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Events Calendar

May, 2018

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Social Badminton
Date: May 15, 2018 - September 25, 2018 | Location: Barmera Recreation Centre

Social Badminton at the Barmera Recreation Centre Tuesdays @ 9am and Thursdays 6.30pm

A great way to keep fit and make new friends. Beginners welcome.

For more information call Judy Bannear on 8588 8000

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Waikerie Rotary Food Fair
Date: May 26, 2018 | Location: Waikerie Riverfront

We have changed the format this year to a Sunday lunch - from 11am to 4pm on the Waikerie riverfront. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs.

Variety of food stalls.

Live entertainment

Family atmosphere. Lots to do for the kids including Face Painting

Waikerie High School will be running raffles etc.

Entry is a gold coin donation

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Riverland Farmers Market
Date: May 26, 2018 | Location: Berri Senior Citizens, Crawford Tce, Berri

Every Saturday morning - 7:30am to 11:30am at the Berri Senior Citizens Hall (& carpark), Crawford Tce, Berri.

The Riverland Farmers Market is a Riverland icon, having commenced in 2005, and has a strong following amongst both local residents and visitors to the region.

There is always a large variety of seasonal local fresh produce available. Also dried fruit, nuts, eggs, honey, sauces & condiments, olive oils, lavender oil, metwurst & smallgoods, cakes & slices, and much more. Locally produced craft is also available from a limited number of craft stalls.

Food & coffee available.

The number and types of stalls vary each week depending upon the season and stallholders.

New stallholders welcome.

More information here.

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Monash Mammoth Market
Date: May 27, 2018 | Location: Monash Primary School Oval Jackson St Monash SA

The 32nd 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, 2018

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South Australian Country Music Festival & Awards
Date: June 1, 2018 - June 11, 2018 | Location: Various venues around the Riverland

The 40th Annual South Australian Country Music Festival & Awards to be held throughout the Riverland from June 1st to 11th.

"Talent Quests" and "Songwriters Competition" are on again in 2018. For a full program click on the "More information here" link below.

Thousands of visitors from across Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand make the trip to the Riverland to enjoy a festival of fun and Country Music, each year fans visiting Australia from places as far away as Sweden, England and the USA have stayed to attend this wonderful event, many visitors come to every Festival and catch up with old friends, and many come for the first time and make new friends, one thing is certain they all continue to come back, and the month of June is the perfect time to visit the Festival with days spent in the winter sun that filters through and crisp cool nights in warm cosy Venues.

More information here.

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SA Sheepdog Trials - Barmera
Date: June 8, 2018 - June 11, 2018 | Location: Barmera Oval

Barmera's SA Sheepdog Trials will again be held on the June long weekend (Fri to Mon) 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

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Waikerie Markets
Date: June 9, 2018 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, ducks & chickens, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a great morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 1pm

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

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Barmera Main Street Market
Date: June 10, 2018 | Location: Barwell Ave, Barmera

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

The market atmosphere is warm and friendly and there is something on offer for the whole family. There is always a large variety of stalls including local produce (fresh fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, sauces, jams & condiments), clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, homewares, plants, food and coffee.

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.

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

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Riverland Dingy Derby Amazon Sprint
Date: June 16, 2018 - June 16, 2018 | Location: Murtho

Racing commences at 10am and finishes around 3 pm.
This race consists of time trials over three long laps and one short lap. Racers must complete a long lap first and then choose the order to race the remaining two long laps and one short Island lap. Strategy plays a huge role in the race.
The Amazon Sprint is conducted on the waterways in front of the Woolshed Brewery and upstream in the creek systems. The race commences upstream and competition is hard and fast as the make their way round the first island lap.

More information here.

July, 2018

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Renmark Riverfront Markets
Date: July 7, 2018 | Location: Riverfront on Murray Ave, Renmark

The Renmark Riverfront Markets are on again this year on the beautiful Renmark Riverfront along Murray Avenue.
The event caters for the whole family with lots of activities for the kids to enjoy and live entertainment. There will be a great range of food stalls and local produce on sale so you can sample what the Riverland has to offer.
The Markets are also an opportunity for local growers, business people and artists to showcase the fruits of their love & labour.
The Market will operate from 9am to 2pm.
A great day out guaranteed!

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Waikerie Riverland Enduro
Date: July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018 | Location: Enduro Road, Waikerie

The Waikerie Riverland Enduro is an Offroad Race run by the Waikerie Riverland Offroad Racing Association. The Association has been running offroad events for over 30 years at various club, state and national levels. The race is an annual event run on local farming land in the Waikerie District and the types of vehicles which compete are varied in class and power.
The 2018 Waikerie Hotel ARB Riverland Enduro will be held on the 13th - 15th July. It is round 4 of the ARB Australian Off Road Racing Championship, Round 1 of the Element Off Road AORRA South Australian Off Road Racing Championship and Round 4 of the ARB SAORRA Multi Club Series.
The venue is accessed via a well maintained unsealed rd, offers camping to spectators for the weekend for a fee along with a small admission fee for adults and children over 16 years.

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Riverland Orchid Society Winter Show
Date: July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018 | Location: Barmera Recreation Centre

It's on again, the Riverland Orchid Society's Winter Show. Location will be the Barmera Recreation Centre on July 28th & 29th.
Entry is just $2 and light lunches and afternoon tea are available.
Plants will be on sale. There will be potting demonstrations and lot's of helpful advice.
Raffles as well.

September, 2018

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Waikerie Markets
Date: September 1, 2018 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, ducks & chickens, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a great morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 1pm

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

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Mindarie-Halidon Races
Date: September 16, 2018 | Location: Halidon

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

Organise a group and hire a marquee - for more information contact Krystina on 0427 540 373

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Riverland Field Days
Date: September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018 | Location: Sturt Hwy between Barmera & 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.

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Waikerie Markets
Date: September 29, 2018 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, ducks & chickens, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a great morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 1pm

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

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Barmera Main Street Market
Date: September 30, 2018 | Location: Barwell Ave, Barmera

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

The market atmosphere is warm and friendly and there is something on offer for the whole family. There is always a large variety of stalls including local produce (fresh fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, sauces, jams & condiments), clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, homewares, plants, food and coffee.

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.

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

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Loxton Show
Date: September 30, 2018 - October 1, 2018 | 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.

October, 2018

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Distillery Days Festival
Date: October 6, 2018 - October 6, 2018 | Location: Twenty Third Street Distillery - Cnr 23rd Street & Renmark Ave RENMARK

The Distillery Days Festival is back on again in 2018. Saturday Oct 6th. Great entetainment & great food. A great day guaranteed.

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Morgan Swap Meet
Date: October 7, 2018 | Location: Morgan School Oval - Seventh St

MORGAN & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB INC Annual SWAP MEET
Morgan Primary School Oval
SELLERS: $15.00 Indoor Stalls $10.00 Outdoor Site - BOOKINGS REQUIRED
BUYERS: $5.00 Kids under 15 Free
Bring along your " Collectables" "Rusty Treasures" "Automotive" "Potted Colour"
Gates open at 6.30am
Inquires and bookings contact Colleen - 0438 892 905

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Renmark Rose Festival
Date: October 19, 2018 - October 28, 2018 | Location: Renmark & surrounds

The Renmark Rose Festival is held annually, commencing on the third weekend in October which 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 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 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 51 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 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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Riverland Relay For Life
Date: October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018 | Location: Berri Oval

Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight 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.

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 2018 Relay. Event times: from 2pm Sat to 9am Sun.

More information here.

November, 2018

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Waikerie Markets
Date: November 3, 2018 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, ducks & chickens, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a great morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 1pm

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

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Barmera Main Street Market
Date: November 4, 2018 | Location: Barwell Ave, Barmera

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

The market atmosphere is warm and friendly and there is something on offer for the whole family. There is always a large variety of stalls including local produce (fresh fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, sauces, jams & condiments), clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, homewares, plants, food and coffee.

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.

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

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Waikerie Christmas Pageant
Date: November 23, 2018 | Location: Waikerie township

Commencing at 6.30pm - The Waikerie Lions Community Christmas pageant.
Jumping Castles & Merry-Go-Round - Show Rides - Sideshow Alley - Live Bands - Entertainment - Food Stalls - Face Painting.

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Loxton Lights Festival
Date: November 24, 2018 - December 30, 2018 | Location: Loxton & surrounding districts

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.

Wander the shopping precinct and soak up the atmosphere of the festive season with music playing in East Terrace. Delight at the beautifully decorated shops that explode with gifts for all the family .

The festival includes a host of events and activities including Light Up Day, Town Lights, Santa's Walk,
Christmas Tree Festival, Christmas Wonderland, Santa's Cave, Santa's Workshop, Reindeer Road, Little Town stage production, Craft Fair & more.

More information here.

December, 2018

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Renmark Christmas Pageant
Date: December 1, 2018 | Location: Renmark Town Centre

The Renmark Xmas Pageant is a Renmark institution and a fantastic family day. We hope you can make it along.

4pm - 8pm Santa Claus Lane Markets

4.30 - 6.30 Visit Santa in his cave

7pm Christmas Pageant procession

9pm Fireworks display

More information here.

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Waikerie Markets
Date: December 1, 2018 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns and our Christmas Market is one of our bigger ones. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, ducks & chickens, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a great morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 1pm

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

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Barmera Main Street Market
Date: December 2, 2018 | Location: Barwell Ave, Barmera

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

The market atmosphere is warm and friendly and there is something on offer for the whole family. There is always a large variety of stalls including local produce (fresh fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, sauces, jams & condiments), clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, homewares, plants, food and coffee.

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.

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

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Monash CFS Carols Night
Date: December 19, 2018 | Location: Monash Fire Station - Randall Terrace Monash

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

Cost is $5 per person which includes a BBQ / Roast and salad and soft drinks (children under 12 free)

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

Please bring a small salad to share.

February, 2019

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Loxton Mardi Gras
Date: February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Loxton celebrates its 62nd Mardi Gras in 2019 commencing Friday 22nd of February and running over the weekend with a fun filled program of events and activities on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th as well.

Events include street parade with floats, markets, craft & food stalls, games, BBQ's and the Nippy's Loxton Gift athletics carnival.

The Mardi Gras is a family fun day, with money raised going towards community projects. Most years the event raises thousands of dollars through the efforts of many volunteers.

More information here.

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Nippy's Loxton Gift
Date: February 23, 2019

Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival is the richest foot race event in SA after the Bay Sheffield. A twilight event attracting high calibre athletes competing in 50 non stop races under handicap conditions for exciting finishes.

Venue: Loxton Oval - Admission Free

Run as a twilight event from 5pm to 10 pm.

The event attracts high calibre athletes from SA, interstate and overseas.

All races are under handicap conditions making for exciting finishes.

For further details and information contact: Sonya Altschwager 0427 064 825

More information here.