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.

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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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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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Ai Weiwei at work (with cat)

ACMI screening - Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

10 Aug 2014

Ballarat East

From $7 - $10

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an...

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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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Timeline Festival

30 - 31 Aug 2014

Leigh Creek

From $19 - $89

A group of World War One diggers sit huddled around the campfire, busy cleaning their rifles whilst taking a brief respite from the day's activities....

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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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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 Spring Festival Calendar Official Launch

7 Sep 2014

Barraport

From $5 - $5

In its fifth year the Naturally Loddon Spring 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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The Designer Craft Market at Buninyong

13 Sep 2014

Buninyong

The Designer Craft Market at Buninyong is an exciting Market offering high-quality handcrafted items for sale to the community by talented local and...

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Boort Wetlands Tour

14 Sep 2014

Boort

From $10 - $15

The Boort Wetlands Tour is a study of environmental flows, Aboriginal artefacts, flora and fauna around the wetlands and the Loddon River with the...

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Naturally Loddon - Kooyoora Wildflower Show

Naturally Loddon - Kooyoora Wildflower Show

20 - 21 Sep 2014

Inglewood

From $5 - $10

Run by the Friends of Kooyoora incorporating the Wedderburn Conservation Management Network, the Kooyoora Wildflower Show features an extensive...

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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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Motorcycle Only Swap Meet

21 Sep 2014

Wedderburn

From $2 - $2

The Motorcycle Only Swap Meet is on again for 2014 starting at 9am. There will be lots of motorcycle parts for sale around the grounds of the Men's...

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Naturally Loddon - Kamarooka Project 10-year Anniversary Celebration

28 Sep 2014

Kamarooka

Northern United Forestry Group will host this family-friendly event to celebrate ten years of its successful Kamarooka project from 10am to 1pm....

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Naturally Loddon - Activities Weekend, Terrick Terrick National Park

Naturally Loddon - Activities Weekend, Terrick Terrick National Park

3 - 5 Oct 2014

Terrick Terrick

The Naturally Loddon - Activities Weekend, Terrick Terrick National Park begins on Friday 3rd October from 4pm to Sunday 5th October. This event will...

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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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