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Events Calendar

May, 2022

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Renmark Lions Club Bazaar
Date: May 28, 2022 | Location: Old Wood Pavilion near the Renmark No.2 Oval , Renmark

Renmark Lions Club Fundraising Bazaar - generally held on the last Saturday of the month

8am to 12midday

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 event.

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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 8, 2022 - June 12, 2022 | 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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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

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Waikerie Lions Club Monthly Auction
Date: June 11, 2022 | 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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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: June 12, 2022 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Steve Butcher Street Stocks Memorial - Sunday 12th June - from 5pm

Modified Sedan Championships

Plus Super Sedans, Junior Sedans, Modlites, Amca's, Classics

Family Friendly - All welcome

Admission: Adults $20 / Family $45 / Pensioners $15 / Kids under 5 FREE

For more information phone Robbie Stevens on 0412 474 289

(sections may be subject to change)

More information here.

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Waikerie Riverfront Markets
Date: June 12, 2022 | Location: Riverfront, Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie

The next Rotary Waikerie Riverfront Market -
Sunday June 12th - Queen's Birthday Long Weekend Market and Car Boot & Collectables 9am-2pm

The Rotary Waikerie Riverfront Markets are held regularly throughout the year with some markets scheduled to coincide with long weekends 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 2022 dates....
Sunday September 4th - Market and Car Boot & Collectables 9am-2pm
Sunday October 2nd - Long Weekend Twilight Market and Car Boot & Collectables 3pm-8pm
Sunday November 27th - Market and Car Boot & Collectables 9am-2pm
Sunday December 18th - Christmas Market and Car Boot & Collectables 9am-2pm

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

More information here.

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AgTech Innovation Bootcamp
Date: June 15, 2022 - June 16, 2022 | Location: Renmark Club

Be a part of creating innovative solutions to agriculture’s biggest challenges!

Budding innovators, entrepreneurs, and businesses alike, come tackle the key challenges faced by the SA food and agriculture industries at the AgTech Innovation Bootcamp. Participation is FREE and there are cash and prizes to be won!

To find out more, register today and come along to our info session!

More information here.

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60's Sounds
Date: June 18, 2022 | Location: Moorook Bowling Club Kingston Rd Moorook

Come one, come all....find your favourite outfit and join us for a fabulous night of 60's music. There's prizes for best dressed in Rock 'n' Roll and also Hippie along with 2 photo booths to reflect each of these era's. A photographer will be on site, order your choice of pics, with all proceeds going to the Moorook Bowling Club.
Door and bar opens 6.30pm, food from 7pm @ Moorook Bowling Club, Kingston Rd, Moorook.
Entry $20 p/person includes 1 hotdog, 1 chips, 1 sundae....additional of these available at a cost.
On the night, cash only (no Eftpos).

Tickets are limited, bookings/enquiries contact: 0414 631 798. Ticket payment EFT or cash.

Time to gather a group of friends and enjoy a night with great atmosphere.

More information here.

July, 2022

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Riverland Musical Society Presents "The Phantom of the Opera"
Date: July 9, 2022 - July 24, 2022 | Location: Chaffey Theatre, Renmark

In 2022 the Riverland Musical Society will be bringing Phantom of The Opera to life on the stage at the Chaffey Theatre, Renmark.

The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

Check our web page for further updates on when tickets will be released

More information here.

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.

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Mindarie-Halidon Races
Date: September 18, 2022 | 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, 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.

December, 2022

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Monash CFS Carols Night & Hayride
Date: December 14, 2022 | 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 available

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

Please bring a small salad to share.

March, 2023

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SA Carp Frenzy
Date: March 4, 2023 | Location: Along the entire foreshore of Lake Bonney Barmera


South Australia's Biggest Carp Fishing Comp- 4th March 2023.

A not for profit community event going 9 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.

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.
Goodie Baskets
Fishing gear, camping equipment ,gift baskets, vouchers, local wines & more.
You MUST have ID Bracelet on. No Bracelet- No Prize.

Starts 6.30 am to 3pm. Carp tossing competition at 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
$20 adults.
$10 U/16
$50 Family of four

Follow us on Facebook for updates.

More information here.

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The 18th National Caravan Rally
Date: March 27, 2023 - April 5, 2023 | Location: Riverland Events Centre Field Day Drive Barmera 5345

The 18th National Caravan Rally to be held in March 2022 has been postponed and will now commence on 27/03/2023 lasting for 10 days to 05/04/2023.

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

TO BE CONFIRMED - 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, 2023

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Riverland Rock and Roll Festival
Date: May 4, 2023 - May 7, 2023 | Location: Waikerie Gliding Club Hanger

The Riverland Rock and Roll Festival is held in Waikerie on the first weekend in May each year. 2023 will be the 29th festival.

The festival kicks off on Thursday night with most events held at the Waikerie Gliding Club Hanger.

Visit our Facebook page for a full program.

Enquiries to Jenny on 0427 975 251

More information here.

January, 2024

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Riverland Gem & Mineral Show
Date: January 20, 2024 - January 21, 2024 | Location: Loxton Lutheran School Auditorium on Luther Rd

Bi-annual Gemshow incorporating all things Lapidary for both display and purchase. Over 140 metres of tables will display rough mineral specimens, cut, shaped and polished semi-precious stones, hand made jewellery, commercially produced jewellery, stone working equipment, advice on gems and minerals, demonstrations of cabachonning, faceting, jewellery
making (wire wrapping in both silver & copper), metal detecting, etcetera. Entrance is minimal ($6 for adults only) Probably one of the largest local Club run Gemshows in South Australia