The Stick Shed
- 1465 Wimmera Highway, Murtoa10.00am - 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’.
Water Tower Museum, Concordia College & Railway Station Exhibition
Comyn Street, Murtoa12pm - 4pm$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.
Art Exhibition & Sale 2022
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 and photography. Enjoy Devonshire Teas while you enjoy the art on display.
Make sure you make this a part of your Big Weekend.
“The Dry” Tour
A unique opportunity to see various real-life sights around the Murtoa district as seen in the recent film, The Dry. One tour only and limited seating!
Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Rally 2022
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!
MBW Scarecrow Competition 2022
THIS CREATIVE COMPETITION IS HAPPENING AGAIN IN 2022!!!
Check out this year’s Scarecrow competition entries and winners proudly displayed over Murtoa’s Big Weekend in Marma and Duncan Streets, Murtoa.
Rainbow Colour Run 2022
- 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 10am. Four colour stations will be set up to explode colour on participants and a DJ will be in attendance to further entertain the crowd.
Come and join in the fun!
*Note: Daylight Savings Time will apply for Sunday!*
Ecumenical Service 2022
- Supper Room, Mechanics Hall, 11am TBC
Duncan Street, Murtoa
Sunday morning extends a warm welcome to visitors to attend an Ecumenical Service, followed by a Luncheon in the Supper Room.