This picturesque rural town plays
host to one of the regions major festivals - the Mortlake Buskers Festival-
on the first Saturday of each year. The community of under 1000 people
welcomes up to 200 individual buskers who compete for $10,000 in prizes,
cash and recording contracts.
||Around 20,000 in attendance.
Buskers competition cash and prizes.
Dog jump competition.
Victorian show Jumping Spectacular.
from all over Australia sing, mime, play, juggle and dance for the 20,000
visitors on the Saturday. Busking is not the only entertainment on
the Saturday. The main street comes alive between 9 am and 5 pm with 200
market stalls, displays and activities with many bargains being assured.
Add to this the show jumping, criterion bike racing, children's entertainment,
side show rides, camels, horses and much more this festival guarantees
a great family outing.
For Busking, stalls or general
information call in at the Busker Office, 108 Dunlop Street Mortlake, or
Phone (03) 5599 2616.
Craft and Fun Fair
Sunday the 10th of October this year at the Woorndoo Hall. Current plans
for the event include a Beaut Ute competition, craft stalls from all over
the state, and a German theme for the entire fair. Proceeds from the fair
go to the general upkeep and ongoing use of the Woorndoo Hall. A great
day for one and all.
please contact the Mortlake Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5599 2899.
& Beatson Memorial Sheepdog Trials
trials started in 1941 as the Cooper Memorial Sheepdog Trial, and continued
under this name until 1982 it became the Beatson & Beatson Memorial
Sheepdog Trials. In 1994 the trials were first held at the Mortlake Racecourse
on Connewarren Lane, which is where it has been held ever since. This years
trials will be held from Thursday the 13th of May through to Sunday the
16th of May. Once again a great time for the whole family.
James' Rose Show
Held this year on the 9th of
November at the St James Anglican Church in Shaw St, Mortlake, the Rose
Show is this year celebrating its 100th Anniversary. The competition is
open to a wide variety of roses, which means that if it's a rose then there's
a category for it. The Rose Show is also features other categories for
other garden flowers. All winners receive a trophy and there is no charge
to enter the competition. The day also includes craft display and lunch
is available. All proceeds for the day go to a worthy cause.
Motor Bike Scramble
Motor Bike Scramble is held on the Sunday of the June long weekend every
year, to the north of the town on the Ararat Road. Riders come from all
over the state to compete in this event for classic pre 1975 motorcycles.
The scramble is open to both solos and those with side cars, and is fully
catered for by local community groups. Any excess funds are given back
to the community. Well worth seeing.
College Car Rally
its inaugural year, this car rally & treasure hunt is shaping up to
be a real winner. The fun starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, the 30th of April
in Mortlake. The event is for a good cause, all proceeds going into the
upkeep of Mortlake College.
further information please contact the
Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5599 2899.
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