Stitching together a love of sewing, crafting and nostalgia, the annual Ballarat Apron Festival (BAF) is the only apron festival in the world. Established in 2013, and managed by a small group of committed volunteers, this premier community event celebrates all things apron, their variety and the people who wear them. Working closely

with a variety of community groups and charities, the Ballarat Apron Festival seeks to have a positive impact on community life while exploring the many uses and meanings inherent in the most utilitarian of objects.

Our collection

The Ballarat Apron Festival Committee cares for a small collection of historical and contemporary aprons.

Themes: Shaping cultural and creative life