Sunday 8 October 2023

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre Shuttles & Tour

  • Tours and Shuttles (various departure locations) arrive at Murtoa Railway Station
  • Arrive Murtoa 9:20am
  • 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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Lake Colour Run 2023

  • Lake Marma Circuit,
    Lake Street, Murtoa
  • 9.30am for 10.00am start
  • Gold Coin Donation

Proudly organised by Murtoa College and SRC students, 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… Come and join in the fun!

LeveL Pilates

  • Murtoa & District Neighbourhood House
    36 McDonald Street, Murtoa
  • 11-11.45am (Barre)
  • $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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Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Rally 2023

  • Wimmera Highway,
    towards Rupanyup
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm - 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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Multi-faith Worship Service 2023

  • Supper Room, Mechanics Hall,
    Duncan Street, Murtoa
  • 11am - 12pm

Sunday morning extends a warm welcome to visitors to attend a Multi-faith Worship Service. The theme of the service is: The International Year of Dialogue for Peace.

The Stick Shed

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 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).