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T urism Month

2011

Goulburn Valley Tourism Month

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Goulburn Valley

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• art • Bus Tours • Cooking Classes • country racing • culture • farm gates • festivals • food • gardens • Markets • Melbourne Cup Tours • music • shows

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T urism Month Goulburn Valley

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Embrace all our region has to offer

Welcome to Goulburn Valley Tourism Month, October 2011. Now in its third year, our region’s tourism month is an exciting event with more than 100 activities and tourism experiences to encourage locals and visitors to discover all that the region has to offer. Spanning four shires, Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Murrindindi and Strathbogie, this showcase of local attractions, product, music, culture and sporting events will entice everyone to explore the newest and most popular attractions as well as discover some of our hidden gems and the amazing array of local produce. Throughout the month of October, visit a farm gate, take in some live theatre or be inspired by clever craftsmen and local producers at a myriad of markets and food and wine festivals. See our Market Directory in the centre pages of this booklet for a year round wrap of what’s on. This year we welcome the prestigious Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour to the region, award winning gardens will open their gates and a huge community celebration on October 30 will cap off a fabulous month of things to see and do. Embrace and enjoy the Goulburn Valley! www.discovershepparton.com.au


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Seymour Food & Wine Celebration

VENUE: Old Post Office, Seymour TIME: Wed – Sun TICKETS: Free entry, group bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5792 3170

All month

Elegant C1872 Art Gallery & Restaurant, presenting a special October menu to celebrate the best of the Goulburn River Valley produce and wine.

A Forest Walk – Art Exhibition

VENUE: Billabong Garden Complex, Shepparton TIME: 10am – 4pm daily TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: nish.joan.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

All month

Joan Nish, in collaboration with Connect GV, is exhibiting her latest collection of contemporary oil paintings based on flora encountered in Victorian forests.

Art Gallery Drawing Wall

VENUE: Shepparton Art Gallery TIME: 9am–5pm SAT 10am-1pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: www.sheppartonartgallery.com.au

All month

Viv Miller combines landscape painting with elements of abstraction. Digitised geometric forms cascade across the background as branches, clouds and rocks seep into the frame.

Spring Art Exhibition

VENUE: Old Post Office, Seymour TIME: Wed – Sun TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: www.artseymour.com.au

All month

World class City Style Fine Art Gallery exhibiting internationally awarded Australian Artists showcasing paintings, sculpture, pottery, woodwork and jewellery.

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King Parrot Valley Retreat Open garden of Australian Natives, over 9ha labelled ‘bush-food’ garden and olive grove. ‘Banksia Gallery’ presenting original art/pottery for viewing and purchase. VENUE: 26 – 66 Wentworths Rd, Strath Creek TIME: 10am – 4.30pm (closed Wed) TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 0457 590 022

SATURDAY 1

Night Harness Racing Fantastic night in Shepparton with bars, bistros, bookmakers and full TAB facilities. Family entertainment. Night and twilight racing also on 9th and 18th October. VENUE: Quest Shepparton Racing Complex, Kialla TIME: Evening TICKETS: At gate $10 Adults Children Free MORE INFO: 03 5823 1403

SAT 1 – SUN 2

Sunnymeade Open Garden Sunnymeade is a spectacular award winning property, as featured on TVs ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ as one of Australia’s most beautiful properties developed over 24 years. VENUE: 213 Boundary Hill Rd, Kithbrook TIME: 10am – 4pm TICKETS: At gate $12 Adult $6 Child MORE INFO: www.sunnymeade.com.au

SAT 1 – SUN 2

Ghin Ghin Farmstore The opening for Summer 2011, with free tasting of new seasons olive oil. Free coffee with purchase of 750ml bottle of extra virgin olive oil. VENUE: 211 Ghin Ghin Rd, Yea TIME: 10am – 4pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: www.ghinghin.com.au

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Australian National Show & Shine

VENUE: Euroa Secondary College Grounds TIME: 8am – 3pm TICKETS: Gold Coin Donation MORE INFO: 03 5795 1910

Sunday 2

Euroa will host the fastest growing car and bike show in Australia, showcasing classic, vintage, custom, veteran and modified cars and motorbikes.

World Animal Day

VENUE: 365 McHargs Rd, Willowmavin TIME: 11am – 4pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: www.edgarsmission.org.au

Sunday 2

Meet resident animals at Edgars Mission Farm Sanctuary, including pigs, sheep and cows, with animal friendly stalls, cruelty free fare, games etc.

Shepparton Heritage Centre

VENUE: Welsford St, Shepparton TIME: 1pm – 4pm TICKETS: $3 Adults MORE INFO: 5822 1782

sunday 2

Over 7000 artefacts, sale of books on local history. Family history, genealogy information for Shepparton, Victoria, interstate and overseas. Also open 16th & 30th October.

Spanish Cooking Class

VENUE: Little Gourmet Food Company, Shepparton TIME: 6.30pm TICKETS: $75, bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5821 8200

monday 3

Come and participate in the kitchen of The Little Gourmet Food Company with our chefs and learn how to cook some flavoursome Spanish inspired dishes.

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TUE 4 – THU 6

Elmore Field Days One of Australia’s leading agricultural field days with over 700 exhibitors, in paddock demonstrations, sheep trials, general interest and Ag Art Fashion Parade. VENUE: Elmore Events Centre TIME: 8.30am – 5pm TICKETS: At gate $16, Under 12 Free MORE INFO: www.elmorefielddays.com.au

WEDNESDAY 5

Mooroopna Museum Open Day Enjoy a walk back in time through 15 rooms of local history including medical, heirloom clothing, sports and more. Each WEDNESDAY during Tourism Month. VENUE: Mooroopna Historical Museum TIME: 11am – 3pm TICKETS: At door, $4 adult, $2 student, $1 child MORE INFO: 03 5821 4195

wednesday 5

Shepparton Guided History Walk Join volunteer guides from the Visitor Information Centre on walk around the Shepparton CBD’s most significant historical features. Distance approx 2km. VENUE: Shepparton CBD TIME: 9am – 10am TICKETS: Free, bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5831 4400

Thursday 6

Often I Find That I Am Naked Jezebel is unlucky-in-love and has tried everything in her search for love. The show takes an honest look at the ups and downs of single life. VENUE: Eastbank Centre, Shepparton TIME: 8pm – 9.10pm TICKETS: $31, Riverlinks MORE INFO: www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

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2012 SheppARTon Festival Launch

VENUE: La Trobe University, Shepparton TIME: 7.30pm – 9pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 03 5832 9501

Friday 7

The SheppARTon Festival launch is a free overview of the March 2012 Festival and the ‘Brave Voices’ theme image and song.

Spanish Cooking Class

VENUE: Little Gourmet Food Company, Shepparton TIME: 6.30pm TICKETS: $75, bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5821 8200

friday 7

Come and participate in the kitchen of The Little Gourmet Food Company with our chefs and learn how to cook some flavoursome Spanish inspired dishes.

‘Cows On Stage’ Launch

VENUE: Glasson’s Art World, Shepparton TIME: 6.30pm - 8pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: info@glassonsartworld.com.au

As the only National provider of ride days across Australia, Champion’s offer a fun, professional and safe motorcycle experience. VENUE: State Motorcycle Complex, Broadford TIME: 8am – 4.40pm TICKETS: $125, bookings essential MORE INFO: www.championsridedays.com.au

fri 7 & mon 31

Champion’s Ride Day

friday 7

View, and buy, art, paintings and 3D forms all depicting cows with iconic symbols of Shepparton. Also view the graffiti wall depicting Shepparton cows. Refreshments provided.

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saturday 8

Men of Steel The Men of Steel trilogy fuses cooking, physical theatre and intricate object puppetry in a chaotic puppet extravaganza of epic proportions. VENUE: Eastbank Centre, Shepparton TIME: 12pm & 3pm TICKETS: From $12, Riverlinks MORE INFO: www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

sat 8 - sun 9

135th Annual Shepparton Show Showcasing traditional agricultural competitions including woodchop, cattle, goats, poultry, art & craft, miniature horses, cats and dog judging. Sideshow alley, fireworks and free entertainment. VENUE: Shepparton Showgrounds TIME: SAT 10am - 10pm, SUN 10am – 4pm TICKETS: At Gate, under 5 yrs Free MORE INFO: 03 5821 4677

sat 8 - sun 9

Out of the Studio Exhibition Local Yea artist, Meg Heres showcases her modern and traditional oil, pastel, watercolour and acrylic paintings. VENUE: Yea township TIME: 10am – 4pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 0400 340 279

sat 8 - sun 9

Wood and Steam Gala Weekend Alexandra Market and Steam train rides, Eildon Woodworkers Guild demonstrations.

VENUE: Station St, Alexandra TIME: 9am – 4pm TICKETS: Tramway $5 MORE INFO: 0427 509 988

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Maygars Hill Open Day

VENUE: 53 Longwood Mansfield Rd, Longwood East TIME: 11am – Dusk TICKETS: Bookings essential MORE INFO: 0402 136 448

Sunday 9

Maygars Hill open day to showcase the Special 10th Anniversary wine openings complimented with a blackboard lunch.

Yea Skite Festival

VENUE: Yea Railway Park, Station St TIME: 12 noon – 5pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: railwayfriends@yahoo.com.au

Sunday 9

A family fun day to coincide with the International Kite flying event “One Sky One World’, Skate Park Competition, Billy Carts and Scarecrow display.

Tahbilk Winery Open Day

VENUE: 254 O’Neils Rd, Tahbilk TIME: 11am – 4.30pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: www.tahbilk.com.au

Sunday 9

Enjoy a relaxing day at historic Tahbilk Winery with fine wine, food, free entertainment, activities and a chance to win a $5000 Wine Cellar.

Flavours of the Black Range

VENUE: 84 Scrubby Creek Rd, Molesworth TIME: 12noon – 4pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 03 5797 6309

Sunday 9

Tastings of infused olive oils, striking Dukkahs, tantalising jellies, marinated olives, flavours from around the world and something for the sweet tooth and chilli lover.

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sunday 9

Kilmore Regional Cups Turf Day Eight exciting gallops as primed horses hit the turf at Kilmore. Hospitality packages available. An exciting day out for all ages. VENUE: Kilmore Racing Club TIME: 12noon – 5pm TICKETS: At Gate $12 Adult, Children Free MORE INFO: t.cole@kilmore.countryracing.com.au

Tuesday 11

Harness Racing at Kilmore Night Harness Racing at Kilmore....enjoy the glory of the pacing horses. Tote and catering available including Trackside Bar and Bistro. VENUE: Kilmore Racing Club TIME: 5pm – 10pm TICKETS: At Gate $8 Adult, Children Free MORE INFO: t.cole@kilmore.countryracing.com.au

Tuesday 11

Tourism Industry Night Hear from the region’s own National Tourism Young Achiever of the Year, Amanda McCulloch, and enjoy a night with industry colleagues. Launch of new operator brochure. VENUE: GV Hotel, Shepparton TIME: 7pm TICKETS: Free, RSVP essential MORE INFO: 03 5831 4400

wednesday 12

Mooroopna History Walk Join volunteer guides from the Visitor Information Centre on a walk featuring historical points of interest in Mooroopna. Distance approx 2km. VENUE: Central Mooroopna TIME: 9am – 10am TICKETS: Free, bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5831 4400

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Improve and implement good business practices to help your business run more effectively, and be prepared for whatever comes you way. Bookings essential. VENUE: Greater Shepparton Business Centre TIME: 6pm – 8pm TICKETS: $10 TGS members, $20 non members MORE INFO: gsbc@shepparton.vic.gov.au

wednesday 12

How Resilient is Your Business

Free Mini Golf

VENUE: Riverside Gardens, Kialla TIME: 9am – 7pm TICKETS: Free, one day only MORE INFO: 03 5823 1515

friday 14

Bring your family and friends and challenge them to mini golf for FREE. Our course is set on 2.5 hectares of gardens surrounding a lake.

3630 Festival Launch Party

VENUE: Yahoo Bar, Shepparton TIME: 8pm – 12am TICKETS: $8 at the door MORE INFO: jamielea_tc@hotmail.com

Friday 14

Come celebrate and support local talent which is what the 3630 festival is all about. Find out more about the next festival in February 2012.

Horse Trail Weekend

VENUE: Wakiti Creek Resort, Kotupna TIME: From Friday afternoon TICKETS: Adult $100, Child (under 15) $75 MORE INFO: 03 5867 3237

fri 14 - sun 16

The Wakiti Creek Resort’s weekend includes 20km and 10km trail ride through bush surrounds, all meals, 2 nights camping, live entertainment, free family activities.

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saturday 15

Foodies Bus Tour Indulge in local produce at Belstack Strawberry Farm, Emerald Bank Produce Store and Broken River Vineyards while being bussed from venue to venue. VENUE: Departs Visitor Info Centre, Shepparton TIME: 1pm – 4.30pm TICKETS: $5 per person, bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5831 4400

saturday 15

Taste of Goulburn Regional Dinner Part of the Taste of the Goulburn Festival, Plunkett Fowles cellar door is hosting a regional dinner featuring the best of premium local produce. VENUE: Plunkett Fowles Cellar Door, Avenel TIME: 7pm til late TICKETS: $55 per person at cellar door MORE INFO: 03 5796 2150

sat 15 - sun 16

saturday 15

Tastes of the Goulburn Annual wine and food festival showcasing the best the region can offer in produce, entertainment, children’s activities and heritage train rides. VENUE: Station St, Seymour TIME: 10am – 4pm TICKETS: At gate. Adults $2 Under 18 Free MORE INFO: 03 5799 0233

Shepparton Garden Expo Inaugural Shepparton Garden Expo offers a range of garden and outdoor living exhibitors, guest speakers, workshops and kids activities. Hosted by Shepparton Central Rotary Club. VENUE: Emerald Bank, GV Highway, Kialla TIME: Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 10am – 4pm TICKETS: Adult $10 Children Free MORE INFO: www.sheppgardenexpo.com.au

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2nd Seymour Quilt Fair featuring a quality display of quilts and embroidery in the church and hall. Junior and senior sections. Quilt traders on site. VENUE: Seymour Anglican Christ Church TIME: Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun 11am – 3pm TICKETS: $5 adults, children U/12 Free MORE INFO: 03 5794 1720

2nd annual rally will feature classic and historic military vehicles, aero engines, arms and equipment re-enacted. Displays, market and demonstrations. All historic vehicles welcome. VENUE: Mary St, Dookie TIME: 10am – 5 pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 0427 538 667

Louise Costa’s garden features local plants and recycled objects in construction and sculptures. Art exhibition, tours and plants, produce and craft for sale. VENUE: Free bus from High St, Rushworth TIME: 10am – 3pm daily TICKETS: At gate, $10 MORE INFO: 0437 153 203

sat 15 - sun 16

OPEN GARDEN

sat 15 - sun 16

Dookie Military Vehicle Rally

sat 15 - sun 16

Seymour Quilt and Embroidery Fair

Black Box #2

VENUE: WestSide PAC, Mooroopna TIME: 8pm – 9pm TICKETS: From $24, Riverlinks Box Office MORE INFO: www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

sunday 16

Four great productions never before seen in the region. Music, drama, comedy, improvisation, fun, mystery... but which one will you get on the night?

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MARKETS DIRE C TORY

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FIRST SAT/SUN OF THE MONTH

SECOND SAT/SUN OF THE MONTH

Broadford Market Sunday 8am-1pm (excl June-Aug) High St, Broadford

Alexandra Market Saturday 9am – 1pm from September to May Alexandra Timber Tramway Station Street, Alexandra

Nagambie Lakes Community Market Saturday 8.30am – 1pm Blayney Reserve, Nagambie Lakes Tallarook Farmers Market Sunday 9am – 1pm (excl Jan) Mechanics Institute Hall, Main Rd , Tallarook Yea Country Market Saturday 9am – 2pm Yea Railway Park, Station St, Yea

Avenel Farmers Market Sunday 10am – 2pm Jubilee Park, Livingstone St, Avenel Kinglake Community Market Sunday 9am – 1pm from September to May Main Rd, Kinglake Marysville Community Market Sunday Murchison St, Marysville Violet Town Market Saturday 8.30am – 1pm Recreation Reserve, Tulip St, Violet Town Wallan Old Time Market Saturday 7am - 2pm Hadfield Park, Wallan


THIRD SAT/SUN OF THE MONTH Flowerdale Community Market Sunday 9am – 1pm Flowerdale Community Hall, Yea Rd, Flowerdale Kilmore Highland Craft and Produce Market Saturday 8.30am - 12.30pm from May - September Kilmore Memorial Hall, Sydney St, Kilmore Mooroopna Lions Club Farmers Market Sunday 8am - 1pm Ferrari Park, Mooroopna Seymour Craft and Produce Market Saturday 9am-2pm (excl Feb) Tallarook St, Seymour Shepparton Craft and Produce Market Sunday 9am – 2pm Queens Gardens, Cnr Wyndham & Nixon Sts, Shepparton Yarck Country Market Saturday 9am-1.30pm Yarck Hall Maroondah Hwy, Yarck

FOURTH SAT/SUN OF THE MONTH Emerald Bank Market Sunday 9am – 1pm 7715 Goulburn Valley Hwy, South Shepparton Kilmore Scout Market Saturday 9am-2pm Hudson Park, Sydney St, Kilmore Kinglake Produce and Artisan Market Sunday 9am – 2pm Kinglake Whittlesea Rd, Kinglake Marysville Farmers Market Sunday Murchison St, Marysville Riverside Plaza Market Saturday 9am to 2 pm Melbourne Rd, South Shepparton Tatura Community Market Sunday 8am - 1pm Tatura Race Course


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sunday 16

Katandra History Reminiscing Day A display of history items including machinery, photographs, newspapers, shire and land records, relating to early settlers in the Katandra district. VENUE: Katandra West Hall TIME: 1pm – 4pm TICKETS: Gold Coin Donation MORE INFO: 03 5828 3236

sunday 16

Darley Seymour Cup One of the region’s biggest annual events, with fashions on the field, live music, food and wine, free kids entertainment and great racing. VENUE: 55 Kobyboyn Rd, Seymour TIME: 10am – 5.30pm TICKETS: At Gate $20 Adult, Children U/16 Free MORE INFO: 03 5799 1681

sunday 16

Goulburn Valley Bonsai Show A display by Goulburn Valley Bonsai Club of Bonsai Trees and regular demonstrations throughout the day. VENUE: Billabong Garden Complex, Shepparton TIME: 10am – 3pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 0428 691 353

sunday 16

Mini Fields of Women Event Annie’s Farm is hosting a Mini Fields of Women Event, to honour those who have fought, are fighting and have lost the battle with Cancer. VENUE: 35 Hadfield Road West, Upper Plenty TIME: 12noon – 2pm TICKETS: Gold coin donation MORE INFO: 0400 900 834

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Dookie Car Boot Sale

VENUE: Mary St, Dookie TIME: Set-up from 7.30am, Buying 9am – 1pm TICKETS: Entry by donation. Site fees from $15 MORE INFO: 0418 143 397

sunday 16

Just like a huge garage sale – but not at your place. Buy or sell quality furniture, goods, clothing and more. Site fees apply. Funds support Dookie Cubs.

The Merger

VENUE: Dookie Community Centre TIME: 7.30pm – 8.30pm TICKETS: From $10, Dookie Emporium MORE INFO: 0407 669 597

Join volunteer guides from the Visitor Information Centre on a walk around the Shepparton CBD’s most significant historical features. Distance approx 2km. VENUE: Shepparton CBD TIME: 9am – 10am TICKETS: Free, bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5831 4400

wednesday 19

Shepparton Guided History Walk

monday 17

Riverlinks ‘In Your Town’ project delivers professional entertainment directly into the local community, with this footy themed performance starring funny man Damian Callinan.

Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour

VENUE: Lindsay Park, Euroa TIME: 9.30am – 11.30am TICKETS: 0438 596 201 MORE INFO: 0438 596 201

Thursday 20

The world class race training facility of David Hayes, Lindsay Park Euroa, will host a morning tea to welcome the 150th Emirates Melbourne Cup to the region.

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Thursday 20

Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour The Melbourne Cup will appear at the picturesque Mitchelton Winery in Nagambie. Along with an exhibition of racing memorabilia, racing identities and gala cocktail evening. VENUE: Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie TIME: 11.30am – 8.30pm TICKETS: 0419 339 708 MORE INFO: www.mitchelton.com.au

friday 21

Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour Seymour will welcome the Melbourne Cup to the area with a morning tea in Kings Park.

VENUE: Kings Park, Seymour TIME: 9.30am – 11.30am TICKETS: Gold coin, bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5734 6305

friday 21

Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour Community festival, equestrian master class and the Melbourne Cup on display. A charity auction and dinner with funds going to Riding for the Disabled. VENUE: Hidden Valley Country Club, Wallan TIME: 12.30pm – 7pm TICKETS: kim.daley@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au MORE INFO: 03 5734 6305

friday 21

Excellence Awards Gala Dinner Powercor 95.3SR FM Business & Service Excellence Awards presentation from each of the six categories. Includes dinner and entertainment. VENUE: GV Hotel, Shepparton TIME: 6.30pm TICKETS: Riverlinks MORE INFO: 0407 503 886

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Elloura Open Stableford

VENUE: Nagambie Golf Club, Cemetary Lane TIME: 9.30am for 10am hit off TICKETS: $15 per player MORE INFO: 03 5794 2382

friday 21

An open golf tournament for men and women 50 years and over.

Parish Fair & Garden Party

VENUE: St Augustine’s Church Hall, Shepparton TIME: 8am – 3.30pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 03 5831 3080

saturday 22

Stalls, BBQ, Devonshire Tea, gourmet lunch, kids activities and displays of lapidiary, colonial military Australiana, character jugs, humidors, Asian artefacts and ginger jars.

4BBB Par Tournament

VENUE: Nagambie Golf Club, Cemetary Lane TIME: 9.30am Ladies, 12 noon Men TICKETS: $28 a pair upon entry MORE INFO: 03 5794 2382

saturday 22

Mitchelton Open 4BBB Par tournament. A golf tournament for men and women of all ages.

Girls Day Out

VENUE: Tatura Racecourse TIME: From 11am TICKETS: At gate $20 MORE INFO: 0417 000 835

saturday 22

Food and wine, children’s entertainment, live music, fashions on the field, full TAB facilities and Emirates Melbourne Cup will be at the races.

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saturday 22

Keith Esson Memorial 150km bicycle race attracting many of Victoria’s best cyclists. The race is held in memory of Keith Esson who was a strong supporter of cycling in Shepparton. VENUE: Dookie TIME: 10am – 2pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: eddydn@hotmail.com

saturday 22

6th Annual Tahbilk Bridge to Vines 7.2 km rowing race for novice to open and masters categories. Commences at Chinaman’s Bridge. Food and wine tasting at the finish. Spectators welcome. VENUE: Chinaman’s Bridge, Nagambie TIME: 10am - 12 noon TICKETS: Registrations $17. Spectators free MORE INFO: 03 5794 2489

sat 22 - sun 23

sat 22 - sun 23

121ST EUROA AGRICULTURAL SHOW The annual Euroa Agricultural Show is a traditional rural show featuring live animals, sheep shearing, equestrian events, side show alley, home cooking and all the fun of the fair! VENUE: Euroa Show Grounds TIME: 9am-5pm TICKETS: At gate MORE INFO: 0418 588 868

ALEXANDRA OPEN GARDENS Nine beautiful country gardens showing their best after standing the test of fire and drought. Visit us, meet the gardeners, enjoy our gardens and a lovely relaxing weekend in the country. VENUE: Alexandra and District TIME: From 9am TICKETS: Purchase at the garden gate MORE INFO: 03 5772 1991

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Artist Marian Rennie’s new restaurant is fast becoming a foodie destination. Soak up the ambience of great food, wine, beautiful gardens and artwork. VENUE: 132 Breakaway Rd, Acheron TIME: 10am – 5pm, dinner until late TICKETS: Dinner bookings preferred MORE INFO: 03 5772 1701

sat 22 - sun 23

Rennies At Acheron

NIGHT HARNESS RACING

VENUE: Quest Shepparton Racing Complex Kialla TIME: Evening TICKETS: At gate $10 Adults Children Free MORE INFO: 03 5823 1403

sunday 23

Fantastic night in Shepparton with bars, bistros, bookmakers and full TAB facilities. Family entertainment. Night and twilight racing also on 29th October.

Memoirs of a Scottish War Bride

VENUE: Goulburn Ovens Tafe, Shepparton TIME: 1.30pm – 4pm TICKETS: $16 MORE INFO: 03 5821 4159

sunday 23

Mooroopna CWA presents Christine Middleton’s play. A story of adventure, innocence, laughter, romance. Also musical items played on a Celtic harp, violin and bag pipes.

Merrigum Historical Society

VENUE: Merrigum museum, Waverley Ave TIME: 1pm – 3pm TICKETS: 03 5855 2330 MORE INFO: 03 5855 2330

sunday 23

Exhibition on the life and achievements of Lilian Louisa Pitts (1872 – 1947), photographer, music and art teacher.

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sunday 23

Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market Buy direct from the grower, producer or maker. Producers offer the best local, fresh and seasonal produce. Join in the fun of a traditional style market. VENUE: Heart of the Kinglake Township TIME: 9am – 2pm TICKETS: Gold coin donation MORE INFO: 03 5786 1976

sunday 23

SEW Eurodrive Kilmore Pacing Cup Major event of harness racing for the year. Mini party marquees, fashions on the field and exciting beautiful harness horses. Tickets available at the gate. VENUE: Kilmore Racing Club TIME: 12noon – 5pm TICKETS: $15 Adult, $10 concession. Children free MORE INFO: t.cole@kilmore.countryracing.com.au

sunday 23

Oceana Sprint Championships 200m sprints on the Lake Nagambie Rowing Course. Eights, Fours, Quads and Single Sculls in Open, RVS, Masters and Mixed Masters categories. VENUE: Lake Nagambie TIME: 9am – 11am TICKETS: Registrations $11. Spectators free MORE INFO: 03 5794 2489

sunday 23

Hurlstone Homestead Open Garden Historic Hurlstone Homestead set amidst 2ha of garden including a lake, maple forest, 200 roses and a silver garden. Light lunch and refreshments available. VENUE: 197 Ford Rd, Shepparton TIME: 10am – 5pm TICKETS: $7 at entrance MORE INFO: atley@mcmedia.com.au

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WINE SHOW AWARDS DINNER

VENUE: McIntosh Centre, Shepparton TIME: 6.45pm – 11pm TICKETS: GoTafe, Bookings essential MORE INFO: 1300 468 233

tuesday 25

Join the region’s leading Wine Show and GOTAFE Master Class dinner series for fine food and award winning regional Wines selected by International acclaimed Wine Judges.

Plop Theatre Production

VENUE: Eastbank Centre, Shepparton TIME: 11am & 1.30pm TICKETS: Riverlinks, from $9 MORE INFO: www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

Join volunteer guides from the Visitor Information Centre on a walk featuring historical points of interest in Mooroopna. Distance approx. 2km. VENUE: Central Mooroopna TIME: 9am – 10am TICKETS: Free, bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5831 4400

Armed with all the right tools to assess the financial health of your business, achieving financial success will be closer than you think. Bookings essential. VENUE: Greater Shepparton Business Centre TIME: 6pm – 8pm TICKETS: $10 TGS members, $20 non members MORE INFO: gsbc@shepparton.vic.gov.au

wednesday 26

Understanding Financial Statements

wednesday 26

Mooroopna History Walk

tuesday 25

Presented by Windmill Theatre and based on the picture book, full of theatrical magic as the performers do their best to stop the terrible plop!

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wed 26 - tue 2

Marysville Sparkling Wine Festival A week long festival including Australia’s only dedicated sparkling wine show, business breakfast, corporate golf day, Cup Eve gala dinner and Cup Day festival. VENUE: Marysville TIME: Daily TICKETS: www.marysvillefestival.com.au MORE INFO: info@marysvillefestival.com.au

thursday 27

Black Box #3 Four great productions never before seen in the region. Music, drama, comedy, improvisation, fun, mystery … but which one will you get on the night? VENUE: WestSide PAC, Mooroopna TIME: 8pm – 9pm TICKETS: Riverlinks, from $24 MORE INFO: www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

thursday 27

Women in Business Breakfast

Quest Shepparton will host a networking breakfast for women in business, complemented with a guest speaker. VENUE: 177 Welsford St, Shepparton TIME: 7.15am – 8.45am TICKETS: Invitation only, $10 per person MORE INFO: 03 5814 4800

Friday 28

Friday Night Harness Racing Eight exciting races of harness horse action. Relax and enjoy the end of the week at Trackside and Kilmore Racing Club. VENUE: Kilmore Racing Club TIME: 5pm – 10pm TICKETS: At gate, $15 adult, children free MORE INFO: t.cole@kilmore.countryracing.com.au

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Iris Show

VENUE: Billabong Garden Complex, Shepparton TIME: 10am – 4pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 03 5821 8632

fri 28 - sun 30

View and order from over 50 varieties of Bearded Iris. An array of colours and varieties will be on display to suit every garden.

Discover Spring Bus Tour

VENUE: Departs from Shepparton Visitor Info Centre TIME: 10.30am – 2.30pm TICKETS: $5 per person, bookings essential MORE INFO: 03 5831 4400

saturday 29

Indulge in local produce at Chocolate Apple Factory, visit Hurlstone Gardens and view and order from 50 Iris varieties at Billabong Garden Complex.

Family Fun Day

VENUE: Marysville Primary School TIME: 10am – 3pm TICKETS: $10 unlimited rides. Adults gold coin MORE INFO: 03 5963 3256

saturday 29

Marysville Primary School Family Fun Day. A great family day out. Rides, competitions, show bags, sausage sizzle, fairy floss and lots more.

Maygars Hill Vineyard Fromelles

VENUE: Maygars Hill Winery, Longwood East TIME: 7pm – 11pm TICKETS: Bookings essential, $65 per person. MORE INFO: 0402 136 448

saturday 29

Dinner with Tim Whitford, Melbourne Shrine shares the moving story of his search and discovery of his great uncle as one of the unknown WW1 diggers at Fromelles, France.

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sat 29 - mon 31

saturday 29

Dookie Agricultural Show

A great day out with an emphasis on families. There is lots for children to do during the afternoon plus the usual show events. VENUE: Dookie Recreation Reserve TIME: 8.30am – 6.30pm TICKETS: Pre-paid or at gate MORE INFO: 0403 502 640

Long Lunch in the Vineyard Dine amongst the vines at Monichino’s and enjoy locally grown produce used in the alfresco antipasto luncheon with dessert and entertainment. VENUE: 70 Berry Rd, Katunga TIME: 11.30am – 5pm TICKETS: $55 per person MORE INFO: info@monichino.com.au

sat 29 - mon 31

saturday 29

Moooving Art 10th Birthday The Greater Shepparton Visitor Information Centre Open Day and Moooving Art’s 10th birthday launch. Especially for locals to learn what’s on offer in their region. VENUE: Visitor Information Centre, Shepparton TIME: 10am – 3pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 03 5831 4400

Steamfest Kerrisdale Mountain Railway Cup Weekend Steamfest. Tourist railway, demonstration of live steam museum, luncheon package available, kiosk, spectacular views, friendly volunteers, fun for all. VENUE: 7523 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kerrisdale TIME: 11am – 3pm TICKETS: Adults $15, Conc $12, Child $10 MORE INFO: www.kerrisdalemtnrailway.com.au

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Community Celebration

VENUE: Emerald Bank, South Shepparton TIME: 11am – 3pm TICKETS: Free entry MORE INFO: 03 5831 4400

sunday 30

To celebrate Tourism Month, bring the family and enjoy cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, market stalls, kids entertainment and launch of new regional produce store.

Food, Wine, Music at Hurlstone

VENUE: 197 Ford Rd, Shepparton TIME: 12.30pm – 4.30pm TICKETS: $35, bookings essential MORE INFO: atley@mcmedia.com.au

sunday 30

Tap along to the fantastic sounds of Key 19, old and new favourites, whilst enjoying gourmet lunch in the spectacular Hurlstone Homestead gardens.

Spring Race Day

VENUE: Kilmore Racing Club TIME: 12 noon – 5pm TICKETS: $12 or $8 concession, children free. MORE INFO: t.cole@kilmore.countryracing.com.au

sunday 30

Sportingbet feature race day including 8 exciting gallops as primed horses hit the turf at Kilmore. Hospitality packages available. Exciting day out this spring!

Wine Weekend

VENUE: Plunkett Fowles Cellar Door TIME: 9am – 5pm TICKETS: Free MORE INFO: 03 5796 2150

sunday 30

Celebrate Melbourne Cup long weekend at Plunkett Fowles cellar door and enjoy live music, BBQ and exceptional wine bargains.

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Tourism Month Calendar of Events 2011  

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