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Mildura hosts a busy calendar of events throughout the year. Head to Mildura in March for Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival, featuring events such as Music under the Stars at the dramatic Perry Sandhills.

In July Mildura Golf Week tees off, and the Mildura Writers' Festival entices lovers of words to the region. In August, dont forget to check out the Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup which will be held over a two day carnival and of course The Merbein Great Vanilla Slice Triumph; where bakers across Australia compete for the prize of Best Vanilla Slice.

In September the Mildura Country Music Festival presents Australia's biggest showcase of independent country music artists. The Mildura Jazz and Wine Festival in November combines the best of Australian modern and traditional jazz with the region's fine wines at wineries and on riverboats, restaurants and along streets throughout the town.

Experience our events

September 2014

Mildura Country Music Festival

26 September-5 October

When Australian country music fans talk about the festival 'biggies' the Mildura Country Music Festival rates a mention alongside Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Gympie Music Muster as one of the big three. The major difference betwenn the other two the the 28th annual Mildura Country Music Festival is Australia's biggest showcase of Independent entertainers. What that means is a seemingly unending cast of highly talented professional country music artists who aren't signed to major record label deals. The Independent factor gives Mildura a very different complexion, and it's a successful formula that has worked admirably over the years. In 2014, more than 100 individual artists and groups will entertain over the 10-days and the roster comprises many award winners including the Golden Guitar finalists and Star Maker winners.  

Mildura Harness Racing - Day Meeting

5 September

Gates open at 12noon and racing starts at 1.30pm. Adults $10.00, Pensioners $5.00 and Under 18 free when accompanied with an adult otherwise $2.00. For more information contact 03 5023 2454 or 0407 864 558.

Sunraysia Farmers Market

6 September

Sunraysia Farmers Market provides the platform that links good food direct from the regions genuine producers with community. Indulge the senses, taste, wander and unwind as you discover a range of superb fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs; freshly brewed coffee, wine, olive oil, preserves and condiments; eggs, honey, grains and nuts; freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes plus meat and smallgoods and so much more. Take the time to enjoy breakfast made from the market's produce under the giant river gums beside the Murray River. There's plenty of parking, pathways and flat ground and with the playgrounds nearby, it's perfect for families. Time: 8am-12noon.

Food

6 September

Co-produced by Force Majere and Belvoir. By Steve Rodgers, Directed by Kate Champion and Steve Rodgers.

On a stretch of Australian highway, two sisters run their family takeaway joint. Chiko Rolls and reminiscing are on the menu. While they quietly wage war with their past and dream up a brigher future, a young life-loving Turkish traveller arrives with a charm and sensuality that turns their world around. Their dreams become reality when they transform their rundown fast-food stop into a restaurant showcasing Elma's gift for comfort cooking. Audience members become restaurant guests as the sisters serve up Elma's hearty minestrone soup, sourdough and local wines. Kate Champion's Force Majeure is a ground-breaker in dance theatre and Belvoir is one of Australia's great theatre companies. Food is a feast for the senses with an erotic mix of words and movement that will spice and stir in equal parts. Come share a meal in the intimacy of Mildura Arts Centre. 'A show that is a robust meal ... warm, substantial, and completely delicious. I recommend this play unreservedly'. (Australia Stage). Tickets available from the Mildura Arts Centre via phone 03 5018 8330 or Mildura Visitor Information Centre via phone 03 5018 8376 or in person. Online at www. milduraartscentre.com.au

Tickets: Full $35.00, Concession $30.00, Student $20.00. Time: 2pm and 7.30pm.

Red Cliffs County Market

7 September

The Red Cliffs Country Market is just a short drive from Mildura and offers over 100 stalls of local produce, crafts, bric-a-brac, gourmet delights, plants, jewellery, sausage sizzle and rides for the kids. Enjoy the local entertainment which varies from month to month. Most of the local stores are open for your shopping convenience. Time: 9am-1pm.

Red Cliffs Military Museum

7 September

The Red Cliffs Military Museum has an extensive display of artefacts and memorabilia from the Boer War through to Vietnam and East Timor covering all services including women's services. Entry $2.00 for adults and children free. For more information contact 03 5024 1499.

Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway

7 September

The Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway operates a train which has significant importance to Red Cliffs. Unique to Sunraysia it is the only tourist steam train in the area and one of the few small gauge railways throughout Australia. Come and enjoy a ride on an authentic steam train. Last train pulls out at 3.30pm. For more information contact 03 5024 1345 or 03 5024 3814 (running days).

Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championships

13-14 September

Sunraysia Drag Racing Association, Hi-Tec Oils and Max Cranes presents Round 9 of the Australia Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championships. Two days of non-stop hi-octane action. Watch over 150 of Australia's best drivers battle it out at Mildura's Sunset Strip. Featuring super charged outlaws, dragsters, super sedan, super gas, bikes, juniors and more. Feel the earth shake as the Lamattina brothers go head to head in an Aussie first 1/8 mile top fuel shoot out. Plus displays from the tyre frying Gary Myers. So get you backside track side at Mildura's Sunset Strip. Tickets at gate. Adult $25,00, Concession $20.00, Children (ages 1016) $15.00 and Family $75.00 (2 adults/4 children). Time: 9am-5pm.

Mildura City Market

14 September

Find a gift among the many stalls that have lovely items for sale. There are crafts, socks, clothing, home cooking, fruit and vegetables as well as jams, honey, pickles and dried fruit. You will also find jewellery, natural beauty products, books, plants, fancy cards, woodwork items, bric-a-brac and locally made boomerangs and didgeridoos. The market is managed by the Loddon Mallee Region Girl Guides. If you are interested in having a stall with us, ring 0400 032 803 Monday to Friday 9am-6pm. Market insurance is available. Market times: 8am-1pm.

Mildura Harness Racing - Night Meeting

17 September

Gates open at 5pm and racing starts at 6.30pm. Adults $10.00, Pensioners $5.00 and Under 18 free when accompanied with an adult, otherwise $2.00. Why not relax in the comfort of the on-course restaurant whilst enjoying a night at the trots. For more information contact 03 5023 2454 or 0407 864 558.

Sunraysia Farmers Market

20 September

Sunraysia Farmers Market provides the platform that links good food direct from the regions genuine producers with community. Indulge the senses, taste, wander and unwind as you discover a range of superb fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs; freshly brewed coffee, wine, olive oil, preserves and condiments; eggs, honey, grains and nuts; freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes plus meat and smallgoods and so much more. Take the time to enjoy breakfast made from the market's produce under the giant river gums beside the Murray River. There's plenty of parking, pathways and flat ground and with the playgrounds nearby, it's perfect for families. Time: 8am-12noon.

The Sensational Spring Pop Up Shopping Experience

20-21 September

The Sensational Spring Pop Up Shopping Experience. Featuring an amazing line up of over 40 talented local makers and small businesses. Showcasing a magnificnet range of handmade, unique and boutique products: ladies and children's fashion accessories and clothing, handbags, jewellery, home wares, garden wares, prints and framed artworks, toys and games, cards and invitiations, candles and melts, soaps, biscuits and slices, jams and condiments and so much more. Come along, browse and enjoy an unforgettable shopping experience. Time: Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Mildura Motorcycle Club Meet

20 September

Derek Lynd Memorial Sidecar Trophy. The best sidecar riders from across Australia battle for a massive $10,000 purse. Gates open at 5.30pm and racing starts at 7.30pm. Juniors race at 6.30pm. Fully catered. No BYO by law. Please contact Club Secretary prior to making arrangements. For more information contact 0448 252 015.

Merbein Street Market

21 September

The Merbein Street Market is held on the third Sunday of each month. You will find local and interstate stalls selling fresh produce, delicious home made goodies, plants, arts and crafts, bric-a-brac and lots more. The second-hand shops will also be open where you can search for a hidden gem! Time: 8am-1pm.

Mildura Harness Racing - Night Meeting

27 September

Gates open at 5pm and racing starts at 6.30pm. Adults $10.00, Pensioners $5.00 and Under 18 free when accompanied with an adult, otherwise $2.00. Why not relax in the comfort of the on-course restaurant whilst enjoying a night at the trots. For more information contact 03 5023 2454 or 0407 864 558.

Mildura City Market

28 September

Find a gift among the many stalls that have lovely items for sale. There are crafts, socks, clothing, home cooking, fruit and vegetables as well as jams, honey, pickels and dried fruit. You will also find jewellery, natural beauty products, books, plants, fancy cards, woodwork items, bric-a-brac and locally made boomerangs and didgeridoos. The market is managed by the Loddon Mallee Region Girl Guides. If you are interested in having a stall with us, ring 0400 032 803 Monday to Friday 9am-6pm. Market insurance is available.

Psyche Pumps Running Day

28 September

The Chaffey Triple Expansion Steam Engine and Tangye Centrifugal Pumps were designed by George Chaffey and provided irrigation water for Mildura from 1891 to 1959. The unique design is the only operational one of its kind in the world. The engine and pumps were built in England in Tangye in 1889-90 and installed and commissioned at Mildura in 1891. Entry: Family $10.00, Adult $4.00. The Psyche Pumps are operated and maintained by the Sunraysia Steam Preservation Society Inc. Time: 11am-4pm

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