Friday 6 October 2023

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre Shuttles & Tour

  • Tours and Shuttles (various departure locations) arrive at Murtoa Railway Station
  • Arrive Murtoa 6:30pm
  • Horsham-Murtoa Shuttles: Adult $30pp; Child 16&over $15pp
    See Website for Wimmera Weekender pricing details

Step aboard and arrive at Murtoa’s Big Weekend via rail on a heritage train to attend event highlights over the 3-day Murtoa’s Big Weekend (6-8 October 2023). For more details, check out the Horsham-Murtoa Shuttles available directly to Murtoa’s Big Weekend events! Also a Wimmera Weekender tour from further afar… all during Murtoa’s Big Weekend.

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Complimentary Bus Shuttles

  • Various Murtoa locations (see provided Timetable)
  • Various
  • Free

Enjoy a complimentary bus shuttle to get you to all of the events during Murtoa’s Big Weekend! Thank you to Murtoa Progress Association for supplying this fantastic service. Please find Shuttle Bus Timetable and Map information to plan your  Big Weekend!

PLUS! Free Shuttle Bus to Rupanyup to explore Woods’ Farming & Heritage Museum… check out the Timetable to secure your seat! (Note: Rupanyup shuttle bus is only available Saturday 7 October)

LeveL Pilates

  • Murtoa & District Neighbourhood House
    36 McDonald Street, Murtoa
  • 6-6.45am (Men's) & 7-7.45am (Matwork)
  • $20 each (Proceeds to Murtoa Kindergarten)

Level Pilates is offering Pilates Sessions on all days of Murtoa’s Big Weekend at Murtoa & District Neighbourhood House.

Session Bookings must be made through online portal prior to Murtoa’s Big Weekend. Please bring along your mat, water and a small pillow/towel if you require neck support. Please also bring correct cash to your booked session – funds raised will be donated to Murtoa Kindergarten.

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137th A&P Society Agricultural Show 2023

  • Murtoa Show Grounds
    Lake Street, Murtoa
  • 10am - 4pm (horses begin at 9am)
  • $10 entry for non-members
    $5 entry for children 5-15 years of age - free entry for children under 5
    $5 for pensioners

    $30 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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Level Up! Gaming @ the Show!

  • Murtoa Show,
    Murtoa Show Grounds
    Lake Marma, Murtoa
  • 11am-4pm
  • Free
Come to the Murtoa Show and enjoy a gaming experience like no other! Gaming is the fastest growing sport in the world and is fun for all ages, providing a good social outing (easy to master for first timers).
Join in the fun, one and all.

The Stick Shed

The Nationally Heritage listed site will be open over the three days of Murtoa’s Big Weekend, featuring Art Exhibition by Julie Kent. Saturday offers past employee tours, presenting a glimpse of the working days of the Shed.

The Stick Shed 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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Murtoa Museum: Old Water Tower, Concordia Cottage, Bell Tower & Railway Station Exhibition

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. Ring the bell of the  Concordia Bell Tower!

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Murtoa Bowls Get-together

  • Murtoa Bowling Club, Lloyd Street
  • 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Enjoy a drink at the bar on Friday, and a social roll of bowls on Saturday!

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Murtoa Silo Art – Day and Night

  • Soldiers Avenue, Murtoa
  • 24 hours - Night light show at Sunset (2 hours)
  • Free to enjoy

Take in the sights of the Murtoa Silo Art. To be enjoyed by day, a breathtaking piece of art painted by Smug… and by night, an awe-inspiring digital lightshow art instalment by Transience. Take the opportunity to also enjoy the abundance of history at the nearby Murtoa Museum (Railway Station, Old Water Tower, Bell Tower and Concordia Cottage).

DMS Lake Cinema & Music Experience

  • Lake Marma Recreation Reserve
  • 6 - 11pm
  • Free

Donald Mineral Sands proudly supports the DMS Lake Cinema & Music Experience, providing fun and entertainment for the whole family. Includes live music followed by a film on Murtoa’s cinema screen, with a selection of food and beverages available
to purchase. BYO chair or picnic rug.

GrainCorp Murtoa Sound & Light Show

  • Lake Marma Recreation Reserve
  • 8pm-12am
  • Free

GrainCorp proudly supports Murtoa Sound & Light Show, which will illuminate and provide a unique experience ‘in a different light’.