What’s on in Shepparton this weekend?

By Shepparton News

All roads will lead to Shepparton for the 143rd annual Shepparton Show.

The event starts today and will include the Ring of Fire Horse Show Spectacular, where horses jump through six rings of fire as cannons blast flames into the air. That will be held at 8pm tonight and tomorrow night.

But that's not all the region has to offer. The Dookie Military Vehicle Rally and Merrigum Town Open Day take place tomorrow, while pedal karts and a welcome walk are on Sunday.


143rd Annual Shepparton Show

What: Shepparton Show.

When: Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm.

Where: Shepparton Showgrounds.

Cost: Family (Two adults and three children up to 15 years) $50.

Contact: Julie Winch on 5821 4677 or sheppagsoc@gmail.com


Dookie Military Vehicle Rally

What: Displays of jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, armoured vehicles, military tents and equipment.

When: Saturday and Sunday.

Where: Mary St, Dookie.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Sol Sutherland on 0427 538 667 or dookieemporium@bigpond.com

Merrigum Town Open Day

What: A town-wide garage sale.

When: 7am to 3pm.

Where: Merrigum.

Contact: Rachael Rowe on 0412 168 792 or rach_rowe@hotmail.com

There will be maps available from Judd Park for $2.

Wheels at the Gum

What: A community car and bike show with kids' entertainment, live band, barbecue, bar, canteen facilities and lots of prizes to be won.

When: 9am.

Where: Merrigum Recreation Reserve, Morrissey St, Merrigum.

Cost: Gold coin donation.

Competition entry: $5 for car, $2 for bike.

Contact: Rachael Rowe on 0412 168 792 or rach_rowe@hotmail.com

Stamp Coin and Collectables Fair

What: Edlins will be attending and they will be buying and selling coins, stamps and collectables.

When: 10am to 4pm.

Where: Shepparton RSL Club, 88 Wyndham St, Shepparton.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Eddie or Robert on 02 6226 1555 or edlinswarehouse@gmail.com

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots

What: Each lesson takes place in a nurturing environment that promotes participation and inclusion. Introduce your kids to a sport they can play for life!

When: 10:30am to 11:30am.

Where: Tatura Lawn Tennis Club, 31 Albert St, Tatura.

Contact: David Starling on 0427 004 457.


Pedal Karts

What: Human-powered go-karting in the massive 18m x 10m inflatable track! These amazing go-karts are a great way to experience the adrenaline rush associated with racing. Karts cater for kids aged 3 to 12.

When: 10am to 11:30am.

Where: Toolamba Recreation Reserve, Wren St, Toolamba.

Contact: It's Party Time Jumping Castles on 0427 845 100.

Welcome Walk

What: A flat and easy river walk guided by a ranger. It passes by the Goulburn River — the longest river in Victoria! Spot river red gums that can live for up to 500 years and are home to cockatoos, galahs and parrots.

When: 10am to 11am.

Where: Jordan's Bend car park, off Jordan Place, Shepparton.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Parks Victoria on 13 19 63 or healthycommunities@parks.vic.gov.au