Tourism & Events

 Indigo Shire's Autumn 2015 calendar of events is now available.Indigo_Alpine_Autumn_calendar_of_events_01-page-001.jpg

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.

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: 08.00 AM, Saturday 02 May
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: 12.30 PM, Saturday 02 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: 01.00 PM, Saturday 02 May
Address: Ford Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Keith Harms or Peter Deith 57281683 or 5728 2853
Motoring enthusiasts converge for a weekend of drives and displays of heritage cars and bikes.
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 02 May
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Our annual Bobbie Burns Dinner is our 'night of nights' for the year at Campbells.
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 03 May
Address: Queen Victoria Park, Sydney Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Kathryn Chivers 04 28 28 2968 or 03 57 28 2968
Food, refreshments and music. Great variety of handmade products. Enjoy our lovely park setting.
Start: 10.00 AM, Sunday 03 May
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: 11.00 AM, Sunday 03 May
Address: Chiltern Tourist Park, Main Street
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Trevor Gladstone 0418 578 812
Chiltern Primary School presents: Day on the Lawn. There will be live music featuring the fabulous local duo ‘Overtime’. BBQ, face-painting, raffle and afternoon tea. Free Entry.
Start: 02.00 PM, Sunday 03 May
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Enjoy a stroll through the heritage-listed Mayday Hills Gardens, Beechworth and learn about the Garden's stunning collection of tree species dressed in their Autumn colours.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 07 May
Address: Harpers Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Neville Pearce or Dianne Begnone Neville 0411 283 567 or Dianne 0429 942 016
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 09 May
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: 09.00 AM, Sunday 10 May
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: 09.00 AM, Friday 15 May
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
High Country Harvest is a regional celebration of food, wine and beer in Victoria’s spectacular High Country. For a full program visit
Start: 10.30 AM, Saturday 16 May
Address: Rutherglen Wine Experience
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Nadine 1800 622871 for bookings and information.
A cycling adventure set in the glorious north-east. Calling all chaps, ladies and bon vivants.
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 17 May
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
9am-1pm. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and olive products, wine, jam, chutney and much more. Gold coin donation.
Start: 05.00 PM, Sunday 17 May
Address: 2 High Street
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Cheryl Webster 02 6027 1797
Exhibition showcasing two top regional artists and their extraordinary colour pallet.
Start: 06.45 AM, Saturday 23 May
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Australian Classic Movie Night – “Man from Snowy River 11 – The Return” (1988) PG starring Tom Burlinson and Sigrid Thornton. Chiltern’s Star Theatre. 6.45pm for dinner or 8pm for film.
Start: 09.30 PM, Monday 25 May
Address: Balaclava Road
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Christina Todd 0438085548
Beginners Rock &Roll dance classes Monday evening 730, Barmutha Function Room Beechworth Instructor Johnny from Johnnys Rockers Albury. $12 per class. $7 for 6 week course.
Start: 01.45 PM, Saturday 30 May
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Jess Hood, Melbourne photographer and well-connected in garden conservation, will present a hands-on workshop on what makes a good picture.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 04 June
Address: Harpers Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Neville Pearce or Dianne Begnone Neville 0411 283 567 or Dianne 0429 942 016
Senior Citizens Beechworth. A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. $5 cost including tea and coffee.
Start: 09.00 AM, Friday 05 June
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Pfeiffers annual giant warehouse sale, always held on the Friday before Winery Walkabout. Make sure you are early to snap up a bargain! 9am-5pm. Pfeiffer Wines. 02 6033 2805

Last updated: 17 April 2015