Friday April 23rd to Sunday May 2nd 2021


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.

This year it takes place from Friday April 24, 2020 to Sunday May 3rd 2020. The highlight is the Gala Weekend with a market, music in the streets and a grand parade on Saturday 2nd May 2020. 

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 2020 Bright Autumn Festival including the Gala Day, Wandi Nut Festival and Flea Market have been cancelled based on government advice about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and large public gatherings and directives on non-essential travel.

We will be back in 2021 from Friday 23rd till Sunday 2nd May.

Please accept our sincere apologies, 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 2nd is the highlight of the festival. 

Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 is this year’s theme.

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Festival Program

This year’s festival is jam packed full of wonderful events and activities. The program should be finalised by early March 2020.

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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®