Friday 22nd April till Sunday 1st May 2022

Frequently Asked Questions


Asked Questions

The best time for autumn colours will vary from year to year depending how warm or cool the weather has been. The leaves want cool mornings to start to change colour.  Typically the first signs of leaves changing will occur in early March and there will be some colour around till late May and sometimes even early June. Typically the peak period for autumn colour is around mid-April through till early May. But this can vary from year to year. For example some of the best colours in 2018 were in the 2nd and 3rd week of May whereas in other years the leaves have almost totally fallen by that time.

Most years, the Gala Day will be on the first Saturday of May except in those year’s where this clashes with Mothers Day. The Wandi Nut Festival will be held on the weekend before the Gala Day and the Festival will commence on the Friday of the weekend that the Wandi Nut Festival is on.

The program will be available on this when site. Printed copies of the program will be available at the Visitors Information Centre.

Copies of the program will be distributed through local papers in North East Victoria (e.g. Alpine Observer, Wangaratta Chronicle etc.) prior to the Festival.

The Bright Autumn Festival co-ordinates the program but are reliant on receiving information from event organisers. As soon as that information is available , this website will be updated.

The theme for the 2020 Parade is “Tokyo Olympics 2020

If you have any suggestions for themes for future parades, we would love to hear your suggestions. Please email or message us on Facebook with your idea.

There is plenty of autumn colour around Bright and the neighbouring towns that are perfect for taking photos. Some popular spots for photos include :

  • Along the Canyon walk;
  • Delaney Avenue;
  • The Great Alpine Road as you come into Bright;
  • Feathertop Winery;
  • Harris Lane in the Buckland Valley;
  • Coronation Avenue around Pioneer Park

The Gala Day Market is organised by the Rotary Club of Bright. You will need to contact them for information on applying for a stall.

The Wandi Nut Festival also has a number of stalls. You will need to contact the organisers to have a stall at the event. 

For events that are in public spaces such as the Wandi Nut Festival and the Gala Day Parade, you can bring your dog on a lead. For other events, you will need to check with the event organiser as too whether dogs are welcome or not.

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