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!

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Start: 11.00 AM, Sunday 23 October
Address: 30 Main Street, Chiltern
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Jan Wooldridge 03 5726 1421
Enjoy a family day out with lots of children's activities, yabby races, spinning wheel and much more.
Start: 01.30 PM, Sunday 23 October
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Relive the exploits of the Chiltern Valley Gold Mining Company with a tour of the old mining sites. Gold Coin donation. Bookings required
Start: 02.30 PM, Sunday 23 October
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: 03.00 PM, Sunday 23 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Exhibition of Paintings by Brian Seidel George Kerford Hotel Mayday Hills, Beechworth
Start: 12.00 AM, Thursday 27 October
Address: Yackandandah Courthouse
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Jenny Poyner
Arts Yackandandah is proud to once again present this fantastic exhibition which has been running for over 12 years.
Start: 07.30 PM, Thursday 27 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
This is a funfilled activity every Thursday evening which is held at the Senior Citizens Hall, in Beechworth.   No,  not just for seniors.
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 28 October
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: 06.30 PM, Friday 28 October
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Come along & get those little grey cells into action. You will enjoy a night of quizzing & questions and a lot of fun along the way. All profits donated to the Movember foundation
Start: 12.00 AM, Saturday 29 October
Address: Yackandandah Sports Park, Wellsford St
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Tanya House 0423 649 315
Indigo residents are given an organised platform at the Yackandandah Sports Park outdoor stage to show case their talents.
Start: 11.00 AM, Saturday 29 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Get an insider’s view into the workings of one of Australia’s leading craft brewers.
Start: 12.00 AM, Sunday 30 October
Address: 167 Distillery Road
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Kylie Barton 02 6033 2805
Join the Pfeiffer "pfamily" for their "pfamous" Pfeiffer Pfrolic, their annual long lunch, held on their idyllic Sunday Creek bridge on the Sunday prior to the Melbourne Cup.
Start: 12.00 AM, Monday 31 October
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Explore and expand your knowledge of Gamay - the light red of the moment!
Start: 12.00 AM, Monday 31 October
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
1800 622 871
Join in on the Spring Swing and enjoy a day filled with award-winning wines, gourmet food, live music and incredible one-off events.
Start: 09.00 AM, Tuesday 01 November
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Stallholders have local arts and crafts and other treasures for you to enjoy.
Start: 08.00 PM, Thursday 03 November
Address: Yackandandah Cemetery
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Brendan Hogan
Six monologues which will transform the way we use the cemetery to commemorate, celebrate and honour the lives and experiences of some of the people buried there.
Start: 10.00 AM, Friday 04 November
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
Pickled Sisters' Chef Stewart Gilchrist shows you some of his favourite festive fare, including home cured salmon, spiced fruits and classic panforte
Start: 07.00 PM, Friday 04 November
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
John Costello
A stirring celebration of the North East’s Celtic past with concerts, pipe bands, highland and Irish dancing.
Start: 12.00 AM, Saturday 05 November
A ten skate park series across the North East featuring parks in the Indigo, Alpine, Wangaratta and Corowa Shires.
Start: 08.00 AM, Saturday 05 November
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 05 November
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Creative contemporary handmade products from Artist and Designer’s from around the North East Victorian Region

Last updated: 23 December 2015