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Events Calendar

October, 2021

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Riverland Rose & Garden Festival
Date: October 15, 2021 - October 24, 2021 | Location: Renmark & surrounds

The Renmark Riverland Rose Festival has been re-branded as the Riverland Rose & Garden Festival and will be held over 4 days with open gardens over 10 days in 2021. This will be the 27th year that the festival has been held.

October is the optimum time in the region for experiencing the first spectacular spring rose blooms. A majority of the festivals events are conducted by the Renmark Riverland Rose Festival Committee which is a group of volunteers with a common love of Roses, Renmark and the Riverland.

Each year the Rose Festival Committee is committed to looking at new and exciting initiatives to complement the existing festival’s events and activities and the festival has a constantly changing array of open gardens to enjoy, spread out over numerous towns throughout the Riverland. In this, we hope to keep the Renmark Riverland Rose Festival as fresh and vibrant as our wonderful roses.

The Renmark township’s rose gardens provide a spectacular backdrop and are immaculately presented during the Rose Festival thanks to the Renmark Paringa Council. There are over 50 garden beds consisting of in excess of 3,500 rose bushes spread throughout the town and it is well worth taking a walking tour to discover them.

The Renmark Riverland Rose Festival is a celebration of the region and its communities. It is an opportunity to showcase the region’s produce, enjoy our spectacular weather and experience the beauty of the magnificent Murray River. Be welcomed by our diverse multicultural community and experience our friendly and accommodating hospitality.

More information here.

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Riverlation Wine & Food
Date: October 22, 2021 - October 24, 2021 | Location: Riverland Region

Riverlation Wine and Food is an annual tradition in the Riverland region offering an opportunity to showcase the region’s food, wine and produce and bring the community together.

It is a highlight of the South Australian events calendar and attracts local, intrastate, interstate and some international visitors to celebrate what South Australia has to offer.

Riverlation will follow the same format as last year with individual businesses (wineries, distilleries, breweries, producers) hosting individual events at their own venues (or in partnership with other venues) over the weekend 22nd to 24th of October.

See you there!

More information here.

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Riverland Relay For Life
Date: October 23, 2021 | Location: Renmark Oval

Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Riverland community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.

This year's event will be different and will feature a 28km relay instead of a 19 hour event.

Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer. Start or join a team for the Riverland 2020 Relay.

Opening Ceremony 1pm
Survivors & Carers Walk 1.30pm
Candlelight Ceremony 8pm
Closing Ceremony 10pm

Enter via the link below....

More information here.

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Renmark Lions Club Bazaar
Date: October 23, 2021 | Location: Old Wood Pavilion near the Renmark No.2 Oval , Renmark

Renmark Lions Club Fundraising Bazaars ARE BACK - next one...October 23rd then November 27th.

8am to 12am

COVID 19 distancing protocols must be observed.

Usual goods for sale each month include furniture, beds, tables/chairs, electrical goods, whitegoods, crockery/cutlery, books, tools, bric-a-brac, household items, etc.

A BBQ/Sausage Sizzle and Bacon & Egg Sandwiches, Donuts, tea/coffee and cans of drink are also available during each sale.

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Live Music by Harrison Lowe at Riverjacks Cafe
Date: October 23, 2021 - October 24, 2021 | Location: Riverjacks Cafe Berri

Live local music - Solo Acoustic classic hits, Aussie Rock and Original material by local Artist

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Riverlation event at Bassham Wines
Date: October 23, 2021 | Location: 27 Bassham Road Barmera

Bassham Wines Gold Sponsor of Riverlation Wine and Food Festival 2021 celebrating 100 years of Bassham Family in Viticulture welcomes you to join us in our celebration at 27 Bassham Road, Barmera. SA. 5345. Saturday 23rd October 10am to 5pm Music by Forth & Bubble Complimentary glass of wine from Bassham Wines on arrival and a yours to keep RIVERLATION branded wineglass. Delicious Vietnamese cuisine available by Mishes Kitchen 11am to 4pm Dancing if Covid regulations allow Bassham wines by glass or bottle, over 20 emerging varieties on tasting, you will enjoy the experience! Take away sales available. See you all on Saturday 23rd October

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Riverlation at Bassham Wines
Date: October 24, 2021 | Location: 27 Bassham Road Barmera

Bassham Wines Gold Sponsor of Riverlation Wine and Food Festival 2021 celebrating 100 years of Bassham Family in Viticulture welcomes you to join us in our celebration at 27 Bassham Road, Barmera. SA. 5345. Sunday 24th October 10am to 5pm Acoustic Music by One Fusion Complimentary glass of wine from Bassham Wines on arrival and a yours to keep RIVERLATION branded wineglass. Sassy Brews Coffee & Food Van 11am to 4pm Flammekueche, cheese boxes, toasties, milk shakes, coffee, and cakes. Dancing if Covid regulations allow Bassham wines by glass or bottle, over 20 emerging varieties on tasting, you will enjoy the experience! Take away sales available. See you all on Sunday 24th October

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Waikerie Riverfront Markets
Date: October 24, 2021 | Location: Riverfront, Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie

The next Rotary Waikerie Riverfront Market -
Sunday October 24th - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale

The Rotary Waikerie Riverfront Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month with some additional markets scheduled to coincide with long weekend s and local events. Markets are held on the Waikerie riverfront. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a day out.

Future Market dates are;
Sunday November 28h - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale
Saturday 18th December - 6pm to 11pm Christmas Night Market

2022 dates coming soon....

Enquiries to 0438 185 385
Visit our website for further information or to book a stall - www.waikeriemarket.com/

More information here.

November, 2021

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Riverland Dingy Derby - Round 4 Dash for Cash Club Championship Series
Date: November 5, 2021 | Location: Renmark riverfront & adjacent creeks

The Dash 4 Cash is circuit style racing, thrilling and challenging for the competitors. Food and Drink Vendors, Kids Entertainment, Half time display are all part of the event. Racing commences at 2pm and finishes at approximately 9 to 9.15pm. Seven classes of boats and motors ranging from 15hp to 30hp Sports Class.

More information here.

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Barmera Main Street Markets
Date: November 7, 2021 | Location: Barwell Avenue Barmera

The award winning Barmera Main Street Markets are a must visit for locals and visitors to the region.
9am to 1pm

Held in Barmera's main street, Barwell Avenue, the markets comprise a large variety of stalls including clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, fruit, vegetables, homewares, DVD's, condiments, plants, food and coffee. From one market to the next there is usually some different stallholders mixed in with the regular favourites.

Now with Car Boot Sales - only $10

Stallholders can change from market to market so there is often something new to see and buy.

Market organisers always try and incorporate live music and also a display or demonstration of some kind which adds to the atmosphere and range of activities to enjoy so head along, have a browse, listen to the music and enjoy a variety of foods and great coffee.

Market Dates are:
Sunday 7th November
Sunday 5th December

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

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Riverland Dingy Derby - Round 5 Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series
Date: November 7, 2021 | Location: Renmark riverfront & adjacent creeks

The course is approximately 90 km in length hence the name ‘enduro’. The race commences and finishes at the Renmark Club with racing from 10am.

More information here.

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Waikerie Lions Club Monthly Auction
Date: November 13, 2021 | Location: Waikerie Riverfront Lawn, Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie,

Held every 2nd Saturday of the month, Waikerie Lions Club's Monthly Auction offers buyers a variety of goods for auction, starting at 9am at the Waikerie river front. All types of goods Welcome.

Fee applies to contribute to Auction

Donations also appreciated.

Enquiries: David Liebich 0428 403 001 or Alex McPherson 0429 846 940

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Loxton Lights Festival
Date: November 27, 2021 - December 31, 2021 | Location: Loxton & surrounding districts

The Loxton Lights Festival runs through to December 31st as Loxton shines during this joyous festival with thousands of twinkling fairy lights, bright colourful banners, sparkling garlands and tinsel to create a magic spectacle.

An enormous Christmas tree dazzles in the heart of town and from there, large clusters of residential streets feature homes adorned with over 350 illuminated Christmas scenes, paintings and coloured light displays.

More information here.

December, 2021

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Monash CFS Carols Night & Hayride
Date: December 15, 2021 | Location: Monash Fire Station - Randall Terrace Monash

DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED....

Monash CFS 'Carols Night' commences with a meal at 6.30pm

Cost is $5 per person which includes a BBQ / Roast and salad. (children under 12 Free)
Soft drinks - $1
Novelty Raffle - $1

Features of the night include;
- Hayride at 8.00pm
- Appearance by Father Christmas
- Face Painting

Please bring a small salad to share.

March, 2022

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The 18th National Caravan Rally
Date: March 28, 2022 - April 7, 2022 | Location: Riverland Events Centre Field Day Drive Barmera 5345

The 18th National Caravan Rally will commence on 28/03/2022 lasting for 10 days to 07/04/2022.

Around 500 caravans from all over Australia will converge on the Riverland and injecting some $7/8 million into the local community.

A trade fair will also be held from 1st-3rd April that will also attract people to the region.

If you wish to get involved in this Major Event please contact the treasurer/sponsorship officer Trevor Porter by phone or email.....

Phone - 0413 069 577
Email - treasurer@18thnationalcaravanrally.org.au

More information here.

May, 2022

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Riverland Rock and Roll Festival
Date: May 6, 2022 - May 8, 2022 | Location: Various venues in Waikerie

The Riverland Rock and Roll Festival is held in Waikerie on the first weekend in May each year. 2022 will be the 28th festival.

The festival kicks off on Friday night and a number of events are held over the weekend at various venues in and around Waikerie. Visit our Facebook page for a full program.

Enquiries to Jenny on 0427 975 251

More information here.

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Monash Mammoth Market
Date: May 29, 2022 | Location: Monash Primary School Oval Jackson St Monash SA

The 34th Annual Monash Mammoth Market - A fun filled day for everyone.

Plenty of entertainment (music, face painting, jumping castles), plenty of food and stall holders selling a wide variety of goods.....come for a quick look around or come for the day. Something for everyone.

$2 entry for adults and kids are free. 9am to 2pm. We hope to see you there.

Stallholder bookings and enquiries can be made on 08 8583 5361

June, 2022

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SA Sheepdog Trials - Barmera
Date: June 9, 2022 - June 12, 2022 | Location: Barmera Oval

Barmera's SA Sheepdog Trials will again be held on the June long weekend (Thurs to Sun) on the Barmera oval at the bottom of Barwell Ave.

The Sheepdog Trials don't only provide a great public spectacle but also promote a wide human interest in the working sheepdog amongst sheep breeders and the general public and encourage, develop and maintain a high standard of working sheepdog.

Another fun feature of the Barmera trials is the 'running of the sheep' on Saturday morning in the main street of Barmera.

Barmera also hosts the SA Country Music Festival & Awards on this weekend so there is plenty to see and do away from the Trials.

For more information contact Bob Clark – 08 8588 2559

More information here.

Riverland Paddling Marathon
Date: June 11, 2022 - June 13, 2022 | Location: Berri to Morgan

Hosted by the Marathon Canoe Club of SA since 1988 the Riverland Paddling Marathon (RPM) is not just a marathon it is a festival of paddling marathons with 6 possible events over 3 days on 1 weekend in the chilly month of June each year. Every June long weekend paddlers from all over the country gather on the Murray River in South Australia’s beautiful Riverland to meet, greet and most importantly to paddle.

The Six events which run consecutively over the weekend include – Murray 200, 200 Relay –Murray 100 – Murray 50 – Single day paddle – or Mini-marathon .

So if you are up for a challenge lock the date in early and get into action for this years Riverland Paddling Marathon.

Next event – 11th to 13th June 2022

September, 2022

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Riverland Field Days
Date: September 16, 2022 - September 17, 2022 | Location: 52 Field Day Drive, BARMERA - on the Sturt Highway between Barmera and Monash.

The Riverland Field Days are a very popular 2 day annual event that attracts thousands of people from throughout South Australia and beyond. Hosted on a purpose built facility just out of Barmera on the Sturt Highway.

With over 350 exhibitors and approximately 30 caterers there is something for the whole family. The field days include the latest in agricultural machinery, equipment and services, demonstrations & information sessions. There are also numerous and varied retail & trade sites including automotive, marine, building trades & services, food producers, clothing & footwear, hardware, electrical, camping & fishing, welding & engineering, and much more. Many local service providers also take the opportunity to promote their services, for example, disability & support services.

A large program of events, parades and other various entertainment enhance the static displays and there are a range of food & wine tastings as well.

We invite you to come along and experience one of the Riverland's major events. New exhibitors are always welcome.

More information here.

October, 2022

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Loxton Show
Date: October 2, 2022 - October 3, 2022 | Location: Loxton Oval, Bookpurnong Tce, Loxton

The Loxton Show is an annual event held on the October Long Weekend each year which brings people from across the Riverland & Mallee together to celebrate the agricultural and horticultural heritage of the region. The Show caters for its patrons with many exciting sights, including livestock, grain and fodder, handicrafts, gardening, competitions, vintage machinery, specialty trade sites, sideshows, live entertainers and Show rides. One major aspect of the Show is the exhibits. Amateur hobbyists from far and wide are exhibit their work in a variety of interest areas.

The Loxton Show is open to the public from 8.30 am each day.

More information here.