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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For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne

11 Apr - 27 Jul 2014

Ballarat central

From $10 - $15

Celebrate the role played by Scots in the development of the Australian nation from the First Fleet to Federation, by coming to Ballarat to...

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Graham from Ellender Estate showing off his Pinot

End Of Vintage Tastings

7 May - 23 Jul 2014

Daylesford

From $75 - $75

Join Daylesford Wine Tours and some of the best winemakers in the Daylesford Macedon Region on an End Of Vintage Tastings extravaganza. With two...

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Bendigo Festival of Lamb

18 - 20 Jul 2014

Bendigo

Lamb takes centre stage in Bendigo this July. Food and farming are the focus at the annual Bendigo Festival of Lamb, where local chefs add their...

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Women of Wool

Women of Wool Laugh @ Lunch

18 Jul 2014

Bendigo

From $97 - $97

The Women of Wool are inviting women to take Friday July 18 off to attend The Australian Sheep and Wool Show's Laugh @ Lunch with Lawrence Mooney in...

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Australian Sheep and Wool Show

Australian Sheep and Wool Show

18 - 20 Jul 2014

Bendigo

From $5.50 - $44

Since 1877, the Sheep Show has been showcasing Australia's top wool growers and prime lamb producers and now attracts thousands of fans of woollen...

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John French, Long-line bra (detail), fashion photograph, 1950s. © Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Images

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

19 Jul - 26 Oct 2014

Bendigo

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion at the Bendigo Art Gallery features highlights from the V&A's extensive collection of underwear, this...

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Discobolus (discus-thrower), Roman copy of a bronze original of the 5th century BC . From Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Lazio, Italy. © The Trustees of the British Museum

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece

2 Aug - 9 Nov 2014

Bendigo

A thought-provoking exploration of the human form seen through Ancient Greek eyes. This exhibition features more than 100 treasures from the British...

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2014 August Occasion - Agnes Szetey @ Old Post Office Seymour

3 Aug - 28 Sep 2014

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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Bendigo Writers Festival

Bendigo Writers Festival

8 - 10 Aug 2014

Bendigo

Bendigo's Writers Festival will this year give audiences even better access to some of the best writers in the country. More than 50 sessions will...

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Bendigo On The Hop

Bendigo On The Hop

16 Aug 2014

Bendigo

Bendigo on the Hop is Victoria's only winter craft beer event and has caught the attention of industry leaders. This moveable, progressive and...

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Curator tours of Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage Exhibition

18 - 20 Jul 2014, 29 Jul 2014, 12 Aug 2014, 19 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Coinciding with the arrival of Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Les Misérables in Melbourne, Victor Hugo: Les...

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Kyneton Antique Fair

Kyneton Antique Fair

5 - 7 Sep 2014

Kyneton

From $7 - $7

The 2014 Kyneton Antique Fair welcomes vintage dealers, to join the usual mix of antiques. Opening night is Friday 5th; be among the first to see all...

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Catherine Pilgrim

Castlemaine Artists Market

3 Aug 2014, 7 Sep 2014

Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Artists Market trades on the first Sunday of each month, excluding January. The Castlemaine Artists Market is based on a strong...

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Naturally Loddon - Loddon Valley Victoria's Backyard

7 Sep - 26 Oct 2014

Wedderburn

In its fifth year the Naturally Loddon festival aims to pull together new and existing key events to promote the beautiful environment and to...

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Wedderburn Engine Rally

24th Annual Wedderburn Rally

13 - 14 Sep 2014

Wedderburn

From $5 - $5

Situated in the Goldseekers town of Wedderburn is the 24th Annual Twilight Rally. The Wedderburn Historical Engines and Machinery Society will...

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Metcalfe Vintage Tractor Pull

Metcalfe Vintage Tractor Pull and Woodchop

21 Sep 2014

Metcalfe

From $5 - $5

The Metcalfe Vintage Tractor Pull and Woodchop is held the third Sunday in September in Central Victoria - 2013 is Sunday the 21st September. It is a...

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Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

4 - 5 Oct 2014

Heathcote

Relax with food and family fun, and learn more about this region's Shiraz and other varietals by meeting winemakers and attending a tasting seminar.

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Lake Wendouree - the home of the 1956 Olympic rowing events

World Rowing Masters Regatta 2014

9 - 12 Oct 2014

Lake Wendouree

Soak up the festive atmosphere in Ballarat when the World Rowing Masters descend, bringing rowing excitement and fun-filled events to Lake Wendouree.

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Jack 'n' Jill Children's Market

27 Jul 2014, 12 Oct 2014

Ballarat central

Located in Ballarat Jack 'n' Jill Children's Market is a beautiful market place full of gorgeous handmade, unique and boutique children and babies...

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Women's National Road Series

17 - 19 Oct 2014

Newington

The 2014 National Road Series is a three day cycling race. Based in Ballarat, the event will attract competitive athletes for the three days of...

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Garden and agriculture

Bendigo Agricultural Show

24 - 25 Oct 2014

Bendigo

The Bendigo Agricultural Show is a show promoting the best of the regions produce and livestock. This year the Show will be held on Friday and...

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Jayco Bendigo Cup

Jayco Bendigo Cup

29 Oct 2014

White Hills

One of the biggest events in Bendigo's calendar, the Jayco Bendigo Cup is set to be an exciting day in the heart of the Spring Racing Carnival. The...

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Vegecareian Festival

1 Nov 2014

Bendigo

From $5 - $20

Vegecareian Festival held at the Great Stupa, Bendigo is based on the theme of Caring for your Health and Caring for Animals. Various activities and...

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Ballarat Festival of Motoring

Ballarat Festival of Motoring

2 - 9 Nov 2014 (dates to be confirmed)

Ballarat central

Don't miss the excitement when Ballarat celebrates its motor racing heritage, with Ballarat Festival of Motoring. Thousands of vehicle lovers with...

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IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat

IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat

16 Nov 2014

Ballarat central

IRONMAN 70. 3 Ballarat offers athletes a chance to create their own legacy in Victoria's thriving event city. Athletes will commemorate our fallen...

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RACV Energy Breakthrough

RACV Energy Breakthrough - Maryborough

20 - 23 Nov 2014

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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Ballarat Lakeside Farmers Market

Ballarat Lakeside Farmers Market

26 Jul 2014, 9 Aug 2014, 23 Aug 2014, 13 Sep 2014

Ballarat

The Ballarat Lakeside Farmers Market is a lively farmers market featuring boutique regional produce. This market is popular among the locals and...

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Maldon Market: Handmade, Home grown

10 Aug 2014, 14 Sep 2014, 12 Oct 2014, 9 Nov 2014

Maldon

The new 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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Kilmore Racing Days

Kilmore Racing Days

31 Aug 2014, 29 Sep 2014, 12 Oct 2014, 2 Nov 2014

Kilmore

Kilmore Racing Club has a prestigious history that dates back prior to the 1850s. At this time horses would run between two mapped points in an out...

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Creswick Market

Creswick Market

19 Jul 2014, 16 Aug 2014, 20 Sep 2014, 18 Oct 2014

Creswick

Located in the picturesque and historic township of Creswick, just 20 minutes to either Ballarat or Daylesford the Creswick Market a great day out...

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King of the Mountain in Buninyong

Cycling Australia Road National Championships

7 - 11 Jan 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

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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Sanguine Estate Music Festival

13 - 15 Feb 2015

Heathcote

From $120 - $731

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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Ballarat Begonia Festival

Ballarat Begonia Festival

7 - 9 Mar 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

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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Opening Night 2011

Castlemaine State Festival

13 - 22 Mar 2015

Castlemaine

The Castlemaine State Festival is a ten day explosion of the arts, as the town's streets, parks and historic buildings come alive with the sights and...

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Sun Loong

Bendigo Easter Festival

3 - 6 Apr 2015

Bendigo

The Bendigo Easter Festival has been in existence since 1870, and is the oldest community festival in Australia. The Festival is a premier annual...

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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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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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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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Historic Winton

39th Historic Winton

30 - 31 May 2015

Winton

From $5 - $50

Conducted by the Austin 7 Club with assistance from the Historic Motorcycle Racing Association Victoria, the 39th Historic Winton once again comes to...

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Talbot Farmers Market

Talbot Farmers Market

20 Jul 2014, 17 Aug 2014, 21 Sep 2014, 19 Oct 2014

Talbot

Talbot Farmers' Market runs on the third Sunday every month from 9am to 1pm at Scandinavian Crescent and Camp Street, Talbot. Seasonal produce direct...

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Erika Diettes Installation

Foto Biennale

22 Aug - 20 Sep 2015

Ballarat

Say cheese and wander around Ballarat's historic venues to take in an exciting and eclectic range of the best photography from Australia and beyond.

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Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally

Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally

1 - 2 Nov 2014, 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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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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Maldon Folk Festival

31 Oct - 3 Nov 2014, 30 Oct - 2 Nov 2015, 28 - 31 Oct 2016, 3 - 6 Nov 2017

Maldon

From $25 - $220

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

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