Murtoa's Big Weekend

RDV ‘Light Up Murtoa’ Special Event for the Community of Murtoa

Although the community of Murtoa was recently faced with the cancellation of the annual event of  Murtoa’s Big Weekend 2021 (MBW2021) that was to be held 1-3 October 2021, the steering committee has exciting news to provide a ‘spark’ to the people of Murtoa. A stunning event funded by RDV, ‘Light Up Murtoa’, will see several of Murtoa’s landmarks transformed with magical lighting over the nights of Friday 1 and Saturday 2 October 2021.

Transformed venues will include: Murtoa Water Tower Museum, Grain Silo (viewed from Railway Station platform), Murtoa Mechanics Hall, Marma, Rabl Park and the GWM Water Tower. The lighting event display will be created by Donald lighting technician, Sam Goldsmith from DiscoGold, who has previously brought lighting events to the district including Esoteric Festival.

The event committee wish to thank Regional Development Victoria and Yarriambiack Shire Council for the support they have provided.

It is with all intentions that this event will go ahead, but the public is asked to be gracious if a snap lock-down is presented to this region during Friday 1 and Saturday 2 October.

Further exciting news!: The Committee of Murtoa’s Big Weekend have received Lighting Equipment to compliment and further enhance the special event of ‘Light Up Murtoa’ and will be shared with other community groups of Murtoa in the future. The event committee wish to thank FRRR (Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal), and donors of: The William Buckland Foundation, Equity Trustees and The Percy Baxter Charitable Trust, for the support they have provided.

There is still time to get your Scarecrow Competition entries in… this year’s theme is Movie or Fairy Tale character, which will provide fun for all ages and offers prizes for various categories. Please download your information and entry form to be involved.


Looking forward to MBW2022.

The program includes tours of the National Heritage-listed Stick Shed, the 136th Annual A&P Agricultural Show, Saturday morning’s Monster Market, Murtoa Cup Race Meeting, Art Exhibition & Sale, Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Historic Engines display, the Water Tower Museum, as well as a host of other attractions. Murtoa’s Big Weekend also provides an excellent opportunity for all to experience the beautiful Lake Marma and Rabl Park surrounds.

Exciting new events are currently in the planning phase, so watch this space for updates throughout this website and by visiting Big Weekend … plus we are always looking for fresh ideas and new members for Murtoa’s Big Weekend Committee.
Murtoa's Big Weekend