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Events Calendar

May, 2024

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: May 18, 2024 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Saturday May 18th - from 5pm

Junior Sedans, Steve Butcher Memorial for Street Stocks, Modlites, Modified Sedans, Super Sedans, Classics

Family Friendly - All welcome

Admission: Family $50 / Adults $25 / Pensioners & Students $20 / Kids under 6 FREE

For more information phone Robbie Stevens on 0412 474 289 or Jenny 0412 641 334

(sections may be subject to change)

More information here.

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Monash Mammoth Market
Date: May 26, 2024 | Location: Monash Primary School Oval Jackson St Monash SA

The 36th Annual Monash Mammoth Market - A fun filled day for everyone.

Plenty of entertainment, 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.

Small entry fee 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

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Seniors Supa Series - Riverland
Date: May 27, 2024 - May 28, 2024 | Location: Waikerie Bowling Club

Bowls SA runs a Supa Series flagship event for Seniors that attracts participants and visitors from both intrastate and interstate.

Experience the history, nature and culture and gourmet treats of the Riverland and play bowls while you’re there!

The competition provides a pathway for athletes to represent South Australia on the National stage while showcasing our states great and diverse regional areas. All eligible bowlers are welcome to enter the event.

Even better still there's $700 Prize money each day!

Day 1 – Monday 27th May 2024 – Waikerie Bowling Club

Day 2 – Tuesday 28th May 2024 – Waikerie Bowling Club

Entries close midnight on Sunday, 12th May 2024

More information here.

June, 2024

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PS Industry Cruises
Date: June 2, 2024 | Location: Renmark Rivefront

We generally cruise on the first Sunday of every month with additional cruises during some holiday periods, long weekends and during festivals. Cruises may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions and may be subject to change so please confirm details.

Experience a bygone era with a scenic 90 minute cruise, cruising on the historic PS. Industry. Hear the unique sounds of the paddle wheels, the hiss of steam and see the wood fired boiler being stoked. Devonshire tea with scones cooked in a wood fired oven is served. During the cruise, passengers will see wildlife consisting of waterfowl, and even a koala or two may be seen as you pass between majestic river red gums and limestone cliffs.

Commissioned in 1911 as a work boat for S.A. Water keeping the Murray River open to traffic by removing snags and later in the construction of locks and weirs. After being retired in 1969, the PS. Industry was carefully restored by the hard work of the volunteers in 1990.

Bookings are essential and can be made at the Renmark Visitor Information Centre: 1300 661 704.
Individual and group bookings can also be made by phoning the Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre

Upcoming cruises.
Sunday June 2nd - 9:30 special steaming from Berri to Renmark
Sunday June 9th - 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm
Sunday July 14th - 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm
Sunday August 4th - 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm

More information here.

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SA Sheepdog Trials - Barmera
Date: June 5, 2024 - June 9, 2024 | Location: Barmera Oval

Barmera's SA Sheepdog Trials will again be held on the June long weekend (Wed 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.

For more information contact Bob Clark – 08 8588 2559

More information here.

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Waikerie Lions Club Monthly Auction
Date: June 8, 2024 | 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 riverfront. 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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Riverland Paddling Marathon
Date: June 8, 2024 - June 10, 2024 | 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 –

The Murray 200 – a 208 km continuous paddle over 3 days from Berri to Morgan
The 200 Relay – the same 208 km course from Berri to Morgan but paddled in a relay event.
The Murray 100 – a 93km course over 3 days covering sections of the longer Berri to Morgan course
The Murray 50 – a 49km course over 3 days, sharing day 1 and 3 with the Mini-marathon and day 2 with the M100
Single day paddle – on Sunday of the event weekend, 26km from Devlins Pound to Waikerie
Mini-marathon – an opportunity to try the event by paddling 11 or 12km on any single day or on multiple days

The RPM is genuinely a fun event with a wide array of craft taking to the river including international craft, recreational canoes & kayaks, surf skis, outriggers, surf boats and sups. The emphasis at the RPM at all times is about participation.

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 – 8th to 10th June 2024

More information here.

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Smoke On The Water - Barmera
Date: June 8, 2024 - June 9, 2024 | Location: Lake Bonney Foreshore, Barmera

Get ready for a smoking time at Smoke On The Water - Barmera, where you can enjoy live music, delicious food, amazing drinks and stalls. Everyone is invited to enjoy an array of BBQ competitions, where skilled pitmasters compete in a friendly showdown of flavours and techniques.

Meanwhile, the event's degustation meals offer families the chance to savour a variety of mouth watering smoked meats, from tender ribs to succulent pulled pork, all while partaking in an assortment of entertainment options and live music.

General Admission $25 PER HEAD (Children Under 12 Free)
A variety of smoked meat, market and beverage vendors at stallholder prices.
Sit down meal add-ons are available once your ticket has been purchased; these include:

Hardcore Carnival Feast $70 PER HEAD
Sit down to a feast of our chef’s generous selection of succulent smoked meats and sizzling sensations.

Native Food Fusion $60 PER HEAD
Explore an array of Native foods and Indigenous flavours from our own backyard with 5 gourmet tasting sensations.
Join in this 1 hour interactive experience with our Indigenous Chefs Whitney and Tamara.

Whisky Wine & Fire - A Vegetarian Degustation $130 PER HEAD
An exquisite 5 course degustation of gourmet vegetarian dishes paired with, premium wines, spirits and ales showcasing the best the Murray has to offer (Gluten Free).

Whisky Wine & Fire - A Smoky Degustation $130 PER HEAD
A delightful 5 course degustation of slow cooked meats and vegetables paired with, premium wines, spirits and ales showcasing the best the Murray has to offer (Gluten Free).

From 11am to 8pm each day

No Pets Allowed
Unfortunately we do not cater for nut allergies
Strictly no BYO alcohol

More information here.

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Barmera Markets
Date: June 9, 2024 | Location: Sargent Park - Lake Bonney shore Barmera

The award winning Barmera Markets are held at Sargent Park on the lakefront and are a must visit for locals and visitors to the region.

Next Market: Sunday June 9th - 9am to 1pm

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.

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.

Future Market Dates:

Sunday October 6th - 9am to 1pm
Sunday November 3rd - 9am to 1pm
Sunday December 1st - 9am to 1pm

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

More information here.

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: June 9, 2024 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Sunday June 9th - June Long Weekend - from 12 noon

Modified Sedans track championship
Modlites, Super Sedans, Junior Sedans, Street Stocks, Classics

Family Friendly - All welcome

Admission: Family $50 / Adults $25 / Pensioners & Students $20 / Kids under 6 FREE

For more information phone Robbie Stevens on 0412 474 289 or Jenny 0412 641 334

(sections may be subject to change)

More information here.

September, 2024

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Riverland Field Days
Date: September 13, 2024 - September 14, 2024 | 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.

Open 9am to 5pm each day

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.

Tickets can be purchased online via the link on Riverland Field Days website. NO CASH ticket sales available at the gate!

More information here.

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Mindarie-Halidon Races
Date: September 15, 2024 | Location: 84 Racecourse Road Halidon

TENTATIVE DATE FOR 2024 - Sunday September 15th

Known as the “Melbourne Cup of the Mallee”, the Mindarie-Halidon races are held annually in September. Come and join us for some fun.

Some of the events features include –
- Full Bar & Catering Facilities
- Marquees available
- Seven Races
- TOTE Facilities
-Sky Channel
- Children’s entertainment

More information here.

December, 2024

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2024 Morgan Christmas Pageant & Fete
Date: December 7, 2024 | Location: Morgan Riverfront Precinct

The Lions Club of Morgan & District Inc. is excited to announce they will be hosting the Morgan Christmas Pageant & Fete event on Saturday 7th December 2024 from 3pm to 9:30pm.

The award winning famous Pageant will roll through the streets from 6:00pm, finishing at the Morgan Riverfront Precinct, so lock it in on your calendars!

More entertainment information to come closer to the event.

March, 2025

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SA Carp Frenzy
Date: March 1, 2025 | Location: Along the entire foreshore of Lake Bonney Barmera

South Australia's Biggest Carp Fishing Comp- 1st March 2025.

A not for profit community event 11 years strong . Great family day out held on picturesque Lake Bonney. Fish from the shore, boat or kayak. Any size fish can win the major cash prize or one of many prizes donated by local small business. NO size limit.

2025 prize list, entry prices and times to be confirmed

2024 prizes and times were....
Random draw prize for anyone who registers - First Prize WINS $3,000 Cash! 2nd Prize: $1,500. 3rd Prize - $500
Other prizes Include:
Weekend holiday packages.
Fishing gear, camping equipment ,gift baskets, vouchers, local wines & more.
You MUST have ID Bracelet on. No Bracelet- No Prize.

See our Facebook page for more information.

Starts 6.30 am to 3pm.
SA Carp Tossing Championship 4pm
Presentations at the Barmera Club at 5.30 pm. Lake Bonney, Barmera. SA fishing regulations apply. 2 rods per person.
Over $10,000 in prizes
$25 adults.
$10 U/16
$60 Family of four

Follow us on Facebook for updates.

More information here.