Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, is encouraging people to get out and about and help Indi businesses kick goals this Friday.
“Make the most of the public holiday and get out and shop to support the local small businesses that open. Saturday is the day to sit at home with family and friends and enjoy the AFL Grand Final,” Ms McGowan said.
“It’s a big long weekend on the Border, with a holiday in NSW on Monday after the NRL Grand Final, and it’s important to take the opportunity to shop local.”
Ms McGowan said visitors wanting to get out of Melbourne to escape Grand Final fever should head to Indi for the three-day break.
“What better time of the year to take in everything the North East has to offer,” Ms McGowan said.
“There’s fine food and wine at our restaurants and wineries, you can take a trip to the mountain resorts or browse the shops and markets.”
Ms McGowan is joining thousands flocking to Benalla this Friday for a day at the races, the Benalla Gold Cup. “I’m looking forward to a wonderful event, hope everyone backs a winner,” she said.
AFL Grand Final long weekend suggestions
- Benalla Gold Cup – Friday, October 2
- Falls Creek, last weekend – Friday, October 2
- Tatong Village Market – Saturday, October 3
- Chiltern Markets – Sunday, October 4