2016 SEES Shepparton’s fifth year hosting our annual Heritage Weekend. Envisioned by Emerald Bank Complex founder, Lloyd Mawson, the event has evolved over time, becoming bigger and better and attracting thousands of people locally and interstate.
Lloyd is passionate about all things heritage and said, “The Heritage Weekend was developed because I felt it was important that the next generation have an understanding of how things worked in the past. The event incorporates working demonstrations such as blacksmithing, printing press and woodturning. Shepparton’s Heritage Weekend has proved extremely successful and continues to grow each year supporting children’s interest in our history.
Spanning the Father’s Day weekend, our Heritage Market will be held on Saturday, September 3 from 9am-2pm in the Maude Street Mall. Run by Shepparton South Rotary Club, the market will include food and produce, a jazz band, a heritage vehicle display, animal nursery and other kid’s activities.
On Father’s Day, the heritage rally will be held at Emerald Bank from 10am to 3pm, including live heritage demonstrations of blacksmithing, wood chopping and printing press along with live music, kids entertainment and more. The GV Aero Club open day will also take place as a part of the Heritage Weekend on Sunday September 3from 10.30am to 3pm at Shepparton Airport. An antique aircraft fly-in will take place along with joy flights and a sausage sizzle. There will be free entry and a free shuttle bus on Sunday between Emerald Bank and the Shepparton Airport.
All parking on Sunday at Emerald Bank attracts a gold coin donation per car. This event is one to look forward to each year and a great way to spend the Father’s Day weekend.