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 $45.50 per person (no concessions -no early bookings accepted).

This is an extremely popular event and is run subject to environmental conditions - On-line bookings will opened at 9am Saturday 4th May 2019

 Sicilian Dreaming Exhibition  

“Sicilian Dreaming” exhibition by aboriginal artist Billy Doolan will be on display throughout the Festival at Michelini Wines Cellar door and

The Myrtleford Gallery 51a Standish Street.  10am -4.40p.m

Entry is Free


    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  

Nonni in Cucina with Patrizia Simone

11.30am-1.00pm St. Paul’s Church Hall, Clyde Street, Myrtleford. Presented by Patrizia Simone from Simone’s Country Kitchen. Local Nonni' will demonstrate how to create those wonderful, simple Italian dishes handed down over generations, Entry is $20/person and includes recipes.

 Watch this space as our program for this wonderful event lead by the the talented Patrizia Simone.

online bookings available soon

Chestnut Masterclass

2.30pm St Pauls Church Hall

Meet passionate chestnut growers demonstrating the versatility of using chestnuts along with their tips on selecting, storing and the various cooking methods.  Learn how to incorporate chestnuts into everyday meals, Its Easy! Free delicious samples provided

$10/person with priority seating available on line or door sales during the wine & food festa


    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 Road, Gapsted. 
Enjoy this three course culinary experience matched to Italian wine varietals. 

$59/person. Bookings essential.  phone: (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 at EMPAC   

7pm-9pm Movie 'Welcome to the South" $10pp

Frustrated postal manager Alberto (Claudio Bisio) is looking for a transfer to the city of his dreams, Milan, but is banished instead to a hole-in the-wall branch in the south. So terrified is the family of “down under” that Alberto’s wife (Angela Finnocchiaro) stays behind with their son.

Alberto arrives in a tiny town by the sea near Naples in a bulletproof vest and armed with typical northern Italian clichés about the south – it’s unbearably hot, dirty and full of thieves and killers. Of course, he’s won over by the warm and friendly locals, especially the postman (Alessandro Siani, the best of the bunch) and a postal clerk (Valentina Lodovini), who harbor a secret love for one another and who teach Alberto some of the impregnable local dialect.

The film requires much suspension of disbelief – apparently no one up north watches TV to know that chickens no longer run free in Italian villages ­­– but it’s perfectly entertaining if silly fun.

This is a licenced event with drinks available at cost "pre and post" movie screening


   Sideshow Alley - Cabaret 

6.00pm Reclaim Wine Bar Cafe, Standish Street Myrtleford.

Join Mario Royale and his sideshow family for a night of freaks, fun and cabaret style entertainment! 

This original theatre experience tells the story of four intriguing characters set against the colourful backdrop of the sideshow. 

Tickets $60pp includes pre-show tapas and a dramatic fire theatre performance by Kinetic Chaos.


    From Italy with Love! Dinner Dance   

6pm Club Savoy, 252 Great Alpine Rd.

Traditional Italian Entertainment by Dean Canan
Adults $30 (members $25), Children 6-12 $12.50, 13-17 $19.50, Children under 5 years free.

Bookings essential: (03) 5751 1296.