What's on in the Bendigo region | Week of March 10, 2018

Do you have plans for your Labour Day weekend? Want to try something different? Here are six events that are happening in your region this weekend.

BUSH MARKET: Flyer for Redesdale Bush Market. Picture: SUPPLIED.

BUSH MARKET: Flyer for Redesdale Bush Market. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Annual bush market

Offering something of interest for all ages, the annual Redesdale bush market is one not to be missed.

For the adults, the day features performances from Bendigo and District Concert Band and The Floyd Black Band, stalls ranging from jams and chutneys to vintage items and car clubs showing off their vehicles. 

For children there's face painting available, an animal farm and a jumping castle. 

For all enquiries, please phone Alwyn on 0419 513 976 or Carolyn-Anne on 5425 3194.

Where: Redesdale Hall at Agnes Mudford Reserve, 2631 Kyneton-Redesdale Rd, Redesdale

When: Saturday, from 9am

Gold detector jamboree

Are you an avid prospector? Do you want to try your hand at gold detecting? Then you'll love the annual two day gold panning and detector jamboree. 

Take the whole family out for a fun filled prospecting weekend and enjoy the different activities. 

The weekend also includes gold detector draws and many lucky draw prizes up for grabs. 

Cost is $45 for weekend or $35 for one day.

Phone Robbie on 5494 3571 for more information or visit: www.wedderburn.vic.au 

Where: Hard Hill Tourist Reserve, Wedderburn

When: Saturday and Sunday, from 6.45am

ART: Dudley House. Picture: BENDIGO ADVERITSER

ART: Dudley House. Picture: BENDIGO ADVERITSER

Weekend for art

If you're finding the weather too warm this weekend, step inside Dudley House and enjoy 'Tacit Knowledge: Shadows and Reflections', an exhibit of works by three local artists. 

The artists, Julie Andrews, Leonie Kelsall and Noela Stratford, have joined forces to present their work, inspired by a need to make art. 

For more information phone Julie Andrews on 0438 626 100 or visit: www.julieandrewsart.com

Where: Dudley House, 60 View Street, Bendigo

When: March 8-19, 10am-5.30pm

Grapest 5km run

What's better than going for a run? Going for a run and enjoying wine of course. 

At your own pace, you can make your way through 5-10km of scenic vineyard and cool yourself down at wine tasting stations. 

At these stations, you will be sampling some of the best wines Balgownie Estate has to offer.

Following the event is live entertainment at an after party. 

Participants are also encouraged to be creative and dress up for the event. 

For more information and ticket purchases, visit:  www.grapest5krun.com.au

Where: Balgownie Estate, Bendigo

When: Saturday, 4pm-8.30pm

TRAM TUNES: Folk musician and songwriter William Alexander gets the first Blues Tram of 2017 in motion as it departs from Central Deborah Goldmine. Picture: EMMA D'AGOSTINO

TRAM TUNES: Folk musician and songwriter William Alexander gets the first Blues Tram of 2017 in motion as it departs from Central Deborah Goldmine. Picture: EMMA D'AGOSTINO

A tram full of Blues 

If both local history and music interests you, then you’ll love the Blues Tram, featuring the musical talents of Wilson and White, and John Flanagan.

Sit back, relax and be taken through the city, enjoying Bendigo's beautiful streets, local talent and alcohol and nibbles.

Sessions last for approximately 2.5 hours.

For more information and to book a place, phone 1800 813 153.

Where: Bendigo Tramways, 76 Violet Street, Bendigo

When: Saturday, 2pm-4.14pm 

Tooby Booby Festival

The Tooby Booby Festival celebrates life, beer, fun and raises money for breast cancer research.

Through research and medical breakthroughs, more people are surviving breast cancer. 

For a gold coin donation/entry fee, there's no reason not to come along and enjoy food and drinks whilst being entertained by James Blundell and other local acts.

For more information, phone 5433 5201 or visit: www.tooborachotel.com.au

Where: Tooborac Hotel and Brewery, Tooborac

When: Saturday, 12pm-5pm

Do you have an event you'd like featured in our What's On section? We'd love to know. Email us at: astrid.michael@fairfaxmedia.com.au or phone us on 5434 4470.