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, all year round.

Summer celebrations
Ring in the new year and kick up your heels at the Maryborough Highland Games, a New Year's Day fixture for the past 140 years. Over the Australia Day weekend, celebrate liquid gold with craft beer and live music at the Ballarat Beer Festival. In February, the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival's music, hot rods and fashion will have you back-combing your bangs right back to the 50s.

Autumn magic
At Easter, see Sun Loong the Chinese dragon parade through the streets of Bendigo for the annual four-day Bendigo Easter Festival, Australia's longest running cultural festival. Alternatively, enjoy a local drop at the Bendigo Winemakers Festival, held in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens on Easter Sunday. Take in a great regional arts festival and ten whole days of exhibitions, performances and more at the celebrated Castlemaine State Festival. Feeling the music? Head to Bendigo to join crowds rocking out to local and international acts at Groovin' the Moo.

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 and the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival. In Bendigo, roll up your sleeves for the Australian Goldfields Open snooker tournament or get bookish at the Bendigo Writers Festival.  In Ballarat, prepare your peepers for the exhibitions and events held in historic buildings across town at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Springtime follies
In October, tour Bendigo's heritage buildings while enjoying offerings from local restaurants at Bendigo Heritage Uncorked. Then step into spring at the Maldon Folk Festival, a four-day musical extravaganza featuring some of the country's finest folk artists.

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Adam Cullen

Imagining Ned

28 Mar - 28 Jun 2015

Bendigo

From $8 - $10

Ned Kelly remains a highly mythologised character in Australian history. Some say he was a murderous villain and outlaw, while others proclaim him a...

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Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese Making Workshops

Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese Making Workshops

3 May - 3 Oct 2015

Mount Bolton

From $130 - $190

Experienced local cheese maker Nardia Baxter-Keene and local dairy goat farmer Kate Serrurier will guide you through the fundamentals of cheese...

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The Cosy Tram

The Cosy Tram

5 Jun - 30 Aug 2015

Ballarat central

This winter Ballarat's trams will be one of the warmest spots in town, and visitors will be able to rug up and take a heritage tram ride through the...

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Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Castlemaine Jazz Festival

5 - 7 Jun 2015

Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Jazz Festival on Queen's Birthday weekend is an inclusive event highlighting the jazz genre in all its variety. Jazz has a...

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BallaratCat Comedy

BallaratCat Comedy

5 Jun 2015

Ballarat central

From $20 - $25

Showcasing Australia's finest comedians and delivering consistently great entertainment, BallaRatCat Comedy is the best comedy room in regional...

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 Mystical Lake

Mystical Lake

6 - 14 Jun 2015

Lake Wendouree

Mystical Lake will showcase a wide range of local art and craft works including textiles, painting, woodcraft, jewellery and photography. This annual...

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Heathcote on Show

Heathcote on Show

6 - 8 Jun 2015

Heathcote

Heathcote on Show allows you to explore and experience the Heathcote Region when artisan winemakers, chefs, brewers, and musicians welcome you to...

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The inimitable Mr Meek: rediscovering a lost art

The inimitable Mr Meek: rediscovering a lost art

13 Jun - 9 Aug 2015

Ballarat central

James McKain Meek was a pioneer of the Ballarat gold fields, where he ran a store and soda water factory, and lived subsequently at Warrnambool and...

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Catfish

Catfish Cooking Class

13 Jun 2015

Ballarat central

From $150 - $150

Since opening late September 2013, Catfish has quickly established itself as the go to contemporary Thai restaurant in Regional Victoria. Ingredients...

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