Events in Buninyong

2022

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Cycling information Session

Thursday 8 December, 5-6:30pm , Buninyong RSL Hall

Buninyong Pop-up Shop

Buninyong Town Hall, 2-9 December

Buninyong Carols by Candlelight

Saturday 10 December, 6:30pm, De Soza Park

Christmas Market

Saturday 10 December, 3-7pm, Buninyong Town Hall

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Open Gardens, Buninyong

Sat 29 and Sun 30 October, 10am-4pm,

5 beautiful Buninyong gardens will be open to the public over the weekend.

Tickets onsale from 25 September on Trybooking

Buninyong Village Markets

Christmas Market: Saturday 10 December, 3-7pm, Buninyong Town Hall

Spring Market: Sunday 30 October, 10am-3pm, Buninyong Town Hall

Winter Market: Saturday 23 July

Autumn Market: Saturday 2 April, 2-6pm

Buninyong Film Festival

The Film Festival staged a welcome return on 20-21 May, after a pandemic-enforced absence of two years.

Buninyong 2022 Smart Building &amp: Living Expo

Sunday 20 March 2022, 10am-3:30pm, Royal Park, Buninyong

2022 sustainability expo

Electric vehicles, sustainable building, e-waste, lifestyle

Australian Road National Elite Cycling races

The Road Nationals were held in Ballarat and Buninyong in January, with the elite men and women's races attracting crowds to Buninyong on the weekend of 15-26 January. See details of the championships at: www.roadnationals.org.au

Regular Events in Buninyong

Buninyong hosts a range of popular events for cultural, food and sporting enthusiasts. As well as its seasonal 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

A usually 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.

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Bended Knee Music Festival

Held biannually across Buninyong
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Buninyong Artpreneurs

Held biannually – all over Buninyong

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Buninyong Festival

Buninyong Festival logoHeld biennially in October, at De Soza Park and other venues in Buninyong.

The Festival will return on the last weekend of October, 2023

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The Buninyong Festival has been a vibrant community-driven event since 1975.

 

Buninyong Film Festival

bff logo newHeld annually in May, in the Buninyong Town Hall.
An annual feast of fine films interspersed with yummy food. Enjoy it on the big screen!

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To see the Buninyong Film Festival programs and audience photos from 2002 to 2017, click Buninyong Film Festival Archives.

 

Buninyong Village Market

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Held seasonally four times a year – usually in Buninyong Town Hall precinct

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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.

Christmas in Buninyong

Held annually in December – all over Buninyong

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Cycling Tournaments

January: Australian Open Road Cycling Championships

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Smart Building and Living Expo

Smart Building and Living Expo

Held annually in March 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. 

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Springtime in Buninyong

Held annually in October – all over Buninyong

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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.
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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.