Get up close and personal with a program of 40 events over 10 days, as you celebrate the High Country’s autumn goodness amid landscapes of harvest-hued valleys, rising mountains and wide open skies. Full program on sale mid-March.
Join beekeepers to inspect their hives and harvest honey in a secret beekeeping forest, or learn to make sweet Italian cannoli from scratch from a nonna-in-the-know; feast and dance bonfire-side before camping out beneath a full autumn moon, or learn the lost art of packing a horse (only this time, with Prosecco!) before a ride to the riverbanks for local bubbles and cheese.
The curated event program ranges from picnics and bonfires under big High Country skies, to bike and horseback rides weaving to High Country feasts, to hands-on classes and intimate demonstrations on North East specialities such as craft brewing, venison jerky, olive picking and pickling, and CWA baking classics and preserves.
Autumn is also a prime season to tick off the High Country foodie bucket list. Dine at top restaurants including two-hat Provenance Restaurant and The Age Good Food Guide’s New Regional Restaurant of the Year, Tani Eat & Drink; take a scenic country drive for lunch at one of numerous gastropubs; warm your morning soul with signature breakfast dishes and barista-made coffee at local hubs; gather autumnal ingredients as you meet producers at one of eight North East Farmers’ Markets then prepare a meal to unwind in boutique accommodation; taste and tour the High Country Brewery Trail and six diverse wine regions; or get hands-on at one of the High Country’s intimate cooking schools.
Taking place this autumn in spectacular settings right across the High Country, including: Beechworth, Benalla, Bright & Surrounds, Glenrowan, Falls Creek, Lake Hume, Mansfield, Milawa & the King Valley, Rutherglen & Wangaratta.
High Country Harvest 16 – 25 May | www.highcountryharvest.com.au