Due to the Corona Virus and the uncertainty surrounding public activities in the months ahead the Rotary Club of Geelong has rescheduled this event for the Melbourne Cup weekend 2021
The original Antiques Roadshow is a British television programme broadcast in which antique appraisers travel to various regions of England and Wales mostly to appraise antiques brought in by local and surrounding communities.  Visitors bring along their possessions to be evaluated for authenticity and interest and an approximate valuation is given.
'Winchelsea is steeped in history and surrounded by fertile farmland and historic buildings. Be whisked away to days of old by the town’s fresh natural environment and elegant country lifestyle.' (website)
This is what the Winchelsea Antiques Road Fair, hosted by the Rotary Club of Geelong, would like to add to the town's charm of its old world country history. We are sure a lot of local history will come forth on the day with antiques that have a story to tell about the region and its early families.
The Rotary Club of Geelong would like to bring this ‘Road Fair’ concept to the country areas of Winchelsea and the South Western districts. Barwon Park Mansion at Winchelsea will provide the perfect and anticipated environment for such an event that includes a wide country space suitable for a weekend of antique enthusiasts, family inclusion, local produce, arts and crafts, food, a variety of vintage interests, garden displays, tours and talks.
Saturday evening, from 5.00pm until 9.00pm, a cocktail party including a 'Bargain Hunt' Auction will be held inside the main house with all proceeds going to the Barwon Health Paediatric Rehabilitation Centre. Barwon Health Paediatrics at McKellar Centre is currently looking after many children and their families experiencing physical and mental health trauma across Geelong and including the South Western Districts.
Then from 10.00am till 3.00pm on the Sunday it will all be about what your precious item you have is worth, district antique stores, boutique food and wine producers, local land-care and environmental interest groups, old world children’s activities, vintage cars, music and story telling. The Friends of Barwon Park will be available on the day within and around the House to answer any questions and be on hand to talk about the history of the building and the garden surrounds.