Tourism & Events

 Indigo Shire's Winter 2015 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.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: 10.00 AM, Sunday 05 July
Address: 18 Victoria Street
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Beryl Pickering 03 57261590
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: 04.00 PM, Friday 10 July
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Artists Erin Hartwig, Nina Machielse Hunt and Dianne De Cerchi working in different art practices respond to the landscape through Photography, Painting and print.
Start: 07.00 PM, Saturday 11 July
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: 09.00 AM, Sunday 12 July
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 19 July
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: 05.00 PM, Sunday 26 July
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Celebrate the spectacular Tour de France with a culinary tribute to the great race at Jones Café featuring special dishes representative of the region the riders are in at the time.
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: 07.30 PM, Thursday 06 August
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: 05.00 PM, Friday 07 August
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
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
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: 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.
Page
 | 

Last updated: 29 June 2015