8.30am-5.30pm Myrtleford Savoy Soccer Club, 252 Myrtle St.
Traditional rivals Myrtleford Savoy Soccer Club and Wangaratta City play head-to-head for the La Fiera Cup. Always a good crowd of supporters from both towns - this game is not one to miss. Main game commences at 3pm. Bring a chair and blanket.
Best canteen in the league with great Italian food available. Free entry.
9am - 2pm Myrtleford Cycle Centre
There’s good gnocchi and there’s awesome gnocchi according to Myrtleford Cycle Centre’s Claire Stock, and if you love gnocchi as much as she does, you’ll want to learn how to take it to “awesome” ranking!
Join Claire for a rolling gnocchi bicycle tour, where you’ll enjoy a hands on, authentic Italian gnocchi making lesson and a gentle ride through the picturesque town of Myrtleford, visiting local food and wine producers.
Starting at Myrtleford Cycle Centre, gear up and collect your bike before heading to Delizie Cafe Deli where Roberto Parolin will have you elbow deep in dough!
From here, you’re off on your easy cycle tour around Myrtleford and Ovens, discovering the likes of Australian Pumpkin Seeds and Michellini Wines, then it’s back to Delizie to carb load on the spoils of your labours!
The low down:
Hands-on gnocchi making lesson
Morning tea and lunch provided BYO bicycle or hire bikes available
Local tour guide - Wear comfy clothes and sunscreen, plus bring a water bottle
Easy 5-10km cycle tour (longer route available)
Option to walk or drive part of the tour route
$155pp BYO bicycle or hire bikes available (+$27.46)
10am-3pm Myrtleford Savoy Bocce Club, 252 Myrtle St.
Everyone is most welcome to play! Sign up at 9.30am with teams selected at random. Watch the teams play off against each other for a special trophy, then let the experts teach you how to play the game. Enjoy a meal and a drink whilst you are at the club. Entry is $10/person
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.
TBC $45.50/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 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
11.30am-2pm Myrtleford Piazza, Clyde St.
Enjoy a taste of traditional food from the Trentino region in northern Italy.
On offer will be Polenta, Spezzatino (Beef Stew), Salsice (Continental Sausage) and Crauti (Sauerkraut). $15/person.
Available for separate purchase are Castagne (Roasted Chestnuts) and Strauben (Dessert), plus Michelini Wines will offer Vin Brulé (Mulled Wine) and wines of the region, including Marzemino, Teroldego and Pinot Grigio.
The local Trevisanni will join Mannie's Italian Style Donuts to provide an alternate food offering for LaFiera's Sunday program - bring back some childhood memories of the traditional sweet of Veneto region Frittole, a delicious fruit donut with apple and sultana dusted with icing sugar
11.30am -1.00pm Entertainment by Rick Brunn signing and dancing in the Piazza
Entertainment starts at 11a.m
11.00 -12.00 Rick Brun - singing and dancing in the Piazza
12.00 -12.30 St Marys Primary School Choir
2.00-2.30 Gruppo Culturale Italiano Choir
2.30pm Myrtleford Piazza, Clyde Street
Back in 1454 in the Italian town of Marostica, two young noblemen played a game of chess for the hand in marriage of the eldest daughter of the Lord of the town. The game was played in public using living people as the chess pieces. Join as we re-invent this colourful re-enactment.
Gold coin donation appreciated
12pm-3pm, Gapsted Wines, 3897 Great Alpine Road, Gapsted.
Enjoy this three course culinary experience matched to Italian wine varietals.
$59/person. Bookings essential. www.gapstedwines.com.au/pages/booking-enquiry phone: (03) 5751 9101.
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.
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.
6.30pm Club Savoy, 252 Great Alpine Rd.
Enjoy an Italian inspired feast at Myrtlefords Club Savoy.
Adults $30 (members $25), Children 6-12 $12.50, 13-17 $19.50, Children under 5 years free.
Bookings strongly recommended to avoid disappointment: (03) 5751 1296.