Bendigo Easter Festival, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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Events

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.

Highlights

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The Quest to be King at Kryal Castle

The Quest to be King at Kryal Castle

20 Dec 2014 - 26 Jan 2015

Leigh Creek

Join The Quest to be King or Queen of the New Kryal Castle these Summer holidays. The magical medieval land of Kryal Castle was once ruled by the...

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Ben Quilty

26 Dec 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Bendigo

Works from Ben Quilty's recent solo exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery will feature in a new exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery. One of...

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EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World

EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World

27 Dec 2014 - 26 Jan 2015

Ballarat

From $7.50 - $15

The rich tradition of Eastern Christian spirituality and imagery will be celebrated with the special exhibition EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox...

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King of the Mountain in Buninyong

Cycling Australia Road National Championships

7 - 11 Jan 2015

Ballarat

Be in Ballarat in early January to witness a world-class field of Australia's greatest cycling starts battle it out for the green and gold Australian...

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Sunday Tapas

Sunday Tapas

18 Jan 2015

Beaufort

From $65 - $65

Come down to Michael Unwin Wines and experience the sensational combination of six tapas dishes featuring intense local flavours and six of Michael's...

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Crowds at the Ballarat Beer Festival

The Ballarat Beer Festival Australia Day Weekend 2015

24 Jan 2015

Ballarat

From $20 - $100

Celebrate your passion for liquid gold in Ballarat this Australia Day long weekend. Victoria's original and favourite beer festival, the Ballarat...

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Summer in the Parks

Summer in the Parks

31 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015, 16 Jan 2015, 23 Jan 2015, 30 Jan 2015

Bendigo

With the arrival of Summer, it's time to enjoy a feast of family entertainment, activities and events as part of the City of Greater Bendigo's annual...

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Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

12 - 15 Feb 2015

Ballarat

The annual Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival will showcase an impressive number of standout international music acts as well as amazing local artists...

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Sanguine Estate Music Festival

13 - 15 Feb 2015

Heathcote

From $126 - $575

Launched in 2012 Sanguine Estate Music Festival is now an annual festival directed by Chris Howlett and Howard Penny. The festival is held at the...

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Scots Day Out

14 Feb 2015

Bendigo

Held at Rosalind Park in Bendigo, the Scots Day Out will be a day filled with fun. Activities on the day include: - Colourful parade down View St to...

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8th National Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Festival

8th National Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Festival

21 - 22 Feb 2015

Werribee South

If you love the majestic Clydesdale horse, come and see them and other heavy horse breeds at the Eighth National Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Festival....

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Ballarat Begonia Festival

Ballarat Begonia Festival

7 - 9 Mar 2015

Wendouree

Bring your picnic rug and experience the Ballarat Botanical Gardens in their full glory at the 2014 Ballarat Begonia Festival. A huge program of free...

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Token Hunt

Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree 2015

7 - 8 Mar 2015

Wedderburn

From $45 - $45

The annual two day event Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree will introduce gold panning and detector demonstrations to beginners in a natural bush...

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Opening Night 2013

Castlemaine State Festival

13 - 22 Mar 2015

Castlemaine

40 years and 20 festivals on, Australia's most anticipated regional festival, the Castlemaine State Festival presents an anniversary program of...

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Arts Trail in the Studio

Clyde Park 2015 Golden Plains Arts Trail

21 - 22 Mar 2015

Bannockburn

The Clyde Park 2015 Golden Plains Arts Trail is a weekend adventure showcasing the work of artists of the Golden Plains region. Visit usually private...

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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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Markets and vintage

Golden Plains Farmers' Market

3 Jan 2015, 7 Feb 2015, 7 Mar 2015, 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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Rick's Big Team

Moora Working Draught Horse Muster -The Max Seamer Memorial Event

5 Apr 2015

Moora

From $7 - $7

The Moora Working Draught Horse Muster, is held Annually on Easter Sunday, coming into it's seventh year. With a great success in 2014; 66 horses...

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Rural Lifestyle Expo Ballarat

Rural Lifestyle Expo

11 Apr 2015

Ballarat central

From $5 - $10

The Rural Lifestyle Expo is an event that showcases products, services and innovations and provides advice for small scale rural lifestyle property...

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Victorian Historic Motorcycle Championships

11 - 12 Apr 2015

Broadford

The Victorian Historic Motorcycle Racing championships showcase racing motorcycles from the early days until 1983. Racing Solos and sidecars fill...

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Scale Modelling

13th Annual Scale Modelling Exhibition and Swap'N'Sell

12 Apr 2015

Ballarat

The Modellers Of Ballarat will be holding their Annual Scale Modelling Exhibition incorporating a Swap'N'Sell at the Caro Convention Centre, at the...

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Groove in the Moo

Groovin the Moo

2 May 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Bendigo

Team Groovin the Moo is in the highest of spirits to be welcoming a new bunch of Artists to take part in the regional Australian festival fun! The...

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Clunes Booktown Festival

2 - 3 May 2015

Clunes

Indulge in a weekend of book browsing when Clunes becomes a European-styled Booktown, complete with collectable titles, writers talks, and workshops.

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Ballarat Apron Festival

Apron Festival

9 - 10 May 2015

Ballarat central

Welcome to the inaugural showcase of all things apron! The Apron Festival will include a competition, workshops, vintage apron display, afternoon tea...

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World Sideshow Festival

World Sideshow Festival

21 - 23 May 2015

Ballarat

The World Sideshow Festival is bringing the best sideshow artists in the world to Ballarat for five shows over three nights. Sideshow is best...

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Festival of Light

Vesak Festival of Lights

30 May 2015

Myers Flat

The Vesak Festival of Light is a unique multicultural festival marking the celebration of Vesak inspired by the Buddha's birthday. The highlight of...

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At the jam session

Castlemaine Jazz Festival

6 - 7 Jun 2015

Castlemaine

Jazz musicians and fans have created a highly successful festival in the historic central Victorian town of Castlemaine. Organisers of the...

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Creswick Market

Creswick Market

17 Jan 2015, 21 Feb 2015, 21 Mar 2015, 25 Apr 2015

Creswick

The Creswick Market is held the third Saturday of every month. Bring the kids and your four-footed friends, all are welcome. Located in the...

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OPOS

2015 August Occasion - Paul Margocsy @ Old Post Office Seymour

2 Aug - 27 Sep 2015

Seymour

August Occasion is an Annual Art Exhibition held at the C1872 Old Post Office Seymour. Two world recognised solo artists alternate. Odd years Paul...

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Shire Gardens

Maldon Market: Handmade, Home grown

11 Jan 2015, 8 Feb 2015, 8 Mar 2015, 12 Apr 2015

Maldon

The Maldon Market is a monthly growers and makers market that brings together the very best hand made products and hand grown produce from the...

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Mining Exchange

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

22 Aug - 20 Sep 2015

Ballarat central

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale grew out of two similar events as the Daylesford Foto Biennale in 2005 and 2007, moving to Ballarat in 2009,...

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Ballarat Cabaret Festival

6 - 11 Oct 2015

Ballarat central

The Ballarat Cabaret Festival returns for a fourth year with an exciting line up of stars and star venues to match. With great entertainment at the...

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Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

10 - 11 Oct 2015

Heathcote

Where else can you taste Heathcote wines from over 40 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great...

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Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally

Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally

2 - 3 May 2015, 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2015

Lake Goldsmith

From $5 - $15

Step back in time to a world of blacksmiths, steam engines and vintage machinery at the Lake Goldsmith Steam and Vintage Rally. Held twice a year...

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HPV Secondary Trial

RACV Energy Breakthrough - Maryborough

19 - 22 Nov 2015

Maryborough

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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RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride 2014

RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride

28 Nov - 6 Dec 2015

Ballarat

The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging camping holiday. It's the opportunity to spend a week in another world, where...

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Talbot Farmers' Market

Talbot Farmers Market

18 Jan 2015, 15 Feb 2015, 15 Mar 2015, 19 Apr 2015

Talbot

On the third Sunday every month the Talbot Farmers' Market comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere. Explore an...

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Art Exhibition and Sale

Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale

5 - 8 Jun 2015, 10 - 13 Jun 2016

Beaufort

The Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale is on in Beaufort over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend in June each year. The four-day annual event is an...

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Beth Patteson

Maldon Folk Festival

30 Oct - 2 Nov 2015, 28 - 31 Oct 2016, 3 - 6 Nov 2017, 2 - 5 Nov 2018

Maldon

From $30 - $230

The Maldon Folk Festival is located in Central Victoria and has been held annually for forty years. Each year a long weekend of quality entertainment...

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