Harvest Moon is named after its historical connection to farmers. It provides ample moonlight in the early evening for farmers harvesting autumn crops. The arrival of the Harvest Moon means autumn is officially coming to an end and we believe it is a time to relax, restore and revitalise.
This event highlights the beauty of our region, focusing on nature and the power of air, fire, and earth. The tranquillity and pristine surrounds provide the perfect setting for an event of this theme, and with the festival being hosted over numerous days; it encourages visitors to explore the region. This diverse event provides a point of difference and gives attendees three days’ worth of reasons to visit the Shire.
The Harvest Moon Festival has something for everyone; from yoga and meditation sessions to hot air ballooning, fine-dining degustation to bonfires, and local produce markets to keynote speakers. It provides the opportunity to escape into a wellness wonderland for the weekend, paired with numerous activities that cater to guests with varying interests, attitudes and beliefs. This three-day festival has been created with the entire community in mind.
Earth represents grounding. It is the foundation of life and creates nourishment and security. It represents fertility and home. Earth is all around and all encompassing.
Air connects all living things through breath. Communication travels through it. We feel it on our cheek. Air represents movement.
Fire gives light which provides warmth and allows plants to grow through the sun. It can also be destructive and transformative. Fire creates energy that the world lives off.
Water is soothing and calming. It can also be transformative and destructive. It is a cleanser and purifier. Water represents change and clarity.
The Ritchie Family are committed to leaving the land in a better state than when they became its custodian. We have applied sustainable, environmentally friendly, and biodynamic processes throughout the entire business to ensure this goal is attained.
In the last 15 years we have made wine as naturally as possible. We use 100% wild yeast, and the wine is made with no filtration or fining agents, minimal sulphur is added and no artificial additives. This allows the wine to express the vineyard’s characteristics. This also allows the wine to be vegan friendly and ensure our environmental commitment through everything we do as a business.
Highlighting our sense of place, in 2021 we opened a new state-of-the-art cellar door and restaurant. This new venue takes full advantage of the breath-taking views over Mt Buller and the alpine range.
Customer experience is at the forefront of everything we do and offer. We aim to foster a relationship with customers, so they have a sense of loyalty and connection with the brand and ultimately cherish their time in our beautiful region.
Through hosting the Harvest Moon Festival, we hope to connect people with the land; visitors with local businesses and head to heart while unearthing the senses through a restorative event like no other.
We are focused on encouraging and educating visitors about the regenerative and sustainable living that nourishes mind, body and land. Harvest Moon Festival highlights the community’s environmentally sustainable values into every aspect of the event, from the event location through to the partnering business’ and their shared values that tie into everything we do.
This beautiful region we call home has historically been a farming and logging community and with Mt Buller on its doorstep, it has slowly become a popular tourism destination.
The Valley is nestled in between Mt Buller on one side and Lake Eildon on the other, making it an adventure hotspot in both summer and winter. Whether you enjoy skiing, mountain biking, water skiing, bushwalking, four-wheel driving or casting a fly into the Delatite river, there is something for everyone.
A food and wine destination with world class dining venues; the Delatite Valley has so much on offer, with great coffee and boutique wine and beer being made in the region. A visit to the Delatite Valley is as exciting as it is memorable.
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The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort enjoys four-star accommodation in the heart of the Victorian High Country. And this luxurious property is just half an hour from the Mt Buller Ski Resort and twenty minutes from our home in Mansfield.
Right in the heart of Mansfield, with accommodation to match all your needs for a stay in Mansfield for the Harvest Moon Festival. Unwind in the heated pool, spa, sauna, catchup on a movie, or prepare a family meal together in the kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens.
Five-star glamping meets sustainability! Inspired by the Victorian landscape, Mansfield Glamping was designed to make your visit a unique, luxurious, and sustainable glamping experience. The tents are spacious, the views are exquisite, and the service is unparalleled.
390 Pollards Rd, Mansfield VIC 3722
This event is supported by Mansfield Shire Council and the Victorian State Government’s Exceptional Assistance and Immediate Support Funding.
The Harvest Moon Festival and Delatite Winery acknowledges that we are located on the lands and waters of the Yowong-Illam-Balluk clan, members of the Taungurung people. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.