The Bendigo Record, Comic and Toy Fair has been operating since 2014, and is a combination record fair and pop culture convention. The Fair regularly attracts around 25 – 30 tables of records from local sellers as well as Melbourne and Sydney traders. In addition, the Fair attracts the comic and toy crowd, with back-issue specialists, pop culture stores, pop-culture-related craft and more.
The Fair now has a regular Cosplay Contest, a kids Funzone (ideal for parking the kids while the parents scour the collectables!) and fan clubs. There is an irregular Artist’s Alley, featuring original comic book artists and writers. The Fair is growing with every event, and now attracts around 2,000 people with each event.
Held every 6 months (March and September, subject to venue availability and event clashes), this one day event takes place at the Bendigo Expo Centre, in the Bendigo Showgrounds, Holmes Road North Bendigo. Entry is $5, kids under the age of 14 accompanies by a paying adult get in for free. Entry is from 10am, with early bird entry from 9am ($10 early bird entry).
There’s onsite catering, and the Bendigo Sunday Market is nearby. The building has an ATM machine, very handy for those agonizing decisions! There’s plenty of parking at the front of the showgrounds.
Venue Address: Bendigo Expo Centre, in the Bendigo Showgrounds, Holmes Road North Bendigo.
EFTPOS / ATM: The building has an ATM machine
Entry: $5 (10am-4pm) – kids under 14 (accompanies by a paying adult) get in for free
Early Entry: $10 (9am-10am)
For more info check out the Facebook page
Contact: Peter at Bendigorctfair@outlook.com for stall holder info or to be on the mailing list