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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Please note: Where a time is 12:00 AM, there has been no timing information provided. Stay tuned for further details of these events.

Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 04 May
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: 12.00 AM, Friday 05 May
You are invited to sip, sample and savour the bounty grown and created by chefs, artisan producers, craft brewers and winemakers at more than 40 culinary events.
Start: 12.00 AM, Friday 05 May
Address: 6 Turntable Lane
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Marion Pilley
We invite you to enter into the SNOWFIELDS of your imagination with us
Start: 09.00 AM, Friday 05 May
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Using wool as a basic media, create a beanie with a snow theme of snowflakes, Antarctica, cold climate animals and enter it into the festival. The beanies will be featured at the Yack Makers market.
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 05 May
Address: Stanley Athenaeum
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Chris Dormer 03 5728 6702
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 06 May
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 06 May
Address: Turntable Lane
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Marion Pilley 0411029566
Stallholders have local arts and crafts and other treasures for you to enjoy.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 06 May
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Meet at Chiltern PO, 9am, and join like minded people to help preserve our beautiful Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 06 May
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
1800 622 871
The Tweed Ride is a cycling adventure set in the glorious wine country of Rutherglen, Victoria
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 06 May
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Hot home cooked English muffins… drizzled with delicious Australian honey… who could resist!
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 06 May
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: 12.00 PM, Saturday 06 May
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: 07.30 PM, Saturday 06 May
Address: 121B Main Street
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Fiona Myers 02 6032 9765
Free live music played every Saturday night.
Start: 08.00 AM, Sunday 07 May
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Each year on the 1st Sunday in May, around 200 plus cars 25 years and older are on static display along with a big display of oil engines.
Start: 09.30 AM, Sunday 07 May
Address: 18 Victoria St
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Beryl Pickering 03 5726 1590
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch.
Start: 10.30 AM, Monday 08 May
Barnawartha, Vic, 3688
The Country Women’s Association, Barnawartha Branch, would love to welcome you to another Tillow Fashion Parade
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 13 May
Address: 36 High St
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
02 6027 1266
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall second Saturday of every month. Entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 13 May
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Indigo FM presents a fundraising night of MUSIC TRIVIA at The George Kerferd Hotel in Beechworth
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 14 May
Address: Douglas St
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
02 6033 6306
Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce for sale.
Start: 09.30 AM, Saturday 20 May
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Yackandandah Community Garden Food Swap. Usually with a topical gardening workshop.

Last updated: 22 February 2017