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 - Beechworth the Golden City of the Hills Festival (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: 07.00 AM, Saturday 21 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Guy Wilkinson  0438 381 679
A sporting bet made eighty one years ago saw two men journey from Beechworth in Victoria’s north east to the top of Mount Buffalo some 51 miles away, in a wheel barrow.
Start: 09.30 AM, Saturday 21 October
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Yackandandah Community Garden Food Swap. Usually with a topical gardening workshop.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 21 October
Address: 3-5 Harper Ave
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Brian Cornish 0413 678 225
Sausage sizzle held the third Saturday of the Month outside IGA Supermarket. $3 per sausage
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 21 October
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Yackandandah holds a Town Garage Sale each year on the third Saturday in October
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 21 October
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: 06.45 PM, Saturday 21 October
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Australian Classic Movie Night – Chiltern’s Star Theatre. 6.45pm for dinner or 8pm for film. Bookings essential by Thursday evening. Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358
Start: 07.30 PM, Saturday 21 October
Address: 121B Main Street
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Fiona Myers 02 6032 9765
Free live music played every Saturday night.
Start: 08.30 AM, Sunday 22 October
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
The Annual Show has fun for all the family
Start: 12.00 PM, Sunday 22 October
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Sal Kimber 0427 724 726
The north east skate park series is an all age’s youth Skate/Bmx/Scooter and music event which will be held at all the skate parks across the Indigo and Alpine region in 2013.
Start: 02.30 PM, Sunday 22 October
Norong, Vic, 3682
Enjoy the elegance and sophistication of yester-year’s afternoon tea parties in our Coffee and Couverture Room.
Start: 10.00 AM, Tuesday 24 October
Address: Turntable Lane
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Heather Mullen 0457 116 163
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Start: 06.00 PM, Tuesday 24 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Hone your drawing skills and draw from the wonderful life model at Mayday Hills Art Society.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 26 October
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: 08.00 PM, Thursday 26 October
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Every Thursday night, Star Hotel Yackandandah hosts a Blues Jam night, complete with backing band featuring Dean Haitani and Caz Higgs.
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 27 October
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: 10.00 AM, Saturday 28 October
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 28 October
Address: High St
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Deb Stefanides 0411 111 430
A monthly meeting where people doing any sort of indoors craft or hobby can join in with other like-minded people
Start: 12.00 PM, Saturday 28 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Showcasing our local produce with Indigo pulled lamb and other treats for lunch.
Start: 10.00 PM, Saturday 28 October
Address: Main St
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Jess Zuber 0448 024 128
Chiltern Lions Amateur Players (CLAP) is pleased to present its upcoming 2017 show 'Musical Mojo'.
Start: 08.00 AM, Sunday 29 October
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Pick up the town map from the Rutherglen Lions Park in Douglas street from 8am, gold coin donation.

Last updated: 22 June 2017