The popular Golden Horseshoes Festival returns this year after a groundswell of community action to prop up volunteer numbers to organise and run the event.
The organising committee put a call out mid-last year for new volunteers in order to run the parade and three-day program in 2019.
Amanda Hausler said after many meetings, it was decided enough hands were on deck for the festival to be sustained.
"We were delighted the chamber of commerce hopped on board and have supported us in organising the parade which is a key part of the event," she said.
"We want to thank everyone who has stepped up."
Events begin on the Good Friday and the parade kicks off from 1pm on the Saturday, in a re-enactment of what occurred in 1855 when a horse shod with shoes of gold was ridden by a political candidate through the centre of town with 80 mounted horsemen in tow.
Across three days, events include markets, cooking demonstrations and movie screenings.
Ms Hausler encouraged North East residents and beyond to show their support.
"Beechworth is renowned for its festivities and events as much as it is about its food and wine," she said.
"The festival parade is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for many, and the special events taking place around the town attract crowds from near and far each year.
"We've got lots of children's activities, we have the Fruit Fly Circus coming, balloon artists, jugglers, magicians, and all sorts of things."
Highlights of the long weekend include:
- Expert advice on solar energy and tiny homes
- Live music from local performers including Eliza and Zac Spalding, Sly Dog and the Howlers, The Kat and Rat Trio, Bonegilla Blues Band, and Amity Folk Duo
- Ned Kelly trial re-enactment at the historic court house
- IGA easter egg hunt for children aged up to 12 years at Mayday Hills oval
- Gold shoeing of the horse, echoing the story of Daniel Cameron and his horse shod with shoes of real gold
You can see the entire program online at www.beechworthgoldenhorseshoes.com.au.