What’s happening this October?

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

  • Live on the Lawn music festival at the Swan Hill Gallery
  • Take a ride on a Vintage Train!
  • Art Exhibits galore
  • the Swan Hill Show!
  • the Annual Swan Hill Market Day
  • Trotting 
  • Live Music
  • and so much more.

See you at the Park!


Live on the Lawn

Sunday 14th October

On Sunday 14th of October join local musicians 7 Car Pile Up unplugged, Kate Mullan, Killer Queens, and William Alexander 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 is FREE!


Swan Hill Show – 123rd Annual Show

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th of October 2018

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

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of October, 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 are available at the gate.


The People’s Museum

Until 14th of October

The People’s Museum is about memory and mementos, family history, mythology, tall tales, and yarns. It’s about your grandmother’s biscuit tin, the kitchen scales you were weighed in when your mum gave birth to you at home, a salvaged item from a burning house, your uncle’s war medals, and the badge from your first car Read More »





Until 14th October

From sheds in backyards, and esteemed public collections, Flight/motion sees an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures, models and photographs, a 1948 motorbike and a 21st century alternative powered racing machine Read More»



The Portrait and the Selfie

From 19th of October

The portrait – a considered and deliberate rendering of the sitter, offering a deep and insightful window to the soul.The selfie – a spontaneous and superficial digital self portrait, produced almost exclusively for distribution on social media platforms.View the portraits from the permanent collection, create a selfie and then add it to our growing exhibitionRead More »



Dave Jones: Story Maker


From 19th of October 

Enter the world of the storymaker; puppeteer, technology manipulator, filmmaker, and Natimuk based community artist Dave Jones. A 2013 Australia Council Fellow and internationally acclaimed short filmmaker and artist Dave Jones, loves to tell a story. In recent years, Jones’ practice of digital animation Read More »



Swan Hill Country Music Walk Up’s Festival

12th – 14th October 2018

Swan Hill Country Music Club Walk Ups Festival at the Tooleybuc Sporting Club. Thursday 11th Winery Tour and tastings at Andrew Peace Winery. Bus leaves Tooleybuc Club at 2.00pm. (cost is $5.00 per person all inclusive)

Friday 4.00pm walk Up’s hosted by John Battle.
Saturday 9.00 to 6.00pm Walk Up’s with a night show in the evening.
Sunday 10.00 Poets Breakfast and Gospel Show,
Sunday 12.00 to 3.00pm Walk Up’s,
Sunday 3.00pm Finale,
Sunday 4.00pm Campfire Jam Session 



Mallee Drag Racing Shootout

Saturday October 13th

The Mallee Drag Racing Shootout will be held at the Swan Hill Dragway. A joint effort between the Swan Hill Drag Racing Club, the Melbourne Drag Racing Club and the Victorian Drag Racers Club.
Classes running on the day include: Superchaged Outlaws, ET Shootout , Modified Bike & Junior Dragster


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The Castle at the Quambatook Silo Cinema.

13th of October

You can still get tickets from here https://www.trybooking.com/XKMQ

There will be food for sale onsite which includes Sal Kerrigans, special recipe – Rissoles in bread with coleslaw, cooked by the Mens Shed, awesome desserts and coffee from Quamby Quoffee as well as goodies like hot spuds and hot donuts.

Or you can book into the local pub Quambatook Hotel for dinner but make sure you get in early so you don’t miss the fun of the Pool Room Show and Tell before the movie.

Movie starts at 8pm and make sure you BYO chairs.




Vintage Rail Travel Swan Hill to Piangil

13th & 14th of October

An Historic steam locomotive hauled train will depart from Swan Hill station Saturday at 8am to Piangil for a brief stop before returning back into Swan Hill at 10.30am. The second journey on Sunday morning will leave Swan Hill Station at 9am to Piangil for a brief stop before arriving back into Swan Hill at 11.20am Tickets $40per adult and $20per child (under 3 free) for bookings visit www.707operations.com.au or call 0420 806 875



Swan Hill Dragway Open Test & Tune

Sunday, October 14th

Sunday October 14th after the Mallee Shootout we will be holding an open test day.
One lane will be prepped for slicks and the other lane will be full radial prep.




Manangatang Races

13th 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. Read More »



Market Day Swan Hill

26th & 27th of October

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 at a discounted prices, not available any other time of the year.

This year Market Day will be held over two days with Swan Hill Businesses offering great sales on selected items for only two days. Friday will be dedicated to shopping only whilst Saturday will make for a great family shopping day. There will be something on offer for each member of the family.




3SH Swan Hill Cup

Friday 19th of October

It’s the big night of racing which is perfect for a family outing or catch up with mates. Food option available on course include sit down meals or BBQ – BYO food is allowed and seated venues available upstairs and on course TAB and cash bar.



Swan Hill Basketball Junior Classic

27th 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.



Live Music at the Swan Hill Club 

Head on down to the Swan Hill Club for an causal dinner and live music.

  • 12th – Iwan & Andrea
  • 19th – Los Wages
  • 26th – The Drowning Sorrows


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Local Markets – All Month

The Swan Hill region, known as the ‘heart of the Murray’ is situated in North West Victoria nestled on one of our most beautiful natural assets, the Murray River. Bathed in sunshine, Swan Hill has long, warm summer days and crisp, clear winters which is perfect for producing abundant local produce and wonderful wineries.

For additional information on Local Market check out our blog – here


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