ALL roads will lead to the Goulburn Valley in October when more than 100 different events, attractions and activities will be showcased to encourage residents and visitors to discover the best the region has to offer.
The third annual Goulburn Valley Tourism Month spans four shires – Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie, Murrindindi and Mitchell – and has grown to an impressive parade of local attractions, art and culture, music, sporting events and family friendly festivals offering something for everyone.
Be inspired at a Spanish cooking class, view the visiting Emirates Melbourne Cup at a number of venues in the region, meander through open gardens and enjoy local produce and craft at a myriad of markets. A special appearance by Channel 7’s My Kitchen Rules grand finalists, Kane and Lee, from Melbourne will help cap off a fantastic month at a free community celebration at Shepparton’s Emerald Bank.
The focus of the third annual Goulburn Valley Tourism Month is to introduce locals to all that is special in their own backyard as well as inspire visitors to explore the area more often or for longer.
GV Tourism Month event coordinator, Cheryl Hammer said, support for this year’s month long event has been overwhelming and the number of events in this year’s calendar of events is testament to its importance to the region.
“More than 25,000 copies of the official calendar of events have been distributed to households in Greater Shepparton to make sure all can enjoy the activities during October. If you have not got a copy of the calendar booklet contact your local Visitor Information Centre or log onto www.discovershepparton.com.au to get all the information you need,” Cheryl said.
“The calendar of events will also be available in the other three shires from the local Visitor Information Centre or by contacting local council.
“We want residents to discover their own backyard and start spreading the word about how diverse we are. By advertising our event in Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat and Albury we also hope to attract many visitors which will be great for local businesses,” Cheryl said.
The month will culminate with a community celebration on Sunday, October 30, with cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, Kane and Lee, as well as wine tastings, regional food and produce, live music and children’s activities.
Get all you need to know at www.discovershepparton.com.au or contact the Shepparton Visitor Information Centre for your copy of the calendar of events.