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The Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival

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The Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival is a two day event designed to show off this gold-rush town.

Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival
Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival


Rushworth is located 181 km north of Melbourne via the Hume Freeway and Goulburn Valley Highway and is known as the 'Gold and Ironbark town.'

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.

Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival
Join in the fun at Rushworth


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.

ushworth Easter Heritage Festival
ushworth Easter Heritage Festival


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.

ushworth Easter Heritage Festival
Magnificent 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.

ushworth Easter Heritage Festival
Draught horses at work


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



With Moora only being an easy 7km drive from Rushworth, this again is a great day out.

Held at the Moora Racecourse and Recreation Reserve, there is plenty of parking and camping on the grounds is also available (call 03 5856 1405 to enquire).

Entry to Saturday's festivities in Rushworth is Free.
Entry to Sunday's Moora Working Draught Horses Muster is
Adults $12 Children $5
Seniors/Concessions $8
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Why? 2 days of Easter Fun for all the Family
When: Saturday 15 and 16 April
Phone: 0481 354 154
Where: Rushworth and Moora
Cost: Saturday is Free Sunday is $12 Adults, $5 Children, $8 Seniors/Concessions
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