Bendigo Easter Festival, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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The Goldfields boasts a rich calendar of festivals and events. From music, wine and dancing to food, antiques and sport, there's always something to see and do.

The new year
Begin the new year with the sounds from the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields festival, a program of glorious music played in historic venues. Need something different? Kick up your heels at the Maryborough Highland Games, a New Year's Day fixture for the past 140 years.

Easter magic
At Easter, see Sun Loong the Chinese dragon parade through the streets of Bendigo for the annual four-day festival. Alternatively, enjoy a local drop at the Bendigo Winemakers Festival, held in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens on Easter Sunday.

Winter warmers
Sample the region's winter delights with a season of farmers markets, festivals and literary events. Time your holiday for the food, wine and entertainment of Heathcote on Show, or mix with the locals for Maldon in Winter, a festival of culinary delight and music in the historic town, featuring night markets and a good old-fashioned bonfire.

Springtime follies
In October, tour Bendigo's heritage buildings while enjoying offerings from local restaurants at Bendigo Heritage Uncorked. Step into spring at the Maldon Folk Festival, a four-day musical extravaganza featuring some of the country's finest folk artists, or stroll the many stunning gardens that open during the Castlemaine Festival of Gardens.


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Imhoff: a life of grain & pixels

Imhoff: a life of grain & pixels

11 Oct - 7 Dec 2014


An exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat highlights the work of Robert Imhoff, an Australian photographer and filmmaker who not only built up a...

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Good Food Month Ballarat

Good Food Ballarat

1 - 30 Nov 2014

Ballarat central

This November, The Courier presents Good Food Ballarat, a month long celebration of the local venues, menus and producers that have changed the...

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Baby Lambs

Merino Month - Free Demonstration and Entertainment

8 - 30 Nov 2014


November is Merino Month - Free Demonstrations and Entertainment Looking for something that's free to take the kids to see this coming weekend?...

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RACV Energy Breakthrough

RACV Energy Breakthrough - Maryborough

20 - 23 Nov 2014


The RACV Energy Breakthrough provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a...

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Pick Your Own

Strawberry Sundae Festival and Meet the Makers Market

23 Nov 2014

Bacchus Marsh

Sip and taste your way through Spring with a selection of delicious, gourmet products in a market style environment. Stroll through the stands...

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Christmas tree competition

Wedderburn Christmas Festival

28 - 29 Nov 2014


Wedderburn Patchwork Group presents the 24th Wedderburn Community Christmas Festival 2014. Held at the Mechanics Institute Hall where visitors can...

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Ballarat Pop-Up Shop

Ballarat Pop-Up Shop

21 - 23 Nov 2014, 28 - 30 Nov 2014


Opening the holiday gift-buying season, Pop-Up Co. brings you, for the third year, the Ballarat Pop-Up Shop - an exclusive retail shopping event...

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Trainer with Sheep Dogs

Sheep Dog Demonstration

29 Nov 2014


Come to Creswick Woollen Mills in Railway Parade in Creswick to see sheep dog demonstrations with Merylin Wallis. Merylin was born in Hamilton and...

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Markets and vintage

Golden Plains Farmers Market

6 Dec 2014


Golden Plains and Moorabool Valley regions are famous for fresh food, award winning wines, gourmet food producers and breathtaking scenery. The...

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Farmers Market

Castlemaine Farmers Market

7 Dec 2014


The Castlemaine Farmers' Market located in beautiful Victory Park in the centre of historic Castlemaine has more than 50 quality stallholders...

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