Tourism & Events

 Indigo Shire's Autumn 2015 calendar of events is now available.Indigo_Alpine_Autumn_calendar_of_events_01-page-001.jpg

Contact the tourism department on 1300 365 003 or email info@indigoshire.vic.gov.au for a printed copy.

Indigo Shire is situated in Victoria's picturesque North East. It borders the Murray River, the Australian Alps and is 270km north east of Melbourne.

The Shire is renowned for its natural beauty and preserved historic character. The Rutherglen area is world renowned for wine production. The historic towns of Beechworth, Chiltern and Yackandandah attract thousands of visitors each year to take in their historic character and natural beauty, and to attend their various festivals and events held throughout the year.

For a full years list of events and festivals click here.

 

Annual Events

  • January - Annual Birthday Celebration of Henry Handel Richardson (Chiltern), Rutherglen Rowing Regatta, Opera in the Alps (Beechworth), Beechworth Music Festival
  • February - Writers, Readers and Poets Weekend (Beechworth)
  • March - Yackandandah Folk Festival, Tastes of Rutherglen Festival, Chiltern Pro Rodeo
  • April - Golden Horseshoes Festival (Easter - Beechworth), A Day on the Green (Wahgunyah)
  • May - Drive Back in Time (Beechworth)
  • June - Rutherglen Winery Walkabout, Rutherglen Country Fair, Chiltern Visual Arts Exhibition
  • July - Kerferd Oration (Beechworth)
  • August - Ned Kelly Weekend (Beechworth), Kelly Country Pick (Beechworth), Chiltern Antique Fair
  • September - Spring Migration Festival (Yackandandah and surrounds), Rutherglen Wine Show
  • October - Rutherglen Agricultural Show
  • November - Beechworth Celtic Festival, Yackandandah Billy Cart Race, Chiltern MoRide

What's on!

Register your event

Start: 01.45 PM, Saturday 30 May
Address: George Kerford Hotel
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Pam Browne 0408 579 781
Jess Hood, Melbourne photographer and well-connected in garden conservation, will present a hands-on workshop on what makes a good picture.
Start: 06.30 PM, Saturday 30 May
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Indi Fundraiser for Mittagundi - Bushdance and Auction BBQ Dinner from 6.30pm. Bushdance & Auction 7.30-11.00pm. Tickets $30/$60 Family.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 04 June
Address: Harpers Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Neville Pearce or Dianne Begnone Neville 0411 283 567 or Dianne 0429 942 016
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Start: 09.00 AM, Friday 05 June
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Pfeiffers annual giant warehouse sale, always held on the Friday before Winery Walkabout. Make sure you are early to snap up a bargain! 9am-5pm. Pfeiffer Wines. 02 6033 2805
Start: 06.00 PM, Friday 05 June
Address: Conness Street
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Chiltern Information Centre or Meagan Aitchinson 03 5726 1611 or 0447 032 804
Featuring works from renowned artists and photographers from the local region and across Australia.
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 06 June
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
On the first Saturday of each month at Christ Church (cnr of Ford and Church Streets) from 9am to 12 noon, you will find a great variety of fresh, local produce.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 06 June
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Winemakers of Rutherglen 1300 787 929
Rutherglen will once again be the place to be over the June long weekend for the annual Rutherglen Winery Walkabout.
Start: 12.00 PM, Saturday 06 June
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
The first Saturday of each month from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, free entry.
Start: 08.00 AM, Sunday 07 June
Address: 169 High St
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Peter Walker
Choose from a 1km, 3km or 10km tracks in the annual Rutherglen Muscat Run
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 07 June
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
The annual Rutherglen Country Fair, one of the largest in the country, stretches the entire length of Main Street with over 300 stalls.
Start: 10.00 AM, Sunday 07 June
Address: 18 Victoria Street
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Beryl Pickering 03 57261590
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch. 10am until 2pm. Come along for a fun day at Lake View House, a National Trust Property.
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 14 June
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
(Second Sunday of every month, 9am - 12.30pm) Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce
Start: 07.00 PM, Sunday 14 June
Address: 36 High Street
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
02 6027 1266
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 21 June
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
(3rd Sunday of every month) Wellsford Street, Yackandandah from 9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 27 June
Address: Memorial Hal, Ford Street, Beechworth
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Group Leader Donna Hughes 0419 154 116
The 1st Beechworth Scout Group is celebrating 90 years of Scouting in June this year. Memorial Hall, Ford Street, Beechworth, Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 2 10am-4pm.
Start: 09.00 AM, Wednesday 01 July
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Celebrate the works of some of the regions finest photographers showcased within Pfeiffer Wines' historic cellar door.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 02 July
Address: Harpers Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Neville Pearce or Dianne Begnone Neville 0411 283 567 or Dianne 0429 942 016
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 04 July
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
On the first Saturday of each month at Christ Church (cnr of Ford and Church Streets) from 9am to 12 noon, you will find a great variety of fresh, local produce.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 July
Address: Pfeiffer Wines
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
02 6033 2805
Stock up on your favourite winter produce at our Winter Farmers Market. No charge.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 04 July
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Celebrate the spectacular Tour de France with a culinary tribute to the great race at Jones Café featuring special dishes representative of the region the riders are in at the time.
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Last updated: 17 April 2015