Friday 30 September 2022

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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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

  • Murtoa Show Grounds
    Lake Street, Murtoa
  • 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • $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

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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MBW Scarecrow Competition 2022

THIS CREATIVE COMPETITION IS HAPPENING AGAIN IN 2022!!!

Check out this year’s Scarecrow competition entries and winners proudly displayed over Murtoa’s Big Weekend in Marma and Duncan Streets, Murtoa.