Australia's Favourite Festival

Vote for the Begonia Festival to be Australia's Favourite Festval!

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Support Begonia to be Australia's Favourite Festival Event.

The Ballarat Begonia Festival was recently named Best Regional Event in Victoria in the Australian Event Awards 2014, and voting is now open for your opinion on Australia's Favourite Festival - make your vote for Begonia now

The Ballarat Begonia Festival attracted a record crowd in 2014, with 45,000 people attending the event over three days. Crowds were up from 30,000 in 2013.

The Australian Event Awards are considered the pinnacle awards program for the events industry in Australia. The awards are an opportunity for all Australian events to be acknowledged on a level playing field, across the entire national events industry. 


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March 7-9th 2015

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"By far the best weekend. Thanks City of Ballarat, enjoyed the stay."

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"I love this festival, combines everything Australia is, gardens, entertainment, kids amused!"

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"Such a huge happy community in Ballarat. Begonia Parade always a winner."