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.
Rainbow Colour Run
- Lake Marma Circuit, 9.30am for 10.00am startGold Coin Donation
Lake Street, Murtoa
Join in for a few circuits of Lake Marma to get loaded with colour! Come at 9.30am for a quick brekky and start the run (or walk!) at 9.30am. Four colour stations will be set up to explode colour on participants and a DJ will be in attendance to further entertain the crowd.
Who will be the most colourful person in Murtoa on Sunday?
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.
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!
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!
- Supper Room, Mechanics Hall, 11.30am
Duncan Street, Murtoa
This year’s Ecumenical Service on Sunday morning will feature guest speaker (former Murtoa-ite) Glen Mills, Executive Trustee and Program Manager for Asia and Africa for the Delivering Better Lives Foundation. All welcome.