September - October is Boyn (Bread) & Lawan (Mallee Fowl) Time!

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Special Events

 Courtesy of Thompson Foundry Brass Band

Courtesy of Thompson Foundry Brass Band

September 1
White Night Bendigo - experience a night filled with colourful projections, wondrous installations, music performances and interactive works, including Enlighten @ White Night
7pm-2am

September 28
TrumpitUp & DroneOn - a concert by the region's pipe and brass bands on the banks of picturesque Lake Jubilee, including the world premiere of a composition by Louisa Trewartha in collaboration with Lincoln Hilton
Jubilee Lake, Daylesford

October 10 -14
Artlands Victoria - Regional Arts Australia conference
Bendigo & Castlemaine

 Circus Oz, Photo: Jessica Jeanfield

Circus Oz, Photo: Jessica Jeanfield

October 14
Circus Oz rolls into town
Starring the kids of Maryborough
Maryborough Station Amphitheatre

 

 Poppet by ACT Natimuk

Poppet by ACT Natimuk

October 20
Poppet by ACT Natimuk
Projected images interacting with aerial dancers suspended on ropes
8pm Poppet Head, Rosalind Park, Bendigo

Performances, Readings

 Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

September 1
Slim Hope and the Lonesome Cowboys
7pm The Guildford Family Hotel 

What if there was PEACE - Bendigo Youth Choir performs beautiful music with the theme of Peace
7:30-8:30pm Bendigo Art Gallery

September 2
Castlemaine Jazz Jam
Free entry, all welcome to sing, play or listen
2-5pm Maurocco Bar, 4a Templeton St, Castlemaine

September 4
Who Am I …? By Russell Cheek
The Capital, Bendigo

September 5
The Big Bike Film Night presented by Bike Bendigo
7pm Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

September 5, 6, 7
Breaking Bread: A Dementia Awareness Café
Official opening at 4pm on September 5
10am-4pm The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Café, 404 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo

September 6
Join author Rachel Leary for a talk about her book Bridget Crack
5:30-6:30pm Castlemaine Library

September 7
Cushion Concert
The Capital, Bendigo

September 8
Castlemaine geology walk with Dr Julian Hollis
10:30-11:30am Meet at Castlemaine Library at 10:20am

Stagecraft workshop in lighting & scenic design with Rob Sowinski, 10am-4pm
Bendigo Theatre Company

Justin Bernasconi and Kelly Brouhaha perform on
The Blues Tram
Bendigo

Legendary guitarist Phil Manning performs @ SteamRoller supported by local duo Sons of the Blues
The Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum
Vincents Road, Maldon

September 10
Becoming a Dementia Friend - in partnership with Dementia Australia, bookings required
12-1pm, Bendigo Library

September 15
Celebrate Mexico's Independence Day with music, food, dancing, pinatas and games, presented by Hispanos Unidos de Victoria
5-10pm St Paul's Cathedral, Myers St, Bendigo

Serenada - great songs from the 30s, 40s & 50s
7 pm, free entry, The Guildford Family Hotel

An Evening with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

September 16
Booktown on Sundays
Mira Robertson, The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean
The Warehouse, Clunes

Planting the Food and Fibre Garden 11am - 4pm. Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. Free but bookings required: 5475 2093, info@maldonnc.org.au

Workshop on finger picking & songwriting with Lloyd Dodsworth
2 pm The Guildford Family Hotel

September 20
MAINfm Trivia at The Tap Room
8-10pm Shedshaker Brewing, The Mill, 9 Walker St, Castlemaine

September 21
Acoustic Open Folk'n open mic night presented by Bendigo Folk Club
6:30pm The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo

Women of Wit Stand-up Comedy Vol. 2
8pm The Engine Room, View Street, Bendigo

Spots still available for Open Mic Comedy
6pm The Engine Room, View Street, Bendigo

September 23
Creating the Fire Circle - Learn landscaping techniques and help create a gathering place that celebrates the Dja Dja Wurrung seasons with sculptor David Waters, 11am-4pm, 
Free but bookings required: 5475 2093, or info@maldonnc.org.au
Maldon Neighbourhood Centre 

Knul-Doorong - all come together
Discover Knul-doorong woodland in spring for a family friendly event with members of the Dja Dja Wurrung community and Junortoun Community Action Group. Be Welcomed to Country and learn about local culture, plants and wildlife.
2-5pm Binks Rd, Junortoun

September 25
Australia on Screen - introduced by John Flaus
Beneath Clouds
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

September 29
Dan Duggan, Sean Orr, Alex Murphy with Dan Simons perform 11am-2pm
Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo

September 30
Habitat for Wildlife Learn about habitat and the theory behind making a successful nest box and healthy habitat, includes site visits in local bushland. 11am - 4pm. Bring lunch, bus travel included, dress for outdoors. Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. Free but bookings required: 5475 2093, info@maldonnc.org.au

October 3 & 4
Ideas Storm - join the Bendigo Creative Industries Hub for a brainstorming session
6-8pm on October 3, 1-3pm on October 4
Cafe, Quest Schaller Hotel, cnr Bayne and Lucan Sts, Bendigo

October 5, 6 & 7
Abattoir Noir - The Red Room Theatre presents a dark cabaret exploring the consequences of the schism between man and beast, accompanied by original music and song (not suitable for children under 15)
Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine

October 6
They Played A Tin Shed - film premiere of music documentary about Castlemaine's iconic band founded in 1885, Thompson's Foundry Band
6pm, The Goods Shed, 11 Kennedy St, Castlemaine

Castlemaine Spring Ball 2018: A Dark Night in Wonderland
Castlemaine Community House presents its legendary annual fundraiser at the Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, 8pm

October 7
Build Your Own Nest Box
 
Bring lunch, all materials provided but please bring a drill or driver
Bookings: 5475 2093 or info@maldonnc.org.au
11am-4pm, Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, cnr Edwards and Church Sts Maldon

Castlemaine Jazz Jam
Free entry, all welcome to sing, play or listen
2-5pm Maurocco Bar, 4a Templeton St, Castlemaine

October 8
Untold histories: LGBTI Seniors - Bendigo Documentary exploring the experiences of senior members of the LGBTI community in central Victoria - part of Victorian Seniors Festival
4-6pm, Bendigo Library

Dancpiration!
Free, fun dance event as part of Mental Health Week
7:30-9pm, Movement Zone Dance Studio
20 Campbell St, Castlemaine

October 9
Monsieur Mayonnaise: Mirka Mora tribute screening
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

October 10
ABC Central Victoria Live broadcast with Fiona Parker from 9am - 11:30am
Join in the discussion on World Mental Health Day about connectedness and community
Bendigo Library

Guilty: documentary charting the final 72 hours in the life of Myuran Sukumaran, 7.30pm
Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine

October 11
MaCapella Singers perform in the library for Mental Health Week
5-5:30pm, Castlemaine Library

Discovery Little Kids Bugaloo - dress up for stories, special planetarium screening and hands on activities for ages 0 - 5, bookings essential
Discovery Centre, Bendigo

Sound Performance by Artist Dylan Martorell of his musical score that is currently exhibited in LAI’s Chart Form, 6:30-7:30pm
La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View St, Bendigo

October 12
Multicultural Feat of Stories Community Dinner
Hosted by Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services: Bring a meal or donate $5 for dinner, 6pm, 2nd Friday of the month
The Old Church on the Hill, 36 Russell St, Quarry Hill

October 13
Making Tracks Writing and Zine Workshop with Express Media for young people aged 14 - 25
Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre, 9am - 1pm

White Lightning (Sean McConnell and Benny Gerrard) and Jess Parker perform on
The Blues Tram
Bendigo

Art, Science and Nature, an illustrated artist’s talk by Cameron Robbins - Josine McEwan Memorial Lecture, Buda Annual Fundraising Dinner
6:30pm, $80 pp or $70 Friends of Buda
Bookings Essential: 03 5472 1032 or https://www.trybooking.com/YEUS
Buda Historic Home & Garden, 42 Hubter St, Castlemaine

A Night Out in the Bendigo Bush
Meet the nocturnal animals of the Bendigo bush with the Bendigo Family Nature Club - children and their adults will be guided by BRIT TAFE students and guests from CreateAbility will talk about their up and coming production Dendron
6:30-9:15pm, Number 7 Park, Granter St, Kangaroo Flat

October 14
Enter Sandman
Acclaimed artist JOF is looking for 100 guitarists to play the Metallica hit Enter Sandman live in Maryborough
For more info contact Shelley 0455 627 610 or entersandman@rcc2018.com

An afternoon with Tim Entwhistle - a Festival of Gardens event, 2-4pm
The Garden Room, Buda Historic Home & Garden, 42 Hunter St, Castlemaine

Archie Roach with The Peace Choir - sold out
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

October 16
Melba Quartet
Bendigo Bank Theatre, Bendigo

The Gruffalo
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

October 16 - 19
Creative Industries Hub Workshop Week in Bendigo. Creative Business Workshops to grow your business. $25 per session.

October 17
Monthly Folk Club
8pm, The Guildford Family Hotel

October 18
MAINfm Trivia at The Taproom
7-10pm, Shedshaker Brewing, The Mill, 9 Walker St, Castlemaine

October 20
Cushion Concert
The Capital, Bendigo

Making a Willow Garden Border Wall workshop run by local artist and sculptor Jodie Goldring
10am-12pm, all ages
Creswick Market, 21 Victoria St, Creswick

Making Tracks: Writing and Zine Workshop with Express Media for young people aged 14 - 25
Mondo Lounge, 30 Templeton St, Castlemaine, 9am - 1 pm

Gawurra & William Crighton
Two unique artists unite to present a remarkable music and social storytelling tour
Theatre Royal Castlemaine 

October 21
Booktown on Sundays
Robert Hillman, The Bookshop of the Broken-Hearted
The Warehouse, Clunes

Tim Rogers: Old songs, new songs, freshly constructed truths and libidinous lies
8pm, Bendigo Bank Theatre, 50 View St, Bendigo

October 23
Australia on Screen - introduced by John Flaus
Celia
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

October 25
Bendigo Creative Industries Hub Community Gathering 10.30am-12pm
The Morley Building, 23-25 Mitchell St, Bendigo  

October 26
The Hub Celebration - soft launch of the Bendigo Creative Industries Hub, 5-7pm
The Morley Building, 23-25 Mitchell St, Bendigo  

Back in the hood: Grumpy Neighbour perform at The Guildford Family Hotel, 7:30-11pm

October 27
Making Tracks: Writing and Zine Workshop with Express Media for young people aged 14 - 25
Maryborough Regional Library, 9am - 1pm

Fermented Foods Workshop
2pm, cost $3 & please bring afternoon tea to share, to book call Sharon at the Neighbourhood Centre on 5468 1511
Dunolly Arts Hub, 9 Thompson St, Dunolly

Anne Summers in Conversation: A Bendigo Writers Festival Bookmark Event
3pm, Bendigo Bank Theatre, 50 View St, Bendigo

Love Me Or Leave Me - A Tribute to Nina Simone performed by Christine Manetta
7:30pm, The Engine Room, 58 View St, Bendigo

October 28
Flipside Fairytales: Magic, mayhem and multitasking with all your favourite fairytale characters in an hilarious new adventure
Created and performed by Inside Out Junior Theatre company, directed by Jen Bray
11am & 3pm, Glenlyon Shire Hall

Halloween Family Fun Day - spookily-themed crafty activities for younger visitors to tackle with their families, bookings essential, $5 per family
11am-1pm, Bendigo Art Gallery

Exhibitions

 This House, My Body

This House, My Body

Throughout September
Retrace Artspace exhibition
Open 2-6pm, Thursday to Sunday
All Saints Church, 14 MacKenzie Street, Bendigo

Throughout September to October 14
In Celebration of the Pudding: 100 Years of The Magic Pudding - exhibition of original illustrations and artefacts related to Norman Lindsay's classic children's book
Creswick Museum

Throughout September and October
Transience - exhibition of works by Sharon Greenaway
Finders Keepers Cafe, 20 Mitchell St, Bendigo

To November 11
Follow The Thread - exhibition of exquisite needlecraft, textiles and artworks by Central Victorian arts & crafts practitioners, Alice Clague, Jenny Campbell, Beverley Downie, Viv Holmes, Marj Jones, Yvonne Campbell, Liz Sardone and Helen Fraser
Bendigo Visitor Centre

To  September 2
'It takes a child to grow a village' by Ann Ferguson
'Oceanarium: Deep Ocean Other World' by Karen Richards and Sue Ferrari
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough

September 6 - 30
A Woven Dialogue, a collaboration between Aboriginal weavers from Victoria & the NT
Studio residency from September 6 to 13
Open day for general public: September 12, 12-4pm
Official opening on September 14 at 4pm
Lot19, Castlemaine

To September 8
Collection Focus
LaTrobe Art Institute, Bendigo

Reflections - an exhibition of works by Kain White
Phee Broadway Theatre Foyer, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine

September 8 - October 14
Jeff Makin - Survey
Exploring the picturesque and sublime elements of nature, this survey exhibition brings together paintings and supporting studies of works from Central Victoria to the Western District
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough

To September 9
Paul Guest Prize
Bendigo Art Gallery

September 11 - 29
Romance of the swag - exhibition of work by Linda Jackson
Launch 2-4pm on September 15
Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo

September 13 - 16
This House My Body
Live art exhibition by Rachael Wenona Guy and Leonie van Eyk
Live poetry readings, discussion, wine & nibbles from 2pm on Saturday September 15
Newstead Railway Arts Hub, 8a Tivey St, Newstead

September 14 - 23
'Never be Scared of the Dark' - works by street artist Mr Dimples
Exhibition opening 6-9pm on September 14
Dudley House, View Street, Bendigo

September 15
Weaving Connections: Basketry and Fibre Arts Forum, 10am - 4pm, free but RSVP required to jodiegoldring@icloud.com
Lot 19, Castlemaine

September 16
Eaglehawk Regional Play Space grand opening
11am-2pm Lake Neangar, Eaglehawk

To September 16
Myuran Sukumaran: Another Day in Paradise
Bendigo Art Gallery

September 18 - October 28
Emerging Curator: Brigid Hansen
LaTrobe Art Institute, Bendigo

September 22 & 23
Romance of the Swag - Create Colour Collage
2 day workshop with Linda Jackson presented by Arnold Street Gallery Workshops
Byronsvale Vineyard & Accommodation, Bendigo

September 22 - October 14
Menagerie - an exhibition of birds and beetles, printed, painted and drawn by Tegan Wheeldon and Laura Gibbs
Exhibition opening 2-4pm on September 22
Newstead Railway Arts Hub, 8A Tivey Street, Newstead

September 22 - February 10, 2019
Rupture: Jessie Boylan
Bendigo Art Gallery

To September 29
The Gentleman's Collection: Contemporary Australian Art and Something Old, Something New: Andre Sardone, Metal Work & Sculpture
Gallery 369, Bendigo

October 2
Creative Industries Hub bus tour
Free tour of creative spaces in Geelong and Yarraville, 8.30am-6pm
Departing from Bendigo Bus Company Depot, Breen St, Bendigo

October 2 - 13
Koshka - Fashion for Funerals
Multi-media fashion performance showcasing garments and photos, produced by Ballarat artist, Kat Pengelly of Koshka as part of Bendigo Fashion Festival
Bendigo Marketplace

October 2 - 21
The Australian Kitchen - exhibition of works by Merrian Douglas
Launch 2-4pm on October 6
Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo

October 5 - 25
Weaving Exhibition Amazing baskets woven by the Maldon weaving group led by Aunty Marilyne Nicholls, Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owner & Master Basket Weaver
Exhibit B Window Gallery Bendigo Bank Central, Bendigo (Enter 3 Mitchell Street

October 6
Castlemaine Clay presents ClayStation #6: Phil Elson presents a visual display tracing his connection to clay from the late 1970s and early 80s to his time at Caulfield Institute and his later studio training
11:00am-1pm, free but bookings encouraged
LOT 19 Gallery Langslow Street Castlemaine
free but bookings encouraged 

October 6 - 20
Never-ending Journey, featuring the work of printmaker and painter Nyrel Saunders & master weaver Aunty Marilyne Nicholls
Tren du Bourg Hall, Maryborough

October 6 - February 10, 2019
Gothic Beauty: exhibition exploring Victorian notions of love, loss and spirituality
Enjoy a Gothic Night Out of dark Victorian revelry, performances, art & design on October 13, 7-10pm
Bendigo Art Gallery

October 7
Weaving workshops with Master Weaver Aunty Marilyne Nicholls
10am-12pm or 2-4pm
Free but bookings essential: 5434 6088
Bendigo Art Gallery

October 7 - 13
Headspace Bendigo Youth Art Exhibition
Launch 5:30-6:30pm on October 11 - coinciding with Headspace Day and Mental Health Week
Bendigo Library

October 7 - 14
Re-Imagining Energy Castlemaine
Launch on October 9, 5.30-7pm
Workshops taking place October 7-9
Exhibition of workshop concepts October 13-14, 11am-4pm
The Goods Shed, 11 Kennedy Street, Castlemaine

October 9
Beyond The Horizon: The Lure of the Liminal Journey - Julie Andrews and Caleb Maxwell present an artist talk about making a community engaged video work for the Enlighten projection festival, 10:30-11:30am, free
La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View St, Bendigo

October 10
Summer Collage Workshop - first in a series of summer workshops designed to extend your creative skill set and have fun while you create! 
Cost $5, 10am
Dunolly Arts Hub, 9 Thompson St, Dunolly

October 10 - 14
Centred - Ceramics exhibition presented by Bendigo Artists Inc
Launch at 6pm on October 12
All Saints Church, cnr McKenzie & Forest Sts, Bendigo

The Cultural Pharmacy - installation giving viewers an immersive and sensory experience where ailments are symbolically distilled and transformed into new, restorative creative experiences
The Conservatory, Rosalind Park, Bendigo

October 10 - November 28
Chart Form
La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo

October 10 - 21 January 21, 2019
Damon Moon: Subject/Object - an object-based conversation between the artist’s own ceramics works and works from each Collection, reflecting on their place in the history of art and industry
Bendigo Art Gallery

October 11 - 26
Lot 19 Spring Sculpture Prize
Launch 2-5 pm on October 11, open 12-5pm on weekends
Lot 19, Langlslow St, Castlemaine

October 12
Art in the age of anxiety - panel discussion with Jessie Boylan, Bendigo Art Gallery’s 2018 Going Solo Artist; Virginia Barratt, Writer, Performer, Doctoral Candidate; Jenna Tuke, Trauma-informed Psychotherapist; Jill Bennett, Professor of Experimental Arts and founding Director of National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW and MC: Associate Professor Jacqueline Milner, La Trobe University
5:30-8pm, Bendigo Art Gallery

October 13, 20 & 27
Datim Datim: Dja Dja Wurrung Collection Talks
Hear the history and story of 20 significant artefacts made by Dja Dja Wurrung ancestors returning to Country after more than 150 years in a repatriation project led by Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
12-12:30pm, Bendigo Art Gallery

Art & Philosophy: Looking at pictures with Clive Stratford
$5 donation, drinks & nibbles provided, 4-5pm
Arnold Street Gallery, 189 Arnold St, Bendigo

October 13 - November 18
New Work Exhibition - Showcasing the work of 13 artists
Cascade Art, 1A Fountain Street, Maldon 

October 16 - 27
Rusty Charlie and Dirty Harriet: Mural Bursary Exhibition and Unveiling of work by artist Sarah Wallace Launch 2-4pm on October 27
Arnold Street Gallery, 189 Arnold Street, Bendigo

October 19  - November 2
Castlemaine Secondary College Art Exhibition
Castlemaine Market Building

October 19 - 23
Centred - Ceramics exhibition presented by Bendigo Artists Inc
2 - 6pm, All Saints Church, cnr McKenzie & Forest Sts, Bendigo

October 20
History of Mourning Jewellery: Talk by Lord Hayden Peters, collector, curator and historian of mourning jewellery, as part of the Gothic Beauty exhibition
12-1pm, La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View St, Bendigo

October 20 & 21
Once And For All: Community Workshops
All welcome to build cardboard flowers with artist Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, to be used in performances Nov 30 - Dec 2
2-4pm, Free but bookings required
Sexton's House, Quarry Hill Cemetery, 70 Carpenter St, Bendigo

October 20, 21 & 26, 27, 28
Nibble Nibble Little Mouse
Interactive art installation for children inspired by the story of Hansel & Gretel
4-8pm, Newstead Railway Arts Hub

October 20 - 27
The Waller Exhibition
Opening event on October 20
Trades Hall, Bendigo 10am-5pm

October 27
Project Underpass, Artist Walk: Celebrate the artists who created some amazing murals along Back Creek trail - bring a bike, scooter, skateboard, hoverboard or simply walk, then join in the activities hosted by Bike Bendigo at Wolstencroft Reserve, including a community painting session with Nacho Station
Artist Walk starts at 10 am at Mundy Street Bridge, 87 Mundy St, Bendigo

Seasonal Bush Tucker Feast & Exhibition
Seasonal feast with Indigenous ingredients catered by Myrnong Mammas
12-4pm, $30 per head, for bookings call 5475 2093 or info@maldonnc.org.au                             
Makarrata Garden Tarrangower - artists Aunty Marilyne Nicholls & Forest Keegel collaborate on a sculpture project about Tuan and Powerful Owl habitat
Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, cnr Edwards and Church Sts, Maldon

 A Woven Dialogue

A Woven Dialogue


Festivals, Markets

 Courtesy of Bike Bendigo

Courtesy of Bike Bendigo

September 7, 8, 9
Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music

September 8 & 9
Spring Women's Adventure
September 8: Women's Choir Workshop with Wendy Stapleton, 10am-3pm
Flappers Masquerade Women's Ball, 7:30pm
September 9: Topp Twins in Concert 2:30-4pm
Daylesford Town Hall

September 9
Four Seasons Fine Music Festival
Newlyn

Maldon Market: Hand Made, Home Grown

September 15
Newstead CFA Community Market

September 16 & October 21
Trove Makers' Market
Bendigo

September 20
Creswick Lantern Festival
Entertainment, food and fun from 5:30pm
Join in the parade at 6:30pm to celebrate the anniversary of The Magic Pudding
Creswick Skate Park, Water St, Creswick

September 22 & October 27
Moonlight Market Bendigo

September 22 & 23
Central Goldfields Rally & Tractor Pull - Stationary engines, tractors, vintage cars, trucks, antiques and historical memorabilia, presented by the Central Goldfields Historic Machinery Society
Vintage Tractor Pull at 10am on Sunday
10am-4pm Old Dunolly Racecourse,  Dunolly-Timor Rd, Dunolly

September 23
Bendigo Pop Culture Fair 2018 - Record, Comic & Toy Fair
Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo

September 28 - 30
Weaving a Magic Pudding Cubby -Children's Festival
Creswick

80s Classics School Holiday Film Festival
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

Throughout October
Bike Bendigo’s Bike Palooza, all things bike including a Pop Up Learn-to-ride Park, Art & Street Festival on October 27

Spring Fling Festival in the Central Goldfields: free activities and events for the month of October

October 2 - 4
Elmore Field Days

October 4
Spring school holiday fun day - meet the awesome animals from Tooko Wildlife Displays or have fun painting an animal with Plasterama
10:30am-1:30pm, free, Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo

October 6
This is …Heathcote Bush Market
The RCC presents performances
Barrack Reserve, Heathcote

The Creators Market
Bendigo Stadium, Inglis Street, Bendigo

Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley, direct from Melbourne International Film Festival
3:30pm, Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

Oktoberfest Bendigo 2018 featuring Bag Raiders (DJ Set) & Shannon Noll Band
12-10pm, Bendigo Showgrounds

October 6, 7
Heathcote Wine & Food Festival

October 7
Maryborough Lions Sunday Tourist Market
Cnr Nolan and Alma Sts, Maryborough 

October 7 - 12
Get Social! - Victorian seniors Festival 2018
Over 2,000 events throughout the state

October 11 - 13
Bendigo Comedy Festival

October 13
Bendigo Fashion Festival

Dunolly Town Garage Sale

Oktoberfest @ Heathcote Inn, 12-5pm

October 13 & 14
Short Flix Festival - What's Your Story?
See films by young film makers aged 13-20
Premiere Screening, 7-9pm on October 13 and
3-5pm on October 14
Paramount Theatre, 56 Nolan St, Maryborough

October 14
Castlemaine Billy Cart Challenge 2018
10am-4pm, Monument Hill, Mostyn St, Castlemaine

Maldon Market: Hand Made, Home Grown

October 19 - 24
BendArts Festival - a week long program of events including: 
Festival Gala Dinner at Bendigo Pottery on October 19
Creating Space: Professional Development Day at La Trobe Art Institute on October 24
The Waller Exhibition at Trades Hall on October 20 - 27
Closing celebration and announcement of The Waller Art Prize at La Trobe Art Institute on October 28

October 20
The Annual Hub Garden Garage Sale - hosted by the Growing Abundance Project
233 Barker St, Castlemaine

October 21
Maldon & Baringhup Agricultural Show

Trove Makers Market Bendigo

October 26
Bendigo Rotary Spring Twilight Market 4-8pm
Bendigo South East College, Ellis St, Bendigo

October 26 - 30
Bicylce Tourism & Aus Walking and Cycling Conferences
Bendigo

October 26 & 27
Bendigo Agricultural Show

October 27
Pop Up Park - Bike Bendigo
Festival with loads of activities including: Community art project, Bicycle instruction for all ages, Free Wheeling Fun Bike mechanics, street art & screen printing workshops, Project Underpass artist walk & food vans
10am-3pm, Wolstencroft St, Flora Hill, bendigo

October 27, 28
Mucklefest
This is … Mucklefest  
The RCC presents performances on October 27
811 Muckleford-Walmer Rd, Muckleford

October 28
Bendigo Sustainable House Day presented by Bendigo Sustainability Group