The Benalla Festival is celebrated every November on the foreshore of Lake Benalla and around the Rural City.

The Festival is a celebration of the local lifestyle. The program of fun and creativity aims to engage the community and visitors with street entertainment, music, theatre, art, dance, exhibitions, fireworks and more. Every event is a chance to celebrate our community spirit, create, consume and come together for two weekends of fun activities.

The 2019 Festival theme is Fiesta of Festivities…a celebration of events and festivals that bring the community together to interact, feel good, learn, celebrate and grow.

Save the dates: 2nd to 10th November 2019. Stay tuned for news and updates


Be part of the 2019 Benalla Festival

Are you interested in holding an event during the Benalla Festival this year?

This year’s Benalla Festival runs from 2-10 November 2019 with the theme “Fiesta of Festivities”.

If you would like to hold an event as part of this year’s program, please download an Expression of Interest form and return it to us by Friday 26 July 2019.

2019 Benalla Festival Event EOI fillable


If you would like more information on becoming a sponsor of the 2019 Benalla Festival, please download the 2019 Benalla Festival Sponsorship Prospectus.

A big thank you to our generous 2018 Benalla Festival sponsors listed below.

The involvement of the business community and individuals is critical to the staging of the Festival. Through the support of our partners, sponsors and friends, events within the Festival can be presented at little or no cost to patrons.



A Day in the Gardens Market

Are you interested in having a stall at this years A Day in the Gardens market?

Stall holder expressions of interest are now open.  Applications close 18 October 2019

2019 ADIG Market stallholder EOI


Village by the Lake

Interested in catering at the Village by the Lake event on Saturday 9 November 2019?

Due to popular demand, stall holder expressions of interest are now closed.

Benalla Festival Street Parade

Be sure to be involved in the fun and creative display of community spirit and personality in this year's Street Parade on Saturday 9 November, 2pm. Remember your participation is limited only by your imagination!

2019 Street Parade entry form fillable.pdf


Tatong Art Show

Entries are now open for the 6th annual Tatong Art Show. An entry form is downloadable from the link below with hard copies available from the Goulburn Murray Credit Union - Benalla Branch, Benalla Art Gallery and Visitor Information Centre in Mair Street, Benalla. Entries close on 21 October 2019.

The official opening of the Art Show and announcement of winning works will be held on Friday 1 November at the Tatong Memorial Hall from 7pm - 9pm. The exhibition will be open during the Benalla Festival from 10am - 4pm on the 2 - 5 and 8 - 10 November.

For further information contact Nicki on 0428 696 408.

TatongArtShow2019 Entry Form








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AutoOne Benalla

Avondel Motor Inn

Benalla Golf Club

Benalla Residential Rural Real Estate

Benalla Signs & Designs

Benalla Veterinary Clinic

Bouwmeesters Bakery

Comfort Inn Benalla

Dodd Fuel Installations

Dosser Panels

Dr Paul Kelly & Mrs Robyn Kelly

Glider City Motel

Gliding Club of Victoria

Graeme Currie Electrical

Green 'n' Grow

Hide’s Bakery

Hollywood Café


J&A Gladstone Caltex

Jenny Milner - Marsha Watson Pharmacy

LJ Hooker Benalla

Lucy Lu Boutique

Miller’s Department Store

Mitre 10 Benalla

NJ Todd Funeral Services

North East Life Physiotherapy Services

Patersons Carpet Court

Smith Dosser Accountants

Smyth Seeds

Sole Step

Steph Ryan MP

Stolz Furnishers

Top of the Town Motel

Westpac Bank Benalla