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Bright Autumn Festival

Bright Autumn Festival Motor Expo stuns the crowd


Gala Day in Bright is a day of festivities and celebration, in the middle of their Autumn Festival throughout April/May.

On Saturday, May 5 the Markets and Street entertainment begin.

Starting at 9am in Main Street there will be loads of market stalls, live bands, food, entertainment and fun. Kids activities begin after 9am.

In Howitt Park, the Bright Vehicle Preservation Society and the Early Ford V8 Club will display a selection of classic, vintage and veteran vehicles throughout the day. There will be other activities and a sausage sizzle.

The Grand Parade begins at 1:45pm, the highlight of the festival, with “150 Bright Years” as the theme. Floats from local businesses, community groups and social groups will cruise the street, along with brass and pipe bands and street entertainment.

The RAAF Roulettes will be performing an aerobatic display, showcasing their flying skills in the Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft.

On Saturday night, after the day of festivities, the Bright Singers will perform at the Bright Community Centre, starting at 8pm with music from yesteryear.

And the Festival continues on Sunday, May 6, with many of the Open Gardens accessible, some winery tours and a Bush Market in Freeburgh. 9km from Bright on the Great Alpine Road, it opens at 9am till 1pm with a variety of stalls, morning tea and BBQ.

Funds raised from this market go towards the building of a new hall.

The SES will hold demonstrations in Howitt Park, showing their expertise and skills.