Whats going on: Swan Hill October 2017

The sun is shining and the temperatures are mid 20’s – perfect!  During October Swan Hill has:

  • fantastic live music including Justice Crew
  • the Swan Hill Festival of Motorsport
  • art exhibitions galore
  • the Swan Hill Show
  • the Annual Swan Hill Market Day
  • trotting & racing cups
  • and so much more.

We also have two SALES on at BIG4 Swan Hill

See you in October!

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Live on the Lawn

Sunday 1st October

On Sunday October 1 from 11.30 to 3.00pm, join Callum and Shannon from Two Fifths, Caleb Stewart, Carmen and Thomas from Finding Calm, Emma Kelly and Georgie Tully-Watts with Rick Hearne, and Zoe Pinchen for a great day of live entertainment on the lawn. Make a day of it, bring a blanket or comfy chair, sit back and relax. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Entry by Donation: All proceeds to Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery Acquisition Fund

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 Justice Crew Swan Hill Concert – Kick Ons Tour

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew are back on the road this September/October 2017, bringing their brand new show for 20 special performances across Australia for the “ KICK ONS “ tour. Performing their biggest hits, including “Que Sera,” “ Boom Boom,” “Everybody,” “ Best Night, ” “Love my Life” and new material.


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Swan Hill Show

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th of October 2017

Swan Hill Show is an annual two day event held the first Saturday in October each year.

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October, 2017, it will be a jam packed two days of events, exhibitions, rides and free activities. Make it a long weekend in Swan Hill and escape the crowds in Melbourne.  Swan Hill Show is located right in the centre of town so it is easy to find. Gates open each day at 9:00am.  Friday will finish at 9:00pm when the amazing firework display concludes. Saturday will finish at about 5:00pm when the horse events are completed.

Tickets area available at the gate.



Swan Hill Country Music Walk Up’s Festival

13th – 15th October 2017

Meet and Greet from 4.00pm on the cool green lawns
Walk ups from 4.30pm with Rod & Rhonda to 9pm
BYO Chairs
Nibbles provided
Bar and BBQ food available


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Swan Hill Festival of Motor Sport

29th to 31st of October, 2017

The Festival of Motorsport is on this Melbourne Cup long weekend in Swan Hill, Victoria.
It includes the Mallee Cruisers Car Club Cruze 4 Awareness, Lions Club Show and Shine, plus autocross, kart and motocross racing.  You can test your street car on Australia’s newest drag strip, right here in Swan Hill!

The Ulysses Club and Mallee Cruisers Car Club will host group tours of the region.
Plus, all the vehicles will come together in one place for the Vehicle Showcase on Saturday afternoon and night in Swan Hill’s CBD. You can see them all in one place, plus grab a bite to eat in one of our city’s wonderful restaurants.
A not to be missed weekend for motorsport, car and motorbike lovers!


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Manangatang Races

14th October, 2017

Manangatang is legendary for its annual racing event and every year people travel far and wide for the ultimate country racing experience. Save the date and be track side as the town swells from 350 to nearly 3,000 people for the weekend.

Relax on course with the many corporate hospitality options available including Mini Marquee’s, Private Marquee’s or grab a table in the Big Shed for a place to rest. Book online now or contact the club directly by phone.


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Market Day Swan Hill

28th of October, 2017

The annual Swan Hill Market Day is an event you do not want to miss out on.

The day is famous for bringing businesses right across the Swan Hill region, together in the heart of the CBD, offering an array of products and services you cannot get any other time of the year.  Market Day is also renown for its range of high quality family entertainment and activities, which provides colour and action along Campbell Street, between McCrae Street and McCallum.


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3SH Swan Hill Cup

21st of October 2017

There will be plenty of great harness racing action and FREE activities for the whole family!!!  Entry $10 and best yet kids U18 are FREE ENTRY!


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Shaun Parker & Company Present BLUE LOVE

Saturday 7th of October

I was made for loving you baby, you were made for loving me…

Artistic Director Shaun Parker takes to the stage to perform the role of Glenn Flune, alongside the hysterical and dynamic Lucia Mastrantone as Rhonda Flune.

A delightful infusion of intense physical theatre, comedy and dance, BLUE LOVE offers a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia.  From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, Glenn and Rhonda draw on popular works of art across theatre, music and film, parodying the lip-service given to love and its incarnations. BLUE LOVE is quirky, character-based theatre complete with a fat dose of funny!  BLUE LOVE has wowed audiences in Singapore, Germany, New Zealand and across Australia. It was originally created as a short film, which screened internationally and won numerous awards including: Best Dance Film, Videodance in Athens.


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Exposing Edith

Friday 20th October, 2017

Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices and Auckland International Cabaret Festival, winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016 and nominated for a Helpmann Academy, Exposing Edith charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf.

The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister Momone, to several of her lovers and, of course, Edith Piaf herself.

Burger has been dubbed as Australia’s very own ‘little sparrow’ with The Age describing her as “A blazing life force in her evocation of Piaf” and Planet Arts Melbourne stating “an enormously deep and tremendous voice, with a richness of passion. The interpretation is so near to perfect and the resemblance to Piaf so uncanny, I felt tingles down my spine”.


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Swan Hill Basketball Junior Classic

28th October, 2017

The Swan Hill Basketball Junior Classic continues to go from strength to strength. Attracting participants from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, this event hosts over 90 teams, with more than 700 players, coaches and officials taking part.

Town base rivalry is on full display as players compete to ensure there town leaves victoriously.   With participants being selected to play by each region, players on the court are the best of the best so expect the action to be fierce and exciting.


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Purple Noon – Julie Chislett-Duffus

Until 15th of October 

The 2016 flood events in our local red gum forests have provided the inspiration for this body of paintings by Julie Chislett-Duffus.


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Sleepwalking Towards the Apocalypse

Until 15th of October 

In ‘Sleepwalking Towards the Apocalypse’ Peter Ward discusses themes of social insecurity, environment & abuse of economic & political power in a series of linocuts, woven linocuts & quilted linocuts.


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The People’s Museum – Stories from the Farm

Until the 15th of October

Curator Kim Bennett has encouraged local farmers to participate in this exhibition by supplying objects from their lives, and the funny, emotional and unbelievable stories attached to them.


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Artists of the Murray Mallee

20 October – 26 November

Following the successful publication of her first book Artists of the Murray Mallee, Marg Lewis brings you a selection of the artists in this wide ranging exhibition. Featuring photography, painting, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and more, Mallee Artists celebrates all that it is to be an artist in the Mallee.


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Murrabit Markets

1st Saturday of the Month

More than 200 stalls at the market with fruit and vegetables, local hand crafts, plants, tools, fishing gear, clothes, shoes and  hardware.  (45km south east of Swan Hill.)


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Swan Hill Farmers Market

1st Sunday of the Month

Each month we average around 20 stallholders presenting a wide range a fresh, regional produce.


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Nyah Lions Club Markets

2nd Saturday of the month 

This market is held at the Nyah Recreation Reserve Trotting Track and has around 25 stalls selling everything homemade and home grown.  There are food stalls and local attractions and a playground.  Dogs are allowed on leash.

(24km north of Swan Hill at Nyah Trotting complex)


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Swan Hill Rotary Market

3rd Sunday of the Month

There are around 30 stalls selling bric a brac, plants, produce, assorted goods, books, craft, clothes, local produce and much, much more.


For more information about local markets check out our Blog!


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