primary School and Woodman's Hill, a campus of Ballarat Secondary College. Family friendly activities such as face-painting and jumping castles will put smiles on lots of faces.

In addition to information stands with information from many Brown Hill Community Groups, the City of Ballarat will have a display about the new 'Brown Hill Local Area Plan' project. This will be one of many opportunities to have your say.

So save the date to make sure you can join our community for this award-winning event, celebrating all that we love about Brown Hill.

'My Brown Hill' image competition

After the success of the inaugural 'My Brown Hill' Community Festival Photo Competition in 2017, it's happening again! However, there is one key change for younger entrants.

This year, children entering the Pre-School, Junior Primary School (Prep to Grade Two) and Senior Primary School (Grade Three to Grade Six) categories will need to submit an A4 sized drawing. Secondary students and adults are asked to submit a photo.

Entrants are asked to capture or draw an image of something or someone that best shows what Brown Hill means to them. A short description explaining the image needs to be included.

Entries can be lodged at Brown Hill Kindergarten (1 Reid Court) or Caledonian Primary School (Thompson Street) during office hours: 8.30am - 4.00pm weekdays during school term. All entries are due by 12.00 noon on Friday 20 October 2017.

A panel of judges will select the winning photo. Entries will be on display at the Festival in October - when winners will be announced and prizes distributed.

More details and entry forms will be available soon on this page.


21 Feb 2017: We are excited to announce that the Brown Hill Partnership has allocated $1995.40 to fund the 2017 Brown Hill Community Festival. Save the date: 5-7:30pm, Friday 27 October, 2017.



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