Big pro­gram for ‘Big Week­end’

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An­tic­i­pa­tion is reach­ing fever pitch for Mur­toa’s Big Week­end. The Wim­mera town’s an­nual three-day cel­e­bra­tion will kick off on the morn­ing of Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 4 with an agri­cul­tural show from 11.30am to 4.30pm at Mur­toa Show­ground.

En­try to the show is $10 for adults, $5 for chil­dren be­tween the ages of five and 15, and free en­try for chil­dren un­der five.

Mur­toa’s The Stick Shed will also be open from 10am to 12.30pm.

The Stick Shed will open on all three days of Mur­toa’s Big Week­end and will in­clude a ‘Land is Fam­ily’ pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion by Je­nani Therone and ‘Po­etry In The Sticks’ on Sun­day morn­ing by lo­cal poet Michael Fe­naughty.

Fol­low­ing the agri­cul­tural show, a free com­mu­nity ‘Flicks and Tricks! In The Sticks’ event will be at The Stick Shed from 6pm to 11pm with live mu­sic, the screen­ing of short film com­pe­ti­tion en­tries and a sound, light and pup­petry show.

A Made in Na­timuk artist’s res­i­dency, sup­ported by Re­gional Arts Vic­to­ria, will also be un­veiled.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 5 will be­gin with a Mon­ster Street Mar­ket on Mur­toa’s Mc­don­ald Street, fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of street mar­ket stalls, pot­tery demon­stra­tions, chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment and a bar­be­cue.

There will be a farm tour de­part­ing from the Watts River Brewery Stall at the street mar­ket, al­low­ing peo­ple to see where the brewery’s in­gre­di­ents are grown, at 11am.

An art ex­hi­bi­tion and sale will be at the Me­chan­ics Hall on Dun­can Street from 11am to 4pm on Satur­day and Sun­day, and will dis­play art­works in sev­eral medi­ums – many of which will be for sale.

Three ma­jor Mur­toa projects – Cade Lane, Mur­toa Lake­side Cab­ins and Mur­toa Rail­way Sta­tion – will of­fi­cially open dur­ing the Satur­day.

Peo­ple can also meet at Mur­toa Ceme­tery on Satur­day to be amazed by a his­tor­i­cal tour.

Satur­day af­ter­noon will of­fer some­thing spe­cial for young peo­ple, with es­ports at Mur­toa Col­lege.

Elec­tronic sports, or es­ports, grow­ing sport in the world.

It is a sport for all ages, pro­vid­ing good so­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties and is easy to mas­ter for be­gin­ners.

Plenty of ex­cite­ment will be on of­fer at Mur­toa Race­course as the Mur­toa Cup races kick off from 12.30pm on Satur­day.

There will be ac­tion on and off the track as the races fea­ture live mu­sic and free chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing a jump­ing cas­tle.

Fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of the races, pa­trons can en­joy a night at the Rail­way Ho­tel, with mu­sic pro­vided by Acous­ti­cus Stomp.

Open on both Satur­day and Sun­day are the Wa­ter Tower Mu­seum, Con­cor­dia Col­lege, the newly opened Mur­toa Rail­way Sta­tion and a Dun­munkle Sumpoil­ers Rally, pro­vid­ing won­der­ful his­tor­i­cal dis­plays.

Each of these el­e­ments is an im­por­tant part of Mur­toa’s his­tory and will pro­vide plenty of en­ter­tain­ment.

An Ec­u­meni­cal ser­vice on Sun­day morn­ing will fol­low a theme of 2019 as In­ter­na­tional Year of In­dige­nous Lan­guages.

A Rain­bow Colour Run, with live DJ, will take place around Lake Marma from 9.30am Sun­day.

Peo­ple can visit web­site www.mur­toabig week­ and face­­toa Big Week­end for a full pro­gram list­ing and more in­for­ma­tion. is the fastest

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