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Regional Tourism Guide for Clare Valley
South Australia  
Adelaide Plains Cup and Stable Stars Family Race Day Balaklava
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Take the day off and treat your friends, family and even colleagues to a great day at The Races.

Stable Stars- This race day is a family-friendly day so we will be bringing the Stable Stars FREE kids club zone for children to enjoy. In this area you will find free pony rides with Archie and his friends, life size games, racing costumes for dress up, a colouring in area and our Stable Stars passport activities with games and prizes. Look out for the Stable Stars area in general admission to access these free activities – all you need to do is join Stable Stars to participate – this can be done before the day or on the day.
Clare Races
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Join us at ClareRacing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 3rd of March 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
South Australian Autumn Garden Festival
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
The South Australian Autumn Garden Festival will be held at the Clare Showgrounds.



There will be presentation talks by Tino Carnevale and Angus Stewart 70 plant stalls, garden sculptures, and food stalls. Other highlights include Iris, herbs, Pelargoniums, garden sculptures, potted colour, seedlings, and native plants. All sites pertaining to the garden.



The festival is unique with it being the the largest in South Australia and it will be an interesting, informative, exciting and fun experience for all those who attend. Visitors are encouraged to stay for the day or the weekend and enjoy the beautiful Clare Valley.


Visit the wineries , the art galleries, Clare Valley Wine Food & Tourism Centre.

Free face painting between 11:00 and 2:00pm. Children admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

2019 Clare Valley Easter Races
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Make the most of the long weekend and enjoy an Easter escape to one of South Australia's most beautiful wine regions. With gorgeous scenery, gourmet food and wine and the thrill of live racing all at your fingertips, there's something for everyone at the Clare Easter Races.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

Plan ahead and book your own private marquee or pack a picnic and enjoy a day on the rails.
2019 Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Mon 20th May 2019
The Clare Valley is one of Australia's premier wine regions and the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend festival was the first food and wine event of its kind.

The festival offers visitors the chance to meet the winemakers and learn first-hand what makes our wines and the region so special. This unique experience is enhanced by the enjoyment of superior regional cuisine and the sounds of live music with more than 40 wineries participating.

The natural beauty of the Clare Valley's authentic, relaxed wine country setting provides the perfect backdrop to this enchanting weekend adventure.

There will be numerous special events around the Clare Valley including cooking demonstrations, vertical tastings and master classes.

Extend your stay and enjoy our Regional museum wine sale on the Monday.
Burra Districts Open Gardens and Spring Garden Expo
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
The Burra District opens sixteen colourful and quirky regional gardens to the public over two days. The only Combined Open Gardens and Expo event in SA.

Meet ABC's Angela Smallacombe and garden and sustainable living writer Karen Montgomery, they will officially open the Gardens on Sat morning in Burra and be talking and meeting people.

With in a 2 hour drive of Adelaide you can breathe in the country air and view some very exciting gardens that tolerate frosts and Dry windy conditions.

Visit The Spring Garden Expo in the Town Hall, Guest speaker
Sophie Thompson.

Buy a plant or do a workshop. Take the Bus tour.

Relax with Live Music by Tamarisque while having morning or afternoon Tea in Meredith's Garden .

Come and relax in The Gardens, soak up the country air and talk to the the gardeners about their failures and successes.

Clare Show
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019
The 156th Horticultural & Agricultural Show;s theme will be Back to the Farm, showing the following competitions - Yard Dogs, Alpacas, Cattle, Sheep, miniature Goats, Ag produce, over free entertainment, side shows farm nursery.
Burra AGL Country Music Festival
Date Fri 15th Nov 2019 to Sun 17th Nov 2019
The Burra Country Music Festival

Now in its fifth year, has continued to build from the inaugural event, held in 2014, and is on track to deliver another quality packed three days of country music entertainment.

An ideal location for an event of this type, Burra is strategically located in the State’s Mid North with direct access to Adelaide, the Riverland and Far North regions.
With a rich heritage, the unique outdoor acoustics of the Burra Showgrounds, and an energetic group of people, it makes the perfect mix for a great Festival.

A quality line-up of local and interstate talent is sure to delight all country music enthusiasts for the duration of the three days, which kicks off with a vibrant Country Rock ‘n’ Roll show on the Friday night.
Talent quest, offering scholarships to attend "The Academy of Country Music" held in Tamworth valued at $6,000, workshops which include Stage craft, vocal techniques recording and songwriting are all offered to encourage and develop new artists.

Food stalls and bar facilities are available along with camping sites (powered and un-powered) at the venue.