Ballarat has missed out on hosting the Lost Trades Fair.
The City of Ballarat has confirmed that the event will still be taking place in regional Victoria, but won't be calling Ballarat its new home.
There's mounting speculation that it will be instead held in Bendigo, with its council set to make a major tourism event announcement this morning.
The Lost Trades Fair began 5 years ago, and was looking for a new home in June after outgrowing its space in Kyneton, which saw some 22,000 people attend this year.
Bendigo looks set to host the event for three years from March 2020, with the City of Greater Bendigo to make the announcement at 10:30am today.
Image via Lost Trades Fair.