Saturday 6 October 2018

Water Tower Museum & Concordia College

Within the circular walls of the 1886 Railway Water Tower are three floors of local historical items and artefacts, including 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 local historical material.

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Monster Street Market

  • McDonald Street, Murtoa
  • 9.00am - 1.00pm

On Saturday morning, McDonald Street is alive and vibrant. The market features many stalls, a barbecue lunch, airbrushing art demonstration, street entertainment and busking for all to enjoy.

Enjoy a Glass to Paddock Farm Tour at 11am at the Watts River Brewery stall – first taste the beer, then see where the barley is grown locally!

RACV Show’n’Shine

  • McDonald Street, Murtoa
  • 9.00am - 1.00pm
  • Free

The RACV Show’n’Shine event runs in conjunction with the Monster Street Market on Saturday morning. Cars from Victorian Car Clubs along with various categories of motorbikes will keep the vehicle enthusiast entertained.

Art Exhibition & Sale

Picasso eat your heart out!

The majestic Murtoa Mechanics Hall will yet again be alive with Art over Murtoa’s Big Weekend with an Art Exhibition & Sale. View the works of local artists and cast your vote for ‘Best of Show’, choosing from paintings, sculpture, textile art, photography and, of course, masterpieces from our young Rembrandts. Works for sale.

Make sure you make this a part of your Big Weekend.


  • Murtoa College, Webb Street, Murtoa
  • 2pm - 5pm
  • FREE
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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 The Big Sing with a Concert from 2pm – a number of Victorian and Interstate choirs will create wonderful sounds within the majestic structure. Not to be missed!

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Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Rally

This display of antique engines and related artefacts is another huge attraction. The Ruston Gas Suction Engines and an additional display of Single Cylinder Engine Tractors are a major drawcard. Watching them run is a truly unforgettable experience and the Sumpoilers have added a wonderful array of other engines, allied items and artefacts to the display from their own collections.

100 years of John Deere is celebrated this year with a display in honour of this great brand.

Be amazed with blacksmithing demonstrations. Not to be missed!

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Murtoa Cup

  • Murtoa Racecourse,
    Racecourse Road, Murtoa
  • 12.30am - 5.30pm
  • $20pp - general admission
    $15 concession for pension card holders
    Children 16 years and under free of charge (must be accompanied by an adult)

    Discounted entry of $5 with a Weekend Pass
    See our Day & Weekend Passes

Dance easier, get closer and experience racing as it’s meant to be at the QLS Logistics Murtoa Cup. Enjoy Live Music from Jeff Woodward, free kid’s activities including a jumping castle and face painting and the Exquisit Fashions on the Field.

The first heat of the Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Series returns to Murtoa again this year!

Great value Hospitality Packages starting from $20pp.Return Bus from Horsham and Warracknabeal (via Minyip and Rupanyup).

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Saturday Night at The Railway Hotel

  • Comyn Street, Murtoa
  • Meals from 6.00pm

At the end of your Big Weekend Saturday, make your way to the Railway Hotel where friendly hosts Bill and Kath will keep you quenched and fed with delicious meals! Entertainment by Dave McMaster included.

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