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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Creswick Theatre Company

MidSummer's Dream: The Musical - Creswick Theatre Company

22 - 25 Apr 2015, 29 Apr - 2 May 2015

Creswick

The Creswick Theatre Company prides itself on providing audiences with quality and value for money entertainment. The first production for 2015 is...

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Groove in the Moo

Groovin the Moo

2 May 2015

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

Ballarat Apron Festival

9 - 10 May 2015

Ballarat central

Experience the popular Ballarat Apron Festival with this year's special theme 'Make do and Mend', tying in with this year's ANZAC centenary...

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Ballarat Heritage Weekend

Ballarat Heritage Weekend

9 - 10 May 2015

Ballarat

Held over the Mother's Day weekend, the 2015 Ballarat Heritage Weekend will celebrate 'A Century of Service' and will tell the story of Australia's...

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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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Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Castlemaine Jazz Festival

5 - 7 Jun 2015

Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Jazz Festival on Queen's Birthday weekend is an inclusive event that highlights the jazz genre which has a fascinating history and...

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Australian Snooker Goldfields Open

Australian Snooker Goldfields Open

29 Jun - 5 Jul 2015

West Bendigo

The Bendigo Stadium is hosting the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open. Play will consist of the top 16 world ranked players plus 16 qualifiers, with...

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Creswick Market

Creswick Market

21 Mar 2015, 25 Apr 2015, 16 May 2015, 20 Jun 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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Bendigo Writers Festival

Bendigo Writers Festival

7 - 9 Aug 2015

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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Shire Gardens

Maldon Market: Handmade, Home grown

8 Mar 2015, 12 Apr 2015, 10 May 2015, 14 Jun 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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Bendigo On the Hop

Bendigo On The Hop

15 Aug 2015

Bendigo

Craft beer is about local ingredients, flavour and aroma. It's about enjoying a quality product with friends and living life with a little flair. In...

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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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Beechworth Neighbourhood Fair

Beechworth Neighbourhood Fair

4 Apr 2015, 5 Sep 2015

Beechworth

Beechworth Arts Council's Neighbourhood Fair is the place to find quality arts, crafts, pre-loved, vintage and retro products. The next Fair is on...

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Timeline Festival

Timeline Festival 2015

12 - 13 Sep 2015

Leigh Creek

From $19 - $89

It all started with a dispute over a stolen pig. No-one knew who stole the pig but the Skovgaards blamed the Mortensens and the Mortensens blamed the...

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The Seymour Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo

The Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo - Seymour

25 - 27 Sep 2015

Seymour

From $10 - $12

The Seymour Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo is the place to find inspiration for all things outdoors. Whether you are an experienced caravan/camper...

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Archibald Prize 2015

Archibald Prize 2015

3 Oct - 8 Nov 2015

Ballarat central

From $5 - $10

See the Archies in Ballarat in 2015. The Archibald Prize is an extraordinary art event, bringing together images of some of the country's leading...

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cabaret

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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