Soak up the summer pre-Christmas atmosphere at a range of events this weekend. Here are five suggestions around Albury Wodonga and surrounds.
Markets – Milawa Gourmet Region Produce Market
The Milawa Gourmet Region celebrates the beginning of a new season with their summer Christmas market on Sunday 9 December.
The market showcases the beautiful produce that’s lovingly grown in North East Victoria and offers opportunities for visitors to meet the producers.
The market is at The Crossroads Milawa, Milawa-Bobinawarrah Road on Sunday from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
Arts & Culture – Café Culture – A Night of Bollywood, Albury
A colourful celebration of Indian culture both traditional and contemporary. This show offers traditional Indian music featuring tabla, sitar and vocals as well as beautiful classical Indian dance contrasted by vibrant, energetic Bollywood dance routines.
Café culture – A Night of Bollywood is in the Banquet Hall, Albury Entertainment Centre.
Yum – EAT Asian Street Festival, Beechworth
The stone walls of Old Beechworth Gaol will burst with Asian street food vendors on Saturday 8 December from 5:00pm – 10:00pm.
Enjoy Vietnamese barbecue chicken, Chinese dumplings, Japanese vegan and sweet Asian treats as well as local wine, craft beer and fun tunes
Admission ticket includes a glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink. Street food dishes range in price from $8 to $15.
Action – Wangaratta Speedway
Enjoy a night out with the family at the Wangaratta Speedway on Saturday 8 December, with the main events featuring Eureka 410 Sprintcars, Sports Sedans, Standard Saloons and Open Juniors.
Gates open at 12-midday, with racing from 4:00pm until late.
Beechworth’s Hidden Wineries Touring Trail
A select group of Beechworth wineries throw open their cellars (sheds, barrel halls, gardens and vineyards) for visitors this weekend.
Haldon Estate, Baarmutha and Indigo Vineyard have picnic facilities where you can enjoy the grounds. Serengale Vineyard’s cellar door is set within their winery and Bowman’s Run and Star Lane lie in the sleepy hamlet of Wooragee.
Amulet has lunches from noon to 3:30pm whilst Indigo Vineyard does cheese and charcuterie platters. The Cellar Door Wine Store in Beechworth showcases a comprehensive range of Beechworth wines, some of which are available to taste.
What’s On – Extra (from our Border Cafe partners)
December Headline Acts, Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA
Sat 8 Dec – Kisstroyer
Sat 15 Dec – Russell Morris
Fri 28 Dec – Sons of Motherless Goats
Sun 30 Dec – This Way North
Mon 31 Dec – Chocolate Starfish
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