2019 Festival Program

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This is the program for 2019 Bright Spring Festival.

 

Some of the events are still in the process of being finalised so there may be additional events or cancellations so please check the program closer to the actual event.

For any one who would like to hold an event during the festival, please contact the Bright Spring Festival committee at brightspringfestival@gmail.com

2019 Bright Spring Festival Events Calendar

Saturday, October 26

 

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

This third edition of the Bright Spring Art Walk encourages locals and visitors to explore the wonderful art culture. Bright has many and varied artists in the community, some well-known and others hidden away, and many are showcasing their creations specially during the Bright Spring Festival. Some artists have joined with an open garden to offer a double viewing experience. Check our interactive map and go discovering.

Booking: Not Required

For more details about this event click here: Spring Art Walk

Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre

28 Mountbatten Avenue, Bright

From Saturday, October 26 to Monday, November 04 

Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 4pm 

Multiple exhibitions:

 - Alpine Artists painting & photographs: "Farms and Gardens" from the Permanent Collection. 

 - "Mountains" by Jean-Pierre Ronco 

 - "Paint & Fibre" by Ian McKinnon, Tony Thornhill-Cole, Dianne Mackenzie & Annie Longmuir.

Smaller items of jewellery and woodwork also available. 

Entry: $5 per person. 

Phone: (03) 5750 1660

www.brightartgallery.org.au

High Tea at Riverdeck

Riverdeck Cafe, 16 Howitt Lane - Bright

From Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 02

Time: from 1:30pm.

Celebrate Spring Festival with a traditional High Tea in one of Bright's loveliest locations. Enjoy ribbon sandwiches, scones, luscious sweets and delicious favourites with bottomless tea or coffee. Sparkling package includes 2 glasses sparkling wine.

Entry: Riverdeck High Tea $45/adult, 

             Children Under 12 $25/children,

             Spring Sparkling High Tea $57/adult.

 

Booking: Essential by phone 03 57552199 or info@theriverdeck.com.au 

Dietary requirements accommodated when informed at time of booking. 

www.theriverdeck.com.au 

Myrtleford Show - 72 years!

Myrtleford Showgrounds.

The Myrtleford spring show was established in 1947 bringing local farmers, businesses and towns folk together to celebrate the rich and diverse produce and the amazing culture of the surrounding districts. The show has gone from strength to strength over the last 70 years, and is vibrant and exciting for the whole family.

Entry: Adults = $10,

           Children from 5yo to 16yo = $5,

           Children under 5yo = Free. 

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Former Railway Station, Railway Avenue, Bright

Turn right at the roundabout at the top of Ireland Street, Bright

Open: October 26, 27, 29, 31, and November 2, 3 & 5.

Time: 2pm to 4pm

The museum covers railway, gold and social history of the area. Local families feature in its photographic collection. There is rolling stock typical of that used on the Ovens Valley Railway. Many Chinese miners worked on the goldfields, and there is a replica of the Buckland Valley Joss House that was destroyed in the Buckland Riots of 1857.

Entry: $3 Adults, $1 children. 

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

Bright State Battery

Bright & District Historical Society.

Bright State Battery, Coronation Avenue - Bright

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Come along to the Battery in Coronation Avenue just over Dougherty’s Bridge for a guided tour and explanation of the crushing process.  

Fee: $2 per person.

Sunday, October 27

 

Spring Flea Market

ATTENTION ADDRESS HAS CHANGED!

Centenary Park, Mountbatten Avenue, Bright.

Time: 8am to 1pm

Join the fun of the Spring Flea Market in partnership with the Bright Brewery and the Bright RSL Sub-branch. Someone's trash may be waiting there to become your treasure. Old wares and second hand goods. Come in for a look.

Entry: Gold coin donation to support the Bright RSL Sub-branch

For more details about this event click here: Spring Flea Market

Bright Golf Club

Drummond Golf Albury Charity Golf Day

Back Porepunkah Road - Bright

Time: 12pm Shotgun Start.

Event: individual Stableford - GA Handicap. 

This is a fun day packed with heaps of on-course activities, loads of prizes, lots of fun and surprises.

Entry: $35 DC member, $45 non-DC member

For information & registration, please call 02 6041 4848

Bright State Battery

Bright & District Historical Society.

Bright State Battery, Coronation Avenue - Bright

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Come along to the Battery in Coronation Avenue just over Dougherty’s Bridge for a guided tour and explanation of the crushing process.  

Fee: $2 per person.

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Former Railway Station, Railway Avenue, Bright.

Turn right at the roundabout at the top of Ireland Street, Bright.

Open from 2pm to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

High Tea at Riverdeck

Riverdeck Cafe, 16 Howitt Lane - Bright

From Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 02

Time: from 1:30pm.

See Saturday October 26

Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre

From Saturday, October 26 to Monday, November 04 

Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

Monday, October 28

 

Tour of Bright Fire Station

Bright Fire Station, 20 Churchill Avenue, Bright

Time: 7pm sharp - also on Monday 4th November 2019

A reticulated water supply was established in 1892, then the residents of Bright banded together to form a fire brigade that would help protect the town. As of 19 May 1892, 29 people were registered as members of the Bright Urban Fire Brigade with the Country Fire Brigades Board and were known as Brigade No. 66.The original Bright Fire Station was a 24’ x 12’ timber shed built on railway land on the corner of Cobden Street and Bakers Gully Road which was replaced in Wills Street in 1968.

Since 1998, the brigade calls Churchill Avenue home, when the replacement fire station was built.

Come to enjoy this amazing tour of one of Bright iconic organisations.

Entry: free

Enquiries: Brett - 0435 519 430

"Murders and Mysteries"

Bright & District Historical Society.

Meet at the Alpine Shire Visitor Information Centre, 119 Gavan St, Bright

Time: 6:00 pm 

Join a local historian on a walk to learn about Bright’s darker side. Tour takes approx. 1 hour. Wear suitable clothes and shoes for an evening walk around the streets.  

Fee: $5 per person.

Booking: not required.

Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre

From Saturday, October 26 to Monday, November 04 

Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

High Tea at Riverdeck

Riverdeck Cafe, 16 Howitt Lane - Bright

From Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 02

Time: from 1:30pm.

See Saturday October 26

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

The Red Stag - Deer and Emu Tourist Farm

324 Hughes Lane - Eurobin

Open: Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm

Enjoy a light snack or gourmet meal. animal feeding, deer, emu, ostrich and goats. Mini golf and playground. Gifts and byproducts available in the shop.

Entry: free

Tuesday, October 29

 

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Former Railway Station, Railway Avenue, Bright.

Turn right at the roundabout at the top of Ireland Street, Bright.

Open from 2pm to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

High Tea at Riverdeck

Riverdeck Cafe, 16 Howitt Lane - Bright

From Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 02

Time: from 1:30pm.

See Saturday October 26

The Red Stag - Deer and Emu Tourist Farm

324 Hughes Lane - Eurobin

Open: Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm

See Monday October 28

Photography Workshop

Pioneer Park Recreation Reserve, Bright.

Time: 1pm start  

Local photographer, Jean-Pierre Ronco will conduct a photography workshop open to everyone from beginners to advanced photographers.

All participants will be able to unlock their camera features and capture the wonders of spring time around Bright.

Attention this photography workshop has limited places! 

Entry: $60 per person.

Booking: STRONGLY RECOMMENDED via

www.imagewriterworkshops.weebly.com

Wednesday, October 30

 

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

Gold Mine and State Battery Tour. 

Bright & District Historical Society.

Meet at the Museum in Railway Avenue at 9:30am to buy your ticket and get directions to the mine. 

Return to yesteryear with a fascinating description of activities at the mine in Wandiligong, and then travel in convoy to the Bright State Battery in Coronation Avenue to see an intact quartz crushing battery. Today there are few as intact as this one. Have a home-cooked morning tea and a guided tour with an explanation of the crushing process.

Entry: $10 per person.

High Tea at Riverdeck

Riverdeck Cafe, 16 Howitt Lane - Bright

From Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 02

Time: from 1:30pm.

See Saturday October 26

The Red Stag - Deer and Emu Tourist Farm

324 Hughes Lane - Eurobin

Open: Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm

See Monday October 28

Thursday, October 31

 

Garden talks: Care of Roses. Diana Sargeant.

This year, we welcome Diana Sargeant, from Silkies Rose Farm in Clonbinane, as our consulting rosarian and guest speaker.

Diana will share her extensive knowledge of roses so that you are able to create the rose garden of your dreams and will be delighted to sign a copy of her book "ALL ABOUT ROSES" at her two presentations:

 

"The Establishment and Care of New and Young Roses." 

Shady Brook (garden 14) - 20 Mountain View Walk - Harrietville

Start at 10am.

Contact: (03) 5759 2741

"The Ongoing Care of Established Rose Gardens." 

Kalimna (garden 3) - 176 Delany Avenue - Bright

Start at 2pm.

This is a very large garden of beautiful established roses.

Contact: 0427 189 176

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Former Railway Station, Railway Avenue, Bright.

Turn right at the roundabout at the top of Ireland Street, Bright.

Open from 2pm to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre

From Saturday, October 26 to Monday, November 04 

Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Bright Croquet Club

Location: Burke Street - Bright.

From: 9am to 2:30pm.

Open Day for Spring Festival and Seniors Month.

Come and enjoy yourself at our friendly club. Flat soled shoes please, mallets supplied.

Entry: $3 per person included morning tea, and sausage sizzle lunch for a gold coin donation.

Enquiries: (03) 5750 1437  or johnhart6@bigpond.com

Star Gazing with Bright Astronomy club

Alpine Park - Wandiligong.

Start: 8:30pm.

Stargazers young and old can discover the wonders of the cosmos at this wonderful dark-sky location - no experience required.

If it is a good night, we will find the Milky Way and its inhabitants visible in clear and unobstructed skies. 

Bring a telescope and/or binoculars if you have them, wear warm clothes and bring a folding chair or picnic blanket.

This event is weather dependent, fingers crossed for a good night.

Entry: $10 per adults and $5 per children.

Enquiries: Kevin 0438 784 968  or www.brightastronomy.webs.com

Photo courtesy of Brendan Holland @brightmystic

High Tea at Riverdeck

Riverdeck Cafe, 16 Howitt Lane - Bright

From Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 02

Time: from 1:30pm.

See Saturday October 26

The Red Stag - Deer and Emu Tourist Farm

324 Hughes Lane - Eurobin

Open: Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm

See Monday October 28

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

Friday, November 01

 

Red Cross Morning Tea and Stalls

Uniting Church Grounds, Ireland Street, Bright

(opposite Bright News Agency)

Time: 9am to 12pm

Morning tea, stalls, jams, books and plants, bric-a-brac.

Entry: Free, morning tea available at $5 per person

Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre

From Saturday, October 26 to Monday, November 04 

Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

High Tea at Riverdeck

Riverdeck Cafe, 16 Howitt Lane - Bright

From Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 02

Time: from 1:30pm.

See Saturday October 26

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

The Red Stag - Deer and Emu Tourist Farm

324 Hughes Lane - Eurobin

Open: Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm

See Monday October 28

Saturday, November 02

 

Spring Carnival & Fireworks

Another spectacular year thanks to our special sponsor!

Pioneer Park Recreation Reserve, enter from Cobden Street or 

Coronation Avenue entrances, Bright

Time: from 2pm till 10pm - Fireworks at 9pm

Food, fun and fireworks to be enjoyed by the whole family!

- Fairground rides for all ages.

- Live music from 2pm.

- Laser tag, pony ride and petting zoo.

- Market stalls, cooking demonstrations.

- Performance by Bright P-12 and Alpine Shinkyokushin Karate Dojo

- Fire and dance show

- Circus workshops & free face painting

- Children's entertainment

-Food stalls and great coffee.

This is a licensed event and BYO is allowed.

Entry: $10 for adults and teenagers,

            $5 for children between 5-12 year old,

            Free for children under 5 year old,

            $25 for family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Please wear the wristband given to you when you pay otherwise you may be charged twice.

For more details about this event click here:

Spring Carnival & Fireworks

Bright Alpine Uniting Church Fete

Ireland Street - Bright

Time: 9am to 12pm

Lots of yummy and interesting country fete goodies - homemade jams, sausage rolls with homemade sauce (these sell out early!), plants and books.

Entry: Free

Morning tea in the grounds: $5 per person

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Former Railway Station, Railway Avenue, Bright.

Turn right at the roundabout at the top of Ireland Street, Bright.

Open from 2pm to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

Food Swap: Wandilligong Bright Harrietville

Bright Community Garden, Church Street - Bright

Time: 9:30am to 10am

Bring anything you have in excess - even seeds, a bunch of flowers or homemade biscuits.

Entry: Free

Info: Megan 0409 783 012

High Tea at Riverdeck

Riverdeck Cafe, 16 Howitt Lane - Bright

From Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 02

Time: from 1:30pm.

See Saturday October 26

Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre

From Saturday, October 26 to Monday, November 04 

Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

Sunday, November 03

 

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre

From Saturday, September 26 to Monday, November 04 

Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Former Railway Station, Railway Avenue, Bright.

Turn right at the roundabout at the top of Ireland Street, Bright.

Open from 2pm to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Monday, November 04

 

Monster Rotary Street Market

Bright CBD, Ireland Street, Bright

Presented by the Bright Rotary Club

Time: from 9am to 2pm

Bright closes off the main shopping area to create a huge open-air street market with up to 200 stalls. With something for everyone; food, homemade items, craft, skincare, clothing, and plenty more together with entertainment and such a festive atmosphere, the Rotary street market has become a "must-do". 

Entry: free

For more details about this event click here: Markets

Tour of Bright Fire Station

Bright Fire Station, 20 Churchill Avenue, Bright

Time: 7pm sharp

A reticulated water supply was established in 1892, then the residents of Bright banded together to form a fire brigade that would help protect the town. As of 19 May 1892, 29 people were registered as members of the Bright Urban Fire Brigade with the Country Fire Brigades Board and were known as Brigade No. 66.The original Bright Fire Station was a 24’ x 12’ timber shed built on railway land on the corner of Cobden Street and Bakers Gully Road which was replaced in Wills Street in 1968.

Since 1998, the brigade calls Churchill Avenue home, when the replacement fire station was built.

Come to enjoy this amazing tour of one of Bright Iconic organisations.

Entry: free

Enquiries: Brett - 0435 519 430

The Red Stag - Deer and Emu Tourist Farm

324 Hughes Lane - Eurobin

Open: Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm

See Monday October 28

Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre

From Saturday, September 26 to Monday, November 04 

Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

Tuesday, November 05

 

Open Gardens

21 Beautiful gardens

For open days and time, check our 2019 Open Gardens Calendar

Twenty one wonderful gardens are on display, enjoy their splendid spring blossoming colours and be inspired by their diverse styles and designs. 

Enjoy these wonderful gardens open today, for more details click here:

2019 Open Gardens full List.

Bright & District Historical Society Museum

Former Railway Station, Railway Avenue, Bright.

Turn right at the roundabout at the top of Ireland Street, Bright.

Open from 2pm to 4pm 

See Saturday October 26

Bright Spring Art Walk  

Tour of Bright's artists and art venues.  

Everyday, self-guided

See Saturday October 26

The Red Stag - Deer and Emu Tourist Farm

324 Hughes Lane - Eurobin

Open: Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm

See Monday October 28

2020 Dates 

We will be back even bigger and better in 2020 from Saturday 24th October to Tuesday 3rd November 2020.

The 2019 Bright Spring Festival was proudly sponsored by

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