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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Buninyong Good Life Festival

Buninyong Good Life Festival Including The King Of The Mountain Fun Run & Walk

25 Oct 2015


The Buninyong Good Life Festival is a community focused annual celebration of ideas, interests and what it means to live The Good Life. It aims to...

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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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Ballaarat Quilters Inc 2015 Quilt Exhibition

Ballarat Quilters Inc 2015 Quilt Exhibition

31 Oct - 1 Nov 2015


From $6 - $6

In October November 2015 Ballaarat Quilters will be celebrating 20 years. Ballarat Quilter's Inc exhibition will come alive with a wonderful display...

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HPV Secondary Trial

RACV Energy Breakthrough - Maryborough

19 - 22 Nov 2015


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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Creswick Market

Creswick Market

16 May 2015, 20 Jun 2015, 18 Jul 2015, 15 Aug 2015


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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RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride 2014

RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride

28 Nov - 6 Dec 2015


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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Buninyong Village Market

Buninyong Village Market

31 May 2015, 28 Jun 2015, 26 Jul 2015, 30 Aug 2015


Held in the historic Buninyong Village on the last Sunday of each month, market goers will be entranced by the range of seasonal fruit and...

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Shire Gardens

Maldon Market: Handmade, Home grown

10 May 2015, 14 Jun 2015, 12 Jul 2015, 9 Aug 2015


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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IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat

IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat

13 Dec 2015

Ballarat central

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

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Catherine Pilgrim

Castlemaine Artists Market

3 May 2015, 7 Jun 2015, 5 Jul 2015, 2 Aug 2015


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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