Festival Program

What’s on at the Festival?

 

The 2017 Festival Program is out now! Download a PDF copy click here

Thursday 9th March, 2017

6pm-7.30pm Myrtleford Pioneer Cemetery Walk
A tour of Myrtleford's first cemetery where district pioneers, prominent citizens & family members were laid to rest over 110 years.
O'Donnell Avenue cemetery entrance. Gold coin donation

All day & night The Marchies 2017
Portraits of people(and their pets) with a significant connection to Myrtleford, displayed in the windows of local businesses. Enjoy an ice cream while you view these works - day or night!
Various shop windows throughout town. FREE

Friday 10th March, 2017

All day & night The Marchies 2017
Portraits of people (and their pets) with a significant connection to Myrtleford, displayed in the windows of local businesses. Enjoy an ice cream while you view these works - day or night!
Throughout March, various shop windows throughout town. FREE

10.30am Paull & Scollard Annual Weaner Sale
Experience a live stock sale, featuring calves bred in Myrtleford & surrounding district.
Paull & Scollard Sale Yards, cnr Great Alpine Rd & Matheson Lane. FREE entry

5pm Art in the Valley
Official opening of the first Art in the Valley exhibition. Join us for drinks and nibbles and view the display from ten artists exhibiting prints, sculptures, photography and mosaics. Happy Valley Hall - 18 Havilah Road, Rosewhite. $2 gold coin donation.

 

Saturday 11th March, 2017

All day & night The Marchies 2017
Portraits of people (and their pets) with a significant connection to Myrtleford, displayed in the windows of local businesses. Enjoy an ice cream while you view these works - day or night!
Various shop windows throughout town. FREE

8am Myrtleford Whole Town Garage Sale
Collect your map outside the Visitor Information Centre. Participation registration forms are available from the Visitor Information Centre. Further enquiries 0417 469 599 Myrtleford and surround Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford Gold coin donation.

8.30-noon Old School Museum Flea Market
Sale of plants, arts & craft, bric-a-brac, books, cakes & preserves.
Old School Museum, 29 Elgin St. FREE to browse

9:30am-3pmRolling Gnocchi Bicycle Tour
Cook - Cycle - Feast!  Leisurely 10km cycle tour includes hands-on pasta making, morning tea, gnocchi luncheon, and farm gate & winery visits with local tour guide.Hire bikes availableStart/Finish at 59A Clyde Street, Myrtleford$135 per person.

10am-4pm Gapsted Wines Cellar Door
Lunch from 12 - 3pm. Gapsted Winery Great Alpine Road, GapstedBookings recommended

10am-4pm 2nd Tiff Rayner Collection Photo Exhibition
Display of 100 images from the Tiff Rayner Collection, depicting people and events during the 1970's to 1980's in the Myrtleford District
Uniting Church Hall, Albert St.$5 Adults - $3 Concession - $1 Students/Children

10:30am-5pm Art in the Valley
Ten artists exhibiting prints, sculptures, photography and mosaics. Happy Valley Hall - 18 Havilah Road, Rosewhite. $2 gold coin donation.

1pm Myrtleford Football & Netball Club Pre-Season Football Match
MFNC Alpine Saints v Wangaratta Rovers. Canteen facilities available.
McNamara Reserve, Lewis Avenue. FREE entry

1pm-4pm Claire O'Connell playing live at Michelini Wines
Live music at the Cellar Door, featuring Adam Lindsay - Family friendly venue. No BYO alcohol.
Michelini Wines, 213 Great Alpine Rd. FREE Entry

1pm-5pm North East Skate Series
Myrtleford is the first of 10 skate events for the North East Skate Park Series 2017. Free entry for skate boarders, scooters and BMX riders. Beginners to Pros welcome to enter. Under 12 to open age groups. Waiver forms must be completed by an adult. Live music, demo rider, throw outs and prizes. Come along and join in the fun or sit back and watch the action.Skate Park event + Live Music for young people. Drug, tobacco and alcohol free event.
Myrtleford Skate Park, Standish St. FREE entry

6pm Festival Opening Ceremony
Launch of the 57th Festival with live music by Adam Lindsay, official opening and public presentation of Festival Princesses. Sausage sizzle, BYO chairs/rugs, sit back and relax in the Piazza. In the event of rain please see Festival facebook/website for alternative venue details.
Myrtleford Piazza, Clyde/Myrtle Street FREE entry

8:30pm Myrtleford Festival Ball presented by Myrtleford Lions Club
Myrtleford's big social event! The crowning of the Festival Queen is followed by a fabulous formal Ball.
LG Ablett Pavilion, Lewis Avenue, Myrtleford Ticket enquiries contact
0437 104 046

Sunday 12th March, 2017

All day & night The Marchies 2017
Portraits of people (and their pets) with a significant connection to Myrtleford, displayed in the windows of local businesses. Enjoy an ice cream while you view these works - day or night!
Various shop windows throughout town. FREE

9am-10am Reform Hill Bushwalk
1 hour walk on moderately graded tracks to the Hume & Hovell Monument, Old Town Reservoir and the "Poverty Reef".
Meet at Great Alpine Rd entry opp. Rays Ski Shop. FREE entry

9am-2pm Myrtleford Cotters Market
Handmade & home-grown food, crafts & goodies, all sourced from within an hour of Myrtleford.
Jubilee Park + Myrtleford Piazza, Great Alpine Rd. FREE entry

9am till late Helicopter Joyflights
5 minute joy flight in a helicopter over Myrtleford township.
King St (vacant block behind Target store). $50 pp

9.30am-11:30am Dog Sports
Meet at 9.15am for 9.30 start - Dog socialisation, demonstration, grooming. All dogs welcome to participate on lead - no choker collars.
McNamara Reserve, Lewis Ave. FREE
For info: www.ovensvalleycanineclub.com

9.30am-11:30am Myrtleford Cycle
Explore our township on this easy group bike ride, cruising to well-known and secret spots around Myrtleford.  Optional cycle to nearby farm gates.  Hire bikes available.
Myrtleford Cycle Centre59A Clyde Street, MyrtlefordFREE

10am Rotary Golf Day
4-member Ambrose event with a shotgun start at 10am. $20,000 car prize for hole in one on the first tee. Coffee and cake before hit-off followed by BBQ lunch and prizes at the conclusion (before Gala Parade). For entries contact the Myrtleford Golf Club on (03) 5752 2286 or johnf@myrtpharm.com.au . Sponsored by Wangaratta Motor Group.
Myrtleford Golf Club, Myrtleford-Yackandandah Rd. $80/team

10am -11:30am Local Youth and Dance Entertainment
Complementing our open air street market and food stalls, the Myrtleford Piazza will showcase the talent of our local youth as they entertain the crowds; from dance to live music. Myrtleford Piazza, Clyde/Myrtle St FREE

10am-9pm Gapsted Wines Cellar Door
Lunch from 12 - 3pm with live music by Lisa Wilson from 1-4pm, Dinner 6-9pm. Gapsted Winery Great Alpine Road, Gapsted. Bookings recommended.

10:30am-5pm Art in the Valley
Ten artists exhibiting prints, sculptures, photography and mosaics. Happy Valley Hall - 18 Havilah Road, Rosewhite. $2 gold coin donation.

10:30am-2:30pm St Paul's Anglican Church Fete
Homemade cakes, biscuits, jams and preserves, plants, produce, books, white elephant goods, BBQ, plus lots more!
St Paul's Anglican Church Hall, Clyde Street, Myrtleford. FREE entry

11:30am-4:15pm Gapsted Wines Party in the Piazza Lunch Session
The Myrtleford Piazza will come to life with LIVE music by professional performers; brought to you by Gapsted Wines. Supported by SoundAlive Productions. FREE
Click here for more details about the Gapsted Wines Party in the Piazza.
Afternoon Entertainers:
Peter Klein and Captn' Pete!( 60’-70’s Aussie pop/folk songs, a bush poem or two and of course a few Captain Pete songs for the kids, big and little!
Jeff Cabalar (solo acoustic covers)
Liv Cartledge (solo acoustic covers)
Route 61 (Rockin' Blue Trio)
Myrtleford Piazza Clyde/Myrtle St. Open Air Stage. FREE entry

12noon-4pm Tiff Rayner Collection Photo Exhibition
Display of 100 images from the Tiff Rayner Collection, depicting people and events during the 1970's to 1980's in the Myrtleford District
Uniting Church Hall, Albert St. $5 Adults - $3 Concession - $1 Students/Children

1-4pm Adam Lindsay playing live at Michelini Wines
Live music at the Cellar Door, featuring Adam Lindsay - Family friendly venue. No BYO alcohol.
Michelini Wines, 213 Great Alpine Rd. FREE Entry

2-5pm Open House at the Old School Museum
View a beautiful collection of exhibits telling the story of Myrtleford & District.
Old School Museum, 29 Elgin St. $5 Adults - $3 Concession - $1 Students/Children

4:15pm Albury Wodonga Pipes & Drums
Enjoy the band warming up in front of the Main Stage in the Piazza in preparation for the Parade!
Myrtleford Piazza, Clyde/Myrtle St. FREE Entry

5pm-6pm Nevin Lenne Gross Gala Parade
No festival should be without a Parade! A range of floats by schools, clubs, service groups & businesses.
Starting in Memorial Park, Duke Street - through Standish & Clyde Streets.FREE Entry

6pm-10pm Gapsted Wines Party in the Piazza Night Session
The Myrtleford Piazza will come to life with LIVE music by professional performers; brought to you by Gapsted Wines. Supported by SoundAlive Productions. FREE
Click here for more details about the Gapsted Wines Party in the Piazza.
Tonight's Entertainers:
The Free Spirits
Jammin'On
The Pigs
Myrtleford Piazza Clyde/Myrtle St. Open Air Stage. FREE entry

6pm - 10pm Youth Event - DJ Sambury on the Stage in Queen Street
Outside Coles Supermarket,Queen Street, Myrtleford. FREE entry

6pm-8:30pm Club Savoy
Sunday Smorgasbord - delicious Italian style food + live entertainment.
Club Savoy, 252 Great Alpine Rd. Members $23 / Visitors $25

Monday 13th March, 2017

All day & night The Marchies 2017
Portraits of people (and their pets) with a significant connection to Myrtleford, displayed in the windows of local businesses. Enjoy an ice cream while you view these works - day or night!
Various shop windows throughout town. FREE

10:30am - 1pm Art in the Valley
Ten artists exhibiting prints, sculptures, photography and mosaics. Happy Valley Hall - 18 Havilah Road, Rosewhite. $2 gold coin donation.

10am-12noon Tiff Rayner Collection Photo Exhibition
Display of 100 images from the Tiff Rayner Collection, depicting people and events during the 1970's to 1980's in the Myrtleford District
Uniting Church Hall, Albert St. $5 Adults - $3 Concession - $1 Students/Children

Event Organisers

Is your group or organisation planning an event that you’d like included in the Festival Program? It’s a smart thing to do – you’ll get free publicity of your event via our website and printed Program (which we distribute to all Myrtleford residents, and to hospitality and tourism operators in the region). What a deal!
Interested? Send an EMAIL to our External Events Coordinator.