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Stick shed open for big weekend

WIMMERA ICON: Murtoa’s heritage-listed Stick Shed will be open to the public from 11am to 4pm on October 6 and 7 as part of Murtoa’s BIG Weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Murtoa’s iconic Stick Shed will open to the public for two days as part of the town’s annual BIG Weekend.
The GrainCorp-sponsored event will have the heritage-listed Second World War wheat storage facility open for inspection from 11am to 4pm on October 6 and 7.
Murtoa’s BIG Weekend kicks off on October 5 with the A&P Society’s 128th annual show and promises three ‘big’ days of events and attractions.
Organisers said record support from district traders had made it possible for many exciting new items in the BIG Weekend schedule.
The biggest new attraction is Saturday evening’s BIG Marma music experience, held straight after the K&J Baker Murtoa Cup Day Races, and features quality live bands Mick Thomas and The Roving Commission and Sal Kimber and The Rollin’ Wheel – both highly respected touring groups.
Thomas is best known for his work with popular Australian band Weddings Parties Anything, while Kimber is an emerging alternative- country singer-songwriter winning fans with her band’s selft-titled debut album.
Music lovers are being urged to book early to get the best views, with tickets limited and  only available at a discounted price for a short time. The music will be suitable for all ages, with food and refreshment available, and it is to be held adjacent to the community centre overlooking Lake Marma. There are still some nice trees left for shelter around this area.
Murtoa’s BIG Weekend also has nine-time world champion sand sculptor Dennis Massoud coming to the 128th A&P Show on Friday. He will create a fabulous work of some kind, which will be slowly revealed during the day.
Dennis has been sand-sculpting for 18 years internationally and around Australia, at all the most prestigious events.
There is also the inaugural GrainCorp Photographic Exhibition, with excellent prize money available, which should draw out some wonderful pictures.
The show also has its usual attractions all day, beginning with horse events at 9.30am.  Some fantastic events this year make the show something not to be missed.
On Saturday the crazy Unicycle Police will attend the Monster Market in the morning, the Stick Shed and the races in the afternoon.

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