1. Events occurring over the next month in Bendigo and Central Victoria
WM Loud Bendigo Tennis International
Free Entry. Competition fees.
Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival
November 15th 11:00am-7:00pm
Bendigo National Swap Meet
November 15th and 16th 9:00am-5:00pm
Weekend Pass $15
Saturday Adults $10
Sunday Adults $5
School Aged Children Free
RACV Energy Breakthrough
November 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd
Free Entry. Competition Fees.
Water Safety Day
Jimmy Possum Factory Tour
Child (12-17) $ 8
Under 12 Free
Light Up the Christmas Tree
Dribs and Drabs Cabaret Show
The Square- Bendigo’s Handmade Market
December 6th and 7th
Historic Post Office Tour
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm (Daily)
Child $15 (includes a gift from Santa)
TreX Australian Cross Triathlon Championships
December 13th and 14th
Free Entry. Competition fees.
Eaglehawk UFS Dispensary- Canterbury Carols
Trove Makers Market
New Year’s Eve Midnight Fireworks
Bendigo Community Farmers Market
2. Selected Event with largest Patronage- Bendigo National Swap Meet
a) Positive Impacts associated with event
20,000 people in attendance
No vacancies in accommodation
Showcases Bendigo and surrounding area
Successful social event
Affordability of items
Media coverage in social media, print media and visual media
A nationally acclaimed event
b) Negative Impacts associated with event
Increased traffic around venue
Limited car parking
Cost of car parking
Cost of food inside event
Varying stall spaces
Limited availability of items
Noise- venue close to residential areas
Cost of hiring casual staff on a weekend
3. The most popular events in Bendigo and Central Victoria and the purpose they serve in society.
I believe the most popular events in the Bendigo region are the following Sporting events.
The Bendigo International Madison is a cycling event that takes place over the Labour Day long weekend in March. It includes street cycling events as well as sprint racing and a criterium. Riders from all over Australia and the World take part in this event. The benefits of this event are International exposure, financial, sponsorship, health awareness, community partnerships, social participation and the opportunity to showcase tourism throughout our region.
The Bendigo Football League Grand Final is held in September each year following the Home and Away football season. The Bendigo Football League Grand Final has an attendance of 10,00-12,000 people and is held at the major sporting arena in the town the Queen Elizabeth Oval. This event brings together people from all walks of life whether they are supporters, players, umpires, coaches or committee members. Obviously there is health benefits for those who participate in the sport and other benefits include social, financial and community partnerships.
The Bendigo Cup (Horse Racing) is held in late October each year. And is one of the major events on Country Victoria Racing calendar. The Bendigo Cup is quite popular amongst the Horse racing fraternity as it is the last qualifying event prior to the Melbourne Cup held on the first Tuesday in November. Trainers, jockeys, members and spectators can from various states and territories around Australia as well as surrounding towns. The event is seen as quite a significant event…