Saturday 19th May 2018


    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 SOLD OUT  


Enjoy a short 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.
$40 per person (no concessions).

This is an extremely popular event and is run subject to environmental conditions - On-line bookings will opened at 9am Saturday 5th May 2018 THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT



    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 glasses will be available for sale $5/each. Fully licenced event no BYO.  Entertainment providing a village feel atmosphere by IGiovanotti, Wangaratta West Primary School Choir and Mick Tenace. For the little ones, there’s a Children’s Activity Centre set up in Jubilee Park.  Lots of activities, free face painting, Balloon Antic Bruce will be making balloon animals and a Childrens Magic Show is on at at Midday


    Bendigo Bank Childrens Activity Hub  

10.30am-4.00pm Jubilee Park Great Alpine Road

Adjacent to the town Piazza - just across the Great Alpine Road

will be an array of things to keep the children amused with on going Face Painting, crafts, free balloons and a photo booth.

Scheduled events include:

10.30-4.00           Photo Booth - all ages welcome to have a keepsake from LaFiera 2018

11.00-3.00           Childrens Activity Tent and Face Painting

11.00                   Harlequin Puppet Theatre

12.00                   BalloonAntic Bruce - Childrens Magic Show

1.15                     Laughter the Italian Way

2.30                     Harlequin Puppet Theatre


Bring your blanket or chairs in this relaxed kids zone  

    Masterclass Series  

LaFiera is pleased to introduce a series of four  masterclasses in 2018 - You can choose from Coffee, Pasta, Wine and Chestnuts. 

Priority seating is available by booking online or you can take your chance and come on the day. 

Passionate people talking and demonstrating what they know best in this new program.


    Coffee Masterclass with Coffee Chakra's Vivek Sharma  

10.30am  St. Paul’s Church Hall, Clyde St.

 Lead by Myrtleford's own coffee blender and roasting Master - Vivek Sharma from Coffee Chakra'.

  • Covering a vast distance from Chai's sipper in Delhi to Coffees Roaster in Australia
  • Unveiling the True-Secrets behind a perfect cup of Coffee from Farm to Cup. and Market Trends 

So come and join for a interesting session of "LET'S TALK COFFEE OVER COFFEE"

$10/person Priority Seating available through online ticketing

   Italian Cuisine  & Pasta Masterclass with Patrizia Simone   

12.00 noon St. Paul’s Church Hall, Clyde St.


Presented by Patrizia Simone from Simone’s Country Cooking School.

   *A demonstration of traditional Italian culinary skills and handy techniques

   *Using local ingredients from Autumns's harvest

   *Learn new culinary skills to entertain and cook for your friends and family.

   *Presented with the flair and passion that are the hallmarks of Patrizia's wonderful contribution to Italian culture in the North East.

    $10/person (includes recipes). Priority Seating available through online ticketing


    Winemaker Masterclass with Alpine Valleys Vignerons

1.30pm St. Paul’s Church Hall, Clyde St.

Alpine Valleys is one of Australia’s most varietally diverse wine regions.

Refosco? Yes. Fiano? Yes. Savagnin? Yes. Saperavi? Yes. Schioppettino? Yes. Tempranillo? Yes. Teroldego? Yes. Aglianico? Yes. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay? Yes, yes and yes.

Presented by Alpine Valleys Vignerons. Discover more than just tasting wine as our regions vignerons will lead an interesting discussion on local varietals and answer your questions.

$10/person. Priority Seating available through online ticketing


   Chestnuts Masterclass with Chestnuts Australia   

3.00pm  St. Paul’s Church Hall, Clyde St.

Presented by local growers from Chestnuts Australia.  Passionate about their product - come and hear from the local growers about this versatile nut and how it can be used.

“Come and get all the info you need to cook confidently with Chestnuts, straight from the growers!  The following recipes will be showcased and you get to try them all.  Plus a few extra surprises!

  • Chestnut Dip
  • Chestnut & Mushroom soup
  • Chestnut Monte Bianco

 Remember, Chestnuts and red wine are a marriage made in heaven so don’t forget to bring along a glass to enjoy!

A copy of all the recipes showcased will be provided.”


$10/person Priority Seating available through online ticketing


    Laughter The Italian Way    

1.15pm 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 for all ages 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 9101


    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


    "God Willing" - 2015 Italian Movie and Supper at EMPAC   

7pm-9pm Movie 'God Willing'

Tommaso is a successful, respected cardiac surgeon who also happens to be an atheist. However, Tommaso's son Andrea who is a medical student announces in a family get-together that he wants to become a priest. Tommaso goes undercover while Andrea is absent, on retreat in a monastery, to investigate and bring down the charismatic Father Don Pietro, who he believes has "brain-washed" his son and caused upheaval in his family.

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

$15 per person includes supper

Tickets available online 



    From Italy with Love! Dinner Dance   

6pm Club Savoy, 252 Great Alpine Rd.

Traditional Italian Entertainment
Adults $31 (members $27), Children 6-12 $14, 13-17 $21.50, Children under 5 years free.

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

Payment required upon booking