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Bendigo Easter Fair will celebrate it’s 150th festival in 2021.

Bendigo Easter Fair Society 150 Years Logo

Bendigo Easter Fair Society 150 Years

Bendigo Easter Fair Society is the Bendigo Easter Fair custodian.

The Bendigo Easter Fair Society is a not for profit organisation that has been involved in staging the Easter Festival since 1871; the longest, continuously running community festival in Australia. With the help of the City of Greater Bendigo and sponsors, this largely free event has been staged for the benefit of locals and visitors alike.

The Bendigo Easter Festival continues to showcase Bendigo’s diverse community through displays from the Bendigo Chinese Association and many other community groups who have contributed to it’s success. The Gala Parade and Torchlight Lantern Procession are integral to the festival and provide opportunities for the community to express artistic talent and demonstrate cultural diversity.

More details about the 150th Bendigo Easter Fair will be announced in the lead-up to 2021.


Dragon Head poster competition

Due to the unfortunate circumstances of the current environment, the Bendigo Easter Fair Society have made the decision to postpone our dragonhead competition until next year. We would like to thank you for considering entering this competition and hope you will reenter next year. Updated details will follow at a later date.

Thank you again and wish you all well.

Miss Popular Girls and Past Committee Members Reunion

We are looking to have a reunion of the Miss Popular Girls and Past Committee members in 2020 for our 150th anniversary. If you know of anyone who was a Miss Popular Girl or a Committee member (PDF list) from the past we would love for you to contact us with their information. (We understand that many of the people listed have passed away, however they are listed to give all participants appropriate recognition.)



Jin Yang Chinese Restaurant
180 High Street, Kangaroo Flat

Rising Sun Hotel
84 Barnard Street, Bendigo

DCK Real Estate
35 Queen Street, Bendigo

Villawood Management
47 Queen Street, Bendigo

Alexandra Place Motel
200 McCrae Street, Bendigo

William Farmer Funeral Directors
151 McCrae Street, Bendigo

MGR Accountants
1 Sommerville Street, Flora Hill

Santons of Bendigo
33 Bridge Street, Bendigo

ASQ Garden and Landscape
187 Upper California Gully Road, California Gully

Quest Apartments
Lucan, High and McCrae Streets

Golden City Timber and Hardware – Mitre 10
129/131 Breen Street, Bendigo

Bendigo Original Pie Shop
266 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo

National Tiles
10 Nolan Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Bendigo Motel Association

Foundry Hotel
366 High Street, Golden Square



Simon and Sue Mulqueen
29 Miller Street, Bendigo

Mitre 10 – Hume & Iser
35-37 Charleston Road, Bendigo

Bendigo District RSL
73 Havilah Road, Bendigo

Kennington Dental
115 Sternberg Street, Kennington

Specialized Heating and Cooling
7 Stanley Street, Bendigo


Bendigo Bank
89 Mitchell Street, Bendigo

Light projection Sponsor

Bendigo Bank

Fireworks Sponsors

Boss Security

Teddy Bear’s Picnic Sponsor

Dragon City Marshal Inc

Donation of giveaways
Variety Super Store
Arnott’s Biscuits

Fireworks Sponsor

Bendigo Fireworks

Launch Sponsor

Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch