Saturday 18th May 2019


    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 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.
TBC $60 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 4th May 2019



    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 including perforamces by Wangaratta West Primary School Choir and Rick Brun. 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  -TBC

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 will be listed closer to festival date:


Bring your blanket or chairs in this relaxed kids zone  

    Masterclass Series  

Bigger and better in 2019 - watch this space to see what will be on offer from our local experts


    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


    Italian Movie and Supper at EMPAC   

7pm-9pm Movie 'TBC'



    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