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The Castlemaine State Festival is a ten day extravaganza of art, music, film, culture and fun. The program is packed full of captivating events in some of Australia's finest Gold Rush era venues.Set amongst the artist hamlet of Castlemaine and surrounds, a town of 7,000 swells to over 15,000 during peak festival time. Audiences congregate from across Victoria for one of Australia's longest running Arts Festivals, now in its 42 year, which makes it Victoria’s key regional arts festival.Festival goers will no doubt enjoy the unique atmosphere of our Central Victorian community which comes together to celebrate this biennial ten-day multi-arts celebration.
Follow your (he)art for the weekend and wander the best galleries, theatres, music venues in Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine with our arts itinerary.
The Goldfields is home to some of Victoria's finest galleries, housing impressive collections of works by significant European and Australian artists.
Visit some of Australia's most historic venues including Ballarat's Her Majesty’s Theatre, Castlemaine's Theatre Royal and The Capital in Bendigo.
Discover Maryborough, a progressive town where contemporary architecture is combined with the ornate facades of gold rush buildings.