Organisers intend to hold a North East carnival again this year after COVID restrictions forced the cancellation of the 2020 event.
Benalla Festival is planned for October 30 to November 7, with activities in rural communities over the first weekend and in Benalla during the closing days.
Our Community, Our Future is the 2021 festival theme.
Benalla Festival advisory committee chair Don Firth said some elements of the program would be changed to fit COVID-safe requirements.
The committee seeks expressions of interest from potential event holders. To sign up, go to benallafestival.com.au.
"This is our chance to reimagine, reconnect and celebrate," Cr Firth said.
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