Tourism & Events

Summer 2014-15

Indigo Shire's Summer 2014-15 guide to festivals and 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!

Register your event

Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 28 March
Address: 2 High Street
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Cheryl Webster 02 6027 1797
Exhibition inspired by words, how they affect us and their translation into art form.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 28 March
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Stanley Village Fair at the Stanley Primary School, Saturday 28 March. Market, food and fun for everyone.
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 28 March
Address: Bridgeroad Brewers Ford Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Ben Kraus 03 5728 2703
High Country Hops Festival, a celebration of the Victoria's High Country Brewers and the 2015 Hop Harvest. 11-6pm. Free entry. Rostrevor Hop Garden Tour Tickets $20
Start: 11.00 AM, Wednesday 01 April
Wooragee, Vic, 3747
Learn to cook a pizza and eat it! Workshop for ages 8 - 12. Book on 1300 365 003
Start: 02.00 PM, Thursday 02 April
Tangambalanga, Vic, 3691
Susan Reid 1300 365 003
Free screening of Mr Peabody and Sherman at the Tangambalanga Community Centre. Craft and reading activities as well as healthy snacks available - all for free! Bookings not required.
Start: 09.00 AM, Friday 03 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
4 acre garden full of colour and unusual plants. $3 entry per adult. Open every day over Easter 9am to 5.30 pm.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Beechworth Visitor Iinformation Centre 1300 366 321
Grand Parade, Street Stalls, Golden Putter Competition, Carnival and Rides, Massive Easter Egg Hunt, Craft Markets, Vintage Vehicle displays, Buskers and loads of events over the Easter Weekend. Program to be announced.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
10km and 3 km events starting at Beechworth Secondary College. Very scenic route, 10km going through the picturesque bushland gorge, historic town streets, and golf course. Named Best family fun run in Australia in 2010 by Run4yourLife magazine. Registrations and information at
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 April
Address: All Saints Road – Wahgunyah Vic 3687
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Customer Service 1800 021 621
A much awaited annual event where both adults and kids will be entertained! Visit the cellar door to taste the latest vintages, enjoy a gastronomic experience at the one hat Terrace Restaurant, samples artisan cheeses and local produce in Indigo Cheese Co. or just enjoy live music on the winery lawn. Kids will be amused by jumping castle and face painting.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 April
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Enjoy a relaxed morning, a delicious cooked breakfast and a glass of bubbles on our historic timber bridge overlooking the picturesque Sunday Creek this Easter Saturday and Sunday. From 9am, $50pp ($45 Pfeiffer Wine Club Members), Includes a glass of Pfeiffer Sparkling Pfizz White or Red.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 April
Address: Kirby Flat Road
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
John Dermer 02 6027 1416
9am-5.30pm, Kirby's Flat Pottery, Yackandandah. Porcelain exhibition pieces, Tableware and Ovenware to be exhibited.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 04 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Food, refreshments and music. Great variety of handmade products. Enjoy our lovely park setting.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 04 April
Address: Campbells Winery
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
1800 359 458
A perfect time to unwind with friends and family. Indulge in delicious regional fare and kids will love our Easter egg hunts, face painting and a jumping castle all on our spacious lawns. Parents can enjoy new release tastings at Cellar Door, a muscat and chocolate tasting and stock up on some of Campbells much sought after back vintage wines.
Start: 12.30 PM, Saturday 04 April
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. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
Start: 06.00 AM, Sunday 05 April
Address: Pfeiffer Wine
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
02 6033 2805
Welcome in Easter Sunday with a dawn service held on our beautiful timber bridge overlooking the majestic Sunday Creek. From 6am, cost free.
Start: 10.00 AM, Sunday 05 April
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
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: 08.00 AM, Monday 06 April
Address: Church Street, Beechworth
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Boyd Collins or Jenny Anderson 0408 859 282 or 0427 251 657
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: 10.00 AM, Monday 06 April
Wooragee, Vic, 3747
A lot of fun and loads of country hospitality.
Start: 09.00 AM, Wednesday 08 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Susan Reid 1300 365 003
Learn to make a simple skirt or shorts. Workshop for ages 12 - 16. Book on 1300 365 003
Start: 02.00 PM, Thursday 09 April
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Free screening of Mr Peabody and Sherman at the Wahgunyah School of Arts. Craft and reading activities as well as healthy snacks available - all for free! Bookings not required.

Last updated: 25 February 2015