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Regional Tourism Guide for Clare Valley
South Australia  
Clareshow Market
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sat 14th Dec 2019
Clareshow market is old fashion market with a variety of stalls, the market is held both inside and outside which gives a fabulous vibe to the township of Clare.

The stalls are varied from home grown olive oil, plants and more plants, dried fruit, home crafted goods, haberdashery, skin products, chocolate treats, honey, jams and preserves, coin identification , knitted goods, jewelry and much more.

South Australian Autumn Garden Festival
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
The Premier and largest Garden Festival in the South Australia.

Guest Speakers, Tino Carnevale, Angus Stewart, Greg Ingleton and Shaun Kennedy.

All speakers will be discussing on Arid Gardening, bio diversity, soils, vegetables.
Over 70 trade sites all relating to the garden, food sites, face painting, music and much more

Balaklava Veterans Race Day
Date Wed 10th Apr 2019
Join us at Balaklava Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 10th of April 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.

Take the day off and treat your friends, family and even colleagues to a great day at The Races.
Live in The Barn at Wombat Flat: Daniel Champagne and Special Guest Laura Hill
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Praise for Daniel Champagne:
‘The finest guitar player of his generation’
~ Acoustic Guitar Magazine, USA

‘The word prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft spoken young mans skills. It’s no wonder he’s toured the world with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Rodrigo y Gabriela, John Butler and Kiki King – Champagne puts on a blockbuster live show that simply needs to be seen to be believed’
~ The Calgary Herald, CANADA

....and Laura Hill:
“A guitar-slinging chanteuse with a voice that could lay the Southern Ocean down to rest.”
— Jock Serong, Australian Author

Food and Drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea) available for purchase. No BYO food or drink please.
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.
Live in The Barn at Wombat Flat: Shane Nicholson and Special Guest Kelly Menhennett
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Experience the best new music venue in rural SA! The Barn at Wombat Flat is a converted 150 year old stone Clydesdale barn steeped in history. We've got the best sound around so what better place to hear Shane and Kelly!

Shane Nicholson:
Australia’s leading proponent of AltCountry-Americana, Shane Nicholson has won 3 ARIAs for his solo Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and collaborations with Kasey Chambers, 10 Golden Guitar Awards, 2018 Male Artist Of The Year - and an APRA award.

Kelly Menhennett:
This singer-songwriter from SA's Riverland is blessed with an unassuming soulful, gritty voice, her roots/soul/alt-country songs have captivated audiences from street corners to major festivals
worldwide.

Food and Drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea) available for purchase. No BYO food or drink please.
Balaklava Publicans Day
Date Wed 8th May 2019
Join us at Balaklava Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 8th of May 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.

Take the day off and treat your friends, family and even colleagues to a great day at The Races.

Fashion At The Races
We will be hosting a Fashion At The Races qualifying event on this day. There is more cash and prizes up for grabs than ever before – with prizes offered for Best Dressed Womenswear, Runner-Up Best Dressed, Best Millinery, Best Footwear Women’s and Best Dressed Menswear. Look out for the Fashion At The Races registration booth in the general admission area on the day where you can register your details, collect your number paddle and find out location and timings.

For further details, please visit our website.
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.
Live in The Barn at Wombat Flat: John Schumann and The Vagabond Crew
Date Sat 25th May 2019
We here at The Barn at Wombat Flat are humbled and incredibly grateful to John and boys for locking in this gig with us. What an opportunity to hear ‘a legend’ in an up-close and personal setting in a listening venue such as ours! This is one of those shows you will be telling your friends about for years!
John Schumann is one of the very few songwriters who have changed the way a nation thinks. Known for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and his Vietnam veterans’ anthem, I Was Only 19, John Schumann’s career spans over 35 years.
He has received almost every award the industry has to offer – some twice over.

Food and Drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea) available for purchase. No BYO food or drink please.
Balaklava Race Day
Date Wed 29th May 2019
Join us at Balaklava Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 29th of May 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.

Take the day off and treat your friends, family and even colleagues to a great day at The Races.
AGL RALLY SA - RALLY of the HEARTLAND
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
The newest Classic Rally in Australia -

AGL Rally SA – Rally of the Heartland – 1-2 June 2019

The Rally of the Heartland will return in 2019 – with naming rights sponsor, AGL Energy continuing, and featuring windfarm stages of up to approximately 40km. These are exciting, challenging and very technical stages that provide unparalleled competition, and are unique in Australia.

It will be an over 450-kilometre competitive event based in the Hallett/Burra/Mount Bryan area, and one that is quite a bit “different” to what has gone before. It is planned for the 1st and 2nd June 2019, and the competition will run on just the Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday, self-contained within the weekend to minimise time away from home

The Event will be open to Classic Rally Cars (C1-C4) and other Rally Cars accepted as being suitable for the Event by the Organisers. Only Classics will be eligible to win outright. We also offer other categories that will cater for a broad range of competition opportunities, and we will make it as easy as possible to enter and process the requirements of scrutineering and documentation. We will run a very relaxed Rally


The Challenge continues
15 June 2019 Live in The Barn at Wombat Flat: The Maes and Special Guest Alana Jagt
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
The Maes are award-winning Australian sisters Maggie (banjo, guitar, and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (violin, and vocals).

Over the last three years the pair have toured extensively, bringing their unique contemporary twist on folk music to audiences in Australia, North America, the UK, and Ireland; most recently performing at the legendary Telluride Festival in Colorado.

Other stand-out shows include performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow; Americana Folk Festival, Nashville; Cambridge Folk Festival, UK; Edmonton Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Canada; Woodford, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia.

Alana Jagt’s dynamic, warmly-weathered voice has captivated audiences throughout her career. Her work blends indie pop and rock with moody alt-country and Motown groove. Since releasing her debut EP Wilderness (2017), Alana has played acclaimed festivals such as Handpicked Festival (featuring San Cisco, Dean Lewis, Matt Corby, and JET), Adelaide Guitar Festival, and has showcased at Scouted. She’s also supported the likes of Didirri, Mick Thomas, Abbe May and Kasey Chambers.

Food and Drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea) available for purchase. No BYO food or drink please.
a Boutique Life design market CLARE
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
A Boutique Life design market is looking forward to bringing you loads of gorgeous South Australian products on Sunday June 23rd, 2019. Indoors and in one large and welcoming venue, come and discover what locals are designing and making to enhance your homes, body, lifestyle and wardrobes!
Jewellery, Fashion, Homewares and Art - we can't wait to share it all with you!


Sunday June 23rd
10am-3pm
FREE Entry
Clare Town Hall
229 Main North Rd Clare

Loads of free parking
Great fresh food and beverages for brunch, lunch or to take home for dinner.

See you there!
500 Miles of Music - Wombat Flat
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
500 Miles of Music - Wombat Flat to William Creek, our inaugural roadshow entertaining a huge chunk of rural South Australia for one magic week in July 2019. The Tour has been designed to showcase some of Australia’s BEST musical talent to local audiences, as well as SA and interstate tourists heading up to Birdsville for the annual Big Red Bash. Come along to one show or join us for the entire week-long tour!
Burra Districts Open Gardens and Spring Garden Expo
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
The Burra District opens colourful and quirky regional gardens to the public over two days. The only Combined Open Gardens and Expo event in S.A.

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.