BEF 2019 stage and crowd

The 150th Bendigo Easter Fair has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision follows the recommendation from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer that all non-essential mass gatherings over 500 people should be cancelled to limit the spread of the virus.
More information can be read in the media release.

We plan to pull out all the stops next year and celebrate 150 years in 2021. Can’t wait to see you all then!


Commencing in 1871, the Bendigo Easter Fair is one of Australia’s oldest ongoing community events, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020.

To recognise the significance of the 150th anniversary, it is only fitting that the celebrations be extended to a one-off four day program in 2020.

The 150th Bendigo Easter Fair is not to be missed. Over the four-day Easter long weekend, Bendigo’s beautiful Rosalind Park and surrounding streets will be transformed into a vibrant precinct bursting with family-friendly entertainment. Live stage shows, hands-on activities, carnival rides, live music, roving performers and more!

Be in the hunt for over 170,000 Easter eggs on Good Friday and Easter Saturday at the Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt, experience the thrills of Carnival Central, explore the Rotary Art and Craft Market, and marvel at the extraordinary entertainers wandering through picturesque Rosalind Park.

Dance, drums, Lion teams and 100,000 crackers are all part of the Chinese Spring Festival and Awakening of the Dragon, as Bendigo celebrates its Chinese heritage at the Dai Gum San Precinct.

As the sun sets on Easter Sunday, find your place along the road to cheer on the convoy of illuminated floats in the Fosterville Gold Torchlight Procession, concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over the city.

The 150th Bendigo Easter Fair will culminate when thousands of people line the streets on Easter Monday to watch the gorgeous display of colour in the Gala Parade. Experience the excitement as Bendigo’s newest Dragon Dai Gum Loong (the world’s longest Golden Dragon!), weaves his way through the historic streetscapes of Bendigo in his first solo parade outing.

The 150th Bendigo Easter Fair is filled with fun and excitement the whole family will enjoy, and after visiting this annual event it is sure to become your family’s Easter tradition!