Bendigo Easter Festival, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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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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Beechworth Neighbourhood Fair

Beechworth Neighbourhood Fair

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Beechworth Arts Council's Neighbourhood Fair is the place to find quality arts, crafts, pre-loved, vintage and retro products. The next Fair is on...

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Timeline Festival 2015

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It all started with a dispute over a stolen pig. No-one knew who stole the pig but the Skovgaards blamed the Mortensens and the Mortensens blamed the...

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The Seymour Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo

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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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Archibald Prize 2015

Archibald Prize 2015

3 Oct - 8 Nov 2015

Ballarat central

From $5 - $10

See the Archies in Ballarat in 2015. The Archibald Prize is an extraordinary art event, bringing together images of some of the country's leading...

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Ballarat Cabaret Festival

6 - 11 Oct 2015

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The Ballarat Cabaret Festival returns for a fourth year with an exciting line up of stars and star venues to match. With great entertainment at the...

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Bendigo Wealth Heritage Uncorked

10 Oct 2015


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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Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

10 - 11 Oct 2015


Where else can you taste Heathcote wines from over 40 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great...

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Buninyong Good Life Festival

Buninyong Good Life Festival Including The King Of The Mountain Fun Run & Walk

25 Oct 2015


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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Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally

Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally

2 - 3 May 2015, 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2015

Lake Goldsmith

From $5 - $15

Step back in time to a world of blacksmiths, steam engines and vintage machinery at the Lake Goldsmith Steam and Vintage Rally. Held twice a year...

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RACV Energy Breakthrough - Maryborough

19 - 22 Nov 2015


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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