Saturday 20th May 2017


    Mass and Procession for St. Anthony of Padua   

9am Myrtleford Piazza, Clyde St.

Following the Mass, a procession of veterans from the Italian Army’s Alpini Brigade and community members will carry the statue of St. Anthony acquired by St. Mary’s Catholic Church along Clyde Street. Come along and dress up in traditional regional Italian costume! Free entry.


    Wild Mushroom Forage   


Enjoy a morning walk foraging for wild mushrooms with expert guides on the outskirts of Myrtleford. Learn the secret to finding these wonderful natural treasures and enjoy the option of tasting preserved mushrooms. Participants need to be fit and healthy and wear suitable footwear for walking in hilly terrain.

Limited numbers.
$35.30/person (no concessions).

This is an extremely popular event and is run subject to environmental conditions - On-line bookings will opened at 9am Saturday 6th May 2017 and SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY

    Pizza Dough Throwing Demonstration   

10.30am Bastoni Pizzeria, Great Alpine Rd.

Talented Bastoni Pizzeria chef Alessandro will impress you as he freestyles, stretches, spins, tosses and juggles pizza dough like never seen before.

The kids can try too! Free entry.


    Food & Wine Festa   

10.30am-4.30pm Clyde St & Piazza, Myrtleford.

Sample some wonderful local wines from Alpine Valley Vigneron members and great regional produce, including traditional dishes from around Italy. Wine tasting glasses will be available for sale $5/each. Entertainment by Toni Marchi who will create a village feel atmosphere. James Liotta, Wangaratta West Primary School Choir, School of Tarnatells and Myrtleford Theatre Troupe. For the little ones, there’s a Mountain View Children’s Centre tent with lots of activities, free face painting and balloons

Plus the following special events:

  • 10.30 Toni Marchi and Band
  • 11.15 Pizza Eating competition
  • 11.30 Wangaratta West Primary School - Signorina Cardamone will lead her students in traditional Italian songs
  • 12.15 Toni Marchi Band
  • 1.15 Tarantella Performance 
  • 2.00 Grape Stomping (sponsored by Ray White)
  • 2.15 James Liotta comedy session
  • 3.00 Mick Tenace - singing and dancing
  • 3.30 Barista Race (sponsored by Myrtleford Times)
  • 3.45 Mick Tenace - singing and dancing until close


    Stefano Manfredi Cooking Demonstration   

11.30am-12.30pm St. Paul’s Church Hall, Clyde St.

Sydney based, Italian-born Stefano Manfredi will be demonstrating how to create some wonderful Italian dishes with fresh local produce.
Presented by Chestnuts Australia Inc. $5/person.


    Nonni in Cucina - Casalinga (Home Cooked)    

2.30pm-4pm St. Paul’s Church Hall, Clyde St.

Presented by Patrizia Simone from Simone’s of Bright.
Local Nonni’ will demonstrate how to create those wonderful, simple Italian dishes handed down over generations
$10/person (includes recipes).


    Laughter The Italian Way    

1pm Jubilee Park (opposite Piazza)

Join the Myrtleford Laughter Club for a healthy dose of unconditional laughter about all things Italian.

Laughter Yoga utilises simple laughter exercises which quickly stimulates natural spontaneous fun and laughter. Works simultaneously on mind, body

and spirit. $2 donation appreciated.


    Viva Michelini   

12pm-3pm Michelini Wines, 213 Great Alpine Rd.
Wine and food Italian style! Three Italian style courses matched to three Italian wines.
$35/person. Prepaid tickets available from Michelini Wines cellar door: (03) 5751 1990.

    Tastes of Italy   

12pm-3pm Gapsted Wines, 3897 Great Alpine Rd.
Enjoy this three course culinary experience matched to Italian wine varietals. $49/person.
Bookings recommended: (03) 5751 1383


    Open House at the Old School Museum   

2pm-5pm Old School Museum, 29 Elgin St.

Visit the community museum and view presentations on Italian migration, the Italian P.O.W. Camp and migrant involvement in local agricultural industries (tobacco and forestry) and prominent families contribution to community life.

Entry: $5 Adults, Concession $3, $1 Children.


    Spritz O'clock @ Bastoni Pizzeria   

5pm-6pm Adjacent to Piazza, Great Alpine Rd.

Come and unwind with a Spritz
$8 Aperol, Campari or Limoncello Spritz.
Enjoy an authentic woodfired pizza to complete your Italian experience


    Italian Movies and Supper at EMPAC   

EMPAC  - is Myrtlefords state of the art theatre - Prince Street Myrtleford   - 

Doors open at 4p.m with 5p.m and 8p.m Screenings.

They're a Weird Mob and Life is Beautiful.

5pm.  They're a Weird Mob. Movie is a 1966 film based on the novel of the same name by John O'Grady under the pen name "Nino Culotta".  112 minute film.

7pm – 8pm. Movie Interval.  Light Antipasto Buffet served in EMPAC foyer with beer and wine available

8pm.  Life is Beautiful (M) (Italian: La vita è bella) Movie is a 1997 Italian comedy-drama and an Academy Award winning film.  Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. 116 minute film

Tickets $20 each which includes 2 movies, light antipasto supper at intermission (7pm to 8pm). 

Italian beer and local wines available $5 each. 

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE HERE  or cut & paste link:




    From Italy with Love! Dinner Dance   

6pm Club Savoy, 252 Great Alpine Rd.

Traditional Italian Entertainment by Joe Ellis and comedian James Liotta
Adults $29.50 (members $25), Children 6-12 $13, 13-17 $21, Children under 5 years free.

Bookings strongly recommended to avoid disappointment: (03) 5751 1296.

Payment required upon booking