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 30 March
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: 10.00 AM, Friday 31 March
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 01 April
Address: Church St
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Mark Stephens
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 01 April
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Stallholders have local arts and crafts and other treasures for you to enjoy.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 01 April
Address: 7 Church St
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Erin Hartwig
Creative contemporary handmade products from Artist and Designer’s from around the North East Victorian Region
Start: 09.30 AM, Saturday 01 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Learn how to become a hobby beekeeper with Beechworth Honey, as part of the 2017 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 01 April
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 01 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
Start: 07.30 PM, Saturday 01 April
Address: 121B Main Street
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Fiona Myers 02 6032 9765
Free live music played every Saturday night.
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 02 April
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Meet at Chiltern PO, 9am, and join like minded people to help preserve our beautiful Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park.
Start: 09.30 AM, Sunday 02 April
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: 10.00 AM, Friday 07 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
The retro craft of macramé is back! In this session we will use twine & beads to make a hanger for a vase or potted plant.
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 07 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
03 5728 1433
Create your own little masterchefs this school holidays in this fun, 2-hour adult with child hands-on cooking class.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 08 April
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
What better way to celebrate this new season than to stock up the pantry with a delicious assortment of Autumnal produce? -
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 08 April
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: 12.00 AM, Sunday 09 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Risotto & gnocchi difficult to make? We disagree. Learn how to make risotto & its off-spring like Sicilian arancini & Roman suppli. gnocchi comes in many forms
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 09 April
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: 09.00 AM, Sunday 09 April
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
A unique event dedicated to the memory of local resident John Jamison. This is a car and bike show with a difference.
Start: 12.00 PM, Sunday 09 April
Address: 150 High Street, Rutherglen VIC
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Mavis Ohlson 02 6024 1677
The Rutherglen & District Garden Club present the 28th Annual Flower Show at the Memorial Hall in High Street Rutherglen.
Start: 09.00 AM, Friday 14 April
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
The iconic Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival will once again be celebrated over the 2017 Easter long weekend.

Last updated: 22 February 2017