Saturday 2 October 2021

MBW Scarecrow Competition 2021


Check out this year’s Scarecrow competition entries and winners proudly displayed over Murtoa’s Big Weekend in Marma and Duncan Streets, Murtoa. If you want to create and enter a scarecrow of your own, find your registration form here!… noting that there is a new theme for entries to be followed of a movie or fairy tale character.

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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Murtoa Cup – 2021 information

  • Murtoa Racecourse,
    Racecourse Road, Murtoa
  • 11.00am - 5.00pm

We are off and racing at Murtoa! We are pleased to announce that this year’s Ecycle Solutions Murtoa Cup will be open to members, sponsors, owners and the general public.
The race day will be a COVIDSafe event and will be run in accordance with the Public Events Framework as a Tier 2 event. Held in conjunction with Murtoa’s Big Weekend festivities, we can’t wait to welcome you back to the races. This is a family themed day, with activities and entertainment to suit all ages. Please note that this event will be capped at 1600 persons and limited ticketing will be available, so to secure your spot make sure you pre-book. Please browse our ticketing options and head to

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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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Art Exhibition & Sale 2022

  • Postponed until MBW2022
    Murtoa Mechanics Hall, 37 Duncan Street, Murtoa
  • Postponed until MBW2022> 10am-4pm
  • $5 entry
    See our Day & Weekend Passes

Postponed until MBW2022> 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.

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

Murtoa’s Big Weekend Monster Market 2022

  • Postponed until MBW2022
    Lake Marma Recreation Reserve, Murtoa
  • Postponed until MBW2022> 9.00am - 1.00pm

Postponed until MBW2022> Murtoa’s Big Weekend Monster Market will be alive and vibrant with a difference in 2021… with a fantastic variety of market stalls and food held at Lake Marma.

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

Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Rally 2022

  • Postponed until MBW2022
    Wimmera Highway,
    towards Rupanyup
  • Postponed until MBW2022> 10.00am - 5.00pm - engines run at 10.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
  • $5 entry
    See our Day & Weekend Passes

Postponed until MBW2022> 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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  • Postponed until MBW2022
    Murtoa College, Webb Street, Murtoa
  • Postponed until MBW2022> 2pm - 5pm
  • FREE
‘eSports’ is the fastest growing sport in the world. It is a sport for all ages, provides a good social outing and is easy to master for first timers.
Join in the fun, one and all.

Saturday Night at The Railway Hotel

  • Comyn Street, Murtoa
  • Meals from 6.00pm

Make your way to the Railway Hotel where friendly hosts Bill and Kath will keep you quenched and fed with delicious meals!

Please check The Railway Hotel’s facebook page for current updates.

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