Castlemaine State Festival 2025

Castlemaine State Festival 2025

Victoria's Premier Regional Arts Festival

21 March to 6 April (dates TBC). Held in autumn every two years the festival showcases works from the region's finest artists and performing arts companies alongside national and international artists.

The Castlemaine State Festival is a ten day multi-arts celebration that draws on the distinctive culture of the central Victorian goldfields region - of old and new of the artistic and the agricultural and its dynamic community strengths.

Audiences in excess of 50,000 add to the vibrant spirit of the festival getting involved in the productions and exhibitions across the visual arts dance circus music theatre hot-rod culture literature and a dedicated program for young people. Set amongst the unique central Victorian landscape venues include historic churches and theatres mines and quarries public and private gardens.

The Castlemaine State Festival began in 1976 through the vision of founder Berek Segan AM OBE and has now grown to become Australia's longest running flagship regional arts festival. The Festival preceded any other Victorian arts festivals and has been unique in its scope and diversity, and in its impact on the social and cultural fabric of central Victoria and environs.


A range of walking maps including natural and cultural heritage walks in Castlemaine and surrounding areas are available from the Visitor Information Centre in the Castlemaine Market Building Mostyn Street. For downloadable walking maps visit or visit the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre.

A fleet of bicycles with helmets are available for hire from $25/half-day and $35/full-day from the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre.

There are local buses servicing Castlemaine Chewton Campbells Creek Maldon and Bendigo. For service schedules visit

Castlemaine Taxis service all areas in the region and can be contacted on 131 008.


Market Building 44 Mostyn Street Castlemaine
Phone: 03 5471 1795 or toll free 1 800 171 888

❊ When ❊

From: Friday 21st of March 2025  To  Sunday 6th of April 2025

❊ Web Links ❊

Castlemaine State Festival 2025

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Castlemaine State Festival 2025