Coming Events

Love's Labours Lost, Buninyong Gardens, 8-10, 15-17 Feb 2019
Smart Building and Living Expo, Royal Park, Sunday 24 Feb

Events in Buninyong

Springtime in Buninyong: 27-28 October

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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 January to watch top-class cycling tournaments. Other interesting events, such as the Writers' Festival, are occasionally held here too.

The Bard in Buninyong

An annual production in the Buninyong Botanic Gardens of a well-loved Shakespearean play, performed by the local theatre troupe, The Bard in Buninyong, directed by Susan Pilbeam.

See more on the Bard's Facebook page: The Bard in Buninyong on Facebook

Buninyong Festival

Buninyong Festival logoNow held biennially in October, the Buninyong Festival has been a vibrant community driven event since 1975.

Call 0408 116 202 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact the organisers or visit the Buninyong Festival website for more information.


Buninyong Film Festival

filmHeld on the fourth weekend in May, in the Buninyong Town Hall.
An annual feast of fine films interspersed with yummy food. Enjoy it on the big screen!
Visit the Buninyong Film Festival website for more information.

To see all the Buninyong Film Festival programs and audience photos from 2002 to 2017, click Buninyong Film Festival Archives. (These archives have been restored from the former Buninyong Film Festival website.)


Buninyong Village Market

Buninyong village market logoHeld every few months, usually in the Town Hall precinct.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Buninyong village market's Facebook page for more information.


Carols by Candlelight

Held mid-December in Desoza Park, starting around 6.30pm. A popular family event with massed choir, sausage sizzle, and a visit by Santa. BYO candles or torch.

Smart Building and Living Expo

Smart Building and Living Expo

Held annually at Royal Park, this local event is part of Australia’s biggest Sustainable Living Festival. Smart Building and Living Ballarat showcases local sustainable building and lifestyle services and products for those planning to build or retrofit sustainable home solutions, and those interested in sustainable lifestyle and food choices. For more information visit: Smart Building and Living Expo or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cycling Tournaments

January: Australian Open Road Cycling Championships

See Cycling

Some Special Events

Avenue of Honour Restoration - Community March

A large crowd turned out to watch and participate in the Community March along Buninyong's restored Avenue of Honour in Learmonth Street on 1 July 2017. Commemorative ceremonies, with a flyover by the RAAF, took place outside the Town Hall and the Avenue was rededicated to honour the 167 men of the former Buninyong Shire who died in World War I.

Buninyong Avenue of Honour

Inaugural production by the Bard of Buninyong

The Tempest in the Buninyong Botanic Gardens
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Shakespeare's much-loved comedy brought magic to the Buninyong Botanic Gardens in February 2017. Directed by Susan Pilbeam, the play was a delight from start to end, as it moved through the Gardens, from the rotunda to the lily pond to the walled garden.
Visit The Bard in Buninyong's Facebook page

Beautiful Buninyong Exhibition

Artist Bruce Hargrave's lovely exhibition of Buninyong water colours was a delight for all who visited it in May 2013. Bruce subsequently painted a series of commissioned works around the district and can be contacted via his website Bruce Hargrave, artist if you are interested in commissioning a painting of this district:

Further afield

Ballarat Begonia Festival

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.