Saturday 7 October 2023

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre Shuttles & Tour

  • Tours and Shuttles (various departure locations) arrive at Murtoa Railway Station
  • Arrive Murtoa 9:20am (further shuttles throughout day)
  • 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 (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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Murtoa Neighbourhood House Open

  • 36 McDonald Street, Murtoa
  • 8am-2pm
  • Menu prices

Come and enjoy the company and treats at Murtoa’s Neighbourhood House.

Murtoa’s Show’n’Shine, supported by Shannons 2023

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

Murtoa’s Show’n’Shine, proudly supported by Shannons, is a fun event that embraces Murtoa’s main street, McDonald Street. A wide selection of cars from Victorian Car Clubs will keep the vehicle enthusiast entertained. Thank you to Murtoa Lions for their assistance in this popular feature.

WIM Resource MBW Lake Market 2023

  • Lake Marma Recreation Reserve, Murtoa
  • 9.00am - 1.00pm

The 2023 WIM Resource MBW Lake Market will be alive and vibrant with a beautiful backdrop of Lake Marma … with a fantastic variety of market stalls and food available.

A delightful morning for all, with entertainment galore… a great chance to meet up with family and friends.

District Farm Tours

  • Depart Murtoa Railway Station
  • Tour 1: 9.30-10.30am; Tour 2: 11am-12pm
  • Free with Weekend Pass
    See our Weekend Passes

Treat yourself to a district farm tour with entertaining local farm knowledge!

Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Rally 2023

  • Wimmera Highway,
    towards Rupanyup
  • 10.00am - 5.00pm - engines run at 10.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
  • $10 entry
    See our Weekend Passes

This display of antique engines and related artefacts is another huge attraction.

Included in the impressive museum are four massive single piston Richard-Hornsby engines dating back to 1910 which are believed to be the only set of four remaining on their original footings in the world. 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.

Be amazed with blacksmithing demonstrations. Not to be missed!

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Ecycle Solutions Murtoa Cup Race Day

  • Murtoa Racecourse,
    Racecourse Road, Murtoa
  • 11.00am - 5.30pm

The Ecycle Solutions Murtoa Cup, Saturday 7th October offers everything that Country Racing is renowned for and opens the Spring Racing Carnival. Offering a relaxed day out in Country Victoria with family and friends, the day offers catering and bar service, a full TAB meeting, Fashions on the Field, Musical Entertainment, Kid’s Activities and plenty more.

For full event details phone Penny 0418 124 289 or head to https://country.racing.com/murtoa to book now.

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The Stick Shed

  • 1465 Wimmera Highway, Murtoa
    towards Rupanyup
  • 10am-4pm. Past worker tours: 11.45am, 12.45pm & 2.45pm
  • $10 entry
    See our Weekend Passes

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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Art Exhibition & Sale 2024

  • Held in 2024

The MBW Art Exhibition is now running biannually of which will provide artists with an extra year to create works to exhibit in 2024. Looking forward to seeing the talented displays next year!

Murtoa Bowls Get-together

  • Murtoa Bowling Club, Lloyd Street
  • 1.00pm - 6.00pm

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).

Saturday Night at The Railway Hotel

  • Comyn Street, Murtoa
  • Meals from 6.00pm (open from 5pm)

Make your way to the Railway Hotel where friendly hosts Bill and Kath will keep you quenched and fed with delicious meals! Features live music by Acousticus Stomp.

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The Speakeasy Cabaret

  • Murtoa Mechanics Hall
    Duncan St, Murtoa
  • *TIME CHANGE* 7pm till late
  • FREE ADMISSION (please book complimentary ticket for entry)

Come along to the beautiful Murtoa Hall to enjoy a night of old fashioned cabaret fun.
Dress Code: Mobsters and Molls. Music by Probably Guilty. Prizes, Raffles and Games.

Drinks at the Bar, Nibbles on the table… Bring a Plate (no BYO)

Complimentary Ticket available at: trybooking.com/CKOUX

Proceeds to Dunmunkle Lodge

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