A snap shot of what Chiltern has to offer in the winter months of June and July
The Rutherglen Country Fair is one of the largest regional markets in Victoria with more than 250 stalls stretching the length of Main St. It has been running for more than 40 years and is held on the Sunday on the June long weekend and is part of the popular Winery Walkabout.
The types of stalls the market attracts include produce and craft stalls, clothing, tools, variety of food stalls (community groups and local traders provide hot food) providing a carnival atmosphere to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Rutherglen Apex conduct the grape stomp between locals and local politicians.
10th - 11th June 2023
Roam Rutherglen, it’s the place on every wine lover’s lips. This year marks our 50th birthday celebration of Winery Walkabout, and you’re invited.
The Winemakers of Rutherglen are now emerging as Victoria’s most progressive artisans for new style Muscats, gins, Fianos, Malbecs, aperitifs, IIberian wines and more. The June long weekend festival is certainly one not to be missed.
The full festival program features premium tastings, live entertainment, and unique sensory cellar door experiences from 15 of our region’s wineries.
There will be something for everyone, from sipping on Muscat cocktails and dancing to live music, to connecting wine lovers and winemakers through new varietals and unexpected winemaking techniques.
Previously allowing access to only one day of festivities, the Festival Lovers ticket now includes two days of Festival entry for only $65 (early bird pricing). Demonstrating exceptional value, the price also includes a branded wine glass, 15 free tastings (per day), a food voucher to be spent at any of the participating wineries and non-alcoholic offering. This is but one high-value ticket option.
The Chiltern Community Market is a fun day out for all the family.
They've got a variety of local artisan stalls for you to browse, a selection of foods and coffee to tantalize the taste buds and activities to keep the kids entertained. Browse the stalls to discover those treasures while listening to local musicians.
Why not explore the historic streetscape of Chiltern after the Market. Come for a drive and support the wonderful stallholders.
The annual Chiltern Antique Fair is one of the best shows of its type attracting dealers and enthusiasts from around the country. The event showcases the full range of antiques from fine china and porcelain to furnishings, jewellery, artworks and a range of everyday older items and collectables certain to catch the eye of the discerning enthusiastic.
Staged in the Chiltern War Memorial Hall and Library the Fair runs over three-days from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August. Opening hours are Friday 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.
The Rutherglen Wine Show, one of the oldest known Wine Shows in Australia, is presented to you by the Rutherglen Agricultural Society. On Friday 23rd September there will be public tasting at Henderson Pavilion from 6:30pm till 10:00pm. The evening includes a selection of finger food, souvenir glass and results book. Early purchase of tickets are advised as the event will sell out.
Dates to be confirmed
Join in this small-group Girls Gravel & Gourmet Weekend: Beechworth to Rutherglen and explore the roads less travelled in the beautiful High Country while eating and drinking along the way. Stunning gravel roads meander through farmland, forest, wineries and rolling hills as you get off the beaten track to visit some of the highlights of north east Victoria.
This ride is a three day loop, starting and finishing in historic Beechworth. Cycle silky smooth gravel through the beautiful Mt Pilot National Park, riding through farmland and vineyards as you pedal to Rutherglen, one of Australia’s oldest and premier wine producing regions – the perfect location for plenty of gourmet goodness. Day two is a loop ride with a gourmet al-fresco lunch. The final day takes you through historic Eldorado to return to Beechworth for a final lunch.