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: 05.00 PM, Friday 31 July
Address: Pfeiffer Wines
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
02 6033 2805
Celebrate the works of some of the regions finest photographers showcased within Pfeiffer Wines' historic cellar door.
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 01 August
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
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: 12.00 PM, Saturday 01 August
Address: St Leonards Vineyard St Leonards Road
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
1800 021 621
The first Saturday of each month from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, free entry.
Start: 12.00 PM, Saturday 01 August
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
The first Saturday of each month from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, free entry.
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 01 August
Address: 36 High Street
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
02 6027 1266
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: 10.00 AM, Sunday 02 August
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: 02.00 PM, Sunday 02 August
Address: the Old Priory, Beechworth
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Dancing and games for the kids, snacks available for kids and adults. Entry $5 per child or $15 per family, a family ticket includes a free 6 month membership of the Toy Library for non members.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 06 August
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
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: 05.00 PM, Friday 07 August
Address: Ford Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Beechworth Visitor Information Centre 1300 366 321
Australia’s most significant Ned Kelly event. A weekend packed full of activities for the Ned Kelly enthusiast.
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 08 August
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: 07.00 PM, Saturday 08 August
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Jones Winery & Vineyard 02 6032 8496
Jones Winery and Vineyard invite you to celebrate the 2013 vintage launch of L.J (old vine shiraz)
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 09 August
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
(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, Sunday 16 August
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: 10.00 AM, Sunday 16 August
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
8 km Fun Run starting from the Old Beechworth Prison round the Gorge to the New Beechworth Correctional Centre. Registration commences at 9.30am.
Start: 05.00 PM, Friday 21 August
Address: Ford Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Peter Hisco 0423 092 725
The 17th Annual Kelly Country Pick - Bluegrass, Old Timey Music Festival. A unique winter musical event.
Start: 12.00 PM, Sunday 23 August
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
2 days of diverse speakers and workshops, which focus on leadership, business skills, food and agriculture, and personal development.
Start: 07.00 PM, Friday 28 August
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Erika Hansen 03 5726 1337
One of the largest antique shows in regional Australia this is an event not to be missed by the serious collector of fine antiques.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 29 August
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Iconic grass-root Mountain Bike Event. Enter solo or in a team. Saturday 29th of August Beechworth
Start: 06.45 PM, Saturday 29 August
Address: Main Street, Chiltern
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Lois Hotson (03) 5726 1358
Australian Classic Movie Night – “The Club” (1980) M starring Jack Thompson or “Second-hand Wedding” PG (2008) comedy/drama. Chiltern’s Star Theatre. 6.45pm for dinner or 8pm for film
Start: 05.00 PM, Monday 31 August
Entitled: “The Future and Importance of Anzac Day”, open to all Primary Schools in Indigo Shire and the Open Section to those over 18 years of Age as at 1 July 2015. Enteries close 31August

Last updated: 29 June 2015