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, 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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Motorcycle Only Swap Meet

Motorcycle Only Swap Meet

20 Sep 2015

Wedderburn

Wedderburn's (Men's Shed) Motorcycle only Swap Meet is on again for 2015 showcasing Veteran, Vintage, Classic and Modern Parts and Machines. Many...

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Castlemaine Children's Literature Festival

Castlemaine Children's Literature Festival

21 - 26 Sep 2015

Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Children's Literature Festival 2015, runs the first week of the school holidays in September. Located in various venues around...

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Kids love getting crafty at M.A.D.E

Spring School Holiday Program at M.A.D.E

21 Sep - 2 Oct 2015

Ballarat

From $0.01 - $35

Scribble, sketch and draw at M. A. D. E these school holidays. Kids can enjoy a self-guided funny-face tour. M. A. D. E has activities to teach...

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The Seymour Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo

The Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo - Seymour

25 - 27 Sep 2015

Seymour

From $10 - $12

The Seymour Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo is the place to find inspiration for all things outdoors. Whether you are an experienced caravan/camper...

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Ballarat Wood & Craft Show

Ballarat Wood & Craft Show

26 - 27 Sep 2015

Ballarat

From $5 - $5

Ballarat Wood & Craft Show is a great family event with expert woodworkers and crafts people displaying and demonstrating their skills. Youngsters...

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Snow Queen's Aussie Freezing Show Ballarat Wendouree Performing Arts Centre

26 Sep 2015

Wendouree

From $19 - $19

Snow Queen's Aussie Freezing Show is a highly interactive show with lots of singing, dancing and special characters that will enchant children these...

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Snow Queen & Friends

Snow Queen's Aussie Freezing Show at Bendigo Capital Theatre

26 Sep 2015

Bendigo

From $10 - $19

Snow Queen's Aussie Freezing Show is a highly interactive show with lots of singing, dancing and special characters that will enchant children these...

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Nigel Milsom, Judo house pt 6 (the white bird), (detail). Oil on linen, 232 x 190 cm

Archibald Prize 2015

2 Oct - 15 Nov 2015

Ballarat central

From $6.50 - $13

The Archibald Prize is an extraordinary art event, bringing together images of some of the country's leading celebrities, as seen by Australia's...

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Naturally Loddon - Birds of the Loddon Region Exhibition

Naturally Loddon - Birds of the Loddon Region Exhibition

3 - 4 Oct 2015

Bridgewater On Loddon

Naturally Loddon - Birds of the Loddon Region Exhibition will be on Saturday 3 October to Sunday 4 October. It will be a combination of a...

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Naturally Loddon - Out 'n' About in Tarnagulla

Naturally Loddon - Out 'n' About in Tarnagulla

3 - 4 Oct 2015

Tarnagulla

Naturally Loddon - Out 'n' About in Tarnagulla will be held on Saturday 3 October until Sunday 4 October. On Saturday there will be a High Tea and...

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