Get involved in the 150th Bendigo Easter Fair

The City of Greater Bendigo is calling for volunteers and float entries for the 150th Bendigo Easter Fair.

To celebrate the milestone, the fair will this year be run over four days from Friday April 10 to Monday April 13. Registrations are now open for floats for the Fosterville Gold Torchlight Procession and the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade. This year, the torchlight procession will be held on Easter Sunday and the gala parade on Easter Monday.

The City is also calling for event volunteers. It estimates it will need approximately 80 volunteers aged 15 years and over to assist with a wide variety of roles to ensure the festival runs smoothly.

City Tourism and Major Events Manager Terry Karamaloudis said the fair would not run without the support of volunteers.

“We are looking for volunteers to assist with the parades, support festival-goers and assist the many activities and attractions that are happening during the festival,” Mr Karamaloudis said.

“Volunteering or entering a float for the 150th Bendigo Easter Fair is a great way to play your part in this significant moment in history.

“The fair is one of Australia’s longest running community festivals and much loved by people young and old. Bendigo truly comes alive at Easter and we are especially looking forward to this year’s special celebration.

“We hope to have a fantastic selection of floats for this year’s parades and we are encouraging anyone in the community who has previously entered a float, or who has a great idea for one, to enter.

“Volunteers are also absolutely critical to the fair’s success, so we encourage all interested people to come forward.”

To enter a float or to register as a volunteer please visit:


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