Chiltern Victoria Australia :: Festival and Events


Henry Handel Richardson's Birthday Celebration
Henry Handel RichardsonA celebration of life and works of Henry Handel Richardson and the heritage and history of Chiltern.

Henry Handel Richardson (pseudonym of author Ethel Florence Richardson) wrote many works including The Getting of Wisdom and a trilogy The Fortunes of Richard Mahony in which in Ultima Thule she describes her experiences in Chiltern. 

The event is held on Henry Handel Richard’s birthday, 3 January, each year at historic Lakeview House, where she lived for a short time as a child.

Where Lakeview House, Chiltern
When Thursday, 3rd January 2019

Chiltern Pro Rodeo
Chiltern Pro RodeoA full pro rodeo event prescribed by the Professional Rodeo Association of Australia. Fun and entertainment for the whole family.

Where Chiltern Racecourse Reserve
When Sunday of the Labour Day long weekend each year

When Sunday, 10th March 2019

Chiltern Cancer Cruise, Car and Bike Show
A unique event dedicated to the memory of local resident John Jamison. This is a car and bike show with a difference. Participants are encouraged to bring their car or bike and display it on the banks of Lake Anderson – just a short stroll to Chiltern’s historic streetscape. Some set-up picnics by the Lake… others take a leisurely stroll around the Lake or to one of the quality food and coffee shops in nearby Conness Street. The relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by enthusiasts sharing details of their vehicle without a hint of competition! This day is all about friendship… sharing your passion… and relaxing. It is also about fundraising with ALL donations going to the Albury-Wodonga Cancer Foundation. Come along… bring a friend… and enjoy yourself.

Where Martin Park, Alliance Street, Chiltern
When Sunday, 14th April 2019 (Between 9.00am and 2.00pm)
Donation $5.00 per vehicle (Albury-Wodonga Cancer Foundation)

Information: Chiltern Visitor Information Centre – 03 5726 1515

Chiltern Art Prize
Exhibiting for over a decade, this annual visual art and photography display is becomming one of the regions major arts events, featuring works from renowned artists and photographers and from the local region and across Australia.

Two and Three dimensional works and photography are on show and all exhibitors are eligable for for The Chiltern Art Prize of $1000, with prizes also awarded in each of the four categories including the popular Indigo Award for Young Emerging Artists. All works exhibited are available for purchase.

Further information and entry forms are available from the Visitor Information Centre at – or by telephoning the Centre on 03 5726 1611.

Where Chiltern Memorial Hall
When Opening Night - Friday 7th June 2018. Then daily between 10.00am and 4.00pm until Monday 10th June 2019.

Chiltern Jam Session Weekend
This weekend of jam sessions will feature a blend of accomplished musicians and those beginning their jamming careers. It’s a great opportunity to drop in, meet other musicians, blow your heart out on your favorite tune or kick back and listen in. There are 6 venues for six genres of music. Take your pick! Muso’s of any standard are welcome – music students, gigging muso’s, amateurs of all persuasions, professionals having a night off, and even professionals having an off night. Listeners welcome. Stick with one jam... or move around.

Come along for a few hours... or stay the weekend...

Where Various venues in Chiltern
When Saturday 20th July 2019 and Sunday 21st July 2019. 
Information or telephone the Visitor Information Centre 03 5726 1611

Chiltern Antique Fair
Chiltern Antique FairDealers from as far away as South Australia, Melbourne, Wagga Wagga and Tumut showcase antiques from fine china to jewellery and everything in between.

One of the largest antique shows in regional Australia this an event not to be missed by the serious collector of fine antiques.

Where Chiltern Memorial Hall

When Fair Opening Night - Friday 24th August 2018. Close - Sunday 26th August 2018.
Information or telephone 03 5726 1611

Chiltern Town Garage Sale
More than 60 sale sites around the township all jam-packed with weird and wonderful bargains. Maps available from the Chiltern Visitor Information Centre.

Where Chiltern township
When Sunday, 18th November 2018