– Mansfield – Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
– Jamieson – Jamieson and District Historical Society Museum, at the old Jamieson Courthouse, is open 10am-4pm weekends and public holidays from Nov-May. View their fantastic photographic and historical displays.
Saturday 14 – 129th Tolmie Sports Day
An annual favourite – enjoy a fabulous day of exciting events and traditional activities
including wood chopping and family entertainment. Stay overnight and kick up your heels
with the Tolmie Bush Dance in the evening. View www.tolmietimes.com
The 129thTolmie Sports will be full of love this year! Falling on Valentine’s Day, the organizers are making it the main theme for the day.Expect to see all your favourites but with a Valentine’s Day bent.
There will be the ever popularwood chop and equestrian events, Trixie the Clown and face painting for the kids, all the novelty and foot races, egg, gumboot and sheaf tossing competitions, dog jump and the premier event of the day, the Three Man Challenge.
This year will see a revamped Three Man Challenge with the return of a horse and rider leg. The event will occur earlier in the day and the format has had a major revamp, so I won’t spoil the surprise with too many details, but be prepared to be amazed, excited and thrilled by this unique event.
Historical displays will include the working blacksmith Jack Smith, the Warby Steam Engine display, Old Fergie tractors and Bob’s Curiosity Hut. Try your hand at the guessing competitions or the cross cut saw competition with your sawn off chunk inscribed with your competition time available to take home as a souvenir.
Take time out at the food and drink precinct under the beautiful old eucalypts. Tables and chairs will be available for patrons to sit, eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere.
If you still have some energy after this action packed day, the traditional Bush Dance will be held in the Tolmie Hall starting at 7.30pm.
The Tolmie Sports is generously supported by local businesses of Tolmie and Mansfield, and all profits are returned to the community.
Admission to Sports Day: $10 Adults $5 Pensioners/Students Kids under 14 free
Admission to Dance: $10 Adults $5 Children $25 Families
Contact: Tolmie Sports Assoc Inc – PO Box 367 Mansfield Vic 3724,
Ph: 03 5776 2310 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org