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Live Stage & Beer Garden

WIN a luxury family holiday to Bali with Miss Ruby Café



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Classic Car Show

50 Classic Cars from the Sunseeker Classic Car Club on show

Food Glorious Food 

Centre Road Bentleigh is fast becoming a food destination, join us at the Bentleigh festival and experience the delight of Bentleigh - More Food offers will be added daily.

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L & L Master Butchers

After a long stint on the sidelines, L&L are bringing back their famous roadside BBQ for the Bentleigh Festival. We will be cooking up a wide variety of award winning sausages and 'Artisan' products, so make sure you come in and treat yourself to the best local produce that Bentleigh can offer!! We will have incredible, one day only specials in store, so that your next event will be the talk of the town!

Purchase Your Ride Pass At The Festival

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Ride Tickets are now only available on the day at a Ticket booth.  Ride passes give unlimited access to all rides and attractons

On line sales closed

Trader Offers

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Bentleigh Festival will have some great offers. Keep an eye on here to find out more

2019 Bentleigh Festival Stall Holder

Expression of Interest 

Now Open

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Sunseekers Car Club @ Bentleigh Festival 

Bentleigh Festival 2019

Celebrating Bentleigh

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Bentleigh Festival 2019

After such a successful Festival in 2018,  we have decided to do it again










The world comes to you

Our Deconstructed parade is back and it will be bringing a world of entertainment to you. 
We have gathered cultural performers from all over Melbourne that will proudly show  you what is considered traditional cultural dance and music that your Nonna's and Aunties will love, then we have some fun and show some update 2nd and 3rd generational takes and how new traditions are being made.

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What's Happening On the Day

Rides & Amusements

Rides can be booked through the festival website: pre-booked ride wristbands are $20 for unlimited access and $25 at the event. A single ride ticket will also be available on the day for $5.  This is extremely good value compared to other events.

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Deconstructed Parade

The entertainment comes to you. With most festivals you must go to the entertainment, and we all know as traders that can be difficult if your busy serving all the customers who will be coming to your business, so we will send the entertainment to you in the form of a deconstructed parade. Starting a 11.30am and every 20 minutes there will be entertainment that will pass by your business, this will run until 4.30pm expect to see:
• Music
• Dance
• Community groups and more

Car Show 

The Bentleigh Festival will provide a full day of entertainment for all patrons. A full rundown of all entertainment will be published on November 1st.

All positions for the Bentleigh Festival are now full and registrations have now closed 

Bentleigh Traders Association President

Dear Bentleigh Trader

The Bentleigh Traders Association is pleased to present our Bentleigh Festival for 2019 after a fantastic relaunch in 2018.

The Bentleigh Festival is our largest event on our promotional calendar with an anticipated crowd of 40,000 people in 2019

The Bentleigh Traders Association management committee aim to make the Festival all about showing off the best of Bentleigh and to entice patrons both local and far and wide into the precinct and to return to the precinct again and again.

It is easy to confirm your participation and to keep up to date with all the information you need to know about the festival, with our dedicated festival website we encourage you to jump on and register and become familiar with the site.

To make the Bentleigh Festival successful it is up to all of us to participate, we know there is a short lead time, but through our Marketing team who are here to assist we know we can have a fantastic and successful day.

The Bentleigh Festival will have a substantial advertising program in place that will advertise the Bentleigh Festival as a whole and your business as an individual.

If you need help don’t be shy, we are here to assist.

We look forward to a successful event for all our members.

Jochem DenBoon President | Bentleigh Traders Association

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Festival Rides

What's a festival without amusement rides, Bentleigh Festival will have major rides all the way down Centre Road

If you have pre purchased you ride tickets you can pick them up from the information centre located opposite Bentleigh Station

  • 13 major Rides 

  • Suitable all ages

  • Unlimited Ride Pass

  • Single Ride Ticket

Ride Pass Prices

  • $25 - Unlimited Ride Pass purchased at the festival 

  • $5 - Single Ride Ticket, purchased at the festival 

  • Online Ride tickets Now Closed

What's On

Win a 4 Night Cruise on the Pacific Dawn

Visit Helloworld Travel at the Bentleigh Festival on Sunday 24th November and go in the draw to win a Cruise!*⁠ ⁠ 4 night Kangaroo Island Cruise on Pacific Dawn⁠ ⁠ *Conditions Apply. See in store for details⁠ ⁠

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Wolfe & Molone Open Air Cellar

Join the team at Wolfe & Molone for a jam packed day of festival fun. 
Open air Cellar Door
Dog Show | Pups & Pino Playground
Beer Garden | Okar Bar
Live Music

Festival Entertainment

Our Deconstructed Parade will start at 11.30am and go through to 4.30pm. Acts include Marvel Super Heroes , K Pop, Bigtime Bands, Jungle Fever and more.
Campbell Street Stage will host a variety of local community groups along with bands and demonstations

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Show Cars

SHOWCARS MELBOURNE will be displaying 80 quality cars at the 2019 Bentleigh Festival. Including, Street Machines, Hot Rods, American Muscle, Classic Cars, Original Rides & Custom Bikes.

West End Beer and Food Garden

Family friendly area that is served by "The Bottle O - Grapevine" if you wish to partake in a drink while watching the world go bye or chose from: Zacks woodfired Pizza, Flaked Out, Centre Chicken or Swaad Indian food outlets, who will all have specials on the day

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Pups & Pinot Playground  & Dog Show @ Wolfe & Molone

Wolfe & Molone are super excited to be holding Bentleigh’s first ever Dog Show, Sponsored by SavourLife

Join us at the Savour Life Stage (Cnr Centre & Gilbert Grove) and enter your beloved pooch into one of our 6 categories:

12:30pm - Best Dressed

12:50pm - Best Trick Shown

1:10pm- Best Rescue Dog

2:30pm - Fiercest Bitch

Kids Entertainment & Activities

Face Painting, Disco, Cookie Decorating, Shows and Classes. Santa's Arrival

Kids Ent
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Free Yoga Classes @ Seven Points

 Pop in for a cup of herbal tea in the Centre Arcade with Seven Points.

To celebrate our amazing community and the traditions of Yoga we will offer

THREE FREE yoga classes during the day:

Beginners at 10am with Kylie
Flow at 12pm with Kylie
Flow, Yin & Meditation at 4.30pm with Kylie

Free Wine Tasting - The Bottle O Grapevine @ West End Beer Garden

Here is a list of what you’ll get to try
- Brick Lane Brewing Beers
- Nao Nis Prosecco
- Peninsula Cider Company (Vegan)
- Jakcals Run Rosé
Lots of giveaways on the day as well!

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St Kilda FC at Bentleigh Festival

St Kilda Football Club AFLW join the Bentleigh Festival 2019. Come down and meet current players, merchandise will be available.

Southern FM Community Stage

11.00am Bentleigh West PS

11.30am Tiger World Class Taekwondo-Bentleigh

12.00pm Bulgarian Dancers

12.30pm Bentleigh Calisthenics

1.00pm Bentleigh West PS

1.30pm Tiger World Class Taekwondo

1.50pm Bentleigh Calisthenics

2.20pm Michael Waugh Southern FM

2.45pm Melbourne Showcars Presentation

3.20pm Cassidy Rae Southern FM

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Sunday 13th February 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Bentleigh Festival is back after taking a year off like the rest of the world.

A family-friendly event for the whole community of not just Bentleigh but of all bayside and the South-East of Melbourne. 

In 2022 we will be celebrating Summer and Benteigh

The Bentleigh Festival is brought to you by the Bentleigh Traders Association, with support from the Glen Eira City Council. 

Expect a day of food and drink along with rides and entertainment and a great opportunity to connect with your community. 

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Festival Basics

1. Date: Sunday 24th November 2019

2. Times: 11am to 5pm

3. There is no cost for traders/businesses in the Bentleigh precinct to participate.

4. Register that you are participating

• Once you are registered you will have secured the area immediately outside your business, this includes road space up to 1m beyond the parking bay.

5. Road Closure:

• Centre Road between Jasper and Wheatley Roads will be closed from 6am to 7pm. All side roads leading on to Centre Road will be closed to traffic.

• Access to Centre Road after 6am will be via the eastern end of Centre Road Only (Nepean Hwy end) from 6am to 9.30am.

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Food and Alcohol

What are my Requirements?

Serving Food at the Bentleigh Festival 

  • Those traders who will be selling, serving, holding preparing food of any sort must read the Victorian Department of  Health Temporary and Mobile and Food Premises Class 2 booklet. You will also be required to confirm on the bentleigh Festival Food Permit Application Form that you have read and understood this document

To access the Victorian Department of  Health Temporary and Mobile and Food Premises Class 2 booklet.

Extending your Red Line 

  • Those traders wishing to extend their red line alcohol service area for the Festival will be required to attend a workshop with Victoria Police. “If you don’t attend you can’t extend” Meeting times will be posted prior to the event.

  • Once you have attended the workshop you will be required to complete your red line application and provide 3 copies of the extension area

  • Forms and fees will be confirmed with you

Where will I be placed at the event?

The Bentleigh Traders Association have a blanket permit for the festival area, as part of that permit we need to inform the City of Glen Eira of all participants and their activities, hence it is imperative that you register

Traders who are located on Centre Road in the Festival Area

  • If you are a trader located on Centre Road in the Festival Area you will need to register to let us know you are participating ( this will secure the area directly out front of your business, if you choose not to activate this area it may be allocated to another business.

  • You will be allocated the area directly in front of your business.

  • Your area will be as wide as your shopfront and can extend out 1 meter beyond the parking bay (if you would like to extend into your neighbours area as they are not participating you will need to let us know).

  • As the crowds will be walking down the centre of the road, you can use the footpath as part of your area however you will need to leave 1.8 meters clear (1.8m from your business front) on the footpath for disability access, this area must always be clear, with no trip hazards. We highly recommend that if you are open during the event that you activate this area (this is where you will do 99% of your business).

Traders who are not located outside of  the Festival Area

  • All traders from the Bentleigh Precinct are encouraged to participate. If you have a business that is not located on Centre Road and would like to participate we would like to assist. There are plenty of prime positions that are available for these traders, and you will get priority placement into these positions over community groups or any other vendors. If you are a food trader, we will assist with power as a minimum – please contact us to discuss.

  • If you are interested in one of these positions, we highly recommend that you contact us A.S.A.P to get the best positions locked in.

What assistance is available? 

The Bentleigh Traders Management what the festival to be as easy and successful as possible for all its members. We have secured great deals on your behalf with suppliers and we will be holding information and workshops from June to November. 

Equipment Hire.

  • Equipment Hire can sometimes be quite expensive, we have negotiated with suppliers on your behalf to try and get some of the best deals we can.

  • Equipment Hire will be available in our Bentleigh Festival shop on this website.

  • If you require power, you will also need to purchase this, bringing generators in for the festival is very expensive so this service is only available for businesses that do now have a premise in the festival area.

  • You will be able to hire marquees, fencing, tables etc, in the festival shop. (opening feb 2022)

  • Equipment Hire needs to be finalised by Friday 8th November 2019

Equipment Hire Now Closed

Training, Information and workshops.

  • In 2019 we will be offering a number of workshops / seminars to help you get the most our of the Bentleigh Festival. 

  • A full schedule will be posted in June 2019

  • If you would like to extend you Red Line, please email organise your workshop.

  • If you would like a one on one session to discuss your ideas for the Bentleigh Festival, email

Training & Workshop Now Closed

Bump in and Bump Out instructions

  • 6am to 7am is for Rides, stages, marquee set up along with other infrastructure. 

  • 7am to 10am Stall set up. 

  • Vehicles are allowed on the street during these times to assist with your setup all Vehicles must be off the street by 10am, please ensure while in the Festival area you have hazard lights on and you do not exceed 20km/ph. 

  • BUMP IN ENTRY is from the eastern end of Centre Road Only (we suggest you enter Centre Road from Thomas Street) 

  • BUMP IN EXIT is via Godfrey Street only 

  • BUMP OUT will commence at 5pm and finish at 7pm, street must be cleaned and ready to hand back over to VIC Roads.


  • On exit your site must be clean of all rubbish, i.e. please take all boxes, any cooking oil and any other rubbish. 

  • Any trader or group who do not remove rubbish will be charged $750 for its removal. 

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