Autumn Activities

Bright Autumn Festival Program

Download the Program here.

Harrietville bids fair-well to its glorious summer in the most spectacular parade of colour. It paints the landscape in brilliant reds, browns and golds, as though granting the valley one last glimpse of vibrant warmth, through colour, before winter sets in.

The crystal clear days and amazing light compliment cooling evenings, creating a perfect environment.

Officially 1 March to 31 May, Autumn is settled time of year when temperatures range between 12-25°C. It's still warm enough for most summer pursuits, and long walks in the hills take on a new appeal under the brilliant colours of the autumn foliage.

Picnics along the picturesque banks of the Ovens River or by the Tronoh Lake are always appealing. Enjoy the great outdoors with a stroll through the local walking tracks around town. Maybe even horse trek or jump on your mountain bike or road bike to broaden your distance travelled.

Autumn events in the Alpine region include:-

March 3rd Saturday Bright Monthly Market (Howitt Park, Bright), 9am - 1pm
March Labour Day Long Weekend Rotary Waterslide in Centenary Park. (Depending on river conditions)
March 4 - 6, 2011 Bright Rockabilly, Ink & Oil Festival. see
March 20 - 26, 2011 Terra Australis Great Southern Land Mountain Bike Epic - Bright and region - 03 5728 2789
April 6 to May 20, 2011 Bright Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale at the Bright Art Gallery
Easter Saturday Bright Easter Street Market
Easter Sunday Sunday Harrietville Bush Market
April 30, 2011 Bright Autumn Festival Youth Ambassador Ball
3rd Saturday Bright Monthly Market (Howitt Park, Bright) 9am - 1pm
Anzac Day April 25 Dawn Service at 6.15am and Memorial Service at 10.45am - Clocktower Bright.
April 30 to May 11 2011 Autumn Festival
April 30 & May 1, 2011 Bright Autumn Festival. Twelve days of festivities, activities and local hospitality enjoying fresh mountain air and the spectacular colours of the autumn season.
April Wandiligong Nut Festival
Mid April (2011 March 26) Deciduous Delight at Bright Bike Ride Phone:03 9808 4993
End of April Mount Beauty Music Muster Ph: 5754 4008 See
Early Saturday in May (May 7, 2011) "Gala Day" and Monster Market – Bright Autumn Festival plus second week of the Bright Autumn Festival program, to May 11.
April 30 and May 1, 2011 Wandiligong Nut Festival Ph: 5750 1440 See
3rd Saturday Bright Monthly Market ( Howitt Park, Bright) 9am - 1pm
May 20 - 22, 2011 La Fiera Italian Festival Ph: 5753 5300 See