Friday 22nd April till Sunday 1st May 2022


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.

We plan to be back for 2022 and our planned dates for the festival are Friday April 22nd, 2022 to Sunday May 1st 2022. The highlight is the Gala Weekend with a market, music in the streets and a grand parade on Saturday 30th April 2022. 

Depending on what social distancing and other restrictions are in place for Covidsafe events in 2022, we may have to adjust the format of the events. We will update this site and our social media platforms if there are changes.

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

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Cancellation Notice

We regret to advise that the 2021 Bright Autumn Festival, including the Gala Day  have been cancelled based on government advice about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the complexity of hosting large public gatherings in a COVIDSafe manner. 

Some events, such as the Wandi Nut Festival and the Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Show are still on.  There are currently no Open Gardens for 2021.

The Rotary Club of Bright Autumn Market is on this Saturday 1st May from 9am. It is being held in Pioneer Park off Coronation Avenue.

Bright’s Got Talent is also going ahead and will be down at the Sibley Soundshell in Howitt Park from 1pm. It is being being run by participants of the Mandala Projects Emerging Leaders Summit. It is free to enter with all types of acts and ages welcome. Great prizes on offer. 


Please check the top of the page for our social media channels as we will update them with information.

We will be back in 2022, from Friday 22nd till Sunday 1st May.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the second year running. We are greatly disappointed but the safety of participants has always been our first priority.

This festival showcases the wonderful produce and crafts 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.

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With a fantastic parade, huge market, music and other entertainment, Gala Day on Saturday May 1st 2022 is the highlight of the festival. 

The 2022 is to be determined.

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Festival Program

The 2021 festival has been cancelled. Please engage with our social media channels for more information on indiividual 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.

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Rotary Club of Bright

Major Sponsor

Bright Community Bank®