Sunday 26th October, 2014. 9am – 4pm. Uniting Church Grounds, Buninyong

9am Sunday 26th, October 2014
Uniting Church Grounds, Buninyong

KOTM Fun Run

The King of the Mountain Fun Run is back again!  Will you be the next King or Queen?  Join us for a run up Mt Buninyong on festival morn.  More info


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Festival Activities

All the fun of the Fair!  Family entertainment at it’s best.  Find out what’s on at this year’s Festival or download the Festival Program.


The Buninyong Good Life Festival is  a free community focused event held in late October each year in the pretty township of Buninyong, 11km south of Ballarat.  The Festival is a celebration of our community, it’s diversity of interests, passions,  ideas and the expression of the ‘Good Life’. Each year The Festival aims to provide -
  • a platform for Community Groups to reach out to the wider Buninyong and Ballarat communities
  • a fun and low cost day of  entertainment.
  • activities and competitions where the kids can express themesleves.

The King is dead… long live the Good Life Festival.

The Good Life Festival is th re-invention of the long established Buninyong Gold King Festival that had first began in 1975, with the last event held in 2009.  The Good Life Festival retains the core values of the Gold King festival and upholds some of it’s long held traditions – such as the Decorated Bike competition.  The main purpose this ‘re-invention’ was to move the festival date to October and to re-invigorate the festival and it’s committee.

Festival Activities

Buninyoung Gold King FestivalThe 2013 Festival is shaping up to be a day focused on Fun, Free, Family entertainment.  Download the Festival Program.

Here’s just some of our activities and entertainment

Main Stage – Entertainment Hub

The entertainment hub is located in the Uniting Church grounds.

9.30am Ecumenical Worship Service – Combined Churches of Buninyong
10.25am Ashley Bryden – Welcome to the Festival Song
10.30am JETE Dance Group
10.50an Kyoshu Group Demonstration
11.10am Ballarat Concert Memorial Band
11.55am Presentation – Winners of King of the Mountain Run
12.05 Ballarat Community Health – Tai Chi Demonstration
12.30pm Pantomine – Cinderella
1.20pm Tim Tim
1.35pm Interview with Buninyong Community Bank
1.45pm Gerry Skene
2.10pm The Rookeepers (Wildlife demonstrator)
2.30pm Ashley Bryden
3.00pm Laura Hill
4.00pm End of Event

Festival Highlights

  • Sing Australia – Uniting Church – 1:45pm.
  • Bowen Hill Art Group show – Buninyong Town Hall
  • Buninyong Makers Market
  • Health Information Hub
  • Stalls – Art, Craft and Local Producers
  • Healthy Food & Beverage stalls.
  • Dunk Tank – Buninyong Primary School – dunk a teacher!
  • ‘My Good Life’ – Kids Photo Competition display – Foodworks Buninyong.

Roving Performers

  • Tim Tim – Bubbleologist, magic.  – All Day
  • The Rookeepers (Wildlife demonstrator) – from 11am – Bearded dragons, small and big snakes, cockatoos, possums, crocodile, hopping mouse, long nosed potoroo.
  • Buskers – Around the Town Precinct.

Free Kids Activities*

  • Jumping Castles
  • Petting Zoo
  • Box City and Kinder Gym – Uniting Church Hall

*while these activities are free, we do appreciate a gold coin donation.



stalls-peopleInformation and expressions of interest for 2014 stall holders coming soon!

All stalls will be located in the festival grounds (Uniting Church Grounds) in Learmonth Street, Buninyong – directly opposite Foodworks Supermarket.

The Festival aims to present a unique market area focusing on -

  • Original and unique craft products
  • Healthy food
  • Educational and Information stalls



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