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.
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 $60 per person (no concessions).
This is an extremely popular event and is run subject to environmental conditions - On-line bookings will opened at 9am Saturday 4th May 2019
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
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
Bigger and better in 2019 - watch this space to see what will be on offer from our local experts
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.
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
7pm-9pm Movie 'Welcome to the South" $10pp (tbc)
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 fully licenced event
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.
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.