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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Undressed: Corset

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

19 Jul - 26 Oct 2014

Bendigo

Without proper foundations there can be no fashion Christian Dior, 1954 The international premiere of this most revealing exhibition is now on at...

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The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece

2 Aug - 9 Nov 2014

Bendigo

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes;...

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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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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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Castlemaine Childrens Litearture festival

Castlemaine Childrens Literature Festival

29 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

Castlemaine

From $15 - $15

The Castlemaine Children's Literature Festival will be held between 29th September and 5th October 2014. The festival is set up to celebrate reading,...

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Seniors Festival Race Day

Seniors Festival Race Day

2 Oct 2014

White Hills

From $30 - $30

Make the most of your Seniors Card and enjoy a great day out at Bendigo Racecourse. Enjoy a delicious two-course luncheon (drinks extra from the cash...

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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 South

Where else can you taste Heathcote wines from over 50 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great...

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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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Naturally Loddon - Out n About in Tarnagulla

5 Oct 2014

Tarnagulla

Detector key hunt, historic display and town walk, cupcake decorating competitions, children's activities and a cemetery tour are all part of this...

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Bendigo market in action

Take 2 Markets - Bendigo

5 Oct 2014

Bendigo

From $3 - $3

Take 2 Markets is proud to be part of Bendigo Fashion Festival 2014. Find them at the Bendigo Town Hall on Sunday 5th October as the town hall...

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Ballarat Cabaret Festival

5 - 12 Oct 2014

Ballarat central

From $30 - $280

The Ballarat Cabaret Festival returns for a third year with an exciting line up of stars and star venues to match. This year, festival goers will be...

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Bring your kids to meet out kids at Sovereign Hill

Bring your kids to meet Sovereigh Hill's Kids

5 Oct 2014

Ballarat

These school holidays, Sovereign Hill will come alive with the sounds of bleating and baa-ing, as children can learn about animals on the goldfields...

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Lake Wendouree - the home of the 1956 Olympic rowing events

World Rowing Masters Regatta

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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Bendigo Town Hall

Bendigo Wealth Heritage Uncorked - Heritage After Dark

10 Oct 2014

Bendigo

From $35 - $35

A pre-event for Bendigo Wealth Heritage Uncorked, Heritage After Dark is a more casual affair. It is on for the first time this year. Set in the...

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Naturally Loddon - Boort Sculpture by the Lake

11 Oct 2014

Boort

From $10 - $20

Boort Sculpture by the Lake is a Metal Sculpture competition is in conjunction with the Annual Boort Show, held at Boort Park. All sculpture entries...

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Heritage Uncorked

Bendigo Wealth Heritage Uncorked

11 Oct 2014

Bendigo

From $110 - $110

Come and join Bendigo's iconic moveable feast with Bendigo Wealth Heritage Uncorked. The winemakers of Bendigo create this unique wine festival each...

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Jack 'n' Jill Children's Market

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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The main street of Steiglitz Township

Back to Steiglitz Festival

12 Oct 2014

Steiglitz

The Back to Steiglitz Festival is a fabulous old fashioned family fun day is out. As aptly quirky as the little ghost town itself, there's something...

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Naturally Loddon - Mulwarrie Studios Photographic Exhibition

17 - 19 Oct 2014

Bridgewater On Loddon

The weekend will highlight photographic works and sculptures, with exhibitions opened free to the public. The gardens will also be open, with tea and...

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2012 NRS Canberra

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 from around Australia for...

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Fishing

Naturally Loddon - Boort Carp Fishing Competition

18 - 19 Oct 2014

Boort

From $10 - $10

Boort Angling Club's family carp fishing competition on the shores of Little Lake Boort will be held on Saturday 18 October and Sunday 19 October....

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Spring Into Nature Raglan

18 Oct 2014

Raglan

Nature enthusiasts will get the chance to explore an interesting working farm, with substantial areas managed for conservation in Raglan Hills this...

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Crust Bendigo Beach Party Race Day

Crust Bendigo Beach Party Race Day

18 Oct 2014

White Hills

From $20 - $20

Held at the Bendigo Racecourse, this is simply the best fun-filled race day in Victoria! Come dressed in your crazy outfits, Hawaiian shirts, netball...

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Barry Wemyss

Ballarat Regional Arts Trail

18 - 19 Oct 2014

Ballarat

Twelve of Ballart and district's artists have come together to create the fourth annual Arts Trail across Ballarat and district at various venues....

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Rachmaninov Vespers at Sacred Heart Cathedral

18 Oct 2014

Bendigo

From $16 - $32

For Rachmaninov, his setting of the All-Night Vigil was his crowning achievement as a composer, a radiant masterpiece that pulsates with the ancient...

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Loddon

Naturally Loddon - Wool, Wheat and Wine Festival

19 Oct 2014

Bridgewater

Bridgewater's Annual Wool, Wheat and Wine Festival showcases the primary industries that are the backbone of the region and is an action packed,...

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Naturally Loddon - Photographic Nature

19 Oct 2014

Brenanah

Join with Friends of Kooyoora members in taking photos of the wonders of Kooyoora State Park. Learn how to use the buttons on your camera and the...

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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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Loddon

Naturally Loddon - Boort Luncheon by the Lake

25 Oct 2014

Boort

From $85 - $85

Enjoy the finest food and wine that Loddon Shire has to offer at the Boort Luncheon by the Lake, with five sumptuous courses, together with matched...

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Ballarat Gardens In Spring

Ballarat Gardens In Spring

25 - 26 Oct 2014

Ballarat central

From $5 - $25

With the theme of 'Earth's Bounty' to celebrate all that Spring has to offer in the garden, Ballarat Gardens In Spring present five stunning local...

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spring

Fifth Annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party

25 - 26 Oct 2014

Rushworth

From $10 - $10

Celebrate springtime in Rushworth at the King Billy Retreat garden, guest house and home of landscape architect Louise (Costa) and Les Pelle, as part...

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Buninyong Good Life Festival

Buninyong Good Life Festival

26 Oct 2014

Buninyong

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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Naturally Loddon - Wedderburn Naturally New Age Festival and Farmers Market

26 Oct 2014

Wedderburn

The Wedderburn Naturally New Age Festival and Farmers Market have a diverse range of stalls this year; jewellery, crystals, clairvoyant readings,...

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Jayco

Jayco Bendigo Cup

29 Oct 2014

White Hills

From $25 - $30

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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SpringFest

SpringFest Market Weekend

1 - 2 Nov 2014

Ballarat central

This year's 14th annual Springfest Season of Events remains the Rotary Club of Ballarat's largest fundraising initiative. Events kick off in August...

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Clunes Booktown

Clunes Booktown For Kids Festival

1 Nov 2014

Clunes

From $20 - $70

Come to a world before vegemite and step back in time to the early 1900s when teddy bears were invented, along with crayons, cellophane and...

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Vegecareian Festival

1 Nov 2014

Bendigo

From $5 - $20

The Vegecareian festival this year is based on the theme Love Food, Love Animals and Love Life. Various activities and stalls at the festival this...

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Maldon Primary School Market & Fair

1 Nov 2014

Maldon

Held in the picturesque town of Maldon only under two hours drive from Melbourne, the Maldon Primary School Market and Fair is a fantastic family day...

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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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Christmas tree competition

Wedderburn Christmas Festival

28 - 29 Nov 2014

Wedderburn

Wedderburn Patchwork Group presents the 24th Wedderburn Community Christmas Festival 2014. Held at the Mechanics Institute Hall where visitors can...

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Markets and vintage

Golden Plains Farmers Market

4 Oct 2014, 1 Nov 2014, 6 Dec 2014

Bannockburn

Golden Plains and Moorabool Valley regions are famous for fresh food, award winning wines, gourmet food producers and breathtaking scenery. The...

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Farmers Market

Castlemaine Farmers Market

5 Oct 2014, 2 Nov 2014, 7 Dec 2014

Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Farmers' Market located in beautiful Victory Park in the centre of historic Castlemaine has more than 50 quality stallholders...

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Ballarat Lakeside Farmers Market

Ballarat Lakeside Farmers Market

27 Sep 2014, 11 Oct 2014, 25 Oct 2014, 8 Nov 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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Finish line

TreX Cross Triathlon Series - Australian Champs & Multisport Festival

13 - 14 Dec 2014

Kangaroo Flat

The TreX Cross Triathlon Australian Championship is part of the National TreX Series and will be one of Australia's most uniquely challenging...

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Maldon Market: Handmade, Home grown

12 Oct 2014, 9 Nov 2014, 14 Dec 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

29 Sep 2014, 12 Oct 2014, 2 Nov 2014, 11 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

18 Oct 2014, 15 Nov 2014, 20 Dec 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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