Friday 28th April till Sunday 7th May 2023. Gala Day Saturday 6th May.


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 are proud that the Autumn Festival returned in 2022 and our planned dates for the festival for 2023 are Friday April 28 2023 to Sunday May 7 2023. The highlight is the Gala Weekend with a market, music in the streets and a grand parade on Saturday 6th May 2023.

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 occurs just before the main Autumn Festival Schedule but still 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.

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With a fantastic parade, huge market, music and other entertainment, Gala Day on Saturday May 6th 2023 is the highlight of the festival. 

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Festival Program

When finalised, the 2023 festival program will be available here. 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.

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Rotary Club of Bright

Major Sponsor

Bright Community Bank®

Major Sponsor

Alpine Shire

Major Sponsor

Bright Brewery

Gold Sponsor 2022/23

Foresight Engineering Services

Gold Sponsor 2022/23

Journey Bright

Gold Sponsor 2022/23

Chestnut Tree Holiday Units

Gold Sponsor 2022/23

Tatanka Gardens, Nursey and Cafe

Open Gardens Sponsor 2022/23

The Star Hotel Bright

Silver Sponsor 2022/23