The Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival and Corowa's Australian Billy Cart Championship were cancelled on Monday.
Both are Easter staples.
NSW and Victorian RSL branches on Monday both announced the scrapping of Anzac Day formalities.
That covers all public commemorative services in NSW and in Victoria sub-branches are being asked to conduct a single service that would not involve the public.
Albury RSL sub-branch president Graham Docksey said the news was "very disappointing" but he is still hoping there may be the ability to hold a dawn service limited to veterans.
"It's the expectation of the community we do something, rather than just cancel straight out," Mr Docksey said.
"I'll see what wriggle room I've got."
Horseshoes festival chiefs described the abandonment as a "tragedy" for the committee and the community.
Federation Council, which stages the billy cart fesitval, acknowledged the scrapping would particularly hurt shops "as economic conditions prove challenging across the country".
Milawa's Brown Brothers winery has dropped its Easter festival which was expected to attract more than 3000 patrons but its cellar door will remain open.
However, its King Valley Balloon Festival will continue having been rescheduled from June to the weekend of September 25-26 when the AFL grand final is due to be held.
Benalla's April 3 to 5 Wall to Wall mural celebration has been postponed with organisers hoping to reschedule it.
Promoter Duane McDonald said every effort had been made to reschedule but it was not possible and patrons would get a full refund.
The raft of changes follow governments introducing states of emergency which ban events drawing more than 500 people due to possible coronavirus spread.
Tourism North East acting chief executive Sarah Pilgrim said her organisation would be pushing for some industry aid.
However, she is hopeful Easter visitor numbers will still hold up.
"Being a less crowded, outdoorsy area we're hoping we will be seen as a good spot to go," Ms Pilgrim said.
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