Tourism & Events

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Indigo Shire's Summer calendar of events is now available. Contact the tourism department on 1300 365 003 or email 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.


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!

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Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 23 February
Address: Harper Ave
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Dianne Begnone 0429 942 016
A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday nights from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. 
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 24 February
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 24 February
Address: Distillery rd
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
02 6033 2377
Pickled Sisters' Chef Stewart Gilchrist gives you his techniques and tips for making the perfect terrines and rillettes, along with tasty relishes and chutneys
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 25 February
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 25 February
Address: 50 Ford St
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
03 5728 2703
Get an insider’s view into the workings of one of Australia’s leading craft brewers.
Start: 07.30 PM, Saturday 25 February
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Free live music played every Saturday night.
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 04 March
Address: Church St
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Mark Stephens
First Saturday of each month, you will find a great variety of fresh, local produce. Come by and have a chat with some passionate growers and producers of the region.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 March
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Stallholders have local arts and crafts and other treasures for you to enjoy.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 March
Address: 54 Main St
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Mick Webster 0429 017 229
Meet at Chiltern PO, 9am, and join like minded people to help preserve our beautiful Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 March
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
For those of you who have ever dreamed about making your own wine, Valhalla Wines presents our Winemaker for a Day workshop.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 04 March
Address: Sandy Creek Reserve
Sandy Creek, Vic, 3695
Mara King 0409 756 652
This is a weekend competition for Pony Club members and Adult Riders (Open Sections) in the disciplines of Dressage and Show Jumping
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 04 March
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
The Show & Shine is open to all vehicles, 4x4 and bikes - any year, make or model.
Start: 12.00 PM, Saturday 04 March
Address: 201 St Leonards Rd
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
1800 021 621
Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass
Start: 09.30 AM, Sunday 05 March
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch.
Start: 10.00 AM, Sunday 05 March
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Michelle Basil 03 5728 0021
Visit North East Victoria's beautiful Beechworth for the annual Prisoners on the Run Inc Fun Run and help us raise much-needed funds for local kids who are disabled or disadvantaged.
Start: 10.30 AM, Sunday 05 March
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Hosting the International Women's Day brunch at Tuileries Restaurant.
Start: 05.00 PM, Friday 10 March
Address: 163 All Saints Rd
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Anton Therkildsen 02 6033 1438
Welcome to the Valhalla Autumn Collection – featuring old favourites from Rutherglen and new release Beechworth Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Start: 06.00 PM, Friday 10 March
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Launch your Tastes of Rutherglen weekend with Campbells
Start: 12.00 AM, Saturday 11 March
Address: Beechworth Police Paddocks
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Tammy Tynan 0400 342 475
SS Owners Club Display
Start: 10.30 AM, Saturday 11 March
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Tastes of Rutherglen is the ultimate gourmet weekend, pairing our award-winning wines with celebrated regional chefs and restaurants to showcase the best of North East Victoria.

Last updated: 23 December 2015