Spoil your dad at Shepparton heritage rally

By Morgan Dyer

Shepparton's Emerald Bank will go back in time this Sunday when the annual Heritage Rally and Market Day hits town.

The event has been entertaining people on Father’s Day for many years and caters for young and old.

Visitors will have the opportunity to look at and learn about different types of machinery including trucks, tractors, vintage cars and a plane, all of which date back to before the 1960s.

The machinery comes from across Victoria, including a 1923 McDonald Imperial roller which was used to construct the main streets of Rushworth and Stanhope in 1926.

A number of live demonstrations will be held throughout the day and Benalla Aviation Museum will also be flying two planes over Emerald Bank about 10.30am (subject to weather).

 Families can spoil their dad for Father's Day by buying him a ticket to a joy flight in one of the two planes.

 However, if history doesn’t excite all family members the day still has plenty to offer. Children can take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, play on the jumping castle and even pat the baby animals at the petting zoo.

The rally also encompasses markets stalls filled with home-grown produce and locally made products.

There will be a range of music and buskers on-site, and food vans will fill the stomachs of the fussiest of eaters.

The event will be held on Sunday, September 1 and gates will open at 9am. Entry for the event is a gold coin donation per car.

For more information visit the Facebook page Emerald Bank Annual Heritage Rally & Market Day.