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: 11.00 AM, Saturday 13 February
Address: 50 Ford St
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Ben Kraus 03 5728 2703
Get an insider’s view into the workings of one of Australia’s leading craft brewers.
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 13 February
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
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: 08.30 PM, Saturday 13 February
Address: Douglas St
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Irena Webster 0429 401 835
Bring a chair, picnic basket and mozzie repellent to romance away the evening watching "Only You".
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 14 February
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale.
Start: 05.30 PM, Sunday 14 February
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Estelle Paterson
WRAP encourages the art of writing, intent listening, fresh thinking and joyful communicating.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 18 February
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
This is a funfilled activity  Thursday evening which is held at the Senior Citizens Hall, in Beechworth.   No,  not just for seniors.
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 21 February
Address: Wellsford St
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
0418 122 921
Wellsford St, 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 February
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Tells the stories of the 20 men from Stanley who lost their lives in the First World War, 70 men enlisted from the Stanley and many local families lost one of their men.
Start: 12.00 PM, Friday 04 March
Address: 150 High St
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Russell Edwards 0412 995 590
For a weekend of dancing enjoyment in historic RutherglenAt the beautiful - Memorial Hall BallroomNEW VOGUE - MODERN - LATIN - OLD TIME
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 05 March
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
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 05 March
Address: George Kererd Hotel
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Becki Milani 0417 039 558
East Meets East. Ayurvedic-meets-Chinese medicine seasonal workshops run by Indigo Chinese Medicine and Green Room Yoga & Wellness.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 05 March
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Creative contemporary handmade products from Artist and Designer’s from around the North East Victorian Region
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 05 March
Address: 167 Distillery Road
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Kylie Barton 02 6033 2805
A two day celebration of non-stop music showcasing talented independent musicians, award winning wines and gourmet foods
Start: 12.00 PM, Saturday 05 March
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
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: 12.00 PM, Saturday 05 March
Annette Walton 02 6028 1133
A ten skate park series across the North East featuring parks in the Indigo, Alpine, Wangaratta and Corowa Shires.
Start: 10.00 AM, Sunday 06 March
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch.
Start: 10.30 AM, Sunday 06 March
Address: Tuileries Restaurant
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Irena Webster 0429 401 835
Guest Speaker, Cathy McGown, member for Indi will speak about her career, experiences in politics and passions.
Start: 05.00 PM, Sunday 06 March
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
An exhibition exploring the stories of ordinary Australians through their own photographs, letters, diaries and writings.
Start: 10.00 AM, Wednesday 09 March
Address: Main St
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Chris Dormer 0458 606 922
Tells the stories of the 20 men from Stanley who lost their lives in the First World War, 70 men enlisted from the Stanley and many local families lost one of their men.
Start: 12.00 PM, Friday 11 March
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
23rd Art & Photography Exhibition - open to all artists.

Last updated: 23 December 2015