All the reasons to visit this Long Weekend!
ARTS & CULTURE
Echuca Moama Artists – Eyes Wide Open Exhibition
An exhibition inspired by the idea that there is Art all around us, if only we have eyes to see it. Ten artists from Deniliquin’s newest Art Group ‘Art Life’ are exhibiting approximately 60 of their works ranging from photography, traditional landscapes, flora and fauna studies and still life to modern explosions of colour with experimental materials.
Open Friday 10.00am – 2.30pm, Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm or by appointment.
FREE Entry - Alton Gallery, Hare St Echuca
Kyabram Town Hall - Touch of International Exhibition
An exhibition showcasing a selection of clothing from around the world. Entry is $8 and $6 for concession. Also on show is Sharing Stories, an exhibition of words, images and ephemera by Goulburn Valley Writers Group and Fab Fakes.
Open 10.00am- 4.00pm except Sundays. Allan St, Kyabram
Exhibition – A Century of Pioneer Women Echuca and District
Echuca Historical Society presents this exhibition featuring stories of the women who worked side by side with their menfolk, took over the business when tragedy struck or just got on with helping others. Open 11.00am – 3.00pm every day, Dickson Street Echuca.
The foundry Arts Space – Obsessions
An exhibition by Elly Wegener and John Stevens. Open daily 10.00am – 4.00pm
Makers Market at Echuca Moama Uniting Church
Echuca Moama Uniting Church will hold their Makers Market this Saturday 8 June. There will be 10 x stalls, all different, including a cakes and secondhand books.
Stanhope Monster Garage Sale - 8.30am Sunday
Echuca Moama Steam Rally – 8 & 9 June
One of our region’s longest running events, the 2019 Steam Rally Echuca Moama celebrates its 56th anniversary and will showcase more than 500 working exhibits of yesteryear to entertain the whole family. Whilst preserving the historical nature of the event, a number of new and exciting attractions will be on display including vintage machinery and transport, working horses, old time farming trades, vintage cars and steam engines valued at over $500,000.
A variety of family friendly entertainment will be available including animal nursey and pony rides.
The event is proudly run by the Rotary Club of Echuca Moama with proceeds going to support local community organisations and future events.
Rotary Park - 1-7 Rose St Echuca. 9:00am – 4.30pm.
Adults: $22, Children: $7, Concession: $17 and Family: $50
Shuttle buses will run hourly from Echuca Moama Visitor Centre, Echuca Railway Station and Bridge Hotel.
Big Freeze Echuca Moama – Monday 10 June
A family friendly event that will see local personalities take the plunge into a giant pool of icy water to raise funds to fight MND. The slider who raises the most money will be titled King or Queen of Echuca Moama Big Freeze. Entertainment for all ages and football clinic.
From 1.00pm, Moama Recreational Reserve.
Heathcote on Show – 8-10 June
26 cellar doors, craft breweries, food and special events all weekend across the Heathcote region, the southern gateway to Echuca Moama.
FOOD & WINE
MV Mary Ann – Saturday 8 June
Queens Birthday all inclusive dinner cruise. Food + Drinks + Cruise. Departs 6.30pm - $89pp.
Old School Winery & Meadery
Warm up by the cosy potbelly stove in our cellar door, while you enjoy a glass of delicious spicy warm mulled honey mead (the world’s oldest alcoholic drink) served this weekend with a slice of homemade ginger cake! Tea and coffee also available. Bring your friends, a picnic and even your fur baby and relax by the outdoor campfire in the garden.
Open 10.00am – 5.00pm daily, School Road, Womboota.
Radcliffe’s Port 53 Restaurant ~ American Buffet - 7 June
All you can eat including favourites of slow cooked beef brisket, American BBQ pork ribs, spicy buffalo wings, curly fries, mac n cheese and heaps more.
Adults: $55, Kids: $25. Bookings: 5480 6720
Girgarre Farmers Produce and Craft Market – Sunday 9 June
A variety of produce and quirky crafts is available from 8.30am – 12.00noon.
Torrumbarry Annual Camp Oven Cook Off - Sunday 9 June
Entry is $10 and gets you a taste of all the food cooked. Cooking kicks off from 12.00noon at the Torrumbarry Hotel.
The Shiraz Republic - Live Music all weekend, pop up food stall and relaxed and festival atmosphere.
Dan Kelly Show, Spanish Wine Launch & Paella Party at The Shiraz Republic – Sunday 9 June
The evening marks the official launch of their new 2018 Spanish-style wines: Tempranillo, Grenache & blends. Each new style has been barrel-aged in small batches, the results of which are delicious and true to style. A glass of one of the new releases is included in your ticket.
Award-winning chefs, Simply Spanish, will provide dinner for the evening and Dan Kelly will provide entertainment with an intimate performance. Tickets: $60pp
Silver Spoon Estate - Live music daily at 12.00pm, slow cooked grazing meals, snacks and desserts.
Burlesque de Vine Dinner & Show Silver Spoon Estate – 8 & 9 June
An exclusive and intimate dinner and show event as hostess Poppy Cherry entertains with her quick wit and audience interaction.6.30pm Saturday & Sunday. 3 course set menu, beverages available to purchase. $110pp.
Tellurian Wines Winter Winery Dinner Saturday and Sunday – 3 courses match to 6 wines in Tellurian Winery Barrel Room.
Monichino Wines – Long Weekend Platters
Cheese platters available Saturday and Sunday 11.00am – 3.00pm.
Frinkle Moama Happy Hour
Saturday 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Sunday 3.00pm – 4.00pm.
HISTORY & HERITAGE
Northern Steam Explorer 707 Operations will depart Melbourne on Friday 7 June and return on Monday 10 June. It will travel to Echuca, Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Piangil over some freight only tracks that rarely see Passenger trains. The train will be hauled by North British Locomotive Company built 4-6-4 Hudson type coal burning steam locomotive. Departing Echuca 9.45am Saturday morning and returning at 5.00pm. Don’t miss it passing through.
Morris Minors Owners Club Show and Shine – Saturday 8 June
The Morris Minors Owners Club will be in Murray Esplanade for their Show ‘n’ Shine at Murray Esplanade, 9.30am – 2.30pm.
Victorian Par 3 Amateur Championships – Men’s event – 8 & 9 June
This event will be held at Kyabram Parkland Golf Club. A 36 hole stroke format with a GA handicap limit of 27.4 at date of entry. Entry fee for Men’s event is $75 including a light lunch on both days.
Echuca Moama Parkrun – Saturday 8 June
A free weekly timed 5km run suitable for all fitness levels. Takes place every Saturday morning at 8.00am from Lions Park. Please visit: www.parkrun.com.au/echucamoama
GVFL Football and Netball – Saturday 8 June
Football and Netball returns to Victoria Park Oval this Saturday when Echuca takes on Euroa in round 9. Under 15 netball commences at 9.15am and the Under 18 footballers from 10.00am. Come along and watch former Carlton AFL star, Andrew Walker and Freemantle Dockers player – Peter Faulks show their skills for the Echuca Moama Bombers.
Murray League Football and Netball – Saturday 8 June
Football and Netball returns to Echuca United when they take on the Moama Magpies. Under 11 netball commences at 10.00am and the Under 14s from 9.15am.
STAY AND PLAY
Perricoota Vines Retreat
Your warm bubbling spa and complimentary bottle of wine awaits.
Cadell on the Murray River Resort
Stay 3 nights and receive FREE passes to attend the Steam Rally Echuca Moama
Stay 2 nights and receive a FREE bottle of local wine with chocolates.
Echuca Holiday Homes
Rivers Edge – sleeping up to 12, open fire, on the edge of the Campaspe. 2 or 3 nights available!
SPECIAL – WHAT’S ON IN THE PORT OF ECHUCA
Port of Echuca Healthy Kids Cooking Classes – Sunday 9 June and Monday 10 June
FREE kids cooking classes will be held at Echuca Wharf this long weekend as part of Campaspe Shire’s Port of Echuca Activity Grants Program. The healthy cooking sessions will teach children and parents that seasonal, sustainable eating can be easy and fun. Children will play a senses guessing game with seasonal and local ingredients and learn to make two colourful recipes ~ salad on a stick with beetroot tzatziki and a traffic light fruit crumble. Classes are 45 minutes long and run on the hour every hour from 10.00am-3.00pm.
Image credit: Gerda Bogaerts