Tourism & Events

 Indigo Shire's Winter 2015 calendar of events is now available.

Contact the tourism department on 1300 365 003 or email for a printed copy.Cover_Winter_Calendar_of_Events.jpg

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.

For a full years list of events and festivals click here.


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: 12.00 PM, Thursday 08 October
Address: Beechworth Honey Discovery Centre, Ford Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Jenny Frederiksen 1300 882 833
Rural Women Uncovered 2015- Beechworth brought by the Victorian Farmers Federation Join us for two fabulous days of speakers, workshops and networking.
Start: 06.30 PM, Friday 09 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Learn about the Chinese tradition of tomb sweeping day honouring their ancestors. Hear about the fascinating lives of some of our Chinese Pioneers
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 10 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Bridge Road Brewers
Enjoy an evening of OhmPah and the traditions of the Germany festival at the Bridge Road Brewers.
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 10 October
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: 07.30 PM, Saturday 10 October
Address: 27 Ford St , Beechworth 3747
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Matthew Fagan 0438 881 985
Join 10 String Spanish classical guitarist, Matthew Fagan, for a Springtime VivaldiConcert, an evening of classical guitar at its emotive and technical best.
Start: 08.00 AM, Sunday 11 October
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Cycle and cross country run for all ages.
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 11 October
Address: Lions Park
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
02 6033 6306
(Second Sunday of every month, 9am - 12.30pm) Over 25 local and regional producers offering an extensive range of fresh local produce
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 17 October
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
More than 40 homes selling their goods. Gold coin donation for map.
Start: 06.45 PM, Saturday 17 October
Address: Main St
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Lois Hotson (03) 5726 1358
Jim Craig returns to his beloved Snowy Mountains with his herd of wild horses to claim his heritage & Jessica the woman he loves, but fate will put many obstacles in his path.
Start: 08.00 AM, Sunday 18 October
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
The last remaining Agricultural Show in the Indigo Shire, providing a great family day out with horse events, animal exhibits and the best of country cooking, arts and crafts on display.
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 18 October
Address: Wellsford Street
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
0418 122 921
Wellsford Street, Yackandandah from 9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Start: 08.00 PM, Thursday 22 October
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Chiltern Lions Amateur Players present The Addams Family - A New Musical. Star Theatre Chiltern
Start: 12.00 AM, Friday 23 October
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Jenny King 0428 603 291
The reCYCLING Sculpture Trail is an aRTs Rutherglen initiative to encourage artistic expression. The challenge for entries is to create affordable sculpture art from everyday objects.
Start: 12.00 AM, Saturday 24 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
A sporting bet made eighty 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: 08.00 AM, Saturday 24 October
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Rurtherglen Rotary Club
Rotary Club of Rutherglen presents Tour de Rutherglen.
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 24 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Get ready for summer with a Spring Clean. Sell your unwanted gear at the Beechworth Scout’s Car Boot Sale.
Start: 05.00 PM, Wednesday 28 October
Address: Indigo Shire Wide
Pam Browne 0408 579 781
Significant Trees in the Indigo Shire PhotoStory Competition. Entries close 6pm Wednesday 28 October 2015. For more information and entry forms please email:
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 30 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Exhibition will be officially opened at the Memorial Hall at Beechworth on Friday 30 October 2015 and continue daily from 10.00am until 4.00pm daily until Sunday 8 November 2015.
Start: 08.00 PM, Friday 30 October
Address: Memorial Hall, Ford Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
David McKay or John Eldridge David 0407 057 894 or John 0417 054 553
Alan Seymour’s play “The One Day of the Year” is to be performed in the Memorial Hall at Beechworth. 30-31 October & 6-7 November.
Start: 01.00 PM, Saturday 31 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Vineyard open day with live music, roast lamb, wine tasting, bocce and bike riding

Last updated: 29 June 2015