With its falling leaves and resplendent colours, autumn is a truly stunning season. And if you’d like to embrace the wonders of it all, there’s plenty of dazzling autumn festivals to discover around Victoria. Feel captivated by beautiful natural surroundings, and enjoy harvest events that showcase the best food, wine and produce that Victoria has to offer. Without further ado, here are some incredible autumn festivals to visit this year.
1. Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers
Autumn is synonymous with falling leaves, but there’s plenty of beauty to be found in the flowers too. Escape to the Dandenong Ranges this autumn, and take part in this delightful flower festival. Wander through 25 acres of gardens, and be greeted by over 3 million bright blooms. After admiring the vivid blossoms, stay a little longer and have fun with circus performers, a tractor train and more. The Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers is on from March 25 to April 25.
📍357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan VIC 3795
2. Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival
The Macedon Ranges is coming to life with a vibrant autumn festival over the whole month of April. Celebrate the season across nine villages, with farmers markets, tours, music events and more. Go on a scenic foodie adventure on the Autumn Pie and Tart Trail, explore the wonders of the season on the Autumn Garden Trail, and take part in autumn painting classes. This festival will kick off on April 1 and end on April 30. Discover the full program here.
3. Bright Autumn Festival
Head to the beautiful town of Bright for a ten day celebration of the season. Gaze in wonder at the vivid autumn hues, and try seasonal produce from Victoria’s High Country. Bright Autumn Festival features plenty of events, including a parade, an autumn art exhibition, historical tours, open gardens and a nut festival. This celebration will run from Friday April 28 to Sunday May 7. Learn more here.
📍Bright, VIC 3741
4. Grampians Grape Escape
Head out west and take part in this stunning three-day festival. Celebrate regional food, wine and music against the stunning backdrop of the Grampians. This festival will feature over 100 stalls, exhibitor masterclasses, cooking demonstrations, live music, guest chefs and fun for the kids. The Grampians Grape Escape will run from Friday May 5 to Sunday May 7. Check out the program here.
📍Halls Gap Recreation Reserve, Cnr of Grampians and Mount Victory Roads, Halls Gap VIC 3381
Celebrate Goulburn Valley’s harvest season with a delightful autumn festival in Seymour. The Tastes of the Goulburn event will feature over 50 vendors, showcasing the best food, wine, beer, cider product and craft from around the Goulburn Valley. This festival will also feature cooking demonstrations, entertainment and more. Check it out on Saturday April 29, from 10am to 5pm.
📍Station Street, Seymour, VIC 3660
6. High Country Hop
Celebrate the Victorian hop harvest at this incredible beer and music festival in Beechworth. At The High Country Hop, you’ll taste the freshest beers of the year, as well as discover local winemakers and distillers. You’ll also explore some incredible craft beer from around Australia, including Hop Nation and Molly Rose, as well as Californian icons, Firestone Walker. During the festival, you’ll listen to a vast range of live artists performing their best tunes. Of course, there will be plenty of food to enjoy too. This festival will run on Saturday March 25 from 12 to 8pm.
📍Beechworth Historic Precinct Reserve, Beechworth, VIC 3747
7. Pyrenees Unearthed Festival
Journey along the banks of the Avoca river, and discover the award-winning wines of the Pyrenees region at this fabulous festival. There will be plenty of delicious food, local produce and live entertainment to enjoy while you’re there. The Pyrenees Unearthed Festival will run from 11am to 5pm on Saturday April 22. However, you’re welcome to go beyond the festival, and visit the many cellar doors in the region. Find more details here.
📍Avoca River Flat, Dundas St, Avoca VIC
8. Harvest Moon Festival
Recharge this autumn at the Harvest Moon Festival at Delatite Wines. As autumn comes to an end with the harvest moon, this festival is the perfect time to feel restored and revitalised. This event highlights the beauty of the region, and you’re encouraged to explore the area while you’re there. The Harvest Moon Festival features plenty of interesting activities, including a beekeeping workshop, a yoga and sound healing session, and a bonfire with food trucks. The festivities start on May 5 and end on May 7.
📍390 Pollards Rd, Mansfield VIC 3722