The Heritage Harvest weekend at Sovereign Hill is celebrating the abundance of autumn in an immersive two-day event looking at both food-growing and preserving practices brought to Australia from around the world. The 25–26 May event forms the culmination of the 10-day Ballarat Heritage Festival, which kicks off on 17 May, to commemorate the Victorian town’s rich cultural history.


The 2024 Fungi Feastival will run for four weeks between 21 June and 21 July with activities spanning 200km between Eden and Batemans Bay on the New South Wales South Coast – including a course at Pip HQ! From cooking classes, scientific seminars and growing workshops through to truffle hunts, fruiting-room tours and garden-building demonstrations, the full schedule can be found on the event’s website at