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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Fashion Meets Fantasy at Sovereign Hill

Fashion Meets Fantasy at Sovereign Hill

28 Mar 2015

Ballarat

From $22 - $22

These Easter School Holidays, adventure back in time and explore the fun and frivolity of 1850s fashion at Sovereign Hill. Children can play...

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Kryal Castle celebrates Alice in Wonderland

Kryal Castle celebrates Alice in Wonderland

28 Mar - 12 Apr 2015

Leigh Creek

From $19 - $89

Don't be late for this very important date. These school holidays take a trip to Wonderland at Kryal Castle. Meet Alice, The White Rabbit and The Mad...

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Bendigo Craft Beer Festival

Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival

28 Mar 2015

Bendigo

From $40 - $40

Get ready for the third Annual Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival. Take in a day full of some of the best handcrafted beers and ciders produced in...

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Women of Empire 1914-1918 Exhibition

Women of Empire 1914-1918 Exhibition

31 Mar - 16 Apr 2015

Bendigo

From $12 - $12

A unique international exhibition that pays tribute to the lives of over thirty women from Australia and New Zealand in the First World War. Using...

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Sun Loong

Bendigo Easter Festival

3 - 6 Apr 2015

Bendigo

Commencing in 1871, the Bendigo Easter Festival is the oldest continuous running community festival in Australia. It's a celebration of Bendigo's...

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Rushworth's Steam Traction Engine

Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival

4 - 5 Apr 2015

Rushworth

From $5 - $7

The Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival takes place over Easter Saturday, in the heritage-listed High Street of Rushworth, and Easter Sunday at Moora,...

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Bealiba Blues n Cruise

Bealiba Blues 'n' Cruise

4 - 5 Apr 2015

Bealiba

From $20 - $20

Held on the Easter weekend, the Bealiba Blues 'n' Cruise is a two day Blues festival in the small country town of Bealiba, Central Victoria - a two...

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Markets and vintage

Golden Plains Farmers' Market

4 Apr 2015

Bannockburn

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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Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival

Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival

5 Apr 2015

Castlemaine

From $35 - $35

The annual Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival is on Easter Sunday every year. Meet the winemakers of the region, sample the best Bendigo wines and...

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Ned Kelly: hero or villan? (1:39)

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