Inspired? Pop these seasonally themed happenings in your diary...
Bright Autumn Festival: Open gardens, gala weekend, markets, exhibitions, cemetery tours, walks and much more. 27 April to 6 May. brightautumnfestival.org.au
Mount Beauty Music Festival: Australian music, local groups, food and drink. Mount Beauty Community Centre, Kiewa Crescent. 21 April. firstname.lastname@example.org, 0407 797 228.
Wandiligong Nut Festival: Gourmet food, fresh chestnuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, apples, cider and more. Pioneer Park, Wandiligong. 28 April. brightvic.com/wandinutfestival
Jamieson Autumn Festival: Gold nugget throwing competition, hay bale race, cow poo lotto, gold panning, live music, artisan demos, food and drinks an more. Perkins Street, Jamieson. 28 April. jamieson.org.au
Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale: Royal Botanic Gardens. Enter the Gardens through Gate E on Birdwood Ave. 28 to 29 April. email@example.com
High Country Harvest: Beechworth to Rutherglen, Bright to Mansfield, more than 50 events in village cafes, restaurants, wineries and farms. 4 to 20 May. highcountryharvest.com.au
The Great Trentham Spudfest: The 11th annual Spudfest recognises Trentham’s potato-growing heritage and features activities for all ages, including a petting farm, music and entertainment. 5 May. trenthamspudfest.org.au
Kalorama Chestnut Festival: Aside from an abundance of chestnuts, the festival will include a silent disco, gourmet food, artisan beer and mulled wine. Kalorama Reserve. 6 May. chestnutfestival.org.au
Autumn Festival of Orchids: Shepparton Harness Racing Club, Melbourne Road, Kialla. 26 to 27 May. Entry $5. 0417 923 874, firstname.lastname@example.org