THE incredible autumn colours in Bright will be on show from Friday for the annual Bright Autumn Festival.
The 10-day-event will showcase all the region has to offer and gives visitors the opportunity to see the "real beauty" of Bright.
"The town just looks fabulous at this time of year," festival president Brendan Holland told The Border Mail.
"The autumn colours really are something else and combined with all the activities and events the festival is really a great way to get out and see the region.
"This year we have a pedal to produce bike ride which is a great new addition to get out and see all the local produce in the area."
Mr Holland said visitors come from as far as Queensland to enjoy the festival each year.
"We have people coming from Melbourne, Shepparton and the general North East area, but there are also people coming from South Australia, Queensland and near Wollongong," he said.
"There are also a few buses coming up from Melbourne with Asian visitors which is another market we have tapped in to.
"If you ever want to enjoy the beautiful autumn colours, local produce, talent and the arts this is the two weeks to do it."
The 10 days feature events such as the Wandiligong Autumn Craft and Produce Market, fourteen open gardens, an "instameet", Sunrises and Sombreros bike tour, the quilt gallery, the opportunity to pick your own chestnuts and the Wandi Nut Festival.
"There is just so much on offer," Mr Holland said.
"And there are lots of opportunities for people to be creative.
"The Gala Day is a huge day and is one most people enjoy if you can only be there for one day.
"This year our theme is 'may the fourth be with you' - a bit of a Star Wars theme and a play on the date which will be great if people dress up."
Mr Holland said the festival brings together the whole community.
"Our locals are featured right across the festival program," he said.
"Whether that is with their art, gardens, photography, music, produce and food.
"Everything is local and it is something you just have to come and see to really understand how incredible this season is around Bright."
The festival, now in its 57th year, boasts a jam-packed program for all ages.
"We get people coming back year after year and it is really nice to not only see visitors to the area supporting our event, but local people as well," Mr Holland said.
"Come enjoy some local food, local hospitality and respect the region while you are there in all its glory."
For more information visit brightautumnfestival.org.au