FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tastes of Italy @ Gapsted Wines

Tastes of Italy @ Gapsted Wines

Gapsted Wines

WHERE: 3897 Great Alpine Road, Gapsted

WHAT: Tastes of Italy brings you a beautiful 3 course Italian inspired menu matched with Italian wine varietal wines @ $65 per person. 

Bookings essential, via www.gapstedwines.com.au or phone (03) 5751 9101.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Spritz O’Clock @ Bastoni Pizzeria

Spritz O’Clock @ Bastoni Pizzeria

Bastoni Pizzeria

WHERE: Adjacent to La Piazza, Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford

WHAT: Come and unwind with an Aperol, Campari or Limoncello Spritz, before you enjoy an authentic wood fired pizza to complete your Italian experience. Bookings preferred, phone (03) 5751 1478.

6:30pm - Late
My Umbrian Kitchen Dinner by Patrizia Simone

My Umbrian Kitchen Dinner by Patrizia Simone

Patrizia Simone

WHERE: Billy Button Cellar Door, Myrtleford

WHAT: For two special evenings Patrizia Simone presents a set menu, taking you to her home region of Umbria and then back to the days of Simone’s Restaurant for an old favourite dish.

Join us for a memorable night designed to celebrate the seasonal produce of our region, in stunning simplicity.  

Begin with an arrival drink and canapés and move through the courses, embracing the flavours of autumn.  

This is a set menu, let us know if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements we need to be aware of.  Please note that we may not be able to cater for some dietary requirements. 

Depending on the size of your booking you may be seated with others, due to the space. Seating does include some high tables with stools (not chairs), please advise if not suitable.

Cost - $120 per person.

Secure your tickets here.

10:00am - 5:00pm
Michelini Wines - Cellar Door

Michelini Wines - Cellar Door

Michelini Wines

WHERE: 213 Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford 

WHAT: A visit to Michelini Cellar Door for a tasting of Italian varietals is highly recommended when  in Myrtleford.  Bookings not essential but recommended, book via www.micheliniwines.com.au or phone (03) 5751 1990.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tastes of Italy @ Gapsted Wines

Tastes of Italy @ Gapsted Wines

Gapsted Wines

WHERE: 3897 Great Alpine Road, Gapsted

WHAT: Tastes of Italy brings you a beautiful 3 course Italian inspired menu matched with Italian wine varietal wines @ $65 per person.

Bookings essential, via www.gapstedwines.com.au or phone (03) 5751 9101.

From 12:00pm
Mangiare with the Michelini’s

Mangiare with the Michelini’s

Michelini Wines

WHERE: 213 Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford  

WHAT: 3 course lunch with matching Italian wines.

Bookings only. $55 per person.

Book online at www.micheliniwines.com.au or call 03 551 1990.

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Billy Button – Cellar Door

Billy Button – Cellar Door

Billy Button

WHERE: 161 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford

WHAT: Antipasto & toasted Focaccia at Billy Button Wines form an Italian inspired sharing menu for the duration of the La Fiera weekend.

Enjoy an Antipasto with delicious salami, Italian cheeses, frittata & pickled vegetables or a Herb Focaccia filled with Italian inspired ingredients toasted to perfection.  Complete your visit with a tasting or glass of wine.

Bookings preferred but not essential, bookings online www.billybuttonwines.com.au 

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Spritz O’Clock @ Bastoni Pizzeria

Spritz O’Clock @ Bastoni Pizzeria

Bastoni Pizzeria

WHERE: Adjacent to La Piazza, Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford

WHAT: Come and unwind with an Aperol, Campari or Limoncello Spritz, before you enjoy an authentic wood fired pizza to complete your Italian experience. Bookings preferred, phone (03) 5751 1478

6:30pm - 11:00pm
Family Gala Evening with the Emeralds @ Club Savoy

Family Gala Evening with the Emeralds @ Club Savoy

Club Savoy

WHERE: 252 Great Alpine Rd, Myrtleford

WHAT: Enjoy an Italian style buffet and be entertained by The Emeralds from 7pm.   

Adults $55.00 (Members $50.00), Teenagers 13-17 $30, Children 6-12 $25, 5yrs & under free.  

Bookings essential, phone (03) 5751 1296

6:30pm - Late
My Umbrian Kitchen Dinner by Patrizia Simone

My Umbrian Kitchen Dinner by Patrizia Simone

Patrizia Simone

WHERE: Billy Button Cellar Door, Myrtleford

WHAT: For two special evenings Patrizia Simone presents a set menu, taking you to her home region of Umbria and then back to the days of Simone’s Restaurant for an old favourite dish.

Join us for a memorable night designed to celebrate the seasonal produce of our region, in stunning simplicity.  

Begin with an arrival drink and canapés and move through the courses, embracing the flavours of autumn.  

This is a set menu, let us know if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements we need to be aware of.  Please note that we may not be able to cater for some dietary requirements. 

Depending on the size of your booking you may be seated with others, due to the space. Seating does include some high tables with stools (not chairs), please advise if not suitable.

Cost - $120 per person.

Secure your tickets here.

Tickets on sale from:  9am, Thursday 14th April

9:00am - 10:00am

Mass and Procession for St. Anthony of Padua

Mass and Procession for St. Anthony of Padua

A mass in La Piazza is followed by a procession of veterans from the Italian Army’s Alpini Brigade and community members who 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!

11:00am - 4:30pm
LA FESTA - Full Day Festival Tickets

LA FESTA - Full Day Festival Tickets

La Festa

WHERE: La Piazza, Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford

WHAT: This is an all weather ticketed event, operating under our Covid Safe Plan.

Gates open at 10.30am for 11am start.

Note: not all stalls have Eftpos facitilies, so remember to have cash available.

 

La Festa is all about Food, Wine and having fun the Italian way.  Enjoy true and authentic regional food, prepared with love by our Circoli – Calabrese, Trentini, Vicentini & Trevisani.  Joining the Circoli we also have Bastoni Pizzerie, Chestnuts Australia, The Meat Room, Abruzzo Lab and Mannies Italian Frittole.  Buon Appetito!

 

To complement meals, our Alpine Valley wineries have great selection of Italian varietals for you to choose from, Salute!

 

Entertainment this year is: Santataranta, The Emeralds, James Liotta, Dean Canan, Choir Gruppo Culturale, Jazz Amore, Mick Tenace and Anthony Demasi.  

 

For the bambini & ragazzi head to Bendigo Bank’s Children’s Activity Hub which will keep you entertained with Luigi Zucchini comedy show, Balloonantic Bruce novelty balloons, photo booth, snakes & ladders and more.  The perfect spot for young families & young at heart.

 

Pricing:

General Admission:  Adult 1 $10 per person, conc $5 per person & U18 free

Premium Tickets: $40 per seat, includes allocated seat & table & wine glass

Premium tickets – limited group seating 6, 8 or 10 is available until sold out.  Individual premium tickets also available, until sold out.

 

Tickets sales online via https://www.trybooking.com/BYBKU

Tickets go on sale - 9am Tuesday, 12 April

Gates sales - from 11:30am - limited general admission tickets available on the day. 

Free entry to La Piazza from 3pm.

10:00am - 5.00pm
Michelini Wines – Cellar Door Experience

Michelini Wines – Cellar Door Experience

Michelini Wines

WHERE: 213 Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford  

WHAT: A visit to Michelini Cellar Door for a tasting of Italian varietals is highly recommended when  in Myrtleford.  Bookings not essential but recommended, book via www.micheliniwines.com.au or phone (03) 5751 1990.

10:30am - 11:00am

Myrtleford Golf Club Annual Tournament

Myrtleford Golf Club

WHERE: 251 Myrtleford-Yackandandah Road, Myrtleford

WHAT: Shotgun Start, $25 entry

To enter contact George Browne, email - browne1@iinet.net.au or via www.myrtlefordgolf.com.au

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tastes of Italy @ Gapsted Wines

Tastes of Italy @ Gapsted Wines

Gapsted Wines

WHERE: 3897 Great Alpine Road, Gapsted

WHAT: Tastes of Italy brings you a beautiful 3 course Italian inspired menu matched with Italian wine varietal wines @ $65 per person. 

Bookings essential, online or call directly: www.gapstedwines.com.au  Phone: (03) 5751 9101

12:00pm
Mangiare with the Michelini’s

Mangiare with the Michelini’s

Michelini Wines

WHERE: 213 Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford  

WHAT: 3 course lunch with matching Italian wines.

Bookings only. $55 per person.

Book online at www.micheliniwines.com.au or call 03 5751 1990.

12:00pm - until close
Billy Button – Cellar Door

Billy Button – Cellar Door

Billy Button

WHERE: 161 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford

WHAT: Antipasto & toasted Focaccia at Billy Button Wines form an Italian inspired sharing menu for the duration of the La Fiera weekend.

Enjoy an Antipasto with delicious salami, Italian cheeses, frittata & pickled vegetables or a Herb Focaccia filled with Italian inspired ingredients toasted to perfection.  Complete your visit with a tasting or glass of wine.

Bookings preferred but not essential, bookings online www.billybuttonwines.com.au 

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Old School Museum Open House

Old School Museum Open House

Old School Museum

WHERE: 29 Elgin Street, Myrtleford

WHAT: Visit the community museum and view presentations on migration, Italian contribution to agriculture and forestry, the Italian P.O.W. Camp (1942-46) and prominent families and their contribution to community life  

Entry: $5 Adults, $3 concession $1.00 Children.

2:30pm
Mangiare with the Michelini’s

Mangiare with the Michelini’s

Michelini Wines

WHERE: 213 Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford  

WHAT: 3 course lunch with matching Italian wines.

Bookings only. $55 per person.

Book online at www.micheliniwines.com.au or call 03 5751 1990.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Spritz O’Clock @ Bastoni Pizzeria

Spritz O’Clock @ Bastoni Pizzeria

Bastoni Pizzeria

WHERE: Adjacent to La Piazza, Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford

WHAT: Come and unwind with an Aperol, Campari or Limoncello Spritz, before you enjoy an authentic wood fired pizza to complete your Italian experience. Bookings preferred, phone (03) 5751 1478

6:00pm - 11:00pm
From Italy with Love @ Club Savoy

From Italy with Love @ Club Savoy

Club Savoy

WHERE: 252 Great Alpine Rd, Myrtleford

WHAT: Enjoy an Italian Family Buffet and be entertained by Jazz Amore from 630pm, followed by Dean Canan from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Adults $55.00 (Members $50.00), Teenagers 13-17 $30, Children 6-12 $25, Children under 5 years free. Bookings essential (03) 5751 1296.

6:00pm - Late
Welcome to the North – Italian movie night hosted by Myrtleford Lions Club

Welcome to the North – Italian movie night hosted by Myrtleford Lions Club

EMPAC Theatre

WHERE: EMPAC, Marian College, Prince Street, Myrtleford

WHAT: Price includes a light supper after movie. 

Wine & Italian beer wine and available for purchase before & after screening. 

Limited tickets will be available at the door, from 6.20pm to 6.45pm, CASH only as no eftpos available.

$15.00pp, book tickets online at https://www.trybooking.com/BYARQ

9:30am - 1:00pm
Il Mercato - Myrtleford Farmers Market

Il Mercato - Myrtleford Farmers Market

Il Mercato

WHERE: La Piazza, Myrtleford

WHEN: Coffee, freshly cooked Italian frittole, roasted chestnuts or Vin Brulee - what better way to start the day.

Entertainment provided by Jazz Amore & Matt Arena.      

Meet our local producers with new season walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, mushrooms, homemade pasta & sauces, artisan bread, salami, cheeses and so much more.  All you  need is to bring yourself and a basket to fill.  

The Myrtleford Farmers Market is an accredited VFMA produce market.  Gold coin donation is welcomed.

10:30am - 11:30am
Masterclass @ Il Mercato

Masterclass @ Il Mercato

Patrizia Simone

WHERE: Anglican Church Hall, adjacent La Piazza

WHAT: This year we see Patrizia Simone join forces with James Mele from The Meat Room to bring you class on the tradition of salami & sausage making, how to select the meat, mixing, filing, curing.  Once you’ve learnt how to make your sausages Patrizia will share some Umbrian secrets and recipes.  

Recipes & tastings included in presentation.

Entry by donation

8:30am - 5:30pm
La Fiera Cup – Soccer Challenge Match

La Fiera Cup – Soccer Challenge Match

La Fiera Cup Soccer Challenge

WHERE: Savoy Park, 25 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford

WHAT: Traditional rivals Myrtleford Savoy Soccer Club vs Wangaratta City play head-to-head for the LaFiera Cup. Always a good crowd of supporters from both towns, this game is not one to miss. Main Game commences at 3.00p.m. Bring a chair & blanket and enjoy the best canteen in the league with great Italian food available.

Best canteen in the league with great Italian food available. Free entry.

10:00am - 5:00pm
Michelini Wines – Cellar Door Experience

Michelini Wines – Cellar Door Experience

Michelini Wines

WHERE: 213 Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford  

WHAT: A visit to Michelini Cellar Door for a tasting of Italian varietals is highly recommended when  in Myrtleford.  Bookings not essential but recommended, book via www.micheliniwines.com.au or phone (03) 5751 1990

11:30am - 12:45pm
Masterclass, Wine tasting - the Italian Varietals @ Billy Button Cellardoor

Masterclass, Wine tasting - the Italian Varietals @ Billy Button Cellardoor

Billy Button

WHERE: 161 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford

WHAT: Join us at Billy Button’s Myrtleford Cellar Door, for a wine tasting Masterclass from 11.30 am to discover some of our unusual Italian varietals.  Learn the different methods we use to make our range of Prosecco and taste your way through our white & red varietals such as Arneis, Vermentino, Barbera and maybe even a Schiopettino!

Limited spaces, $35 per person.  

Booking online at www.billybuttonwines.com.au

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tastes of Italy @ Gapsted Wines

Tastes of Italy @ Gapsted Wines

Gapsted Wines

WHERE: 3897 Great Alpine Road, Gapsted

WHAT: Tastes of Italy brings you a beautiful 3 course Italian inspired menu matched with Italian wine varietal wines @ $65 per person. 

Bookings essential, online or call directly: www.gapstedwines.com.au  Phone: (03) 5751 9101

From 12:00pm
Mangiare with the Michelini’s

Mangiare with the Michelini’s

Michelini Wines

WHERE: 213 Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford

WHAT: 3 course lunch with matching Italian wines.

Bookings only. $55 per person.

Book online at www.micheliniwines.com.au or call 03 5751 1990.

12:00pm - until close
Billy Button – Cellar Door

Billy Button – Cellar Door

Billy Button

WHERE: 161 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford

WHAT: Antipasto & toasted Focaccia at Billy Button Wines form an Italian inspired sharing menu for the duration of the La Fiera weekend.

Enjoy an Antipasto with delicious salami, Italian cheeses, frittata & pickled vegetables or a Herb Focaccia filled with Italian inspired ingredients toasted to perfection.  Complete your visit with a tasting or glass of wine.

Bookings preferred but not essential, bookings online www.billybuttonwines.com.au 

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Old School Museum Open House

Old School Museum Open House

Old School Museum

WHERE: 29 Elgin Street, Myrtleford

WHAT: Visit the community museum and view presentations on migration, Italian contribution to agriculture and forestry, the Italian P.O.W. Camp (1942-46) and prominent families and their contribution to community life  Entry: $5 Adults, $3 concession $1.00 Children.

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

Session One: 2pm | Session Two: 6pm
Living Chess Match reinvented – Theatre Production

Living Chess Match reinvented – Theatre Production

Empac Theatre Production

WHERE: EMPAC Theatre, Prince Street, Myrtleford

WHAT: Benvenuti to La Fiera's production of the Living Chess match, a 15th century comedic love story with a twist.       

The production has been reinvented, making a transition from an outdoor performance to an interactive modern theatrical spectacular. Not to be missed.

Rescripted & written by Emilio Ricciuti & EPR Productions of CIAO fame.

Doors open: 1pm for 2pm start & 5pm for 6pm start

Adults $20.00 Concession $10 & U18 Free

Come early & enjoy some light refreshments before the production.

Wine available for purchase.

Session One: 2pm | Session Two: 6pm. Doors open early for light refreshments.

Tickets on sale at https://www.trybooking.com/BYSGK

 

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Spritz O’Clock @ Bastoni Pizzeria

Spritz O’Clock @ Bastoni Pizzeria

Bastoni Pizzeria

WHERE: Adjacent to La Piazza, Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford

WHAT: Come and unwind with an Aperol, Campari or Limoncello Spritz, before you enjoy an authentic wood fired pizza to complete your Italian experience. Bookings preferred, phone (03) 5751 1478.