Ballarat Begonia Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

7 Mar 2020 to 9 Mar 2020

The Ballarat Begonia Festival has a long and rich history, beginning in 1953, with now over 60,000 visitors enjoying the event over the March Long Weekend.

The festival program offers an array of exciting activities for both adults and children, involving the community in a healthy, free, outdoor nature experience.

This year’s highlights include:

On the Begonia Stage:
Saturday, 7 March: Costa Georgiadis & Sophie Thomson from Gardening Australia and dirtgirl from famous ABC Kids show ‘Dirtgirlword’
Sunday, 8 March: Celebrity Chef Poh Ling Yeow, 2019 MasterChef finalists Tim Bone and Anushka Zargaryan
Monday, 9 March: PowerFM Begonia Parade along Wendouree Parade, ABC kids’ favourite blue heeler Bluey and magician Barry Govan

Throughout the three day festival:
Begonia Display in the Conservatory
Gardener’s and Creative Designer’s Markets for purchasing opportunities
Begonia Courtyard with The Forge Pizzeria
Begonia Bar with Red Duck Brewery, Cubby Haus Brewing, Kilderkin Distillery and Wightwick Wines
Pot-A-Plant activity with the BotaniKids
Paint with the Society of Artists
Super Sandpit
Obstacle Course with kids gym classes
Build your own mini tree house to take home
Live Music on three stages and lots of roving entertainment
Plenty of food outlets


Bar Broadband Internet Access Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Public Toilet Restaurant Shop


Free Entry

Event Times

7 Mar 2020 to 9 Mar 2020

Annual Event


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Gillies Street North, Wendouree, 3355

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