Clunes Booktown Festival 2017
The annual Clunes Booktown Festival is back on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May, with 18,000 people expected to join the most amazing whole town bookshop experience in Australia. Headline authors this year include Clementine Ford, the Hon. Tim Fischer AC, Hannah Kent, Kate Grenville, A.S. Patric and Annie Raser-Rowland.
Along with author talks, panel discussions and literary luncheons, festival-goers can discover the largest collection of rare, out-of-print and collectable books in Australia, go inside heritage buildings, listen to live music, watch street performers, take a horse and cart ride, try their hand in a scrabble tournament and immerse themselves in the State Library of Victoria's exhibition curated specifically for the Festival, which includes one of Samuel Johnson's original dictionaries.
Gates open to the public at 8am on both days and entry to the festival is $10 for adults.
Entry includes access to selected author talks*, entertainment, the festival exhibition and more. Entry is complimentary for children 12 and under.
Note: This year the festival will be ticketing selected author talks held in the Town Hall.
Refer to the website and festival program for details.
Additional V/Line train services between Ballarat and Maryborough, via Clunes
The following additional V/Line train services will operate between Ballarat Station and Maryborough Station during the Clunes Booktown Festival, Saturday 6 May & Sunday 7 May:
For more information about the 2017 Clunes Booktown Festival please visit clunesbooktown.com.au/clunes-book-town-festival/