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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, 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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 Rug Up Winter Festival

Rug Up Winter Festival

20 - 21 Jun 2015

Ballarat central

From $2 - $2

Rug Up Winter Festival is an event that invites all ages and encourages you to rug up, step out and warm up in the heart of the Ballarat central...

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The Village

The Village Winter Festival - Castlemaine's Beating 'Art

20 Jun 2015

Castlemaine

From $10 - $10

Warm body and soul as the creative folk of the Castlemaine district celebrate the Winter solstice, back for the third year in 2015. The region's most...

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Cranky Bear

Cranky Bear

23 - 24 Jun 2015

Ballarat central

From $10 - $22

Flamboyant friends Zebra, Lion and Moose each think they know how to solve the Bear's crankiness but their shenanigans just make him even crankier....

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Meet the Alpacas at Creswick Woollen Mills

Meet the Alpacas at Creswick Woollen Mills

23 Jun - 12 Jul 2015

Creswick

Looking for a school holiday activity with a difference? Meet the alpacas at the Creswick Woollen Mills. These gentle animals communicate by humming...

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Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill

27 Jun - 12 Jul 2015

Ballarat central

These school holidays, Sovereign Hill will be transformed into a dazzling Winter Playground with a night spectacular program like never before....

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The Beatles Forever

The Beatles Forever

27 Jun 2015

Ballarat central

From $65 - $65

Presented by Happy Days Records and The Ritchie Yorke Project, The Beatles Forever will provide a spirited and soulful salute to the most successful...

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 Creswick Woolen Mills Cutest Cria

Creswick Woollen Mills Cutest Cria

27 Jun 2015

Creswick

The annual Cutest Cria Competition introduces Creswick Woollen Mills' newest Crias (or alpaca babies). Have your photo with the alpacas posted on...

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M.A.D.E  School Holiday Program

M.A.D.E School Holiday Program

27 Jun - 12 Jul 2015

Eureka

From $8 - $12

Hey kids, keep active during the colder months with M. A. D. E's Winter School Holiday activities. Unearth some frosty facts with the self-guided...

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Ice Skating Rink

Ballarat Pop-up Ice Skating Rink

27 Jun - 12 Jul 2015

Ballarat central

From $5 - $20

Get the kids out of the house during the school holidays and into some traditional winter activities at the pop-up ice skating rink in the Ballarat...

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   Flame Festival - Kryal Castle  School Holiday Program

Knights of Fire at Kryal Castle

27 Jun - 12 Jul 2015

Ballarat

From $19 - $89

Winter is coming. Instead of hibernating indoors, Kryal Castle is encouraging visitors to grab a coat, embrace the season and warm up at The Festival...

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 Fashion and High Tea

Fashion and High Tea

28 Jun 2015

Ballarat central

From $59.95 - $59.95

Sit back and relax at the Fashion and High Tea brought to you by the Creswick Woollen Mills and Craig's Royal Hotel. Enjoy a delectable spread of...

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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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Ballarat’s Best Pie Competition

Ballarat’s Best Pie Competition

1 - 31 Jul 2015

Ballarat

From $20 - $20

There is nothing more warming than a gourmet winter pie. This July, eat your way around Ballarat and sample the range of gourmet pies made in house...

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Inside the Brick Bendigo 2015

Inside the Brick Bendigo 2015

4 - 5 Jul 2015

Bendigo

From $12 - $12

Rediscover the magic of building and join Inside The Brick for a major exhibition of Models made from thousands of LEGO Bricks, a large hands on...

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Black Cat Truffles

Truffles Made Easy

5 Jul - 2 Aug 2015

Wattle Flat

From $160 - $160

Truffles Made Easy is a one-day cooking class with well-known local chef Peter Ford. Hunt for the elusive truffle with truffle dog Ella then learn...

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Mike Rudd

Rick Price Goldfields Region Tour

16 Jul 2015

Bendigo

Don't miss this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Australia's most amazing talents when he performs at Bendigo's beautiful...

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City of Ballarat

Ballarat Laneways: Local & Live

17 Jul - 2 Aug 2015

Ballarat central

Immerse yourself in Ballarat's inaugural Ballarat Laneways: Local & Live offering an enlivening and literally enlightening experience. The event will...

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Dinner at the Depot

Dinner at the Depot

18 Jul 2015

Ballarat central

From $70 - $70

Dinner at the Depot is a pop-up restaurant evening to celebrate the best of winter food and wine. Come along for a cosy, fun night with a surprise....

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 Silver Screen Classics

Silver Screen Classics

23 Jul 2015

Ballarat central

From $22 - $22

Be enchanted by the stunning voice of Jonathon Welch AM, award winning singer, conductor and Artistic Director of the School of Hard Knocks in this...

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