A Hitch to the Sticks, Apex Park, Wangaratta, Tix $35
WANGARATTA will come alive on Saturday night as Dallas Frasca bring a busload of Australia's finest rock and roll out to the sticks. Starting from 5.30, the likes of Jebediah, Killing Heidi, The Northern Folk, William Crighton and Tim Rogers will take the stage, providing a unique show that is not to be missed. Whether it's Ella Hooper's soaring vocals or the rugged rock of Tim Rogers, it's worth getting out to Apex Park to celebrate one of the great eras of Australian music.
Wilbur Wilde, Albury SS&A, Saturday from 9pm
He's one of our most memorable musicians, and he's showing no signs of slowing down. Wilbur Wilde will play live and free at the Albury SS&A on Saturday night, tracing through his lengthy history in rock'n'roll. The famed saxophonist isn't a one trick pony though – fondly remembered for his turn on Hey Hey It's Saturday, Wilde has also acted in the New Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hey hey It's Cinderella. After completing training with the Sydney Conservatorium, Wilde found success in a number of bands including Jo Jo Zep, Ol’ 55 and The Falcons. He also has film acting credits in The Coolangatta Gold, Jenny Kissed Me, Dead End Drive-In and Mad Max. He is not to be missed.
Butterfly Football Fund All-Star Soccer, Diamond Park, La Trobe, Saturday from 4.30pm
The best of the best in local soccer are suiting up to raise money for mental health services headspace and Lifeline, with donations taken on entry to the ground. A women's all-star team, coached by Wangaratta's Tom Marshall and Albury City's Robert Brown, will take on former City star Mackensy Mathews' team Calder United FC from 4.30. Following at 6.30 will be an exhibition between the AWFA Victoria and AWFA NSW sides. The Victorians will be coached by the recently re-signed Myrtleford coached Matt Park and Jayden Vescio, while Andrew Grove and Matt Maw are teaming up to coach the NSW team. Get on down to catch some high-quality play.
SHOW GOES ON
Wangaratta Show, Saturday, Wangaratta Showgrounds, Evans St, Tix: Adults $15, Family pass $35
Roll up to the Wangaratta Show for an extravaganza of country hospitality. Featuring animal shows, steam engines, heritage displays and circus performances, there's plenty on offer for everyone. Throw in show staples like rides and showbags, you're sure to keep the kids busy after their first week back at school. A busy program on Saturday will also feature cattle, alpaa and sheep shows, highland dancing and the Pet Parade.
Oktoberfest @ Bridge Road Brewers, Oct 13-14
OhmPah music? Check. Traditional dress and cuisine? Check. Some of the best beer available in Australia? Very much check. Oktoberfest at Bridge Road is one of the most popular events on the calendar in the North-East, and this year will be no exception. Tickets have all but sold out, but if you hunt around you might get lucky. Be sure to pack your lederhosen for an afternoon of fun and food!
Guinness World Record Attempt, QEII Square, Saturday 10am-1pm
See if Albury can claim the world record for the most Charlie Chaplin lookalikes in one place to celebrate the opening of the Capturing Charlie: Collecting a Cinema Icon exhibit at MAMA.