Festivals & Events

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Start: 09:00 AM, Thursday 18 September
Address: Rutherglen Agricultural Society
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Mark Eltringham 02 6032 8044
Australia’s Premier “Non Metropolitan” National Wine Show. Judging of wines is carried out over six days with four judging panels assessing in excess of 2,000 wines.
Start: 09:00 AM, Thursday 18 September
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
This Fortified Wine Show is the nation’s premier event for the assessment of fortified wines and is supported by fortified wine producers throughout Australia. The combined Awards Dinner and Public Tasting for the Rutherglen Wine Show and The Australian Fortified Wine Show feature these premium wines for the public’s tasting pleasure. Where better to hold such an event than in Rutherglen, the home of great Australian Fortified wines.
Start: 06:00 PM, Friday 19 September
Address: High Street
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Gary Hayward 02 6027 1114
Regional Gay and Lesbian festival for all in Yackandandah. Friday night - Star Hotel Drag shows and DJs from 9pm and Yack Hotel New Owner’s 1st birthday celebrations includes live music by Ethanol Brothers. Saturday night - Star Hotel Drags Aloud and DJs and entertainment at Yack Hotel. For full details of the program please click on link below.
Start: 09:00 AM, Saturday 20 September
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
The arrival of Spring is always an eagerly awaited event – in the paddock, for the farmer and within the garden, for this is the season where the bounty of the harvest begins. To celebrate its return we invite you to join us at our picturesque winery on Saturday September 20th, when we host our Welcome To Spring Farmers Market. Our dedicated regional producers and growers will showcase an array of the freshest spring produce available, from crisp asparagus to new season garlic, gourmet cheese and tender spring goat to artisan sourdough breads. There will be hot food and fresh coffee all day and of course all of our award winning Pfeiffer wines will be available for tasting and sales. 9am – 3pm, No charge.
Start: 09:30 AM, Saturday 20 September
Address: Railway Avenue
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Michelle Croker 0477 417 445
On the third Saturday of each month we hold our monthly food swap, recently moved to the new Yackandandah Community Garden (William Street, next to the swimming pool).
Start: 06:45 PM, Saturday 20 September
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Starts at 6.45pm, cost $28 includes BBQ tea, film showing, discussion and supper or come along at 8pm for film showing, without BBQ tea – cost $15. Children half price. Bookings essential for catering to: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358, hotson@westnet.com.au or Emma and Matt at Chiltern Post Office. www.crceg.com.au. Please note the earlier start time. September's movie: “The View From Greenhaven” 2008 PG starring Chris Haywood and Wendy Hughes, Geoff Morrell, Steve Bisley, Russell Dykstra. We welcome our guest speaker - David Boyd from Sydney who will tell of his experiences in the making of the film.
Start: 09:00 AM, Sunday 21 September
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: 07:00 PM, Thursday 25 September
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
The Rutherglen Wine Show incorporating The Australian Fortified Wine Show –. Each year the “Wines of the Show Awards” are presented at a special Awards dinner. This exclusive dining experience matches the best of Rutherglen cuisine with award winning wines from previous Rutherglen Wine Shows. Limited tickets are available to the public.
Start: 09:00 AM, Friday 26 September
Address: Rutherglen Agricultural Society
Rutherglen, Vic, 3685
Mark Eltringham 02 60 32 8044
The Rutherglen Wine Show incorporating The Australian Fortified Wine Show. An opportunity to taste the best commercial wines Australia has to offer plus some of the rare and exclusive fortified wines for which the Rutherglen wine producing region is renowned. A unique tasting experience.
Start: 05:00 PM, Friday 26 September
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
The Gallery invites you to experience and journey into both the artist and your own subconscious to contemplate the moods and possibilities of each art work and feel where it takes you. Movement, colour and texture are the foundations and emotion is the fuel in which they are created. ‘Perceptions’ is an exhibition that allows us to question and challenge what we see and how we view our inner and outer worlds. The exhibition opens 5.30pm Saturday 6 September and runs through until the 26 September 2014.
Start: 09:00 AM, Sunday 28 September
Address: Soldiers Road
Barnawartha, Vic, 3688
Ann Hawking/Fiona Murray 02 6026 7827
Family fun and activities, all day entertainment, market stalls, wood chopping, live music, vintage cards and motor cycles, Fruit Fly Circus, raffles, art competition - prize $500 and much more. Gold coin entry. Held at the Recreation Reserve on Soldiers Road.
Start: 04:00 PM, Sunday 28 September
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
See this stunning collection showcasing old Yackandandah by a local award-winning international artist. All works for sale. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-4pm and every day during Victorian school holidays. Official opening 3pm Sunday 14 September.
Start: 09:00 AM, Saturday 04 October
Address: 30 Ford St
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Boyd Collins or Jenny Anderson 0408 859 282 or 0427 251 657
(first Saturday of every month) from 9am to-12noon. Great variety of fresh food and produce.
Start: 12:00 PM, Saturday 04 October
Wahgunyah, Vic, 3687
artist to be confirmed). Join us for a lazy Saturday afternoon with the family, enjoy fine wine, delicious food and great live music on the lush green grass. Held on the first Saturday of each month, the café will be open and the atmosphere will be amazing! All concerts will go from 12noon to 4pm. Strictly no BYO food or drink, entry free.
Start: 09:00 AM, Sunday 05 October
Address: Post Office
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Eileen Collins 0407 486 480
Friends meet every first Saturday/Sunday of the month to work in the Park – weeding, revegetating, checking nest-boxes etc. All are welcome!
Start: 10:00 AM, Sunday 05 October
Chiltern, Vic, 3683
Woodfire pizza, local coffee, fine foods, produce, arts, craft and handmade items. Also kids will enjoy the Jumping castle, face painting and balloons. Markets commence that 10am and end at 1 pm. Come along for a fun day. 62 Main Street, Chiltern, (next to the Old Lodge cafe).
Start: 08:00 AM, Saturday 11 October
Barnawartha, Vic, 3688
Paul Schirmer 0412 404 770 or 02 6026 7358
Date to be confirmed. Over 25 Garage Sale sites with everything from Arts & Crafts, Woodwork, New & Old Brick-a-brac. Household items, Gardening and Building supplies, Books, Home made cakes plus much much more.Bargains for the whole family. Enjoy a morning out in the friendly community of Barnawartha.Site maps will be available for $2.00 on the day from the Barnawartha Store.
Start: 10:00 AM, Saturday 11 October
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth's own microbrewery. The brewery's award winning ales will be on tap, along with real German music, their own Ohmpah band, German cuisine and plenty of activities for the kids.
Start: 10:00 AM, Saturday 11 October
Address: 32 Sydney Road
Beechworth, Vic, 3747
Brian Thornton 5728 1677
To celebrate Victorian Seniors Week, Hillsborough Retirement Village will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 11 October between 10.00am and 2.00pm. Events will include Sausage sizzle & Devonshire Tea, Trash and Treasure stall, Garage sales, Craft table, Art Exhibition and Garden walk.
Start: 07:00 PM, Saturday 11 October
Yackandandah, Vic, 3749
Held at the heritage listed Yackandandah Hall and entry fee is $7. Practice lessons are held every Tuesday night and entry fee is $5.

Last updated: 14 January 2014