Friday 7th - Sunday 10th November 2014
Planning for the 2014 Festival of St Arnaud is well under way, and we hope to have an exciting and fun line-up for you this year. Please check back during the year for updates to the program.
For those of you who don't already know, St Arnaud is a picturesque town in the Goldfields, 60 minutes drive west from Bendigo, 70 minutes drive north of Ballarat. We are about a 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne, so why not make a day trip up here! There are plenty of places to stay if you are thinking of exploring the area.
Pronounced St Ar-nad, not the French way (we are in Australia!) the town St Arnaud was named after a Crimean war 'hero', Jacques le Roy de Saint Arnaud, a French commander who had a great victory at the time the township was established. Several of our local streets are named after successful war commanders of the era. There are several sculptures in the town portraying St Arnaud at the time of his victory.