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What's On In Bendigo This Autumn?

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
Published March 5th 2017
Bendigo Autumn Events
Less than a 2-hour drive north of Melbourne Bendigo, with its goldfields history, classic architecture, fine food & wine and beautiful public recreation areas is a favorite destination with Melbournians.
It's also home to an extensive program of annual events and fun things to do including the following seven top events to be staged during Autumn 2017.

Victoria Melbourne Bendigo Events Festivals Autumn
Bendigo is one of Victoria's great regional cities and was once the centre of one of the greatest gold rushes the world has ever seen. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


Collective Vision

Celebrating its 130th anniversary Bendigo Art Gallery is presenting a fabulous new exhibition of works, Collective Vision, from its renowned collection from March 4th to May 28th at the gallery between 10 AM and 5 PM and Monday public Holidays.

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street
www.bendigoartgallery.com.au
Tel: (03) 5434 6088



Bendigo International Madison


Cycling enthusiasts won't want to miss the annual Bendigo International Madison event to be staged over the long weekend March 11th to 12th between 4 PM and 10 PM daily at the velodrome.

Costs: Saturday - Adult $15 Concession $10 Child (10 – 16) $10 Family $35
Sunday - Adult $25 Concession $15 Child (10 - 16) $10 Family $50
2-Day Passes – Adult $35 Concession $15 Child (10 – 16) $15 Family $80

Bendigo International Madison
Saturday and Sunday March 11th and 12th
Tom Flood Sports Centre Velodrome, Park Road, Bendigo
www.bendigomadison.com.au


Victoria Melbourne Bendigo Events Festivals Autumn
Bendigo has a number of great draw cards for visitors including its unique Talking Tram Tour. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank



Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival

It's back for 217 and this year the Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival will run for 1-Day only, Saturday March 25th.

Twenty-five brewers and cider makers will showcase their wares and there'll be excellent food, musical entertainment and a kid's zone featuring activities and craft tables.

Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival
Saturday 25th March
Tom Flood Sports Centre, Park Road, Bendigo
www.bendigocraftbeerfestival.com.au
Email: bendigocraftbeerfestival@gmail.com


Victoria Melbourne Bendigo Events Festivals Autumn
In 2016 Bendigo hosted an internationally acclaimed Marilyn Monroe exhibition which saw this giant statue take pride of place in the centre of town. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival

The Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival will run from March 15th -24th and include the Gala parade on Saturday 18th.

The festival centres on Canterbury Park, Eaglehawk and presents an array of attractions for people of all ages with special emphasis on activities encouraging the artistic, cultural, sporting and social development of young people.

Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival
Canterbury Park and venues throughout Eaglehawk
www.eaglehawkfestival.org.au
Tel: (03) 5446 9098



Bendigo Festival of Cultures

The Festival of Cultures this years seeks to celebrate Bendigo's multicultural community through the motto Diversity is Mainstream.

The week long festival runs from March 18th to 26th featuring performances, art, food, forums, markets and exhibitions ending with an all ages concert outside Bendigo Town Hall.

The full list of events is far too long to detail her so check the very informative website at www.bendigofestivalofcultures.org.au

Bendigo Festival of Cultures
March 18th to 26th
Various venues around Bendigo
www.bendigofestivalofcultures.org.au
Tel: (03) 5441 6644


Victoria Melbourne Bendigo Events Festivals Autumn
The old Police Barracks are just one of Bendigo's many architectural gems on show for visitors to the city. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


The Golden Mile Race Day

Bendigo's Golden Mile Race Day is a fabulous, value-for-money day out featuring world-class racing in the relaxed atmosphere of a great country racetrack.

Bendigo has built a proud tradition of Thoroughbred racing since the first events conducted in the town 1873.

Golden Mile Race Day
Bendigo Race Track, Heinz Street, East Bendigo
www.country.racing.com/bendigo
Tel: Bendigo Jockey Club (03) 5448 4209



Bendigo Easter Festival

The Bendigo Easter Festival has been running since 1871 and showcases the diversity of the Bendigo community.

A major highlight each year is the Easter Sunday Gala Parade featuring Bendigo's world-renowned Chines Dragons.

This is one of Australia's great community festivals and a must-see attraction over Easter.

Visit the website www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au for details of the very extensive program of events.

Bendigo Easter Festival
14th to 17th April
Venues throughout Bendigo
www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au
Tel: Bendigo Visitor Centre 1800 8113 153 or (03) 5434 6060


Victoria Melbourne Bendigo Events Festivals Autumn
The undisputed highlight of Bendigo's Easter Parade is the appearance of the towns world renowned collection of authentic and historic Chinese Dragons. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival

The Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival showcases fine wines, food and entertainment all sourced from within the Bendigo region.

It's a great day out enabling visitors to sit back and relax while sampling some great local wines, meet the winemaker and be entertained in a magnificent park setting within walking distance of Bendigo Railway Station.

Entry costs $45 ($40 pre-booked) and includes Festival glass, all wine tastings, competition entry and entertainment. Tickets are available on-line at Bendigo Tourism

Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival
Saturday 29th April, 11AM to 4 PM
Rosalind Park, Sydney Myer Place, Bendigo
www.bendigotourism.com
Tel: 1800 813 153 or (03) 5434 6060


Bendigo is a vibrant regional city with a great deal to offer visitors this Autumn.

Victoria Melbourne Bendigo Events Festivals Autumn
Bendigo's wealth of public space makes it the ideal city to host major open air events. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
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Why? Check out everything that the magnificent regional city of Bendigo has to offer visitors this Autumn.
When: March to May 2017
Phone: 1800 813 153 or (03) 5434 6060
Where: Bendigo
Cost: Varies from one event to the next.
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