Mar­ket and her­itage rally Sun­day

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Sion­nie Kelly

It is full steam ahead for Shepparton’s an­nual Her­itage Rally and Mar­ket Day as or­gan­is­ers pre­pare for thou­sands to flock to Emer­ald Bank Leisure Land this Sun­day.

Now in its sixth year, the event con­tin­ues to at­tract peo­ple from across Victoria and pro­vide many with a spe­cial way to cel­e­brate Fa­ther’s Day.

Shepparton Mo­tor Mu­seum cu­ra­tor Graeme Bal­four and Emer­ald Bank Leisure Land events co-or­di­na­tor He­len Moutafis have been work­ing hard to make this event big­ger and bet­ter.

Mr Bal­four said peo­ple could en­joy a range of live her­itage demon­stra­tions fea­tur­ing trac­tors, steam en­gines and vin­tage cars and there would also be wood chop­ping and print­ing press demon­stra­tions.

‘‘There’s plenty of ac­tiv­ity go­ing on all day,’’ he said.

A spe­cial as­pect of this year’s Her­itage Rally will be the in­clu­sion of the Shepparton Farm­ers’ Mar­ket.

‘‘At past events we’ve had 2000 to 3000 vis­i­tors and the farm­ers’ mar­ket has been get­ting those sorts of num­bers as well, so fin­gers crossed it’s a nice sunny day and there could be 5000 or 10 000 peo­ple,’’ he said.

Ms Moutafis said with so many things hap­pen­ing it was set to be a bit day.

‘‘We’ve also got a rock ’n’ roll band and rock ’n’ roll dancers,’’ she said.

‘‘We’ve got an an­i­mal farm as well as a jump­ing cas­tle and face paint­ing.’’ ● The Her­itage Rally and Mar­ket Day will be held at Emer­ald Bank Leisure Land, 7725 Goul­burn Val­ley Hwy, Kialla on Sun­day, Septem­ber 3, from 9 am to 3 pm. From 9 am to 1 pm at Emer­ald Bank Leisure Land the Shepparton Farm­ers’ and Vil­lage Mar­kets will be also be hap­pen­ing. The An­tique Air­craft Fly-In at the Shepparton Air­port will be held from 10.30 am to 3 pm and there will be a shut­tle bus be­tween Emer­ald Bank and the air­port to make trav­el­ling be­tween the two ar­eas eas­ier for pa­trons. Park­ing at Emer­ald Bank Leisure Land will be a gold coin do­na­tion dur­ing the event on Sun­day.

Pic­ture: Julie Mercer

Keen for her­itage: Shepparton Mo­tor Mu­seum cu­ra­tor Graeme Bal­four is gear­ing up for the sixth an­nual Her­itage Rally and Mar­ket Day.

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