Friday April 23rd to Sunday May 2nd 2021 (Cancelled)


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 23, 2021 to Sunday May 2n 2021. The highlight is the Gala Weekend with a market, music in the streets and a grand parade on Saturday 1st May 2021. 

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 and Flea Market 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 some Open Gardens will proceed.  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®