Friday 6 October 2017

133rd A&P Society Agricultural Show

  • Murtoa Show Grounds
    Lake Street, Murtoa
  • 11.30am - 4.30pm (horses begin at 9:30am)
  • $10 entry for non-members
    $4 entry for children 5-15 years of age - free entry for children under 5
    $5 for pensioners

    $20 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 (including a wobbly trailer, laser tag, bucking bull, animated dinosaur roaming, tractors, animals and a giant slide), a cooking demo using Thermomix, sheep shearing demonstrations, the official opening of Murtoa’s Big Weekend and The Booth is back again!

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The Stick Shed

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’.

Visitors to the Stick Shed will be entertained on Saturday by Singing in the Stick Shed – a number of Victorian and Interstate choirs will create wonderful sounds within the majestic structure.

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Family Fun & Film Night

  • Lake Marma,
    Breen Street, Murtoa
  • 6.30pm - 11.00pm
  • Free

Murtoa’s Big Weekend is celebrating its 21st birthday with a new addition to Friday night’s entertainment! Sponsored by GrainCorp, the Family Fun & Film Night will provide fun and entertainment for the whole family. Includes BBQ tea, live music by local band The Stumps, and a choice selection of entertainment on the big screen.

Explosive fireworks will wind up a fantastic night’s entertainment. BYO drinks and chair or picnic rug.