9am Sunday 25th, October 2015


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.


The Buninyong Good Life Festival Committtee is pleased to announce that it has taken over management of the Buninyong Farmers Market. We are completely re-launching and re-branding the market which we are now calling the Buninyong Village Market.stalls-people

The first Buninyong Village Market day will be held in co-ordination with this years festival, with all Stall Holders essentially being part of the market.

A new 2014 Village Market application is subsequently now available to download.

Stalls will be available in

  • the festival grounds (Uniting Church Grounds) in Learmonth Street, Buninyong – directly opposite Foodworks Supermarket.
  • Inside & outside the Town Hall
  • And inside the Masonic Lodge.

This year we’ll also be offering a Mini Makers Craft stall for enterprising young children to display and sell their craftwares.

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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