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Events Calendar

August, 2021

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Arts On Terrace
Date: August 8, 2021 | Location: East Tce Loxton

Loxton becomes a vibrant gallery of creativity, conversation and commerce for Arts on Terrace. Our vibrant shopping precinct will be open for a special Sunday trade from 10am - 3pm. You can participate in a variety of Creative Workshops held in local businesses, browse the Artisans Market in East Terrace, follow the August Art Trail or simply marvel at the amazing sculptures exhibited in the Riverland Motor Group showroom. The sculptures are entries in the annual Junk Art Sculpture Competition with prize money totalling $3,000 over 6 categories. For full details of the day's activities or to register for Creative Workshops, visit the website or follow us on Facebook at: artsonterraceloxton

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Waikerie Lions Club Monthly Auction
Date: August 14, 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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Supporting Vulnerable Children in our Community - Riverland Foster Care Forum
Date: August 19, 2021 | Location: Two Events: the first to be held at the Vines Community Church, 1 Jellett road, Berri. between 12 pm and 1 pm. The second to be held at Chaffey Community Centre, 86 Nineteenth St. Renmark between 6 pm and 7pm.

Come and hear direct from carers about their experience, hear guest speakers talk about the need for more carers to support local children and young people in the Riverland.
LEARN about foster care in the region and the needs of local young people. UNDERSTAND the issues in child protection in the Riverland and how the wider community can support vulnerable young people. DISCOVER the benefits of foster care and whether you could open your heart and home to a vulnerable young person.

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Cobby Club 8Ball Quiz Night
Date: August 21, 2021 | Location: Cobby Club. 13 Rowe Street, Cobdogla

Cobby Club 8Ball Quiz night.
Saturday 21st August 2021
Cobby Club. Rowe Street, Cobdogla.
$10 per person. Children under 14 free.
Tables of 10 maximum pending on Covid19 restrictions.
Quiz begins at 7.30 PM.
Excellent prizes.
Supper provided.
Bookings and enquiries to +61466725211 or +61488045427
Part proceeds go to the Community Suicide Prevention Network.

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Waikerie Riverfront Markets
Date: August 22, 2021 | Location: Riverfront, Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie

The next Rotary Waikerie Riverfront Market -
Sunday August 22nd - 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 September 26th - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale
Sunday October 3rd - 3pm to 8pm - Long Weekend Twilight Market
Sunday October 24th - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale
Sunday November 28h - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale
Saturday 18th December - 6pm to 11pm Christmas Night Market

Sunday January 2nd - 3pm to 8pm - New Year Twilight Market
Sunday January 30th - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale
Sunday February 27th - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale
Sunday March 13th - 3pm - 8pm - Adelaide Cup Long Weekend
Sunday March 27th - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale
Saturday April 16th - 3pm to 8pm - Easter Twilight Market
Saturday April 24th - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale
Saturday May 7th - 9am to 2pm - Waikerie Rock & Roll Festival Weekend
Sunday May 22nd - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale
Sunday June 12th - 9am to 2pm - June long weekend
Sunday June 26th - 9am to 2pm - Fourth Sunday Market - Car Boot & Collectables Sale

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

More information here.

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Renmark Lions Club Bazaar
Date: August 28, 2021 | Location: Old Wood Pavilion near the Renmark No.2 Oval , Renmark

Renmark Lions Club Fundraising Bazaars ARE BACK - next one...August 28th, then September 25th, October 23rd & 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.

September, 2021

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Riverland Wine Show
Date: September 7, 2021 - September 15, 2021

2021 Riverland Wine Show

The Riverland Wine Show remains an important forum for the evaluation and assessment of wines produced from fruit sourced from the inland irrigated regions of Swan Hill, Murray Darling, Riverina, Rutherglen and of course, the Riverland.

The inland irrigated regions are an integral contributor of the Australian Wine Industry, with the production of high quality wines across styles.

Judging: 7-8th September 2021

Entries Open: Mid June 2021

Entries to be received by: Friday 30th July 2021

Exhibits to be received by: Friday 27th August 2021

Gala Dinner: Wednesday 15th September 2021

More information here.

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Riverland Dingy Derby - Round 4 Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series
Date: September 10, 2021 | Location: Renmark riverfront

Round 4 Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series - Dash 4 Cash proudly sponsored by Renmark Club.

This round consists of circuit racing, with two boats gridded at the one time, time trails over two laps.

Seven classes of boats and motors compete in teams consisting of a driver and navigator. Grid positions are interchanged between laps.

This race is an ideal family viewing event from around 1pm and into the twilight racing under the stars. Racing is conducted on the waterways in centre of the Renmark Township.

More information here.

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Riverland Dingy Derby - Round 5 Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series
Date: September 12, 2021 | Location: Renmark riverfront

Round 5 Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series, Enduro Race proudly sponsored by Hoops Auto, Renmark.

This 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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Riverland Field Days
Date: September 17, 2021 - September 18, 2021 | 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.

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Mindarie-Halidon Races
Date: September 19, 2021 | 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

October, 2021

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Loxton Show
Date: October 3, 2021 - October 4, 2021 | 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.

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Barmera Main Street Markets
Date: October 3, 2021 | Location: Barwell Avenue Barmera

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

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.

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 3rd October
Sunday 7th November
Sunday 5th December

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

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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 Dingy Derby - Round 6 Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series
Date: October 30, 2021 | Location: Renmark riverfront & adjacent creeks

Round 6 Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series, Hutchee Run proudly sponsored by Paul Hutchins Loan Centre, Renmark.

The Hunchee run is run in the open river and creeks. Racers compete in a two lap time trailed course, competing for double point championship scores.

The race commences and finishes at the Renmark Club with racing from 10am.

More information here.

November, 2021

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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


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.