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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Bendigo's wealth of public space makes it the ideal city to host major open air events. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank