What’s happening in Swan Hill for January 2018!

A quick overview of the many events in Swan Hill in January is below including Speedway, Karting, Tractor Pull, wonderful exhibitions at the Art Gallery and **11** great local markets this month!

See you at the park!

Community Events
1st: SES Duck Race
Sports Events
7th & 21st: Nyah Pony Club Trials
3rd, 11th & 17th: Swan Hill Trotting
13th: Speedway Standard Saloons
28th: Swan Hill Kart Club
Cultural Events
1st: Rock & Roll Dancing
10th & 13th: Old Time Dancing
26th: Australia Day Breakfast
27th & 28th: Harvest Working Machinery and Vintage Tractor Pull
All: Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose
All: Andy Millar and John Harrison
5th, 12th, 19th & 26th: Lake Boga Farmers Market
6th: Murrabit Markets
7th: Swan Hill Farmers Markets
13th: Handmade on the Murray Indoor Artisan Market
13th: Nyah District Lions Country Market
13th: Robinvale Community Market
14th: Kerang Antique Auction
14th: Swan Hill Italian Club Community Indoor/Outdoor Market
20th: Anglican Boot Sale
21st: Swan Hill Rotary Club Market
28th: Lake Boga Lions Club Market at Flying Boat Museum

See more details for each event below

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SES Duck Race
New Year’s Day

SES Annual Duck Race is a family friendly event. Come down to Riverside Park on New Years Day and participate in the annual SES Duck Race. The Murray River will be transformed into a sea of bright yellow, with 1000’s of plastic ducks racing their way to the Swan Hill bridge. Prior to the Duck Race, there will be an emergency services raft race. Three teams of five people will ferry each other across the river on home made rafts.


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Rock and Roll at Murray Downs Golf and Country Club
Later on New Year’s Day!

Rock and Roll at the Murray Downs Golf and Country Club. Free courtesy bus to and from your door.


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Nyah Pony Club Trials
7th  &  21st  of January

The Nyah Pony Club would like to welcome all community members to visit either their Horse Trails or any regular rally to see their members in action. Rallies are held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at the Vinifera Recreation Reserve Grounds. New members aged 5yrs to adult riders are always welcome.

Old Time Dancing – Murray Downs Golf and Country Club
10th, 13th  of January

Old Time Dancing with Bev Martin at the Murray Downs Golf and Country Club. Free courtesy bus to and from your door.


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Del Kathryn Barton:
The Nightingale and the Rose
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Showcasing the hauntingly beautiful collaboration between Del Kathryn Barton and Brendan Fletcher, this milestone exhibition traces the interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s 19th century classic through an artisticlens. Featuring a screening of their award-winning film alongside material from the production archives, Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose reveals the workings behind this captivating animated picture.


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Andy Millar and John Harrison
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

You were scared of Dentists and Taxation, But now, John and Andy know a different scene.  These two local retired professionals John Harrison and Andy Millar, have been quietly developing their artistic sides for nearly a decade. In this, their first exhibition, they present an enthusiastic and eclectic mix of colour, light and form.


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Australian Harness Racing
Three Big Dates!

– Wednesday 3 Night Trials
– Thursday 11 Night Meet – Blue Pearl Classic
– Wednesday 17 Night Trials
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Australia Day Breakfast
January 26th

Head down to the Swan Hill Riverside Park this Australia Day for a morning filled with live music, vintage cars and more.

Starting at 6.30am locals and visitors will enjoy a cooked breakfast and be entertained by local band The Happy Wanderers and The Daryl McKenzie Band featuring Elise Beattie.


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Swan Hill Sonic Speedway Mick and Jo Memorial Standard Saloons
13th of January

Swan Hill Motor Racing Club Sonic Speedway Mick and Jo Memorial Standard Saloons, VSC formula 500’s, VSC Juniors, VSC Open Sedans, V8 Super modifieds.
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Kerang Antique Auction
14th January

Kerang Antique Auction 2nd Sunday of the month.
The Shed Muir Ave, Kerang


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Harvest Working Machinery and Vintage Tractor Pull
27th & 28th January

Quambatook Heritage Working Machinery Association, Harvest Working Machinery and Vintage Tractor Pull, Sat 27th and Sun 28th full catering on site, working demo’s and displays, all makes and models, small engines and much more. Shade areas available.


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Swan Hill Kart Club
28th January

Swan Hill Kart Club racing held on the last Sunday of the month. Gates open at 8.00am practice 8.30am to 10.30am Entry confirmation, scrutineering 9.30am to 10.30am Racing commences at 11.00am.


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Swan Hill Farmers Market
1st Sunday of the Month

The Swan Hill Farmers Market is held on the first Sunday of each month in the picturesque surrounds of Riverside Park, Swan Hill.

Our mission is to maintain a regular accredited farmers market that is an anticipated event in our township, not only for the opportunity to source high quality, local produce but also as a forum to connect and share time with family and friends. It’s also an opportunity to learn together about the benefits of supporting local, sustainable agriculture.

We believe that a farmers market provides a platform for local growers to showcase nutritious and seasonal produce in an environment which has mutually beneficial social and economic advantages for producers and the community.

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


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Swan Hill Rotary Market
3rd Sunday of the Month

The Swan Hill Rotary Market is held at the Swan Hill Railway Station.  Swan Hill railway station is the terminal station of the Yungeral line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Swan Hill opening on 30 May 1890. A goods shed and silos exist near the station. Beyond the station, Pacific National grain trains continue to the lines’ terminus at Piangil.

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

The markets have been operating for over 40 years, funds raised are given to local Schools and charity organizations.


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Handmade on the Murray Indoor Artisan Market
2nd Saturday of the month

Indoor Art Buzzaar Market,
98 Chapman Street, Swan Hill

Indoor Market to showcase local talent with quality Handmade items for sale by the makers themselves. This is a unique opportunity for creative people to get together, get inspired, have some fun, learn more about creative craft and support your local artisans.


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Swan Hill Italian Social Club Community Markets
2nd Saturday of each month.

Our fantastic variety market. Fully catered by the wonderful volunteers of the Italian community, with fresh hot pasta and BBQ and canoli! Come along and check it out, there’s something for everyone.

Italian Social Club, Ken Harrison Sporting Complex, Yana St
Indoor/Outdoor Market.
Contact Rebecca 0417 566 207




Anglican Boot Sale
3rd Saturday of the month

Anglican Boot Sale 3rd Saturday of the month at the Anglican Function Centre

Anglican Function Centre, Splatt St, Swan Hill
9am – Midday
Boot sale
Contact 03 5032 2506 or 5032 3765


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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 home made and home grown. There are food stalls and local attractions and a playground.

The market runs from 8am till noon. A gold coin donation is welcome.

Dogs are allowed on leash.

The Nyah markets are 24km north of Swan Hill at Nyah Trotting complex.


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Murrabit Markets
1st Saturday of the Month & Easter Saturday

The Murrabit Country Market commenced in 1977 with 19 stalls gathered in front of the Murrabit Hall. It was originally designed to provide a market outlet for cottage crafts and produce. The Murrabit  Market is still held the first Saturday of each month, with an extra market on Easter Saturday.  The Murrabit Market attracts thousands of visitors to the area. More than 200 stalls at the market with fruit and vegetables,  local hand crafts, plants, tools, clothes, shoes and  hardware.

Please note that dogs are not accommodated for at the markets (service dogs excepted)

The Murrabit Markets are 45km south east of Swan Hill.


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Robinvale Community Growers Market
Second Saturday of the Month

At Caix Square Robinvale the Robinvale Country Market is on the second Saturday of the month in Caix Square from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

A wide variety of stalls … with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to olive oil products, sauces, jams and pickles.

There’ll be children’s and musical entertainment and plenty of other activities.

Further details – Rosalie : 0438 363 095


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Lake Boga Farmers Market
Every Friday from November to March
From 5pm to 8pm

It’s a friendly, personal market that usually has 15 stallholders displayig a variety of produce and some craft.

Among the more sought after items are Kelvin Free’s stonefruit, Lex Fisher’s oranges and orange products and Rex Allen’s plants.

The market is located adjacent to the Lake Boga Yacht Club on the shores of Lake Boga.
New Window Telephone: 5037 2347


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2018 Lake Boga Lions Club Market
Saturday, January 28th

Held at the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum this market is a great opportunity to market and museum together!

Time:       8.30 am – 1.30pm

Location:       The Lake Boga Yacht Club Park

Entry:       Free to public







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