Friday 1 October 2021

RDV Light Up Murtoa 2021

  • Various locations
  • On-dark

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. These dates are when the cancelled event of Murtoa’s Big Weekend 2021 would have taken place.

Transformed venues will include: Murtoa Water Tower Museum, Thomas Mill Silos, Murtoa Mechanics Hall, Lake Marma, Rabl Park and the GWM Water Tower.

The event committee wish to thank Regional Development Victoria and Yarriambiack Shire Council for the support they have provided, as well as additional funding support for lighting equipment from FRRR.

The Stick Shed

  • 1465 Wimmera Highway, Murtoa
    towards Rupanyup
  • 10.00am - 2.00pm - please check website for updates
  • $10 entry

Open for public viewing daily (please check website for updates prior to your visit)

The Nationally Heritage listed site will be open for inspection over the three days of Murtoa’s Big Weekend. This monumental structure is the largest timber-framed structure still standing in Victoria and is fundamental to Victoria and Australia’s cultural identity. It is an enduring testament to iconic Australian bush ingenuity and a symbol of the growth and strength of the Australian grains industry. Immense in size, the Stick Shed spans the length of five Olympic swimming pools and has been dubbed the ‘Cathedral of the Wimmera’.

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MBW Scarecrow Competition 2021

NOTE! THIS CREATIVE COMPETITION IS HAPPENING IN 2021!!!

Check out this year’s Scarecrow competition entries and winners proudly displayed over Murtoa’s Big Weekend in Marma and Duncan Streets, Murtoa. If you want to create and enter a scarecrow of your own, find your registration form here!… noting that there is a new theme for entries to be followed of a movie or fairy tale character.

Water Tower Museum, Concordia College & Railway Station Exhibition

  • Comyn Street, Murtoa
  • 12pm - 2pm
  • $5 entry

Come and explore the recently renovated Railway Station and take in the wonderful railway exhibition. Within the circular walls of the 1886 Railway Water Tower are three floors include the famous James Hill taxidermy collection of over 500 birds and other fauna of national importance. Concordia Cottage is the last remaining section of the original Lutheran Concordia College established at Murtoa in the 1890s. It holds interesting local historical material.

Please check website for current Covid restrictions.

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136th A&P Society Agricultural Show 2022

  • Postponed until MBW2022
    Murtoa Show Grounds
    Lake Street, Murtoa
  • Postponed until MBW2022
  • $10 entry for non-members
    $5 entry for children 5-15 years of age - free entry for children under 5
    $5 for pensioners

    $25 membership available: entitles free admission for member, partner, and children under 16 years - plus exhibit exceptions

Postponed until MBW2022 > The Murtoa Show has always been a gathering of locals who share a common interest in Murtoa’s past and present. Country Agricultural Shows will always fill an important role in every small town, as places to be seen and in which to participate. It is also a great family experience with plenty of activities for all: loads of rides and games to amuse all ages! A Show not to be missed!

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