Sunday 3 October 2021

Rainbow Colour Run 2021

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

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!*

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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“The Dry” Tour

A unique opportunity to see various real-life sights around the Murtoa district as seen in the recent film, The Dry. Note, limited seating.

Water Tower Museum, Concordia College & Railway Station Exhibition

  • Comyn Street, Murtoa
  • 10am - 5pm
  • $5 entry

Open for public viewing on Monday-Saturday 12-2pm and Sunday 12-4pm, or by appointment (please check website for current restrictions).

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.

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Art Exhibition & Sale 2021

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.

Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Rally 2021

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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Ecumenical Service 2021

  • Supper Room, Mechanics Hall,
    Duncan Street, Murtoa
  • TBA 11.00am - 12.30pm

Sunday morning extends a warm welcome to visitors to attend an Ecumenical Service, followed by a Luncheon in the Supper Room.