Community events celebrate Melbourne Cup arrival

The 2017 Melbourne Cup will visit Longford in September and there are plenty of events to celebrate the occassion.

A community fun afternoon will be held on September 27 at the racecourse from 2.30pm. The free event will have pony rides, games, face painting and jumping castles. Later, a Helping Hand cocktail fundraiser will be held at The Queens Arms. 

Tickets cost $35 with celebrations starting at 5.30pm. 

For information, visit the Northern Midlands Council Facebook page.