Events

The Biggest Event of the Year

 

Murtoa’s Big Weekend, a popular three day community show held in October each year, which proudly showcases the town’s attractions and achievements, including Murtoa Cup Races, live demonstrations of the historc Dunmunkle Sumpoiler Engines, art installations, music performances, competitions, agricultural shows, street markets and more. Scroll down to read more…

 

To Market To Market

 

Markets have become a favourite pastime for locals and travellers alike. Just before Christmas and at the end of summer, visitors can enjoy one of the lovely Twilight Markets, with craft stallholders and mobile food providers spreading out on the lawns of picturesque Lake Marma. If you wish to support our local makers and growers throughout the year, can check out the Jung Market, held in the nearby town Jung 3rd Saturday of every month.

 

Other Events

 

Murtoa boasts with an impressive number of community clubs and organisations that hold periodic as well as occasional events.  Visitors are welcome to attend various sporting and cultural events while visiting the town.

From being a spectator at one of this season’s Wimmera Football League matches of Minyip Murtoa Burras to having a hit at the Murtoa Golf  Club or Tennis, Club, local Clubs and Organisations have it all! Check their directory for the details.

You can also see if there are any music gigs or arts shows when you are in town.

And if you are a foodie, and with a bit of luck, you can make your visit extra special by attending the iconic  Wine & Dine in the Stick Shed. It is held in the Stick Shed every March with famous chefs coming to town to wine and dine some 200 guests. Tickets to this premier event are usually sold out within 9 minutes!

 

For more details on the events held in Murtoa click on the links above, scroll down or visit Murtoa Facebook Page.

 

 

Murtoa’s BIG Weekend

 

Murtoa’s Big Weekend is the biggest annual event on the Murtoa calendar, which draws people from near and far.

The Big Weekend is held annually over 3 days during the first weekend of October and features The Heritage Listed Stick Shed which will open for public viewing and special events during the Big Weekend.

Other attractions over the weekend include the Murtoa Cup Races, the Dunmunkle Sumpoiler’s Historic Engines display and raly, a Monster Street Market, the Murtoa A&P Agricultural Show, a Show’n’Shine and many other activities.

Each year a new feature is added to Murtoa’s Big Weekend to excite the community and visitors. For example in 2015, The Dressmaker author, Rosalie Ham and producer of the hit film, Sue Maslin attended the Big Weekend Opening Night and were judges of a 1950s dress up competition. Rosalie and Sue both happily signed copies of The Dressmaker novel for delighted attendees.

Murtoa’s Big Weekend also provides an excellent opportunity for all to experience the beautiful natural features of the town, namely Lake Marma and Rabl Park, as well as Murtoa’s historic attractions such as The Water Tower Museum, Concordia Cottage and Railway Station,  and others.

 

UPCOMING MURTOA BIG WEEKEND 

Friday 1 October 2021

Saturday 2 October 2021

Sunday 3 October 2021

 

For more details regarding the event and to get involved, visit Murtoa’s Big Weekend website.

Take Murtoa’s Big Weekend 2021 survey  and let us know how the past events went for you and what you would like to see in the future.

 

Jung Market

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Held monthly in a nearby town Jung since 1990, Jung Market is the older Farmer’s Market in the Wimmera.

From fresh local produce, indoor and outdoor plants, home made foods to craft, antiques and collectibles there is something for everyone. Browse the stalls of this lovely bush market whilst enjoying live music and a cup of fresh brew.

UPCOMING MARKET DATES

9am – 1pm
Last Saturday of the month (January – November)
Third Saturday in December

FREE entry. Ample parking

Please check the latest Victorian government COVID19 restrictions as the market may not run in case of a statewide lockdown

Horse Racing

 

Located at the southern edge of town near Lake Marma, the Murtoa Race Course is another one of Murtoa’s historic institutions. Established in February 1879 racing has been an integral part of the town’s life for the last 120 years.

With beautifully maintained all-weather track it provides a wonderful summer and winter training and racing facility for the Wimmera region. Murtoa hosts two racing events each year.

The Murtoa Cup event, held in early October to coincide with Murtoa’s BIG Weekend, kicks off the Country Cup Race Meetings in the region. It has been a favourite Wimmera Racing event for many years and is very popular for family reunions and bus trips from around Victoria.

The Murtoa Racing Club also hosts Industry TAB meeting during July.

 

UPCOMING RACES at Murtoa Marma Racing Club

Monday 12 July 2021
Gates open at 11am

COVIDSafe event capped at 1000 attendees. Admission ticket bookings necessary. Members & owners must also register. Catering, bar & TAB facilities available.