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September 13, 2019 Attraction No Comments Email Email

Step right up for some ‘high day’ fun at the Sovereign Hill Spectacular, on these school holidays, Saturday 21 September – Sunday 6 October, at Sovereign Hill.

Join in traditional (and often downright strange) 1850s fairground games. There’ll be silly pantomimes, Mr Smith’s camera obscura and a magic lantern show.

Impress your friends as you test your juggling skills, walk the death-defying balance beam and tackle the high striker. Strike a pose for a funny photo in a ‘tableaux vivant’, make your craziest face to win a gurnin’ through the braffin’ contest and visit a pop-up theatre to stage your own puppet show.

Archie and Uggy, the miniature donkeys, are seasoned crowd pleasers and there’ll be a whole new menagerie of baby animals to meet, as well as all your favourite Sovereign Hill activities.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Grand Parade – Watch the clatter and colour as the Parade comes to town. The Parade will include a number of fun characters including the Ringmaster, clowns, acrobats, strongman, ribbon twirlers, animals and more.

Gurning Contest – Calling Ballarat’s funniest faces to join the Gurning Contest. The funniest face will win! Gurning contests are a rural English tradition. They are still held regularly in some villages, with contestants traditionally framing their faces through a horse collar — known as ‘gurnin’ through a braffin.’

Join in the Extravaganza – Step right up and join in the fun. Try your hand at juggling, walk on the death-defying balance beam, test your strength on the high striker.

Baby Animals – Come and meet the cutest members of Sovereign Hill. You might get to pat and even help feed them.


When – 10am until 5pm, Saturday 21 September until Sunday 6 October, 2019. Where – Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat. Full event program – Cost – Sovereign Hill admission – Adult $58.50 Child (5-15) $26.20 Toddler (under 5) Free Concession $46.80 Family ticket starts from $106

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