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Ballarat’s best pie (August 1 – 31)

Ballarat’s best pie (August 1 – 31)

Ballarat’s Best Pie is back for seconds in August 2024.

There’ll be 28 different pies to try throughout the month as the city’s restaurants and cafes vie for top honours in the savoury and sweet categories.

Last year’s grand prize winner, Flying Chillies, is back and on a mission to regain the title with Mum’s curry laksa pie.

Newcomers in 2024 include Boatshed Restaurant (seafood pie); Itinerant Spirits (wild orchard apple and Vansetter Vodka pie); and The Shared Table (garden harvest pie).

On Saturday 3 August, culinary journalist and MasterChef Australia host Sofia Levin will host the 2024 Ballarat’s Best Pie Awards at Hop Temple.

From 3pm, join judges and pie connoisseurs Tim Bone (MasterChef Australia) and Richard Cornish (food writer) for a slice of the fun and witness the winners being crowned.


Order a pie from any participating venue, post a picture to Instagram using the tags #BallaratsBestPie and #VisitBallarat and go into the draw to WIN a weekend away in Ballarat valued at over $1000*.

*Competition terms and conditions apply

Savoury pies

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.


© 2023 Ballarat In The Know. This initiative is funded by the City of Ballarat and Tourism Midwest Victoria.