2019 reflections and 2020 secrets!

The end of the year is always a great time for reflection so please indulge us a little with our end of year blog post!

As we love giving away prizes, we announce the winner of our $50 Bunnings Voucher below. We also tease some secrets up our sleeve for next year with some hidden clues in this post, plus we encourage you to save the date for Ballarat Frolic Festival 2020!

Reflections on 2019 

2019 was undoubtedly the most successful year so far for Ballarat Frolic Festival. Thanks to the efforts of everyone, we really went from strength to strength.

Not only did we increase the reach and audience at our 2019 Festival but we had a strong presence during Ballarat Heritage Weekend with our history tours and groundbreaking history exhibition ‘We Have Always Been Here’.

Plus we sold out two Frolic Cabaret shows at Ballarat Winter Festival.

Click the hyperlinks above to find out more info from our blog about these events – including recaps, photos, videos and more!

We love an infographic!

It’s been fun tracking the rise of Frolic. Some of our stats for the year are pretty impressive. Check out this infographic we made!


Caption: So many fun facts, so little time.

Acknowledgements, thank you’s, air kisses…

The people who make up our community are truly the greatest.

Whether it’s all our amazing volunteers involved in the running of the festival, the sponsors who supported Frolic, or the audiences that turned up to have a great time – you all made a difference. You showed what we can do when our community comes together. This quote below from an attendee sums it up better than we could!

Caption: Here’s some feedback we received in our post-festival survey – by supporting Frolic you are changing Ballarat for the better and creating amazing experiences! Thank you!

We’ll be back in the new year… with some secret announcements!

Save the dates now – our annual festival will return November 5 to 11, 2020.

As well as our festival, we have a couple of secrets that we can’t wait to share with you. Let’s just say, 2020 is going to be epic with some partnerships that’ll see some new and exciting Frolic events. As usual, we’ll be rolling out the red carpet for our email subscribers who will find out first AND get priority booking opportunities. Isn’t that exciting?!

Also, while on the topic of next year, we want to announce that writer, artist and awesome human-being Sarah Hart joined the Frolic Committee in the past couple of weeks. We’re super excited to have her on board and look forward to the excellent contributions she will bring to the team in 2020!

Photo caption: The Frolic Committee recently attended a festival masterclass with a former Director of Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It’s given us a lot of focus and some great ideas for 2020!

The Winner of our $50 Bunnings Voucher is…

…A very lucky person indeed! Some have asked, why a Bunnings Voucher? Well, we think Bunnings is definitely the queerest place in Ballarat. If you pop by on the weekend you’ll see plenty of our community there. It’s almost like a scene from Frolic Carnival Day – just without the drag queens and Yana Alana!

Anyway, without further ado, the lucky winner is Janelle M. Congratulations Janelle, we’ll be in touch with you directly to get that hot little voucher into your hands.

Finally, no matter how you celebrate the end of the year…

We hope you get some quality time in with family and friends. Rest up, laugh lots, have fun, and be safe!

Oh, by the way – see you at Midsumma? Anyone wanna catch the train with us to Carnival Day?? Let us know!

Lots of love,

Your BFF  xx

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