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The Castlemaine State Festival is a ten day extravaganza of art, music, film, culture and fun. The program is packed full of captivating events in some of Australia's finest Gold Rush era venues.Set amongst the artist hamlet of Castlemaine and surrounds, a town of 7,000 swells to over 15,000 during peak festival time. Audiences congregate from across Victoria for one of Australia's longest running Arts Festivals, now in its 42 year, which makes it Victoria’s key regional arts festival.Festival goers will no doubt enjoy the unique atmosphere of our Central Victorian community which comes together to celebrate this biennial ten-day multi-arts celebration.
An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich gold rush history, eclectic arts scene, cafe culture and growing reputation as a fine food destination.
Discover fine cuisine, three great wine regions and the local farm. Sample the best of organic fruit and vegetables and delicious gourmet cheeses.
Follow your (he)art for the weekend and wander the best galleries, theatres, music venues in Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine with our arts itinerary.
Visit some of Australia's most historic venues including Ballarat's Her Majesty’s Theatre, Castlemaine's Theatre Royal and The Capital in Bendigo.