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 info@indigoshire.vic.gov.au 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 - 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: 07.30 PM, Thursday 29 June
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 30 June
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 01 July
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 July
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Stallholders have local arts and crafts and other treasures for you to enjoy.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 01 July
Address: 167 Distillery Road
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Kylie Barton 02 6033 2805
Celebrate the works of some of the ''pfinest'' photographers in this amazing region when they showcase their ''pfabulous'' photographic pieces within our historic cellar door.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 01 July
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Meet at Chiltern PO, 9am, and join like minded people to help preserve our beautiful Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park.
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 01 July
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 July
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 July
Address: 121B Main Street
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Fiona Myers 02 6032 9765
Free live music played every Saturday night.
Start: 09.30 AM, Sunday 02 July
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Local coffee, fine foods, home grown produce, arts, craft, handmade items, wine and barbecue lunch.
Start: 09.00 AM, Saturday 08 July
Address: 167 Distillery Road
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Kylie Barton 02 6033 2805
Brisk mornings, winter woollies and roaring fires, winter is well and truly here at Pfeiffer Wines Winter Farmers Market 2017
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 08 July
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
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: 09.00 AM, Sunday 09 July
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: 09.30 AM, Saturday 15 July
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Yackandandah Community Garden Food Swap. Usually with a topical gardening workshop.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 15 July
Address: 3-5 Harper Ave
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Brian Cornish 0413 678 225
Sausage sizzle held the third Saturday of the Month outside IGA Supermarket. $3 per sausage
Start: 06.45 PM, Saturday 15 July
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Australian Classic Movie Night – Chiltern’s Star Theatre. 6.45pm for dinner or 8pm for film. Bookings essential by Thursday evening. Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 16 July
Address: Wellsford St
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
0418 122 921
Wellsford St, 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, Saturday 22 July
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
Start: 11.00 AM, Sunday 23 July
Address: Oak Ave
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Ian McKinlay 0428 567 665
This year's Kerferd Oration is to be delivered by Barry Irvin AM, the Executive Chairman of Bega Cheese.
Start: 02.30 PM, Sunday 23 July
Norong, Vic, 3682
Enjoy the elegance and sophistication of yester-year’s afternoon tea parties in our Coffee and Couverture Room.
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Last updated: 22 June 2017