Greater Shepparton Tourism Month 2013

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Tourism Month Calendar of Events October 2013 Visit Greater Shepparton to experience... • Art • Country racing • Culture • Food • Markets • Open days • Live music and theatre • Sport

welcome The 5th annual Greater Shepparton Tourism Month is a showcase of more than 60 activities and tourism experiences throughout October. The month long event is aimed at educating locals about the myriad of “things to do� in Greater Shepparton, as well as entice visitors to the area to sample and explore our newest and most popular attractions. You can visit a farm gate, enjoy live theatre and art exhibitions, meet our local producers at markets and wine festivals and entertain the whole family at many events aimed at the kids. Embrace and enjoy Greater Shepparton!


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All month Activities in the Park Activities in the Park is a free initiative to encourage you to explore local parks and participate in various activities. Visit the website for a list of free activities during Tourism Month. Free event. More info:

All month Kate Murphy: Probable Portraits Kate Murphy is a Sydney-based video artist. Employing documentary traditions, Kate’s video installations reveal the fragile, complex, tragic and humorous inner-lives of her subjects. Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). Open 7 days, 10am - 4pm. Free entry. More info:

All month The Tastes of Tourism Month Special Tourism Month menu showcasing the abundance of regional and seasonal produce. Each weekend a different local producer will be featured on the menu.The Connection, KidsTown. Weekends, 9am - 5pm. More info: 0428 313 762

All month Experience Canoes on the Goulburn River Country Adventours offers safaris from 1/2 day and full day to extended safaris, camping and caneoing. Goulburn River, Wyuna. Day light hours every day in October. From $55 per person (50% discount for October). More info: 0428 585 227 03 | Tourism Month 2013

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All month Celebrating Motoring Milestones Featuring a special display of vehicles reaching significant anniversaries in 2013, including Buick, Bauxhall, BSA & Harley Davidson, Aston Martin. Shepparton Motor Museum, Kialla. Daily 10am - 4.30pm. $10 adult, $7 concession. More info: 5823 5833

All month KidsTown Miniature Train Rides

Come and ride the miniature train during the Victorian School Holidays and weekends. Please note this may change due to weather conditions. SPC Ardmona KidsTown, Mooroopna. 11am - 3pm. $2.90 per person per ride. More info: 5831 4213

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Tuesday 1 - Sunday 13 Tall Tales - A SAM Collection Exhibition Tall Tales unearths the curiously small, and enormous, artworks from the museum’s extensive collection of ceramics, paintings, works on paper, sculpture and contemporary art. Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). 7 days 10am - 4pm. Free entry. More info:

Tuesday 1 - Sunday 27 SAM’s Drawing Wall #12 by artist Rhys Lee Informed by his background in graphic design and street art, Lee’s paintings of ambiguous figures combine muted, dark washes with vivid colour and gestural lines. Eastbank Centre Foyer, Shepparton. 7 days, 10am - 4pm. Free entry. More info: 05 | Tourism Month 2013

Tuesday 1 - Thursday 3 Elmore Field Days Agricultural machinery field days with over 700 exhibitors. Tickets at gate. Adults $18, secondary students $8. More info: 5432 6176

Tuesday 1 - Friday 4 Kids Capers For the kids. Old school yard games from 1pm to 3pm, climbing wall, pedal carts, paddle boats, pony rides and more all day. Emerald Bank Adventure Park. 10am - 4pm. Child $8.50, under 4yrs $5.50, adults free. More info:

Thursday 3 - Wednesday 30 Artists Profile Exhibition Gallery Kaiela Inc is an Aboriginal community art gallery showing works by local Aboriginal Artists. This exhibition showcases new works by Eric Brown and Cynthia Bux. Gallery Kaiela, Shepparton. 10am - 4pm. Wed to Fri. Free entry. More info: 0438 561 731

Saturday 5 St Augustine’s Dance Come and enjoy music by Geoff Evans. Program of old time favourite dances. St Augustine’s Hall, Orr St, Shepparton. 7.30pm - 11.30pm. Tickets $8 at the door. More info: 5822 0424

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Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party The 4th annual Open Garden of Landscape Architect, Louise Costa. Access to garden via free bus service from High Street, Rushworth. First bus 10am, last bus leaves garden 4pm. $10 at gate includes a wine, tea or coffee. Kids free. More info:

Sunday 6 Craft and Produce Market Market stalls with local fruit, vegies, plants, produce, craft, clothing and jewellery. Kids activities, food and coffee. Queens Gardens, Shepparton. 9am - 1pm. Free entry. More info: 0408 598 200

Sunday 6 Quilts on Beds Handmade and machine made quilts by local patchworkers will be displayed on the beds instore. Forty Winks, Homemaker Centre, Benalla Rd, Shepparton. 11am to 4pm. Gold coin donation to GV Hospice. More info: 5831 5295

Sunday 6 & 20 Mooroopna-Shepparton Miniature Railway Miniature trains operate from the Windmill at Emerald Bank. Closed footwear must be worn. Emerald Bank Leisure Land, Kialla. From 10am. $2 per ride per person. More info: 0427 824 308 07 | Tourism Month 2013

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Sunday 6 Shepparton Historical Walking Tour Discover the history of Shepparton. Join volunteer guides from the Visitors Centre on a walk around Shepparton CBD’s most significant historical features. Departs from council offices, Shepparton. Free, bookings essential. More info: 5831 4400

Sunday 6 Australian National Show and Shine National Show and Shine for veteran, vintage, classic, modified and muscle cars and bikes. 90 trophies. Hot country food, live music, carnival atmosphere. Seven Creeks Park, Clifton St, Euroa. 8am - 3pm. $2 entry. Show cars and motorbikes $5. More info: 5795 3662 Calendar of Events | 08

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Sunday 6 Junior Equestrian Expo Show Horse Council of Victoria Expo to showcase the showing of horses.Tatura Park Exhibition & Events Complex. All day, from 8.30am. Free entry. More info:

Sunday 6 Brunch with the Birds Join us for a Bird Walk and Talk tour with members of BirdLife Murray-Goulburn Branch, followed by a free BBQ Brunch. Cussen Park, Tatura 8.30am - 10.30am. Free event. More info: 5832 9493 09 | Tourism Month 2013

Monday 7 Supporting Tourism Businesses - who’s here for you? Lunch with representatives from council and local/regional tourism organisations who will explain what they do and how they support businesses involved in tourism. The Connection, KidsTown. 12pm - 2pm. Free for business operators. More info:

Wednesday 9 The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell A suspenseful drama about a reclusive man who unravels when confronted by his own dark secret. Starring Max Gillies and Samuel Johnson. WestSide PAC, Mooroopna. 8pm. Tickets from $25 - $46. More info:

Friday 11 Star Gazing in the Park An opportunity to see the wonders of the sky first hand. Telescopes will assist participants to explore the beauty of stars, planets and nebulae. Ardmona Recreation Reserve. 8pm - 10pm. Free event. More info: 5832 9431

Friday 11 - Saturday 12 137th Annual Shepparton Show All the traditional favourites of the Shepparotn Show. Including animal judging, family entertainment, sideshow alley and fireworks Saturday at 8:45pm weather permitting. Shepparton Showgrounds. 9am - 10pm. Tickets at gate. More info: 5821 4677 Calendar of Events | 10

Saturday 12 Open For Inspection Parklane open day, enjoy the facilities, test ride the kids activities on offer. Free sausage sizzle and lucky door prizes. Free event. Big4 Parklane, Kialla. More info:

Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 Mountain Bike Downhill Series Round one of the State MTB Downhill series will see some of Victoria’s best riders tackle the challenging Mt Major course over two days. Mount Major, Dookie. 8am - 4.30pm. Free entry for spectators. More info: 0409 291 456

Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 Dookie Military Vehicle Rally MKIV Tanks, jeeps, trucks and armoured cars. Living history displays and swap meet. Re-enactments, cannon demostrations, driving and V12 engine display. Mary St, Dookie. 10am - 5pm. Free event. More info: 0427 538 667

Sunday 13 Dookie Family Fun Day BBQ lunch, devonshire teas, food stalls, local produce, spinning wheel, train rides, fire brigade and SES demonstrations, children’s activities. Mary St, Dookie. 11am - 3pm. Free Event. More info: 0419 307 385 11 | Tourism Month 2013

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Sunday 13 Mooroopna Aboriginal History Walk Join volunteer guides to walk some of the tracks known as the ‘Flats’ and hear stories of how the Yorta Yorta families lived. 4.3km. Chinaman’s Garden Reserve, Mooroopna 10am to 11.30am. Free event, bookings essential. More info: 5831 4400

Tuesday 15 Spotlight Walk Join RiverConnect for a one hour twilight walk along the river to learn about the native animals living in our local bushland. Jordans Bend, Shepparton. 7.45pm. Free, bookings are essential. More info: 5832 9493 Calendar of Events | 12

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Tuesday 15 Women In Business Breakfast Inspirational social entrepreneur, speaker and author, Melina Schamroth, shares her knowledge to overcome obstacles, juggle priorities and grow your business. Covers Restaurant, GOTAFE, Shepparton. 7.15am. $10, pre-purchase from GV Media Centre, Shepparton. More info:

Wednesday 16 Marketing Basics Learn practical tips and ideas to help you decide which marketing tools, from online to traditional print options, are best for your business. Greater Shepparton Business Centre. 6pm 8pm. $20 or TGS Members $10. More info: 5832 1100 13 | Tourism Month 2013

Friday 18 The Lost Soldiers of Fromelles Tim Whitford from the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance will give a presentation on the Lost Soldiers of Fromelles. All proceeds to Soldier On. Murchison Community Centre. Entry by donation, BBQ cold coin. More info: 0412 661 950

Friday 18 Twilight Stroll Register at the Chinaman’s Gardens in Mooroopna or the bridge behind Aquamoves and take a stroll to KidsTown. Upon arrival enjoy an array of activites. SPC Ardmona KidsTown. 5.30pm 8pm. Free, includes a BBQ dinner. More info: 5832 9431

Saturday 19 Mooroopna Historical Walk Discover the history of Mooroopna. Join volunteer guides from the Visitors Centre on a walk featuring historical points of interest. 2km. Departs Mooroopna Farmers Market. 10am - 11am. Free, bookings essential. More info: 5831 4400

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 Show Me Greater Shepparton Expo 2013

A showcase of the best on offer in the region. Gardening, outdoor living, camping, fishing, produce, art, craft, sustainable living, community and much more. Shepparton Showgrounds. Sat 9am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 4pm. Adults $10, under 16 free. More info: 0409 323 842 Calendar of Events | 14

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 Art, Craft & Photography Show Display of art, photography and craft by members of University of Third Age. Art work will be for sale. U3A Hall, Esson St, Shepparton. 10am - 4pm. Tickets $2 at the door. More info: 5823 1348

Sunday 20 63rd Spring Flower Show Mooroopna and District Garden Club presents more than 500 exhibits of flowers, floral art, craft and photography. Variety of stalls. Sir Ian McLennan Centre, Mooropna. 1pm - 4pm. $5 entry, members and children free. More info: 5825 3397

Sunday 20 Pink Lady Day Support Breast Cancer Network Australia at our Pink Lady themed morning and afternoon tea, including Pink Lady chocolate apples. Chocolate Apple Factory, Shepparton East. Morning tea 10am - 12pm. Afternoon tea 3pm - 5pm. $15, bookings essential. More info: 5829 2353

Sunday 20 Modern Asian & Wine Fusion @ Tallis See highly acclaimed Melbourne chef Brian Anderson, now at Yiche Mooroopna, performing an authentic dumpling making demonstration then enjoy a Modern Asian tasting plate. Tallis Wine, 195 Major Plains Rd, Dookie. 11.30am - 2.00pm. $35 per person. More info: 15 | Tourism Month 2013

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Sunday 20 Seven Creeks Estate Garden Party

Gala party day in Seven Creeks Estate’s 150 year old 12 acre garden. A must for gardeners. Free live entertainment, food, coffee, wine stalls. $10 adults, $30 per car. More info:

Sunday 20 Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier Deborah Conway and partner Willy Zygier perform tracks from their latest release ‘Stories of Ghosts’. A complimentary beverage and nibbles is included on arrival. Eastbank Centre, Shepparton. 2pm. Tickets $20 - $25. More info: Calendar of Events | 16

Sunday 20 Mooroopna Farmers Market Community stalls, tables and chairs to sit and relax with a latte and something to eat. Third Sunday of each month. Ferrari Park, Mooroopna. 8am - 1pm. Free entry. More info: 0459 432 162

Friday 25 - Thursday 31 SAM’S Collection Injection This exhibition provides an opportunity for reflection on the direction and focus areas of SAM’s permanent collection. Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). 7 days, 10am - 4pm. Free entry. More info: 17 | Tourism Month 2013

Tuesday 22 Dookie Wine Show Masterclass Dinner GOTAFE presents the 10th anniversary of the Dookie Wine Show masterclass dinner. Five course degustation menu accompanied by award winning wines from the region. McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds. 6.45pm. $90 per person, bookings essential. More info: 1300 468 233

Friday 25 Evening Golf and Corporate Challenge A fun night of light hearted competition for families and friends in the peaceful surroundings of our mini golf gardens at dusk. Enjoy at half price. Riverside Garden Centre, Emerald Bank Leisure Land. 5pm - 9pm. Children $3.00, adults $4.25. More info: 5823 1515

Friday 25 Business Excellence Awards Dinner Business community comes together to celebrate at the annual Powercor 95.3SR FM business and service excellence awards in Greater Shepparton. GV Hotel, Shepparton. 7pm. $75 Chamber members, $85 non members. More info:

Saturday 26 Shepparton Historical Walk Discover the history of Shepparton. Join volunteer guides from the Visitors Centre on a walk around Shepparton CBD’s most significant historical features. Departs from the Lawn Tennis Courts, Welsford St, Shepparton. 10am - 11am. Free, bookings essential. More info: 5831 4400 Calendar of Events | 18

Saturday 26 Kids Market Central Victoria KMCV is turning 3! Join in the celebration. New, preloved and handmade market stalls, face painting, jumping pillow, carousel, pedal cars, pony rides and more. Adults free. Kids $5 for unlimited rides. More info:

Saturday 26 Spring Carnival Ladies Day The atmosphere of Flemington comes to Tatura for Spring Carnival Ladies Day! Racing, fashions, food and a terrific party on course this Spring! Tatura Racecourse, 161 Ross St, Tatura. From 11am. $20 full, $15 conc, 17 and under. Free. More info:

Saturday 26 Tahbilk “Bridge to the Vines” Part of Nagambie Spring Paddling Carnival, the 7.2km rowing race is for all ages/ levels. Finishing at Tahbilk Winery. Music, wine tasting from serveral wineries, food. Start Chinaman’s Bridge. 10am - 2pm. Spectators free/racers $17 via email. More info:

Saturday 26 Riverside Plaza Community Market Indoor and outdoor stalls. Fresh produce, takeaway food, plants and flowers, gifts and homewares, clothing and jewellery and more. Riverside Plaza, Kialla. 9am - 2pm. Gold coin donation to local charities. More info: 19 | Tourism Month 2013

Saturday 26 Garage Sale Trail A nationwide event. Individuals within the Greater Shepparton region can participate for free and hold their very own garage sale. All are welcome to participate. All day event. More info:

Saturday 26 Euroa Wool Week Wool Week starts on October 26 with Euroa yarn bombed. The week culminates the following weekend with street parade, kids games and “Euroa the Boat�. Various locations across Euroa. Mostly free, some gold coin donation. More info: 5795 2769

Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 Reining Horse Club Show The GV Reining Horse Association Club Show. Tatura Park Exhibition & Event Complex. All day. Free event. More info:

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Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 “Spring� into a Healthier Life Strawberry picking, mini golf, bush and river walks, fishing, Devonshire Teas, strawberry sundaes, metabolism correction and rapid fat loss program and foot detoxes. Belstack Strawberry Farm, Kialla West. 10am - 5pm. Free Entry. More info: 5823 1324

Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 123rd Annual Euroa Agricultural Show Family show with animals, rides, displays, shearing and dog trials on Saturday. Family $25, adults $12, concession $8. Horese events only on Sunday. More info: 5795 2769

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Sunday 27 An Afternoon in the Garden A sumptuous afternoon tea, displays, musical entertainment and wander in the beautiful Maneroo Gardens. Hosted by Caroline Chisholm - GV Pregnancy and Family Support. “Maneroo”, Maneroo Rd, Bunbartha. 2pm - 4.30pm. Tickets $20, must prebook. More info: 5821 4846

Monday 28 - Tuesday 29 Russian National Ballet See one of the world’s most prominent ballet companies demonstrate its skill performing classic stories of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Eastbank Centre, Shepparton. 7.30pm. Tickets from $57.90 - $77.90. More info:

Tuesday 29 The Magic Pudding - The Opera The Victorian Opera gives this much loved Australian classic a unique voice in an opera for children, suitable for those aged six and above. WestSide PAC, Mooroopna. 1pm and 8pm. Tickets from $23 - $33. More info:

Thursday 31 Attract More Customers with a Highly Visible Website 80% of websites are found through search engines. Learn the tips and tools to ensure your website is highly visible and easily found by potential customers. The Connection, KidsTown. 9.30am - 12.30pm. Bookings essential, $40 TGS members, $75 non members. More info: info@tourismgreater Calendar of Events | 22

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