Friday 26th April till Sunday 5th May 2024. Gala Day Saturday 4th May. 2025 Dates 25 Apr - 4 May 2025


Celebrating Alpine Life in the Valleys

The Bright Autumn Festival is a ten day celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and autumn produce of the valleys of Victoria’s Alpine High Country. Bright and the surrounding districts are blessed with the perfect climate for magnificent autumn colours.

The Bright Autumn Festival will be back again in 2025. The 2025 dates are  from Friday 25th April through till Sunday 4th May 2025. The highlight is the Alan Findlay Memorial Gala Day with a market, music in the streets and a grand parade on Saturday 3rd May 2025.

Other key events of the festival are the Wandi Nut Festival, the Open Gardens, Historical Tours and the Autumn Art Exhibition at the Bright Art Galley.

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The Bright Autumn Festival Committee and participants acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we hold the Bright Autumn Festival.

This year’s event is on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th 2024.The festival showcases the wonderful produce, crafts and music of Wandiligong, famous for it’s nut and fruit orchards.

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Open Gardens

Taken in the sights, sounds, and smells of an Alpine autumn by visiting our open gardens.

See the 2024 program in the top menu for more details.

With a fantastic parade, huge market, music and other entertainment, Gala Day on Saturday May 4th 2024 is the highlight of the festival. 

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Festival Program

The program for 2024 can be found on the top menu. Please engage with our social media channels for more information on individual activities.

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Our story

About the Festival

The Bright Autumn Festival is a celebration of autumn and harvest in Victoria’s Alpine High Country. The festival was first held in 1962 making it one of the oldest continuous festivals in the country. At the time, Bright was known as a winter destination and the Autumn Festival was an effort to attract visitors at a quiet period.

The Bright Autumn Festival is an initiative of the Bright and District Chamber of Commerce and is entirely run by volunteers.


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Our Sponsors

The Bright Autumn Festival could not exist without the fantastic support of our sponsors. Please support them as they have supported this community event.

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Major Sponsors

Rotary Club of Bright

Major Sponsor

Bright Community Bank®

Major Sponsor

Alpine Shire

Major Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Foresight Engineering Services

Gold Sponsor 2024/2025

Mountain Trader

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


Bright Brewery

Silver Sponsor 2024/2025

The Star Hotel Bright

Silver Sponsor 2024/2025

The Sweet Retreat

SILVER Sponsor 2024/2025

Open Gardens

Chestnut Tree Holiday Units

Open Gardens Sponsor 2024/2025

Dickens Real Estate

Open Gardens PRIZE Sponsor 2024