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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Hamlet (Bell Shakespeare)

Hamlet

27 - 28 Jul 2015

Ballarat central

From $50 - $50

Bell Shakespeare returns to Her Majesty's with one of Shakepeare's most revered tragedies. Dark acts result in darker consequences. And there is...

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Royal South Street Competitions

Royal South Street Competitions

27 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Ballarat central

Come and discover Australia's rising stars at the 2015 Royal South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat, Victoria. The 124th year promises to be special as...

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Mother (Noni Hazlehurst)

Mother (Noni Hazlehurst)

30 Jul - 1 Aug 2015

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From $55 - $55

I said I was a good mother. They said I was a bad mother. I didn't know what they meant. Reconnect with loved ones and enjoy some of Australia's...

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Ballarat Pie and Beer Judging Spectacular

Coopers Pie and Pale Gala

31 Jul 2015

Ballarat central

From $35 - $35

Ballarat's Best Pie Competition will culminate in the pie event of the season, the Coopers Pie and Pale Gala. Fairfax's Richard Cornish will announce...

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Bendigo On the Hop

Bendigo On The Hop

1 Aug 2015

Bendigo

Craft beer is about local ingredients, flavour and aroma. It's about enjoying a quality product with friends and living life with a little flair. In...

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International Food Market

Ballarat International Food Market

1 Aug 2015

Ballarat central

Have you always wanted to try traditional Spanish churros, or authentic Japanese delicacies, but didn't know where to try in Ballarat? Worldly...

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Jazz and Shiraz

Jazz and Shiraz at Jackson's & Co

2 Aug 2015

Ballarat central

Join Jackson's and Co for Jazz and Shiraz in the Lawless Room and balcony this winter. This free event starts at 12-noon and will feature wine...

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Road view

Truffiere Visit with Truffles Tastings 101

19 Jul 2015, 2 Aug 2015

Glenlyon

From $90 - $90

Hosted by pioneers of Victorian truffles, Truffleberry Farms, established in 2001. Arriving in Australia in 2000, Chris Macquet selected East...

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Champagne Dame with Native Bush Flavours

Champagne Dame with Native Bush Flavours

6 Aug 2015

Ballarat central

From $140 - $140

Presented by Kyla Kirkpatrick the Champagne Dame and Brigid Corcoran of the Saltbush Kitchen at M. A. D. E. A gorgeous new champagne masterclass has...

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The Champagne Dame at Saltbush Kitchen

The Champagne Dame at Saltbush Kitchen

6 Aug 2015

Ballarat East

From $140 - $140

The Champagne Dame Kyla Kirkpatrick is visiting Saltbush Kitchen in August and will be matching her tipples with a bushfood inspired menu from...

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