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Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival

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Enjoy Taste-Testing Over 100 Craft Beers and Ciders
The town of Bendigo in Victoria was created with the discovery of gold during the 1850s. Approximately 780,000 kilograms of gold has been extracted from Bendigo's goldmines, making it the highest producing goldfield in Australia during the 19th century. The name "Bendigo" was taken from the Bendigo Creek and the residents from the early days of the gold-rush had been called Bendigonians.

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On Saturday 24th March, Bendigo will come alive with the Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival. The festival will be hosted at Tom Flood Sports Centre and general admission will be at a cost of $35.00 per person. There will be discounts for group bookings and Under 18's. VIP entry is $80.00 per person and this will include priority entry, a VIP marquee access and a $40.00 drink/food credit. All ticket prices will include an official tasting glass and a festival guidebook for the day.

Currency for this year's event will be by a digital system to ensure speed of service and ease of transactions. This will be in the form of a tap-and-go Festival Currency Wristband, which can be topped up at currency stands at the event. Entry, however, is cash only.

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A great line up of Bands and performers will be entertaining you during the day. These include Grim Fawkner, Matt Katsis, Morgan Bain, Tillerman Pete, This Way North and Shukura Chapman. Children are not to be forgotten with activities and craft tables for busy minds throughout the whole day.

The Food Vendors for the day are Lady Sultan, Tacoman, Brew 2 U Coffee, Flame Tree Pizza, Soul M8's, Slinky Spudz and Your text goes here, so there is sure to be something to suit every tastebud and music lover.

Most importantly you will be able to meet the brewers from different states, discuss their product while taste testing beers and ciders. There are over one hundred unique beverages from the following states to quench your thirst.

Victoria
Grande Ridge, Mirboo
Flying Brick, Wallington
Exit Brewing & Old Wives Ales, Melbourne
Harcourt Valley, Harcourt
Tooborac Hotel and Brewery, Tooborac
Shedshaker Brewing Castlemaine
Blackman's Brewery & Valhalla, Torquay
Blue Elephant Beverage, Harcourt Valley
Bandicoot Brewing, Echuca
Odyssey Craft Brewing, Mount Duneed
Bells Beach Brewing, Bells Beach
True Brew and Brooks Bendigo, Bendigo
Southern Bay Brew Co, Moolap
Kooinda, Heidelberg West,
Alpine Cider, Wandligong
Watts River, Healsville
Angry Cock Cider, Yarravalley
Cornella Real, Cornella

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Tasmania
Frank's at Franklin
Willie Smith's, Huon Valley

Brisbane
Green Beacon Brewing

Western Australia
Gage Roads Brewing, Palmyra
Colonia Brewing Co., Margaret River

South Australia
Prancing Pony, Totness
The Cide Project, Limestobe Coast
Coopers, Adelaide

With all the above on offer, organisers of the Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival are encouraging patrons to catch public transport to the event. Trains run into Bendigo every hour from Southern Cross Station. Buses will be running from the Bendigo Railways Station to the CBD frequently throughout the day and if you choose to drive, there is plenty of parking near The Tom Flood Sports Centre. All patrons are to enter the grounds via the Goal Road gates next to the Ulumbarra Theatre.

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Proudly sponsored by the City of Greater Bendigo, the festival will open at 11.00am and conclude at 7.00pm with the last drink will being served by 6.45pm. The Tom Flood Sports Centre is situated at 1 Park Road in the CBD of Bendigo. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the website.
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Why? Taste-test over 100 different brews
When: 24th March 2018
Phone: Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival
Where: The Tom Flood Sports Centre, 1 Park Road, Bendigo
Cost: $35/p, discounts apply for groups and children
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