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: 07.30 PM, Thursday 14 December
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 14 December
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 15 December
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: 09.30 AM, Saturday 16 December
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Yackandandah Community Garden Food Swap. Usually with a topical gardening workshop.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 16 December
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: 11.00 AM, Saturday 16 December
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Get an insider’s view into the workings of one of Australia’s leading craft brewers.
Start: 06.45 PM, Saturday 16 December
Address: Main St
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Lois Hotson (03) 5726 1358
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 16 December
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Free live music played every Saturday night.
Start: 07.30 PM, Saturday 16 December
Address: Rutherglen Memorial Hall
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Tony 02 6041 4249
Experience the Murray Conservatorium Orchestra in Rutherglen this December.
Start: 09.00 AM, Sunday 17 December
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
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 23 December
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: 12.00 AM, Sunday 24 December
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Churches across Beechworth are welcoming the community to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas Services.
Start: 02.30 PM, Sunday 24 December
Address: 507 Boorhaman East Road
Norong, Vic, 3682
Robyn Funston 02 6035 7216
Enjoy the elegance and sophistication of yester-year’s afternoon tea parties in our Coffee and Couverture Room.
Start: 10.00 AM, Tuesday 26 December
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Start: 12.00 AM, Wednesday 27 December
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 distinctive winery or wine related scene.
Start: 10.00 AM, Saturday 30 December
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
A monthly meeting where people doing any sort of indoors craft or hobby can join in with other like-minded people
Start: 12.00 AM, Sunday 31 December
Address: 30 High St
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Sam 02 6027 1493
Late night live music from the Shagaholics, open late with smoked meat available all day.
Start: 12.00 PM, Sunday 31 December
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Join the Valhalla Wines team to start off your NYE celebrations in style and farewell 2017 with a Spanish lunch, wine and live music.
Start: 06.00 PM, Wednesday 03 January
Address: 18 Victoria Street
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Graeme Charles 0411 422 557
Join the Henry Handel Richardson Society for the annual birthday picnic tea at Lake View in Chiltern.
Start: 12.00 AM, Saturday 06 January
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Head down to St Leonards Vineyard to indulge in a luscious feast of pork on a spit cooked to perfection by the team at ‘one hat’ Terrace Restaurant.

Last updated: 11 December 2017