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 or view online.

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: 12.00 AM, Thursday 22 February
Address: 167 Distillery Road
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
02 6033 2805
In this exhibition, Hugh shares with you some of the special places he has had the pleasure to photograph and the images he has created.
Start: 10.30 AM, Thursday 22 February
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Head along to Yack Station and join Helen Lemke in her ceramic workshops.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 22 February
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 22 February
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 23 February
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Chris Dormer 0458 606 922
The little known stories of Stanley's C19th women are presented in this exhibition.
Start: 07.00 AM, Saturday 24 February
Kiewa, Vic, 3691
The Johnsons MME Lake Hume Cycle Challenge, held every February, is one of the best weekends of cycling in the breathtakingly beautiful North East Victoria region.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 24 February
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 24 February
Stanley, Vic, 3747
The little known stories of Stanley's C19th women are presented in this exhibition.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 24 February
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: 11.00 AM, Saturday 24 February
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Get an insider’s view into the workings of one of Australia’s leading craft brewers.
Start: 06.45 AM, Sunday 25 February
Allans Flat, Vic, 3691
Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km and Run 10km at the Rudy Yonson Real Estate Olympic Triathlon at Allan's Flat.
Start: 02.30 PM, Sunday 25 February
Norong, Vic, 3682
Enjoy the elegance and sophistication of yester-year’s afternoon tea parties in our Coffee and Couverture Room.
Start: 10.30 AM, Tuesday 27 February
Address: Turntable Lane
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Heather Mullen 0457 116 163
Head along to Yack Station and join Helen Lemke in her ceramic workshops.
Start: 06.00 PM, Tuesday 27 February
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Hone your drawing skills and draw from the wonderful life model at Mayday Hills Art Society.
Start: 10.00 AM, Wednesday 28 February
Address: Turntable Lane
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Heather Mullen 0457 116 163
Bring your textile projects and join in the group fun with Workshop Wednesdays at Yack Station.
Start: 12.00 AM, Thursday 01 March
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Mark and Wendy Slater are Australian fine art photographers, based in the beautiful twin cities of Albury Wodonga.
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 02 March
Barnawartha, Vic, 3688
02 6026 7227
Come along and enjoy a great day of family entertainment at the annual Barnawartha School Fete.
Start: 12.00 PM, Friday 02 March
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
For a weekend of dancing enjoyment in historic Rutherglen at the beautiful - Memorial Hall Ballroom NEW VOGUE - MODERN - LATIN - OLD TIME
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 03 March
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: 09.30 AM, Saturday 03 March
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
This workshop is designed to enhance your observational skills while adding into your art repertoire a number of brilliant effects and textures that can be achieved with pastels.

Last updated: 11 December 2017