Merton, 22 March 2023

Merton Memorial Hall, VIC, Taungurung Country

Merton Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Taungurung People.

150km north-east of Melbourne, on the Great Victorian Rail Trail, you’ll find the small town of Merton, not far from Bonnie Doon, which was made famous in recent times as the home of the Kerrigan family in the classic Aussie film, The Castle. According to local folklore Ned Kelly also strutted his stuff here back in the day, raiding the Cobb and Co. Transport system on the Euroa/Mansfield line.

Merton is home to a gracious old country hall, originally built in 1923 as a mechanics institute, but like many small halls renamed as a Memorial Hall in 1945 after the war. Resting in the shade of a gorgeous cherry blossom, Merton Memorial Hall has been the home of Merton Balls, birthday parties, weddings, music festivals and celebrations for most of the last century and was lovingly restored in 2016 to the great acclaim of all serious small hall renovators.

Festival of Small Halls returns to Merton on Wednesday, 22 March 2023 with Scott Cook and Folk Bitch Trio.

Opening the show will be local act Sam Harris!

Sam Harris is an up and coming musician from Alexandra Secondary College.  He regularly performs throughout the local area both as a solo artist, and with his band M.I.S.T.A. He plays contemporary & classic rock/pop and is an extremely talented guitarist.

Meals from a food van will be available at the Hall from 5:30pm until 7pm.
Bar Service will be available at the Hall from 5:30pm until after the show.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $30
Child Admission (Aged 13 and Under – Must Be Accompanied By An Adult) – $10
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Merton General Store

Doors Open 5.30pm
Show Starts 7.30pm

Merton Hall has accessible entry (ramp to front door and accessible parking) and has accessible bathrooms (unisex ambulant toilet available).

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved VIC Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

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