Head to High Street where the fun kicks off on Easter Saturday, 15 April 2017. Between the festivities, take a look at Rushworth's beautiful main street. Wide and elegant with historic buildings on either side, it's one of rural Victoria's most impressive main streets.
With something for everyone, and everyone welcome, this family friendly event gets the whole community involved in showing off their town to visitors with pride,
Don't miss the biggest day of the year with a wood and produce auction, a large market, sausage sizzle, an Easter egg hunt, an art and crafts exhibition, a steam engine display and the local Museum will be open too.
Of course one of the main attractions for the day is the parade, which will commence at 1pm and make its way down High Street. It will include working draught horses, vintage cars and other entries from various groups in the community.
There will be plenty of music for everyone, free entertainment for the kids and even a chill out area for teenagers.
On Easter Sunday, the Heritage Festival Committee works closely with Moora Working Draught Horses, who put together a display of approximately 90 working draught horses.
Using old-fashioned machinery and demonstrating old farming methods, watch these magnificent horses at work. Teams ranging in size from one horse to a team of eleven will be ploughing, scarifying, hay-grabbing and much more.
Come and say hello and watch the demonstrations by Salty the blacksmith and Big Mick the rope maker, as well as lacemaking and leatherwork. Plenty of other entertainment including live music, children's games, barrel making, hand-shearing, donkey rides and a jumping castle.
Walk around admiring the horses and stop and chat to the Horsemen and Women about their horses, gear and machinery – they will love to answer all your questions.
There will also be sales of folk art and cards, leather and lace work, and equine artwork. Food will be available on site