January 2009
Date: 3 January
Wangaratta Rodeo and Historical Truck Display

Venue: Wangaratta Showgrounds

On January 3 Wangaratta will host its 24th annual Rodeo. This year an historical truck show will be an added attraction to the rodeo.  

The Australian chapter members of the American Truck Historical Society will be bringing their beautifully restored vehicles to Wangaratta for a static display and two parades. There will be up to 100 different makes and models, shapes and sizes of trucks. 

The trucks will assembe at Apex Park on the Saturday and then travel in a street parade before arriving at the Wangaratta Showgrounds. There will be a static display before a grand parade during intermission of the rodeo.

Wangarata rodeo will have a full program of events and be a qualifier for the international rodeo on May 9 in Rod Lava Arena. Country music will also feature at the rodeo.

Date: 25 January

Glenrowan Australia Day Celebrations - Cinema Under the Stars

Venue: Glenrowan

Contact Details: Paddy Milne 0407 311 899

Following the formalities of an Australia Day address, flag raising and certificate presentations, a community barbeque will be held. 

Family fun activities, such as novelty races before the movie begins at 9pm.

Date: 26 January
Australia Day Official Ceremony & Community Celebrations

Venue: Merriwa Park, Wangaratta (TBC)

Contact Details: 1800 801 065

On 26 January each year community celebrations are held across the municipality to celebrate our national day, its people and the values that we share.

Other events are generally held in the following locations:

  • Boorhaman
  •  Carboor
  •  Cheshunt
  •  Eldorado
  •  Glenrowan
  •  Milawa
  •  Moyhu
  •  Murmungee
  •  Tarrawingee
  •  Wangaratta
  •  Whitfield
  •  Whorouly
Date: 31 January - 1 February
Wangaratta Fishing, Camping & Outdoor Leisure Show/Stacer Ovens River Classic Fishing Competition

Venue: Apex Park, Wangaratta

Contact Details: Dennis Devine 0413 300 176, rsummers@bigpond.net.au

Head to Apex Park for the 1st Wangaratta Fishing, Camping & Outdoor Leisure Show. Whether you're interested in recreational vehicles, camping, or information on amazing Australian holiday destinations, or a great day out for the entire family, this show will have something to suit everyone. There is also a chance to win a major raffle with another boat (see photo) to be won.

Entry Adult $5 Children Free.

The Stacer Ovens River Classic Fishing Competition will also be run in conjunction. 1st prize in the Fishing competition is valued at $7000, comprising of a 3.99M Stacer Proline Boat, 30hp Mercury Motor, trailer and safety equipment.

Entrants to contact Dennis on 0413 300 176
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