Buninyong hosts a range of popular events for cultural, food and sporting enthusiasts. As well as its regular monthly markets and annual festivals, big crowds gather in August and January to watch top-class cycling tournaments. Other interesting events, such as the Writers' Festival, are occasionally held here too.
Held on the first weekend in May, in the Buninyong Town Hall.
An annual feast of fine films interspersed with yummy food. See them on the big screen!
Enquiries: Sue Nunn - 5341 2266 or Joan Goldsmith - 5341 3451
More about the Buninyong Film Festival
Buninyong Good Life Festival
A new festival called the Buninyong Good Life Festival replaced the former Gold King Festival in October 2011.
The next Buninyong Good Life Festival will be held on 21st October 2012.
Call 0419 584 227 or write to PO Box 477 Buninyong or visit the Buninyong Good Life Festival website for more information.
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The Designer Craft Market @ Buninyong
This exciting new market showcases high quality handcrafted items by talented local artists and designers.
Come along and see what our creative artists and designers have for sale!
The markets are held in the Buninyong Town Hall every few months, on Saturdays from 9am till 2pm.
2013 Designer Craft Market Dates
23rd March 9.00am - 2.00pm
25th May 9.00am - 2.00pm
14th September 9.00am - 2.00pm
7th December (Christmas TWILIGHT Market) 4.00pm - 9.00pm
Held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Fresh produce, fine food and wine
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ballarat East
Enquiries: Phone: 5330 1481 Mobile: 0403 502 199
More about the Buninyong Farmers' Market
The inaugural Buninyong Marvellous Marmalade Fair was a great success. The Mayor presided over the ceremony in the Buninyong Town Hall on Sunday 5th February and an enthusiastic crowd applauded the many marmalades submitted from around Australia. Names of the prize-winners and the Selectors' decisions for this year's Australian and Buninyong Village Elevens have been published on the MarmalAshes website.
The next Buninyong Marvellous Marmalade Fair will be held on 3rd February 2013. Make sure your jars of citrus delicacies will be in the competition.
150th Anniversary of the Geelong to Ballarat Railway line, 14th - 15th April 2012
The towns along the railway line hosted many informative events for the celebrations.
January: Australian Open Road Cycling Championships
More about the Bike Races in Buninyong
Held annually over the Victorian Labour Day long weekend, the Ballarat Begonia Festival has gardening and lifestyle displays, horticultural exhibits, food and wine vendors, children's activities and entertainment.