The 2020 Lake Bolac Eel Festival will be held on the weekend of the 21st March, 2020.

The carefully considered, diverse program will provide workshops and activities for all ages, interests and capabilities.


Master weaver and Gunditjmara elder Aunty Bronwyn Razem will conduct several sessions of traditional weaving with native grasses from around the lake.

Language and Story Telling

Vicki Couzens & Family. Kirrae Wurrong/Gunditjmara woman, artist and educator. Vicki plays an active role in promoting the culture of her people. She has served on the boards of the Koorie Heritage Trust Inc. and the Victorian Corporation for Aboriginal Languages.

Bush foods

Brett Clarke – long time festival brother, musician and presenter. Learn from knowledge passed down from countless generations about the storehouse of traditional foods found locally and their uses.

Wayapa Wuurrk

with Jamie Thomas. Learn this earth connection practice based on ancient Indigenous wisdom that focuses on taking care of the earth as the starting point for creating Earth Mind Body Spirit wellbeing.

Dive in with Trevor Flinn

Long time festival friend, auction committee member and Dunkeld-based sculptural artist and storyteller artist Trevor will be creating an interactive installation on the Lake’s edge.

The Bush Tannery – Eel leather making

Learn ethical, sustainable and respectful practices of tanning and leather crafting with Josh McLean.

For the young ones

  • Story making and cartooning with author Trace Balla
  • Ukulele workshops with the lovely Fiona Kershaw
  • Felting creatures felting with Elisabeth Bromley
  • Woolly Creatures with Veronica Phillips
  • Have a laugh with the Connies
  • Face painting and lots of roving spontaneous surprises

Tickets for the 2020 Festival now on sale through Humanitix – visit our Tickets page or follow the direct link below to book now!