Sunday 29th October 2017 Buninyong



The Buninyong Good Life Festival


October 2017


The Buninyong Good Life Festival Returns:
Sunday 29th October 2017 at DeSoza Park Buninyong

The Good Life Festival is a free community focused event held in biannually in late October, located in the gorgeous township of Buninyong, 11 kms south of Ballarat. In 2015 the Festival returned to its historical home of DeSoza Park. In 2016 it was voted that The Good Life Festival become a bi-annual event, with the next Festival dated for October 2017.

The Festival is a celebration of the local community, of it’s diversity, interests, passions, ideas, and the expression of the ‘Good Life’.

The Festival aims to provide:

  • A fun and low cost day of entertainment for the whole family
  • Activities and competitons where the kids can express themselves
  • A platform for Community Groups to reach out to the wider Buninyong and Ballarat communities

The King is dead…

The Good Life Festival is the re-invention of the long established Buninyong Gold King Festival that ran between 1975 and 2009. The Good Life Festival seeks to retain the core values of the Gold King Festival, while also looking towards the future. The main purpose of the re-invention was to re-invigorate the festival, it’s committee, and the community.

At The Festival

There is much to see and do on Festival Day. The Good Life Festival endeavours to include a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including:

  • Free entry to the Festival grounds
  • Rock climbing wall, jumping castle, peddle cars, etc
  • Original and Unique craft stalls
  • Healthy food
  • Educational and Information stalls
  • Stage entertainment

However, the Festival does ask that you leave your dogs at home. We do have small children and food at the Festival, and it is not a place for dogs big or small. That way everyone can have a fun and safe day.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Buninyong Good Life Festival presents
Easter Egg Hunt in the Buninyong Botanic Gardens

Saturday April 15th from 10.30 am to 1.30pm
At the Buninyong Botanic Gardens (corner of Inglis & Scott Streets, Buninyong)

Bring your blankets & picnics and enjoy the entertainment after the hunt! Don’t Forget Your Basket!

What’s Happening!

10.30am – – Welcome & Overview
10.35am – – Easter Egg Hunt commences
11.00am – 11.45am – – Earl Leonard Kids Show
11.45am – 1.30pm – – Ballarat Ukulele Group
1.30pm – – Event Finish

Other Activities

11.00am – 1.00pm – Face Painting – Face Art by Annie
10.30am – 1.00pm – Coffee & cake available
10.30am – 1.30pm – Sausage Sizzle
11.45am – 12.45pm – Traditional games for kids – egg & spoon races, sack races etc
10.30am – 1.30pm – Buninyong Botanic Gardens plant sales


Supported by – Friends of Buninyong Gardens & Buninyong District Community Association
Sponsored By – City of Ballarat



The Buninyong Good Life Festival is taking expressions of interest for 2017 Stall Holders!

The Buninyong Good Life Festival aims to present a unique stalls area, focusing on:bckgrnd-mid-far_4

  • Original and Unique Craft Products
  • Healthy food
  • Educational and Informative
  • Local Producers and Products
  • Something for All Ages

With the return of the Festival to Do Soza Park in 2015, Stalls are available*:

  • Inside and outside the festival grounds in De Soza Park
  • Inside and Outside the Town Hall

*Stall locations are subject to change and cannot be confirmed until closer to the Festival date.


Stalls Expressions Of Interest

Notice 23-07-2016: Please be aware that the next Buninyong Good Life Festival will be held in October 2017. Stall Holder applications will be available closer to the event.

Contact Us

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Notice 23-07-2016: Please be aware that the next Buninyong Good Life Festival will be held in October 2017. Stall Holder applications will be available closer to the event.