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FESTIVAL DATE: Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of APRIL, 2015

APPLICATION INFO: The Bendigo Easter Festival retail vendor sites and catering vendor sites will run across all the three days of the festival with outlets located in different areas. Fiesta Events & Catering is seeking expressions of interest from catering operators and retail operators to participate in the Bendigo Easter Festival 2015. Opportunities to be involved are limited so get you applications in quick.

Join us this Easter in April for the 145th Bendigo Easter Festival, link to promo video on YouTube.





Operating times

The Bendigo Easter Festival

Sidney Myer Place *

Amusement Rides - Lower Bull St.*

Fun Zone - McCrae St.*

Rosalind Park - Cedar Garden

Rosalind Park - Bunya Garden

+Thursday 2 April 2015

5 PM to 10 PM

Friday 3 April 2015

10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday 4 April 2015

10 AM to 5 PM

10 AM to 9 PM*

Sunday 5 April 2015

10 AM to 5 PM

+ note only Rosalind Park - Bull St Bridge food vendors will trade at the music event on 2 April 2015. This will be a drug, alcohol and smoke free community event.

Saturday 4 April 2015 trading until 9PM

Note; All beverage rights for this event are through Fiesta Events & Catering. Vendors will be notified of the drink provider three (3) weeks before the event. Under NO circumstances are vendors to sell any other products then the contracted drink provider. This also include slushies products, 




Application Open (multiple stage process member registration, stall info form & applications)

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Applications close (applications without bond payment will not be considered)
(Late applications will not be accepted, as selection process would have started).

Friday, 30 January 2015

Stage 1 - Notification to successful applicants

(No information will be available before this date)

Friday, 6 February 2015

Stage 1 - Full Payment Due 
(If full payment isn't received by due date site will offered in stage 2 notifications)

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Stage 2 - Notification to successful applicants and unsuccessful applicants

Friday, 13 February 2015

Unsuccessful applicants bonds refunded 
($500 refunded into nominated account)

Monday, 16 February 2015

Stage 2 - Full payment due

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Health services documentation due (Statement of trade via street trader must be uploaded)

Thursday, 6 March 2015

Event start

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Event End

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Bonds refunded/ or rolled over to next event
($500 refunded into nominated account)

Monday, 20 April 2015


1. Read the terms and conditions

2. Read the submission guidelines

3. Complete the member registration form, this will inform us of your business

4. Complete a stall/outlet information form for each outlet you have available

5. Complete an application for each outlet


The Bendigo Easter Festival returns to Bendigo from THU 2nd to SUN 6th of APRIL, 2015. The Bendigo Easter Festival and a free Community Festival for all the family to enjoy over the long weekend.

Since 1870, the Bendigo Easter Festival has played a key part in the Victorian festival calendar.

Evolving over the years, to culminate in its’ current format, the Festival is an iconic fun-filled event. It offers something that no other event does. Today, the festival continues this tradition, showcasing Bendigo’s diverse community and cultural heritage. Our goldfields heritage is celebrated annually through the cultural displays of the Bendigo Chinese Association during the festival. The Torchlight Procession and Gala Parade are an opportunity for the Bendigo community to express their artistic talent and culture. The Bendigo Easter Festival is the oldest ongoing festival in Australia and in 2015 will celebrate it's 145th anniversary. It is an integral part of cultural life in Greater Bendigo and we look forward to highlighting many sections of Bendigo’s heritage during the festival.

Visitors to Bendigo and local residents come together to celebrate the Easter Weekend, with an abundance of activity and entertainment. With heaps of live music, art and craft stalls, family friendly activities, food and retail stalls, there is something different to experience and enjoy each day.

Whether you are looking for a fun way to entertain the family on the long weekend, this event provides something for everyone to enjoy.

Easter Thursday

MicUpProdctions (BendgioFReeZA) will present a FREE, fully supervised all ages music event on Easter Thursday.

This will be a drug, alcohol and smoke free community event held in Rosalind Park.

MicUp Productions regularly hold these events in our region, and for the first time in 2014 an event was held as part of the Bendigo Easter Festival. It was a resounding success, and we can't wait to see what amazing artists are secured for 2015. The perfect way to kick off your long weekend in Bendigo.

The time of the event is to be confirmed at a later stage.

Good Friday

Family Day

A wide variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy, in the beautiful shady surrounds of Rosalind Park:

•             Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt

•             Farmer Daryl's animal farm

•             High energy African Drumming workshops

•             Classic car displays

•             Children's amusement rides

•             Live music from local performers

•             Huge variety of entertainment on the main stage and roving throughout the park all day

•             Central Victorian Lion Team performance

•             Interactive children's activities

The final entertainment program will be finalised early in 2015.

Rotary Art Craft & Produce Market

Presented by the Rotary Club of Bendigo Sandhurst. You'll be spoilt for choice with a huge range of delicious produce, quality arts and crafts on offer.

Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt

Held in the shady surrounds of Rosalind Park, this popular event has become an Easter Festival tradition. Children will be delighted as the join in the fun, searching for thousands of Easter Eggs hidden in straw.

Children will participate with their own age group and will need to book in advance for the appropriate session time. Session times for each age group, along with ticket prices, will be confirmed closer to the event.

Easter Saturday


A wide variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy, in the beautiful shady surrounds of Rosalind Park:

•             Farmer Daryl's animal farm

•             Historic Fire Truck Rides

•             Children's amusement rides

•             Classic car display

•             Live music from local performers

•             Huge variety of entertainment on the main stage and roving throughout the park all day

•             Interactive children's activities

The entertainment program will be finalised in early 2015.

Chinese Spring Festival

The Bendigo Chinese Association presents this unique cultural event featuring authentic Chinese performances on Dai Gum San.

Awakening of the Dragon

A unique experience in Bendigo, performed in front of large crowds who gather along Bridge Street in the afternoon, before Sun Loong is due to walk the streets of Bendigo. Prior to the awakening lion dancing, dragon dancing, folk dancing and music-making providea colourful event for young performers from all over Australia to display traditional dance movements performed with traditional musical accompaniment. It is also a chance for the Bendigo Chinese Associations own performing teams to show off their many hours of practice.

The ‘Dance of the Lions’ gives the performers an opportunity to display intricate and symbolic movements. The dances of the lions are designed to tease the dragon to a state of awakening. Along with the lions, firecrackers are used, as it is necessary to make a lot of noise to wake an Imperial Dragon.

At the end of all the dances, a finale of 100,000 firecrackers is used to ensure that the Imperial Dragon is awakened.

Torchlight Procession& Fireworks

Enjoy a spectacular display of illuminated floats and the spectacular Chinese section featuring YarLoong the night dragon. Don't forget to cheer on our local emergency service heroes as they march through the streets.

Line the streets from View Street/Rowan St roundabout, Pall Mall, McCrae Street and Chapel Street to get a glimpse of all the lanterns, colour, sirens, music, marching bands, lions and spectacular night dragons.

Following the end of the procession, keep an eye out for a magnificent fireworks display.

Easter Sunday


A wide variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy, in the beautiful shady surrounds of Rosalind Park:

•             Farmer Daryl's animal farm