Fertile ground for cultural experiences - tap into local talent at galleries, theatres and markets which take place year-round in the Otways, showcasing a miscellany of art, craft and local produce. Stock up on fresher-than-fresh goodies, locally grown in fertile Otway soil.

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Apollo Bay Community Market

Head out shopping on Saturdays to explore Apollo Bay’s gift shop and galleries before strolling through the Saturday foreshore market where vendors gather to offer the best fresh produce and crafts made by local artisans.

Also along the foreshore, explore the public arts project endowing Apollo Bay with timber sculptures imagined by talented local artists (brochure available from the Visitor Information Centre).

Apollo Bay Community Market
Saturdays | 9:00AM to 1:00PM (weather permitting)
Apollo Bay Foreshore, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

The Apollo Bay Farmer's Market is on the 3rd Sunday of every month showcasing some of the finest culinary delights being produced in and around the Otways. Fabulous fresh local produce including: wine, freshly fruit and veg, Otways Prime meats, honey and lots more….Come and enjoy the market atmosphere and chat to the producers face to face.

Apollo Bay Farmers Market
3rd Sunday of the month | 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Youth Club Hall, Moore Street, Apollo Bay 3233

 

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Apollo Bay Arts Inc. Gallery

Presenting the Apollo Bay Art Show every Dec/Jan and a new exhibition each month.

Apollo Bay Arts Inc. Gallery
Weekends & Holidays | 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Mechanics Institute Hall, 21 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
apollobay.com/arts

Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park

Browse the many stalls at the summer markets held on the second Sunday of the month over Summer in the Birregurra Park.
Pick up supplies of local produce as well as handcrafts, books and plants. Stallholders welcome.

Be sure to visit during the popular two-day Birregurra Festival & Art Show where the main Street transforms into a busy marketplace selling local produce, gourmet food and wine and the main stage features a lineup of top entertainment.
Held every second full weekend in October.

Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park
2nd Sunday of the month, Nov to Apr | 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Birregurra Park, Birregurra 3242

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Colac Lions Club Sunday Market

Fresh produce, preserves, garden plants, refreshments and sausage sizzle every third Sunday of the month in Colac.

Colac Lions Club Market
3rd Sunday of the month | 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Memorial Square, Murray Street, Colac 3250

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (COPACC)

COPACC is a contemporary performing arts centre located in the civic heart of Colac presenting a rich programme from a diverse ranage of genres, crafted by some of the greatest creative talents in Australia.

The venue is also home to the Colac Cinemas with changing art exhibitions in the main foyer and the History Centre for the Colac and District Family History Group Inc also in the main building.

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (COPACC)
Gellibrand St, Colac 3250
03 5232 9504 | copacc.com.au

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Otway Growers & Makers Market - Kawarren

Local Produce and Craft including fresh produce, berries, jewellery, cheeses, knitted goods.

 

Otway Growers & Markers Market

Every 3rd Sunday of the month | 10am - 2pm

Echidna House, Kawarren East Rd, Gellibrand

Red Rock Regional Gallery & Theatre

Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery is a community run not for profit group promoting visual and performing arts in the region, located 8km north of Colac.
The Gallery is open on weekends featuring a new exhibition each month. 
A new show also presented one evening a month at the Carolyn Theatre with meals included.
Red Rock Regional Theatre & Gallery
Gallery open weekends | 11:00AM to 4:00PM  
520 Corangamite Lake Rd, Cororooke (8km N Colac)
03 5233 1030 | redrockarts.com.au
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Carl Karacsay Furniture

Visit the showroom to view unique and one-off creations in wood.
Specialising in Blackwood, Carl works with all types of wood including Mountain Ash, Red Gum, Tasmanian Sassafras, local Satin Box, Fiddleback and more. Custom designs made-to-order also available.

1 Gallop St, Colac | By Appointment
03 5232 2898 | www.blackwoodfurntiure.com.au

Gellibrand River Gallery

Nestled in the heart of the Otways, the Gallery is just two hours from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Colac.
Supporting local artists, the Gallery has a variety of works for sale ranging from glassware, jewellery and cards to photography, textiles and woodwork.
Exhibitions are regularly held in one of the Gallery rooms.

Gellibrand River Gallery
Weekends & Holidays | 10:00AM to 4:00PM
14 Main St, Gellibrand 3239

 

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