Plenty on this weekend

By Shepparton News

Shepparton’s inaugural Land of Plenty festival is expected to sell out on Saturday.

There are fewer than 100 tickets available for the 4000-capacity event to be held at Shepparton Showgrounds.

And with a line-up including Tones and I, Illy, Briggs, Ocean Alley and Alex the Astronaut, organisers predict it will be an event to remember.

That, however, is not all that is on in Shepparton this weekend.

Cultural diversity will also be celebrated as part of Culture Corner tomorrow morning, while Sing Australia Shepparton and the Pure Drop will sing among the gum trees that afternoon and into the night.

On Sunday be adventurous and enjoy orienteering or check out the Out in the Open Festival — Carnival Day in Queens Gardens.

Saturday, November 2

Land of Plenty

What: A brand new, one-day, all-ages music festival showcasing some of Australia's hottest bands and DJs, as well as art displays, market stalls, gourmet food vans and carnival rides.

When: 10.40am to 10.20pm

Where: Shepparton Showgrounds.

Cost: General admission $99. VIP tickets 18+ SOLD OUT.

Contact: Phone Riverlinks box office on 5832 9511.

Sustainable Gardening Design Tips

What: Learn how sustainable your garden is and how to structure your garden to be sustainable. There will be tips on garden bed types, plants suitable for various designs and styles of gardens, water efficiency, and how best to utilise your space.

When: 10am

Where: KidsTown — Community Garden, 7287 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Phone Sarah Hardwick on 0466 931 084 or email sarah.hardwick@shepparton.vic.gov.au


What: An online card-collecting game on your smartphone! Simply download the free app and collect special Shepparton Past and Present cards by walking to significant locations around town!

When: 3pm to 4pm.

Where: Shepparton Heritage Centre, 154 Welsford St, Shepparton.

Cost: Free.

Contact: Phone 58 329 431.

Songs Among the Gum Trees

What: Sing Australia Shepparton and the Pure Drop are singing among the gum trees.

When: 4:30pm 8:30pm.

Where: Belstack Strawberry Farm, 80 Bennetts Rd, Kialla West.

Cost: Gold coin donation to local charities.

Contact: Phone Belstack Strawberry Farm on 0429 385 284 or Sing Australia Shepparton on 0418 578 369 or email wanderers45@bigpond.com

Women-only swimming lessons

What: You can enjoy a swim in our indoor 25m, leisure and hydrotherapy pools or relax in our sauna and spas in the company of other women.

When: 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Where: Aquamoves, 25 Tom Collins Dve, Shepparton.

Cost: Adult: $6.50, child: $4.30.

Contact: Phone 5832 9400.

Sunday, November 3


What: Use a map to find checkpoints in our beautiful landscape. No prior experience is necessary — just a sense of adventure.

When: 10am to 11:30am.

Where: Ferrari Park, Echuca Rd, Mooroopna.

Contact: Phone Start Outdoors on 0403 179 873.

Out in the Open Festival — Carnival Day

What: Come and play in the Queens Gardens! Wander through the stalls and markets; savour the smells and tastes of fresh local produce and homemade treats. There’s music, entertainment, food and information galore, as well as a jumping castle and petting zoo for the kids!

When: 10:30am to 4:30pm.

Where: Queens Gardens, Shepparton.

Cost: Free/donations welcome.

Contact: Phone Georgina Poort on 0401 168 229 or email logistics@outintheopen.org.au