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 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.

 

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: 07.30 PM, Thursday 30 June
Address: Harper Ave
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Dianne Begnone 0429 942 016
This is a funfilled activity every Thursday evening which is held at the Senior Citizens Hall, in Beechworth.   No,  not just for seniors.
Start: 09.00 AM, Friday 01 July
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Celebrate the works of some of the finest photographers in the High Country region when they showcase their fabulous photographic pieces within the historic cellar door of Pfeiffer Wines.
Start: 12.00 AM, Saturday 02 July
Carlene Lamanna 1300 365 003
A ten skate park series across the North East featuring parks in the Indigo, Alpine, Wangaratta and Corowa Shires.
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 02 July
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 02 July
Address: 167 Distillery Road
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Kylie Barton 02 6033 2805
Brisk mornings, winter woollies and roaring fires, winter is well and truly here at Pfeiffer Wines Winter Farmers Market 2016.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 02 July
It is only natural to celebrate the spectacular Tour de France with a culinary tribute to the great race!
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 02 July
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: 12.00 PM, Saturday 02 July
A ten skate park series across the North East featuring parks in the Indigo, Alpine, Wangaratta and Corowa Shires.
Start: 12.00 PM, Saturday 02 July
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: 10.00 AM, Sunday 03 July
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch.
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 09 July
Address: 36 High St
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 10 July
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale.
Start: 09.30 AM, Saturday 16 July
Address: 507 Boorhaman East Road
Norong, Vic, 3682
Robyn Funston 02 6035 7216
Learn the art of chocolate making from the region's best artisan chocolate makers.
Start: 09.30 AM, Saturday 16 July
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Yackandandah Community Garden Food Swap. Usually with a topical gardening workshop.
Start: 12.00 AM, Sunday 17 July
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Gena Cavini 0497 345 269
ALL you need to know about making perfect gnocchi. This will be a big day making 3 different varieties of gnocchi with 3 different sauces
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 17 July
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
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: 12.00 AM, Saturday 23 July
Ben Kraus 03 5728 2703
An epic day of cycling and dining.
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 23 July
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Musicians jam session weekend culminating in Open Mike.
Start: 02.30 PM, Sunday 24 July
Address: 507 Boorhaman East Road
Norong, Vic, 3682
Robyn Funston 02 6035 7216
Enjoy the elegance and sophistication of yester-year’s afternoon tea parties in our Coffee and Couverture Room.
Start: 12.00 AM, Monday 01 August
Think you know Chiltern? Think again...Discover the more dark and bizarre history of Chiltern by lantern light on this guided walking tour.
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Last updated: 23 December 2015