Apart from showcasing the magnificent Begonia the annual Ballarat Begonia Festival has something for everyone ranging from children's activities, gardening tips & displays, live comedy, craft and garden markets, food and beverage outlets, art exhibitions, spinning & weaving and much, much more.
The festival is held in the magnificent Ballarat Botanical Gardens on the shore of beautiful Lake Wendouree.
The Ballarat Begonia Festival is one of the great FREE events on the Victorian festival calendar.
When: Friday 8th to Monday 11th March. Where: Venues in and around Port Fairy Cost: 3rd release tickets are on sale now and cost Adults $290, Youth (13 to 17 years) $110. Children 12 and under Free. Getting There:
Port Fairy is 288 Kilometers southwest of Melbourne, just under a 3½ drive via the Princes Freeway/M1 and the Hamilton Highway/B140.
When: Friday 22nd to Sunday 31st March Where: Venues in and around Castlemaine Cost: Cost varies from one event to the next. All tickets are available online, by telephone at (03) 5472 5123 or in person at the Festival Office, 50 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine. Getting There:
Castlemaine is 129 Kilometres northwest of Melbourne, about a 90-minute drive via the Calder Freeway/M79.
When: Saturday 23rd March, 11 AM to 7 PM Where: Tom Flood Sports Centre, Park Road, Bendigo Cost: General Admission Adults $39, Youth Booking (17 Years & under) $18 – must be accompanied by an adult. Go to the website for details on VIP Packages, gift Packages and Group Concessions. Getting there:
Bendigo is 153 Kilometres northwest of Melbourne, just under a 2-hour drive via the Calder Freeway/M79.
Visitors to the 2019 Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival will be spoilt for choice sampling over 100 beers and ciders from the likes of Bridge Road Brewers, Grand Ridge, Southern Bay Brewery and other brewers from right around the country.
Food vendors will include Julies Gourmet Kitchen, Flame Tree Pizza and East Side Smokers among others.
Spend a great day out taste-testing fabulous beer and cider, enjoying mouth-watering food while being entertained by artists such as The Erica Hawkey Band, the New Savages, Bill Barber and Paper Souls.
There are 5 great festivals beckoning you throughout March, five fabulous opportunities to get out and about in what promises to be a great autumn.
Here's cheers to the Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival and four other great festivals on hand to entertain you during March.