Spring Activities

The sweet smell of the bush engages your senses all year round but during the Spring, it is a renewed and delightful assault. The sights, scents and sounds of Harrietville reawaken the senses as winter gives way to new life bringing with it, warmer weather and longer days.

The birds fill the air with their vibrant celebration along with the amazing show of garden beauties.

Although Winter is over, skiing and snowboarding in spring is fantastic fun for all the family as a laid back atmosphere and a warmer clime pervade the slopes. Of course Hiking and cycling are back on the agenda where wild mountain flowers dot your course and are a pure delight.

There are some fabulous local pubs and cafes to recoup in, as well as easy access to fabulous local vineyards where lunch at a winery restaurant is one of the season's most popular pastimes.

Some spring events in the area include:-

Early September Mt Porepunkah Car Rally Sprint
Every 3rd Saturday Bright Monthly Market (Howitt Park, Bright) 9am - 1pm
September High Country Horse Endurance Ride
Early October Bright Golf Club Annual Tournament
Every 3rd Saturday Bright Monthly Market (Howitt Park, Bright) 9am - 1pm
Late October/Early November 2011 Harrietville & Bright Spring Festival, including open gardens, traditional Oktoberfest, Festival play. Oct 14 - Nov 1 2011 www.brightspringfestival.com.au
October/November Decorative Arts Exhibition at Bright Art Gallery
Sat Melbourne Cup Weekend Bright Grand Fireworks Spectacular and Concert.
Early November Harrietville & Bright Spring Festival
Mon Melbourne Cup Weekend Spring Festival Street Market
Weekend after Melbourne Cup Rod Run - with 'Show & Shine ' Sunday at Pioneer Park plus market on Sunday.
Mid November Harrietville Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention.
3rd Saturday Bright Monthly Market (Howitt Park, Bright) 9am - 1pm