Some of the best festivals aren’t in the big cities – they’re in the country towns. Victoria is no exception. The countryside is full of charming towns with colourful events that they proudly call their own.
Hire a campervan from Melbourne Airport and travel to some of the most scenic parts of the state to enjoy these iconic events.
Horsham Country Music Festival (pictured)
23-26 March, 2017
Horsham’s celebration of all things country began in 2006. Ever since then, the festival has been attracting country music lovers from far and wide. This year, they’ve secured New Zealand’s Jog Adams and Victoria’s Dennis Morgan. Organisers are also proud to give budding country music artists a chance to showcase their talent in front of the Horsham crowd.
High Country Harvest Festival
5-21 May, 2017
Victoria’s annual High Country Harvest is the time to feast! There’s no better place to be in Autumn, as the season brings out some of the most exquisite golden colours of the countryside. Thousands of people come to sample the incredible tastes on offer at one of the high country’s best events. Whether it’s the Italian fine wines, fruits, Myrtleford’s magnificent chestnuts or the superb cheese from Milawa’s famous factory, you won’t be let down.
The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival
30 March – 2 April, 2017
Corryong’s bush festival is world-famous. Every year the charming town surrounded by mountains celebrates everything to do with the iconic Aussie busy life. It’s an incredible display of bush poetry, music, bush skills and horsemanship. There’s also bush markets with local crafts and an exciting street parade. Everything about the festival is based on Banjo Paterson’s poem The Man From Snowy River. The festival highlight is the re-enactment of this epic poem. Don’t miss it!
Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival
1-2 April, 2017
Rockford Winery’s green lawns set the scene perfectly for this relaxing two-day event. Sample locally produced beer, cider and wines from more than 40 wineries. Plus there’s plenty of fine food to top it all off. There’s also live music and entertainment as you enjoy the flavours from award-winning winemakers. There’s no better way to experience one of Australia’s best food and wine regions than to do it all in one place!
Riverboats Music Festival
17 – 19 February, 2017
The border towns of Echuca-Moama come alive with this unique festival! Visit this place for just a few short hours and you’ll quickly see why it’s one of the much-loved festival. Not only is Riverboats Music Fest incredibly inexpensive, but it’s also laidback. Contemporary music artists out on a show underneath the river red gums right next to the idyllic Murray River, while historic paddle steamers pass by all weekend. There’s only one stage but there’s plenty of space to dance the weekend away. Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne and Mia Dyson are some of the big names playing this year.