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!

Register your event

Start: 12.00 AM, Thursday 19 January
Address: Albert Rd
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
03 9819 7166
Enjoy an intimate performance by Australia's finest young opera singers, including the three finalists to sing at this year's Opera in the Alps.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 19 January
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
A Learn To Dance evening in Beechworth on Thursday nights from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. 
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 20 January
Address: Main St
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Chris Dormer 0458 606 922
An exhibition of books in the collection reflect the interest in botany and plants from all over the world, 'a global fascination with plants from the New World' and their interest in the unusual.
Start: 12.00 AM, Saturday 21 January
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Born and bred in the historic gold-mining town of Beechworth in North-east Victoria, Liv Cartledge is a rare find
Start: 09.30 AM, Saturday 21 January
Address: William St
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Yackandandah Community Garden Food Swap. Usually with a topical gardening workshop.
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 21 January
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Get an insider’s view into the workings of one of Australia’s leading craft brewers.
Start: 05.30 PM, Saturday 21 January
Address: Baarmutha Park
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Jessica Hutchinson 03 9819 7166  
The event brings some of Australia’s finest operatic and classical music talents to the picturesque setting of the Beechworth Golf Course.
Start: 06.00 PM, Saturday 21 January
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
50's Beach party. Cocktails, nibbles & sounds of Summer playlist. 6pm till late
Start: 06.30 PM, Saturday 21 January
Address: 87 Ford St
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
03 5728 1433
Our friends at Taste Trekkers will serve a shared platter dinner of three courses in partnership with local producers and winemakers.
Start: 06.45 PM, Saturday 21 January
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: 07.30 PM, Saturday 21 January
Address: 121B Main Street
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Fiona Myers 02 6032 9765
Free live music played every Saturday night.
Start: 07.30 PM, Monday 23 January
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Playing a one-off special gig to celebrate the launch of their new album "After The Rain" will be the fantastic Hat Fitz and Cara.
Start: 12.00 AM, Thursday 26 January
Address: 167 Distillery Road
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Kylie Barton 02 6033 2805
The Pfeiffer Wines Art Show celebrates the work of local artists who have painted, drawn, sketched or photographed a winery or wine related scene.
Start: 06.00 PM, Friday 27 January
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Join us on the Australia Day Long weekend for a diverse range of alternative music, acts and artists to allow you to indulge in the soundtrack of this weekend.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 28 January
Address: Main St
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Chris Dormer 0458 606 922
An exhibition of books in the collection reflect the interest in botany and plants from all over the world, 'a global fascination with plants from the New World' and their interest in the unusual.
Start: 06.00 PM, Sunday 29 January
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
George Kerford Hotel presents International Australian Artist H. Fish Exhibition
Start: 12.00 AM, Friday 03 February
Address: Camp Street
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
GTR Events
Founded in 1952, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour is Australia’s oldest cycling stage race.
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 03 February
Stanley, Vic, 3747
Exploring the works of the 'water merchants', through a series of maps and historical archaeology
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 04 February
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 04 February
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Stallholders have local arts and crafts and other treasures for you to enjoy.

Last updated: 23 December 2015