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Fashion and Craft Apron Festival The Fabulous Fifties “Best Dressed” Cocktail & Dance Party 1 To the beat of Jailhouse Rock and Good Golly, Miss Molly, dance the evening away in your finest vintage apparel. Our celebrity guests will be judging best dressed, best dancer and best couple. Under the vaulted roof of the beautiful Mining Exchange, enjoy vintage cocktails and party food, and revel in the fabulous 50’s at this unique and fun event. Where: Mining Exchange, Lydiard Street North When: 6 to 9pm, Saturday Cost/bookings: More information: Accessibility: Wheelchair access 26 BALLARAT HERITAGE WEEKEND 2017 20 Stitching together a love of sewing, art, and the handmade, the annual Ballarat Apron Festival returns in a riotous celebration of all things apron. The only apron festival in the world, this year’s event explores ‘A Day in the Life of an Apron in the 1950’s,’ featuring vintage, modern and competition aprons displays, embroidery workshops, art exhibits, face-painting, retro photobooth opportunities, heritage talks as well as an indulgent café and curated Makers Market. See aprons from the ABC Costume Collection, including a special selection from Ballarat’s own The Doctor Blake Mysteries series,with special live music performances byThe Mary Gardens. Where: St Patrick’s Church Hall, Dawson Street, Ballarat When: 10am to 5pm, Saturday and 10am to 4pm, Sunday Cost/bookings: $2 at the door. Register at Register for Embroidery Workshop at More information: Accessibility: Wheelchair access