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2019 Bright Autumn Festival Program

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For any one who would like to hold an event during the festival, please contact the Bright Autumn Festival committee at enquiries@brightautumnfestival.org.au.

Friday April 26

Opening Ceremony and Welcome to Country

Howitt Park

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Entry: Free

Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale
28 Mountbatten Ave, Bright

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

Up to 1000 quality Art Works! One of Australia’s largest and best Art Shows! Don’t miss this chance to view or purchase a piece of fine artwork as a quality memento of your visit. Works for every budget and taste! Smaller items of woodwork and jewellery will also be available.

Entry $5, Children/Students free.

Phone: (03) 5750 1074
www.brightartgallery.org.au

Wandiligong Autumn Craft & Produce Market

Wandiligong Historic Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 13th April to 3rd May

Enjoy its period charm as you browse in comfort through the many stalls, showcasing locally grown produce and hand crafted goods – exquisite hand dyed scarves, cushions, blankets, handmade cards, jewellery-novelty items, homemade jams, preserves and other wickedly indulgent treats. The annual Autumn Craft and Produce market not to be missed!

Entry: Voluntary donation

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

Bright Alpine Actors

Bright Courthouse

4 Park St

April 26, 27 & 28 and May 2; 3 & 4  all @ 8pm

The Bright Alpine Actors are performing a play called Almost, Maine by John Cariani. It is a romantic comedy and a lovely play that the young people of Bright as well as those that enjoy a night at the theatre will love.

Our performances are at the Bright Courthouse, 4 Park St on April 26, 27 & 28 and May 2; 3 & 4  all @ 8pm. Tickets available from Country Collectables, 24 Ireland St Bright and from online from trybooking.com (  both available from mid March).

Open Gardens

No’s 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10,11, 12, 13, 14 & (9. by appointment only)

Fourteen wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid autumn colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs.

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here. Open Gardens Full List

Bright Autumn Instameet

27th, 28th & 29th April, various locations and times

If you love taking photos and would like to capture some of Australia’s most spectacular autumn colours, come along to Bright 2018 Autumn-Instameet. Join a gathering of photographers, keen, amateur, Instagramers, new and established. Bright Mystic, Bright Brewery and Bright & Surrounds will be hosting a weekend of sunsets, sunrises and a few favourite locations in between. Share in a weekend of inspirational images, tips and laughter.

Tickets include transport (including Mount Buffalo), breakfast and dinner on Saturday, workshop and guided walks for all locations. 

Limited numbers book early.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bright-autumn-instameet-2019-tickets-56953716098

Sunrises & Sombreros

7-days a week during festival;
9am-1:30pm (Fri 26 April, 2018 – Sun 5 May, 2018)

This half-day morning bike tour includes a Mexican-themed breakfast, wine tasting & bike hire.

* Bookings required – call or email Bright Electric Bikes

Soak up the scenery on a fab bike ride along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail from Bright to a Mexican themed breakfast at the Rail Trail Café in Porepunkah, followed by wine tasting at Ringer Reef Winery.

Collect your bike from Bright Electric Bikes, and ride on out to Porepunkah. You will be welcomed with a sparkling wine (or beer) on arrival and a choice of delicious breakfast options, including a coffee or tea.

Round off a perfect morning taking in the views and tasting the range at Ringer Reef Winery cellar door – with a complimentary glass of wine included. Take your time, and enjoy your ride back to Bright.

Entry $79 regular bike or $89 e-bike per person

Please contact Leigh at Bright Electric Bikes
Phone: 03 5755 1309
Email: leigh@brightelectricbikes.com.au
www.brightelectricbikes.com.au

About Bright Electric Bikes

Cruise the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail in comfort and style on a state-of-the-art electric bike. With a fleet of 12 ebikes as well as Amsterdam-style bicycles and hybrid bikes (for those yearning for a little extra effort), Bright Electric Bikes we can cater to groups, families, couples and singles. For those with kids, tagalongs and child trailers can also be hired. Self-guided tours can be offered to incorporate the best of the region’s attractions.

About the Rail Trail Café

Just six kilometres from Bright on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, the Rail Trail Café serves all-day breakfast, lunch and scrumptious baked goods. We use free-range eggs and superb fair-trade organic coffee. Try our nachos, chicken quesadilla or famous breakfast burrito. We are both family and pet friendly.

About Ringer Reef Winery

Ringer Reef is a boutique vineyard with a picturesque cellar door nestled in the hills of Porepunkah. All wines are made and bottled onsite from handpicked grapes from our own vineyard.

Quilt Gallery

4 Ireland Street, Bright 3741

Phone: 03 5755 5118

email: lovequilting@sewbright.com.au

www.sewbright.com.au

Open daily during Autumn Festival

10am-4pm weekdays and 10am-3pm weekends

See over 70 quilts on display. Look around, chat with our quilt maker Angela and be inspired to start your next quilting project.

Choose from our selection of handmade quilts, hand bags and other home décor items available for purchase.

Patterns & fabric kits available for you to make your own handmade creation

Pick-your-own Chestnuts at Wandiful Produce

795 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong 

Fri, Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm (or by appointment).

Fancy a fun day out? Pick your own fresh chestnuts ready for harvest. It’s like an Easter egg hunt except you’ll find shiny beautiful chestnuts amongst the autumn leaves! 

Cost: Free entry 

Lyrebirds Lair Gallery and Gifts

479 Morses Creek Road, Wandiligong, Victoria, 3744

13th April – 5th May from 10 am – 3pm

yrebirds Lair Gallery and Gifts has been established as a working studio and gallery by Mandy Munro. Set within the old Public Library circa 1878, in the picturesque village of Wandiligong, in North East Victoria.

Mandy works here as a print maker, sculptor and textile artist with many mediums including paper, felt, silk, silver and clay. The light filled historical building makes for a perfect stop for walkers, cyclists or a picturesque drive.

Glimpse the vast array of Eucalyptus botanical prints on natural fibres, for these are amongst the best in the whole region. If you are looking for something different? You will certainly find it here.

Winding Road Design Studio

100 Gavin Street, Bright

EARTH SKY TIME by Francesca Whyte

10am to 5pm daily, 26th April to 5th May

As part of Francesca Whyte’s first solo exhibition in November 2018 Winding Road Design Studio will be exhibiting a small collection of works by popular demand. Francesca seeks to capture light and air. Weather, wind, clouds, mist, a track that will always take us on. Nature constantly presenting us with moments of ephemeral beauty, and her aim is to capture the feeling of light and wind that she experiences when standing out there in it all. The challenge is bridging the gap between seeing and feeling. We can all see nature, but the goal is to capture how one feels when out in the elements.

‘My work is in direct opposition to over edited work. I’m not trying to heighten or intensify, I am capturing moments that already exist that I see beauty in, that I want to share’

 

‘I spent a lot of years on a sailing boat and hitchhiking by the side of the road, forever moving forward to the horizon. Maybe this is my way of balancing a domestic life with the life from the previous chapter, the one that was lived predominantly outside rather than inside’

Entry: Free.

www.windingroaddesignstudio.com

Foundation Paper Piecing –Quiltworx Style

4 Ireland Street, Bright 3741

Phone: 03 5755 5118

email: lovequilting@sewbright.com.au

www.sewbright.com.au

4 Day Retreat April 26-29, 2019

Class price: $150 for four days

Over 4 days you will learn how to select fabrics, prepare your foundation papers, cutting and piecing techniques to commence your chosen Quiltworx design.

Class is taught by Quiltworx certified tutor and shop owner, Angela Bradbury.

Class fee includes Tuition, morning & afternoon tea, light lunch.

Patterns and fabric kits purchased separately

Choose any Quiltworx design in stock, including Technique of the Month designs

Saturday April 27

Wandi Nut Festival

Alpine Park, Wandiligong

9am – 4pm

Welcome to the 18th nutty edition of the Wandiligong Nut Festival: the only nut festival of its kind in Australia.

This event celebrates local growers during harvest time bringing fabulous varieties of nuts and fresh produce available in our cool climate during the Autumn season.

It is nestled among heritage trees & gums, at the Alpine Park, near Morses Creek so that everyone can come together for a unique community celebration.

Visitors & locals will enjoy our local market filled with love and delicious produce, attend cooking demonstrations by local chefs, taste our delicious roasted chestnuts over an open fire, awesome live music and much more. To entertain children, we will have a petting zoo, face painting and nuts cracking tables.

 

Entry: Adult $2 & Free for children under 12yo

 

All Day

 

  • Produce & Artisan Market
  • Chestnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Walnuts
  •  Nut cracking tables
  •  Local apples
  •  Local beer
  •  Local cider
  •  Local wine
  •  Regional olive oil
  •  Food stalls
  •  Hand made craft stalls
  •  Chestnut roasting in our large pan over the open fire
  •  Children’s activities
  •  Raffle with great prizes.
  •  Live music by “Frog & Howard” featuring Harry Jamieson.
  •  Cooking demonstrations by Patricia Simone from Simone’s Cooking School in Bright, Nikki Swan from Harrietville Bakery and local chefs.

www.wandinutfestival.com.au

Riparian Walk

Carpark at end of Hawthorn Lane

10-12pm

Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group invites residents and visitors to join Dr Jim Radford from Latrobe University Research Centre for Future Landscapes for a walk around the Cherry Walk on Saturday 27th April from 10am to 12pm.  The walk will include a number of stops where Dr Radford will discuss the unique features and importance of the Riparian environment along the banks of the Ovens River including  bird and animal life.  Local geomorphologist Dr Geoff Vietz, Melbourne University Senior Research Fellow, and Director of local business Streamology, will join the group to talk about river channel evolution and features at one of the stops.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the local Riparian environment whilst out enjoying some exercise, fresh air, and fine company!  The walk will end with a BBQ provided by Landcare volunteers.  This event is free and is hosted by the UOVLG with support from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. 

Please RSVP to Michelle Kent on 0417 256 728 or at enviro.plan@yahoo.co.nz as numbers on the trail are limited.

Wandiligong Autumn Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

See Friday April 26

Craft & Produce Market
Open daily 10am – 4pm, 14th April to 3rd May
See Friday April 26

Bright Autumn Instameet
Various locations and times
See Friday April 26

Sunrises & Sombreros
From 9am – 1pm
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 7th May
See Friday April 26

Open Gardens
 Open Gardens Full List

See Friday April 26

Winding Designs

See Friday April 26

Quilt Gallery

See Friday April 26

Pick-your-own Chestnuts at Wandiful Produce

See Friday April 26

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Almost, Maine by John Cariani by the Bright Alpine Actors

See Friday April 26

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Sunday April 28

Bright Fun Run

Pioneer Park Oval
Starting 8am

The Bright Fun Run is now in its 9th year and is a great morning out for both families and the serious runner alike. Whether you want to support your kids in the 2km, challenge yourself in the half marathon or chase the single track on the trail runs there is an event to suit you

The event includes a 2, 5, 10 & 21.1km road course and a 5.4, 8.1 and 13.3km Trail Runs. You won’t find a more picturesque running course surrounded by tree covered hills, mountain fresh air and crystal clear creeks.

Entry: 1/2 hour before the event or register on-line at www.brightfunrun.com.au. 

Flea Market

Bright Brewery, 121 Great Alpine Road, Bright
8am to 1pm

Take a stroll around the 20 stalls and pick up a bargain of old wares and second-hand items at the first Bright Autumn Festival Flea Market supported by Bright Brewery.

Located on the land next to Bright Brewery, 121 Great Alpine Road, Bright. 

Entry: Gold coin donation. Proceeds to Bright RSL Sub-branch.

To book a stall holder space, please download the Application Form here  Autumn Flea Market Application Form

Follow My Wheel Nutty Produce Tour

Date: Sunday 28th April

Time: 9am – 12.00pm

Jump on a bike and get nutty on a fully guided cycling tour through the nut growing region of Wandiligong. Learn about growing nuts, how to spot edible weeds and even pick your own chestnuts on a local farm tour. Then enjoy a cheese tasting and coffee/tea at the picture perfect Wandiful Produce farm cafe before pedalling back to Bright on the rail trail. 

Contact Laura followmywheel@gmail.com for more information. 

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Former Railway Station, Railway Avenue.

Turn right at the roundabout at the top of Ireland Street.


Open 2pm – 4pm (Sun, Tue and Thur during festival)

The museum covers railway, gold and social history of the area. Local families feature in its photographic collection. There is rolling stock typical of that used on the Ovens Valley Railway. Many Chinese miners worked on the goldfields, and there is a replica of the Buckland Valley Joss House that was destroyed in the riots of 1857.

Entry: Adults $3, Children $1

Historic Buckland Cemetery Tour

Meeting Bright Museum, Railway Ave, Bright
Starting 9.30am

Local historian Diann Talbot guides visitors through the Buckland Cemetery, telling the stories of some of those buried there. Morning tea provided.

Entry: $10 per person.

Bright State Battery

Date: Sunday April 28, 2-4 pm

Cost: $2

Come along to the Battery in Coronation Avenue just over Dougherty’s Bridge for a guided tour and explanation of the crushing process.

Wandiligong Autumn Craft & Produce Market

Wandiligong Historic Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 13th April to 3rd May

Enjoy its period charm as you browse in comfort through the many stalls, showcasing locally grown produce and hand crafted goods – exquisite hand dyed scarves, cushions, blankets, handmade cards, jewellery-novelty items, homemade jams, preserves and other wickedly indulgent treats. The annual Autumn Craft and Produce market not to be missed!

Entry: Voluntary donation

Wandiligong Autumn Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

See Friday April 26

Craft & Produce Market
Open daily 10am – 4pm, 14th April to 3rd May
See Friday April 26

Bright Autumn Instameet
Various locations and times
See Friday April 26

Sunrises & Sombreros
From 9am – 1pm
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 7th May
See Friday April 26

Open Gardens
 Open Gardens Full List

See Friday April 26

Winding Designs

See Friday April 26

Quilt Gallery

See Friday April 26

Pick-your-own Chestnuts at Wandiful Produce

See Friday April 26

Almost, Maine by John Cariani by the Bright Alpine Actors

See Friday April 26

Monday April 29

The Red Stag – Deer and Emu Tourist Farm

324 Hughes Lane, Eurobin
Open 10am – 4pm

Enjoy a light snack or gourmet meal. Animal feeding, deer, emu, ostrich & goats, including bottle feeding the kids. Mini golf & playground. Commentary regarding the history, animal characteristics & byproducts at 10am.

Entry: Free

‘Murders and Mysteries’

Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, 119 Gavan Street

Date: Monday April 29 & Friday May 3

Time: 6.00 pm

Cost: $5

Bookings not required.

Join Rob Kaufman on a walk to learn about Bright history’s darker side. Tour takes approx. 1 hour. Wear suitable clothes and shoes for an evening walk around the streets.

“Pop Up” Op Shop

The Bright Lions Ladies Auxiliary

Uniting Church Hall (at rear, side entrance from Burke Street),  open hours 10.00am to 2.00pm.

Monday 29th April 2019 to Saturday 4th May 2019

Wandiligong Autumn Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

See Friday April 26

Craft & Produce Market
Open daily 10am – 4pm, 14th April to 3rd May
See Friday April 26

Sunrises & Sombreros
From 9am – 1pm
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 7th May
See Friday April 26

Open Gardens
 Open Gardens Full List

See Friday April 26

Winding Designs

See Friday April 26

Quilt Gallery

See Friday April 26

Tuesday April 30

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Railway Ave, Bright
Open 2pm – 4pm (Sun, Tue and Thur during festival)

A range of nostalgic items depicting the towns early days including rail & mining history.

Entry: Adults $3, Children $1

Bright Photography Workshop 2019

From  30th April to 5th May

In the words of renowned landscape and wilderness photographer Cam Blake. “This stunning alpine country town in the north east of Victoria just screams out to be photographed in autumn. Alpine roads lined with the brilliant vibrancy of autumn make for one of the most spectacular locations to shoot.”  Cam will be hosting his first Bright Autumn Festival Workshop and he is super excited about showing you all just how amazing this small township and surroundings are.

For more information on the workshop and pricing see www.camblakephotography.com.au

Photography Workshop.

Tuesday 30th April 2019, starting at 1pm at 100 Gavan St in Bright.

Local professional photographer, Jean-Pierre Ronco, will conduct a series of workshops. This event is open to everyone from beginners to advanced photographers.Today, this event will take place at Winding Road Design Studio in Bright Victoria.

Participants will learn more about their cameras and the editing process, capturing the amazing colour of Autumn in the Alpine Valley.

This event has limited places. For more information about this event, visit: www.imagewriterworkshops.weebly.com

U3A Casual Cycle Group

Meet at Old Railway Shed, Railway Ave, Bright
Starting 9:30am

Enjoy a leisurely ride with locals and coffee afterwards.

Cost: Free, coffee at own expense. Be aware that this ride is not covered by insurance.

A Goldfields Guide to the Upper Ovens

Bright Bowls Club

14 Churchill Ave, Bright VIC 3741

7-9:30 pm

A brief presentation by Andrew Swift on the forgotten mining places that played an important role in the development of the townships we know today in the Upper Ovens Valley.  

Cost: $10 including supper. Children free.

An Evening with Jane Edmanson

Well know and loved presenter on ABC TV Gardening Australia. Horticulturist, Author, Tour Host and Radio Presenter

Bright Gardening Club

Bright Senior Citizens Hall

Cobden St Bright

7:30 pm

$10 including supper and plant list. No Bookings Necessary

Jane will talk on varied topics – including frost and drought resistant planting and a visual presentation of Melton Botanic Gardens, composting, her recent travels to Bhutan and a Q & A following.

Wandiligong Autumn Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

See Friday April 26

Craft & Produce Market
Open daily 10am – 4pm, 14th April to 3rd May
See Friday April 26

Sunrises & Sombreros
From 9am – 1pm
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 7th May
See Friday April 26

Open Gardens
 Open Gardens Full List

See Friday April 26

Winding Designs

See Friday April 26

Quilt Gallery

See Friday April 26

“Pop Up” Op Shop

See Monday April 29

Wednesday May 1

Metal and Wood Day

Discover the talented people who design and make quality products in our valley. Visit one or all of the following.

Suggested itinerary, 1pm – 3pm:

Steve Brown, “Made in the Country”
152 Great Alpine Road, Harrietville
Furniture & Sculpture from reclaimed wood & metal.

Simon Pankhurst, “Artist Blacksmith”
69 Churchill Ave, Bright
Workshop and gallery.

Bright Men’s Shed
Churchill Ave Bright (near CFA)
Finish here to view equipment & products.
Cuppa at 3pm Gold coin donation.

Goats & Lions Art
7377 Great Alpine Road, Bright.
Studio & Blacksmith Forge.

Entry: Free, with products for sale

Photography Workshop.

Wednesday 1st May 2019, starting at 1pm at 237 Great Alpine Road in Harrietville.

Local professional photographer, Jean-Pierre Ronco, will conduct a series workshops. This event is open to everyone from beginners to advanced photographers.Today, this event will take place at the Snowline Hotel in Harrietville Victoria.

Participants will learn more about their cameras and the editing process, capturing the amazing colour of Autumn in the Alpine Valley.

This event has limited places. For more information about this event, visit: www.imagewriterworkshops.weebly.com

Make It Mini -Hex’n More Ruler

4 Ireland Street, Bright 3741

Phone: 03 5755 5118

email: lovequilting@sewbright.com.au

www.sewbright.com.au

Class price: $45 Includes Pattern, Tuition & mini Hex ‘n More Ruler

Optional Ruler purchase Regular $49.95

Designed by Jaybird Quilts, this versatile ruler can be used to cut 5 different shapes for creative hexie piecing.

Learn how to use the ruler to cut out the various shapes and piecing tips to create a unique quilt

1.5 hour bus tour of Bright & Surrounds including visiting open gardens where possible.

Wedenesday 2:00PM    & Thursday  10:30AM

Pick up at Alpine Visitor Information Centre, Gavan Street, Bright.

Cost: $25 per head

A Day in Harrietville

Four Gardens and the Gold Shed accompanied tour.

Start at 10.00am Shadybrook Cottages 20 mountain view walk.

2 gardens in the morning with guided tour.

BYO or buy lunch in Harrietville 1pm to 2pm

Afternoon tour start 2.00pm at the Historical Museum then two more gardens.

The tour includes a great variety of gardens both in style and size, Harrietville is a mountain village with an amazing history and magnificent scenery.

A minimum of 8 requires so must RSVP. Call John 0438 050 475

Bright Singer Concert ‘2019 Autumn Concert’

Bright Community Centre, Railway Ave, Bright
Wednesday 1st May @ 8pm

Friday 3rd May @8pm

Sunday 5th May (Matinee) @ 2pm

Wednesday 8th May @8pm

Cost: $12 per person, Children free. Supper, gold coin donation for local chairity.
Tickets at Country Collectibles, Ireland St, or at the door.

Wandiligong Autumn Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

See Friday April 26

Craft & Produce Market
Open daily 10am – 4pm, 14th April to 3rd May
See Friday April 26

Sunrises & Sombreros
From 9am – 1pm
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 7th May
See Friday April 26

Open Gardens
 Open Gardens Full List)

See Friday April 26

Winding Designs

See Friday April 26

Quilt Gallery

See Friday April 26

“Pop Up” Op Shop

See Monday April 29

Thursday May 2

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Railway Ave, Bright
Open 2pm – 4pm (Sun, Tue and Thur during festival)

A range of nostalgic items depicting the towns early days including rail & mining history.

Entry: Adults $3, Children $1

1.5 hour bus tour of Bright & Surrounds including visiting open gardens where possible.

Wedenesday 2:00PM    & Thursday  10:30AM

Pick up at Alpine Visitor Information Centre, Gavan Street, Bright.

Cost: $25 per head

Gold Mine and State Battery Tour – Bright & District Historical Society

Date: Thursday May 2

Cost: $10 per person

Return to yesteryear with a fascinating description of activities at the mine at Wandiligong and then travel in convoy to the Bright State Battery in Coronation Avenue to see an intact quartz crushing battery. Have a home-cooked morning tea and a guided tour with an explanation of the crushing process.

Meet at the Museum in Railway Avenue at 9.30 to get your ticket and directions to the mine.

Croquet Social Day

Bright Croquet Club, Burke Street, Bright
10am – 3pm

Come and Try Croquet.
The World’s oldest ball game at the historic Bright Croquet Club Burke Street opposite the Clock Tower.
Founded in 1904 the club is the second oldest croquet club in Victoria.
Please wear flat shoes. Green fees are $5.00 Morning tea served.

Cost: $5

Phone: 03 5750 1437

Slow Stitching–   English Paper Piecing

4 Ireland Street, Bright 3741

Phone: 03 5755 5118

email: lovequilting@sewbright.com.au

www.sewbright.com.au

Class price: $95

     Includes Pattern, tuition and fabric kit

Take time out and learn to appreciate fussy cutting and English paper piecing techniques. In the Round Pattern designed by Hugs’n Kisses.

Photography Workshop.

Thursday 2nd May 2019, starting at 1pm at 100 Gavan St in Bright.

Local professional photographer, Jean-Pierre Ronco, will conduct a series workshops. This event is open to everyone from beginners to advanced photographers.Today, this event will take place at Winding Road Design Studio in Bright Victoria.

Participants will learn more about their cameras and the editing process, capturing the amazing colour of Autumn in the Alpine Valley.

This event has limited places. For more information about this event, visit: www.imagewriterworkshops.weebly.com

Australian Pumpkin Seed Company

5061 Great Alpine Road, Ovens
Open 12pm – 3pm

Enjoy a European specialty seed and nut oil appreciation tasting.

Entry: Free. No appointment necessary.

Tel: (03) 5752 1199
www.pumpkinseed.net.au

Ranger Guided Walk Mt Buffalo National Park – Dickson Falls

Thursday May 2 at 10.30 am to Dicksons Falls

 Meet at Cresta car park 10.30am – 12.00pm Join the Park Ranger for a 1.5hr guided walk (gentle, no steep ascents or descents) across open snow plains and through Snow Gum woodlands to the edge of the plateau. Discover some of the park’s unique history and take in the lovely views over the Buckland Valley and across to the Australian Alps.

Entry: Free, please book (limited group size) For further information or to book, please call Michelle Doherty Phone: 03 8427 2581 Email: michelle.doherty@parks.vic.gov.au

 

Bright Brewery Bush Dance

121 Great Alpine Rd, Bright
Starting 6pm

Round up your gang, grab your partner and swing on into Bright Brewery for a colourful night of bush dancing and fun, which will raise money to support the future of Brights Autumn Festival.

This special event is a community fundraiser that will help showcase the spectacular Autumn season in beautiful Bright. Wear your best bush attire.

$5 from every ticket sale is donated to Bright Autumn Festival.

Cost: Adults $15 / Kids $10 (under 18) / Family $40 (2 adults & 2 children)

Contact Bright Brewery for more details and to buy our tickets online.

 

Wandiligong Autumn Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

See Friday April 26

Craft & Produce Market
Open daily 10am – 4pm, 14th April to 3rd May
See Friday April 26

Sunrises & Sombreros
From 9am – 1pm
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 7th May
See Friday April 26

Open Gardens
 Open Gardens Full List

See Friday April 26

Winding Designs

See Friday April 26

Quilt Gallery

See Friday April 26

“Pop Up” Op Shop

See Monday April 29

Almost, Maine by John Cariani by the Bright Alpine Actors

See Friday April 26

Friday May 3

‘Murders and Mysteries’

Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, 119 Gavan Street

Date: Monday April 29 & Friday May 3

Time: 6.00 pm

Cost: $5

Bookings not required.

Join Rob Kaufman on a walk to learn about Bright history’s darker side. Tour takes approx. 1 hour. Wear suitable clothes and shoes for an evening walk around the streets.

Handmade Organisers Using By Annie Patterns

4 Ireland Street, Bright 3741

Phone: 03 5755 5118

email: lovequilting@sewbright.com.au

www.sewbright.com.au

Class price: $60 includes Pattern, tuition.

Explore the range of by Annie patterns and make a journal cover, tote bag, tablet cover, ruler wrap or tool case

Learn easy techniques for inserting zippers, sewing on binding, working with mesh and   vinyl while making a functional, personal, creative accessory

‘Star Gazing Night’

Bright Astronomy

Bright United Mens Shed Inc

Bright Airfield, Buckland Valley Road

Open 7pm – 10pm

Enjoy an evening of star gazing.

Just bring a deck chair and yourself.

Contact:Kevin Hancock

 Phone:0438784968

Cost Adults $10, children $5

Wandiligong Autumn Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

See Friday April 26

Craft & Produce Market
Open daily 10am – 4pm, 14th April to 3rd May
See Friday April 26

Sunrises & Sombreros
From 9am – 1pm
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 7th May
See Friday April 26

Open Gardens
 Open Gardens Full List

See Friday April 26

Winding Designs

See Friday April 26

Quilt Gallery

See Friday April 26

“Pop Up” Op Shop

See Monday April 29

Pick-your-own Chestnuts at Wandiful Produce

See Friday April 26

Almost, Maine by John Cariani by the Bright Alpine Actors

See Friday April 26

Bright Singer Concert ‘2019 Autumn Concert’

See Wednesday 1 May

Saturday May 4

Bright Rotary Gala Day

9am – 4pm – Bright Gala Day Market & Street Entertainment
Main Street in Bright
9am – 4pm

Many market stalls, live bands, food, children’s entertainment and buskers.

1.45pm – GRAND PARADE
Theme “May the Fourth be with You.”
Starting 1.45pm

The highlight of the Festival. Floats from businesses & community groups, brass & pipe bands and street entertainment.

To lodge an entry to participate in the 2019 Gala Parade, please download the entry form here 2019 Gala Day Parade Entry Form.

3pm – Bright’s Got Talent
Sibley Sound Shell, Howitt Park,Bright
3pm

This year, marks the 10 year anniversary of Bright’s Got Talent as part of the Gala Weekend of the Autumn Festival. It promises to be the biggest and best year yet.

It is once again being brought to you by participants of The Mandala Project’s Emerging Leader’s Program.

The talent show will commence ‘immediately’ following the parade (approx. 3pm).

All acts are welcome – young, old, musicians, comedy, poetry, dancers – the more the merrier. There is no cost to enter and there will be some great prizes on offer.

Come on down to the Sibley Sound Shell and show your support and we promise you will be provided with some great entertainment.

For more information contact Anthony Nicholson on 0435 910 357.

4pm – 9pm – Bright Brewery Bon Fire
121 Great Alpine Road, Bright
4pm – 9pm

Bonfire, mini-market vibe, demonstrations, music.

Entry: Free

Template & Ruler Demonstration

Gala Day Saturday May the 4th, 2019      

11am – 1pm

4 Ireland Street, Bright 3741

Phone: 03 5755 5118

email: lovequilting@sewbright.com.au

www.sewbright.com.au

Class Price: FREE

Have you ever wondered how some of our quilts are made?

Well, most likely with a template or specialty ruler

Come along, share a cuppa and watch demonstrations of our various templates and rulers and projects to match.

Featuring the Pineapple block template, Pick & Mix ruler, QCR ruler,

Hex n More Ruler, Fussy Cutting ruler and more.

Youth Concert

Bright Community Centre

Time:

An Evening of music featuring some of the region’s brightest talents.

 

Cost: Gold coin

Wandiligong Autumn Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

See Friday April 26

Sunrises & Sombreros
From 9am – 1pm
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 7th May
See Friday April 26

Open Gardens
 Open Gardens Full List

See Friday April 26

Winding Designs

See Friday April 26

Quilt Gallery

See Friday April 26

“Pop Up” Op Shop

See Monday April 29

Pick-your-own Chestnuts at Wandiful Produce

See Friday April 26

Almost, Maine by John Cariani by the Bright Alpine Actors

See Friday April 26

Sunday May 5

Slow Stitching -Embroidery – Mini Mandala

Sunday May 5, 2019 – 10am – 4pm

Gala Day Saturday May the 4th, 2019      

11am – 1pm

4 Ireland Street, Bright 3741

Phone: 03 5755 5118

email: lovequilting@sewbright.com.au

www.sewbright.com.au

Class price: $40 includes pre-printed stitchery, 1 skein of Valdani thread,

stabiliser, embroidery hoop

Enjoy a day of slow stitching learning embroidery stitches &techniques.

Pattern designed by Nikki Tervo designs

 Class bookings can be made in store or online at https://www.sewbright.com.au

Limited spaces available, please book promptly

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Railway Ave, Bright
Open 2pm – 4pm (Sun, Tue and Thur during festival)

A range of nostalgic items depicting the towns early days including rail & mining history.

Entry: Adults $3, Children $1

Suitcase Sale on the Platform

Date: Sunday, May 5

Time: 2 – 4 pm

Entry: $3 adults, $1 children, $5 suitcase seller

The museum will be open as usual, but in addition there will be a suitcase sale on the platform with people selling all manner of things from suitcases.

Freeburgh Bush Market

Freeburgh – 9km from Bright on the Great Alpine Rd
9am – 2pm

Come and enjoy our many stalls, car boot sales, cakes, devonshire tea, BBQ, wine tasting and entertainment. Enjoyment for the whole family.

Entry: Free. All proceeds towards the new hall.

Wandiligong Autumn Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm, 29th March to 14th May

See Friday April 26

Sunrises & Sombreros
From 9am – 1pm
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 7th May
See Friday April 26

Open Gardens
 Open Gardens Full List

See Friday April 26

Winding Designs

See Friday April 26

Quilt Gallery

See Friday April 26

Pick-your-own Chestnuts at Wandiful Produce

See Friday April 26

Bright Singer Concert ‘2019 Autumn Concert’

See Wednesday 1 May

Can't Get Here Till After The Festival.

There will still be plentiful autumn colour and fresh produce in the weeks after the Autumn Festival so still plenty of reasons to come to Bright .

And there will be plenty of entertainment with:

Bright Cabaret Festival
Thu to Sat 9 – 11 May 2018

Ticket range $25-$35pp per show.

Singing in Harmony Workshops $20pp

Bright Courthouse Theatre
1-3 Park St Bright

See our website or call 0418 564 768 for more details.

www.brightcabaretfestival.com.au