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Celebrate Senior's Month
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
A range of events are running throughout the whole month of October. Some of these events include:

Official Opening, live music and entertainment.
Banksia House Fete and Open Day.
Open Day at the Radio Station 5THEFM 107.7.
Walk Heart Foundation.
Movie Day.
Lunch at the Somerset Hotel.
Come and try painting class.
Cake Bake off Competition.
Combined Church Service.
Sing-along including light lunch.
Jewellery making event.
Bus trip To Beachport Museum and barbecue.
Walk and barbecue at Lake McIntyre.
Trivia Day.
Millicent TAFE South Australia Open Day.
High Tea 'Down Memory Lane'.
Seniors of the Year Award Presentation.

Contact the Wattle Range Council for information on individual events.
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations is one of South Australia's best regional wine based events, with over 60 unique events ( and 218 individual sub-events) designed to showcase and celebrate the Coonawarra wine region's beautiful signature red wine: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Enjoy the spring-time celebrations across the month of October, with every week/weekend featuring themed events.

We're confident there will be something to: tickle the fancy of families; delight wine connoisseurs; and, entertain those looking for an event combining live music and chilled tunes with regional produce and our sublime wines.



On offer will be: special tasting experiences; a masterclass; vineyard tours; degustation dinners; breakfasts and brunches; family-friendly events and much, much more.



View the full 2018 program on website.

For travel and accommodation details visit our website or contact the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre.

The Perfect Pair - Chocolate & Wine Tasting
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations //

Chocolate & Cabernet - The perfect pair? Join us at Cellar Door during the month of October to indulge in a selection of Zema Estate Cabernets paired with gourmet chocolates. A match made in heaven in our book, but we’ll let you be the judge..
Source 2 Sea Exhibition
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018 to Fri 2nd Nov 2018
Artist Rosa Merlino will Open the Exhibition at the Millicent VIC Gallery - David Wallace Room on the 6th October with a Morning Tea at 11am

Come and join us!
Wattle Range Art Exhibition
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Wattle Range Art Exhibition - Calling All Artists!

Diversity of Wattle Range: Through the Arts.

We invite you to enter this Annual Exhibition at the Millicent Gallery. In it's 4th Year we have had an increase in entries each year along with an increase in categories and prize money. The Exhibition has been an outstanding success and we thank the artists who have participated.
Entries Close 2nd October with delivery of Art work to the Gallery 5/6th October 2018.

OPENS FRIDAY 12th October 2018

Categories
*Wattle Range Art Prize (Overall Winner) - $1500
*Visual Art (Paiting) $750
*Print Making & Drawing (Pastels, Pen & Ink Charcoal, Colour Pencil etc) $750
*Textile Art Award $750
*Mixed Media Award $750
*3D including Sculptural Work, Glass, Ceramics & Mosics $750
*Youth & Mayoral Awards and First Time Entrants

Located at Millicent Art Gallery
Millicent Basketball Junior Carnival Weekend
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Junior Participant across South Australia and Victoria come to compete at Basketball Stadiums throughout the Wattle Range Council region.


Organised by the Millicent & District Basketball Asssociation . It proves a massive weekend of Basketball a the Millicent 'Peter Seebohm' Basketabll Stadium at McLaughlin Park.

The Sherrahs at Rendelsham Hall
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
The Sherrahs are Coming to Rendelsham - Singing your Classic & Harmony Hits - Songs by the The Eagles, Alabama, Trio, The Seekers, Andrew Sisters, Croisby, Stills & Nash, Oakridge Boys.
Perfect Pairs - Rymill Coonawarra Dégustation
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Take part in the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations with a sumptuous five-course degustation in the stunning Rymill Coonawarra Cellar Door.

Each course will be matched perfectly with a pair of Rymill Coonawarra wines.

Expect some new release wines, along with some cellared treasures, along with the unexpected!

En Primeur @ Bowen Estate
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Bowen Estate presents an en primeur tasting of our 2017 Coonawarra vintage wines.

The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines are scheduled for bottling in December 2018 and release in 2019. Our current 2016 vintage red wines complete the tasting line-up at Cellar Door.

From Barrel to Bottle - 2018 Cabernet
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Can you taste and rate wines based on 6 months in oak or is it too early? We’ll let you decide. This is your opportunity to be the first for an early sneak peek of the 2018 Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon straight from the barrel. Why not taste, compare and ponder while enjoying an afternoon on the deck with a cheese platter?
Cabernet Brunch with Hollick Estates
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Brunch = br(eakfast) + (l)unch

Join us for brunch in the Hollick estates Barrel Hall as we ask the age-old question does Cabernet go with morning meals and we answer this with a resounding yes!

Local musician, Ben Hood is taking care of the music, so you can sit back and relax and get ready for some unexpected pairings that will surprise and delight your taste buds.

Help yourself to our buffet-style brunch whilst we showcase some current vintage, library and pre-release Cabernets. All in the name of a good Cabernet time!
Bordertown Race Day
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Join us at Bordertown Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 21st of October 2018. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Great Day Out at Leconfield - Food, Wine & Music
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Looking for a relaxing Sunday out?
Join us once again on the Leconfield Cottage lawns with our favourite entertainer, Jon Peters!
Delicious Lamb Yiros & Apple Strudel from Finns Fine Foods, Beer & our great wines, make for a Great Day Out! Bring your picnic rug or make yourself at home at one of our tables & chairs.

Event will be inside our Barrel Shed for inclement weather.
Penola P. A. & H. Show
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
Come to the Penola Show where there will be lots of family entertainment.

See traditional country show displays including the CFS display, a special heifer show and all breeds cattle show, SE light Horsemen, yard dogs, sheaf tossing, horses in action and the Stockhorse Challenge.

The children will love the sideshows, animal nursery, children's entertainment and indoor exhibits and fireworks.
Island to Inland - Millicent Gallery
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
Islands are by nature hermetic and that seclusion, coupled with majestic natural surroundings can be a powerful muse to the creative soul.

Thus the symmetry of Kangaroo Island: 4500 square kilometres, half of it natural ecosystems and, 4500 residents, half seemingly artists in some form.

Ten of the island’s visual artists are bringing ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life in Island to Inland: contemporary art from Kangaroo Island, which will open at Flinders University City Gallery during SALA Festival 2017 and then be toured by Country Arts SA.

The artists are creating new works on the theme of ‘isolation and inspiration’ for the exhibition, curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Country Arts South Australia and Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager, Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery University.

Millicent Gallery - 26 Oct - 9 Dec 2018.
Robe Home Brew And Craft Beer Festival
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Robe Home Brew and Craft Beer Festival culminates over three days with the commencement, the judging of the Home Brew entries on the first day. The second day brings a ‘Beer Festival’ feel, with Local, Intra and Interstate Craft Brewers invited to sell their Brews, Local Wineries, live music, Local food Vendors Showcasing Local Produce, Cooking Master classes, beer related demonstrations, Brewery Tours/Master classes and a long lunch on the Sunday at a local eatery.
Naracoorte Race Day
Date Wed 31st Oct 2018
Join us at Naracoorte Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 31st of October. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Millicent Agricultural and Horticultural Show
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Usually held on the first weekend in November, the Millicent Agricultural and Horticultural Show is an annual event which features the best local produce, livestock, exhibitions held in the halls, an array of stalls, sideshows and show rides, horse jumping events, refreshments, parades and more.

On Friday Night, witness the night sky as it lights up with a spectacular colourful and dazzling display of fireworks. Also come and see the adrenalin pumping Moto-Cross. Competitors and visitors from all over South Australia and interstate come to compete and see this exciting night of motorbike racing. See the popular 'Freestyle Motocross' where competitors perform daring yet astonishing jumps and tricks.

Saturday, is a fun-filled day for all of the family with a busy side-show alley, local displays and exhibitions, competitions with great prizes to be won, and a special parade around the grounds in the afternoon.
Lowan Homestead 150th Celebration Weekend
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Lowan Homestead is celebrating its 150th year by hosting a charity weekend to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This will be the first time the historic property has been opened to the public.

Take a guided tour through Lowan House. Indulge in gourmet food, local wines, craft beer & cider. Take High Tea on the veranda. Relax and enjoy live music on the lawns. Bring along antiques for a free appraisal at our “Antiques Roadshow”. Wander around the grounds enjoying a wide variety of stalls and historic displays. There will be a Children’s Marquee with loads of activities for the little ones to enjoy as well as Pony Rides, Farm Animals, Giant Games & Face Painting.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the beautiful historic house and gardens. There’s something for all ages, so bring the whole family and help raise funds for a wonderful charity.
Melbourne Cup at Hollick Estates
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Join us on the turf this Tuesday 6th November for the Melbourne Cup with Upstairs at Hollick.

Simon Meares is our MC for the day, so be prepared to be entertained with door prizes & sweeps while enjoying premium beverages & delicious delicacies created by the team from Upstairs at Hollick.

Fashions on the field are being showcased by Moss & Wild. You will be sure to get some fantastic fashion tips from these ladies!

Watch the race that stops a nation on the big screen, as well as all the race day action at Flemington Racecourse
Legend of the Lakes Pop-up Bar celebration
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018
Koonara Wines is celebrating Mt Gambier's Legend of the Lakes Hillclimb on Thursday 8th November at the Rail Lands.

Get in the mood for the weekend with fabulous wine, food and live music and a large display of the weekend racing cars.

This is a family friendly event, with face-painting, hula-hoops, and twister for the kids!

Bring your friends and family, and celebrate one of Mt Gambier's premier events.

Koonara Wines available by the glass and bottle.

Your favourite food trucks available.

Live music + DJ.

Food: Bambino Woodfired Pizza + Southern Hot Dogs + Hanalei Bay Fish Tacos (vegetarian, gluten free and sugar free options available) + Strawberries Galore Loxton

More details to be announce in the coming weeks.

Free entry. $5 commemorative Polycarbonate glass will be yours to keep. Wine, beer and cider will be sold by the glass and bottle.

You are welcome to bring a picnic rug or deck chairs, however please don’t bring food or alcohol as it will be available on the night.
Legend of the Lakes Hillclimb 2018
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
The 2018 Mount Gambier Legend of the Lakes event will take place on Friday 9 November, Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November at the Valley Lake.

This is the 13th year that this event has been held and it continues to attract enormous national competitor interest. The Mount Gambier Legend of the Lakes has become an elite event on the National motor sport enthusiast’s calendar which adds greatly to our motoring history and is a significant coup for the City as a regular major event.
Penola Returned Serviceman's Day
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Join us at Penola Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 11th of November. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Mount Gambier Brass Band Festival 2018
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Lions Club of Mount Gambier sponsors this prestigious event each year in November. This festival is the largest country based brass band festival of its kind in Australia.

The Mount Gambier Brass Band Festival comprises of a morning massed street march, followed by participation in the city's annual Christmas Parade. In the afternoon the music contest is held in its entirety in the Helpmann Theatre. The contest will be held in graded divisions dependent on entry numbers. These selected divisions will be awarded a cash prize and trophy for the winning band and runner up in each grade.
NF McDonnell & Sons Mount Gambier Christmas Parade 2018
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Mount Gambier Christmas Parade draws people from around the region who line the main street to view the annual Parade running from Commercial Street East to Vansittart Park in Commercial Street West. You will find fun for all ages with Christmas themed floats, Giant Christmas tree, Father Christmas plus many more!

The Parade starts at 11am and continues for approximately one hour. Walking along the parade will be clowns and brass bands from local and interstate. The local community, schools and organisations get behind this event every year with prizes offered for the best float and entrant in various categories. Father Christmas always makes a special appearance at the end of the float. In 2018 the Mount Gambier Christmas Parade is celebrating its 59th year.
Naracoorte Race Day
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Join us at Naracoorte Racing Club for our Friday race meet on the 23rd of November. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Kalangadoo American BBQ Lunch at our Orchard
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Join us for Pete's Yoder smoked American BBQ lunch at our orchard in Kalangadoo.

Beer or cider on arrival, lunch, and tour of our orchard.

12 hour smoked beef brisket and Boston pork butt.

American style mac and cheese

Slaw and Salads

Baked jacket potatoes

Kalangadoo apple crumble and home made ice cream

Bar prices for beer and cider will be available.
Blue Lake Fun Run
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
A family-friendly Fun Run held annually along a scenic course in beautiful Mount Gambier, South Australia

In 2010 the inaugural Blue Lake Fun Run attracted over 1,000 participants including team entries from schools, sporting clubs and workplaces. The Fun Run started as an OPAL initiative which received overwhelming support from the community, government agencies, non-government organisations and businesses who all worked together to create an amazing inaugural event.

The previous Blue Lake Fun Runs have all attracted around 1,300 participants. This year we are expecting an even larger participation.

Proudly organised and run by the Lakes Rotary Club of Mount Gambier
Penola Race Day
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
Join us at Penola Racing Club for our Friday race meet on the 7th of December. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Island to Inland - Riddoch Art Gallery - Mt Gambier
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Islands are by nature hermetic and that seclusion, coupled with majestic natural surroundings can be a powerful muse to the creative soul.

Thus the symmetry of Kangaroo Island: 4500 square kilometres, half of it natural ecosystems and, 4500 residents, half seemingly artists in some form.

Ten of the island’s visual artists are bringing ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life in Island to Inland: contemporary art from Kangaroo Island, which will open at Flinders University City Gallery during SALA Festival 2017 and then be toured by Country Arts SA.

The artists are creating new works on the theme of ‘isolation and inspiration’ for the exhibition, curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Country Arts South Australia and Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager, Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery University.

Riddoch Gallery - Mt Gambier - 14 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019.
Australian String Quartet
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Celebrate Summer with a captivating twilight concert at the Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier with the Australian String Quartet (ASQ).

Following a whirlwind tour to Italy, the ASQ will bring a selection of its favourite music to South Australia to celebrate the festive season in style.

For over 30 years, the ASQ has created unforgettable string quartet performances for national and international audiences. Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian character, its purpose is to create chemistry and amplify intimacy through experiences that connect people with string quartet music.The distinct sound of the ASQ is enhanced by a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, on loan for the Quartet's exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.

The culmination of the ASQ's Limestone Coast summer resdiency, don’t miss this special opportunity to hear four of Australia’s finest musicians in concert.

Duration: 70 minutes plus interval

Mount Gambier, Riddoch Art Gallery: 15 December 2018, 5.30pm
The Australian String Quartet will conduct a summer residency in the Limestone Coast December 12 – 15 2018.

2018 Bordertown Cup
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
The annual Bordertown Cup is a great excuse to get together with family and friends to toast the festive season.

Bordertown is renowned for its specialty Sunday sessions at the races, with the Pavilion a popular meeting spot.

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.

There will be live music and free kids entertainment.
World Series Sprintcars at Borderline Speedway
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018
Borderline Speedway will see one of its biggest crowds for the season as race fans gather for Round Three of the World Series to witness the best in the business from Australia and overseas.

Watch local & international drivers put on an action packed show! Don't miss this one!

Beachport VACSWIM Lessons
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
VACSWIM SA is a South Australian Government supported program which provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival activities and basic aquatic emergency procedures.



The program is conducted by qualified instructors in controlled environments located at school pools, public and private pools, beaches and lakes throughout South Australia.

Enjoy a lifetime of safe recreation on, in and around the water by enrolling your children in the 2018 SA Water VACSWIM program.

Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
The second Sunday in January sees the fishing community of Cape Jaffa burst into life with the Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival.



This festival promises all the seafood, local produce and wine you could desire against the backdrop of the brilliant blue Southern Ocean. Indulge on Southern Rock Lobster, snapper pies, prawns and other fruits of the sea. For lovers of food from the land there will be plenty of barbecue treats and sweets, not to mention a huge array wines from the Mount Benson and Robe wine regions to compliment all that good food.

Live entertainment, photo opportunities with festival Lobster mascot and the annual kid's sandcastle building competition ensure it's a great day out for the entire family.

Don't miss the Limestone Coast social event of the year.

2019 Coonawarra Cup
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Summer is the time for South Australia's 'best country race meeting'.

Get your hats ready for the Coonawarra Cup! With over 3,000 visitors each year, come and experience a fun-filled day with fabulous local food, fine wine, fashion and friends.

Indulge in some track side hospitality and experience a great day out in one of South Australia's most iconic wine regions.
Kingston SE Lions Surf Fishing Contest
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Thu 31st Jan 2019
The Kingston Surf Fishing Competition is held annually in Kingston SE. The competition offers 87kms of onshore fishing starting from Kingston and finishing in the Coorong National Park. Total prize pool up to $25,000 in value.
2019 Naracoorte Cup
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
The 2019 Naracoorte Cup, an annual event held in Naracoorte, attracts race enthusiasts of all ages. The great location of the event makes it a must-see event.

Come along to Naracoorte Cup and join thousands of locals and visitors alike at the racecourse for a great day of fashion fun and the thrill of the race!

Enter the Nutrimetics Beauty Bar and Fashions at the races.
Gourmet food vans
Free kids activities
Live band from 4pm - 8pm
RUDIMENTAL "Toast To Our Differences"Tour 2019-Mt Gambier
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
East London luminaries, Rudimental will be heading back to Australia for a national tour in February 2019, as part of their Toast To Our Differences world tour to celebrate the release of their new album that’s set to drop globally on January 25, 2019.
Performing an All Ages Event at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol in Mount Gambier, S.A on Sunday Feb 10
There’s a lot of love for these guys here in Australia (one of their best performing markets) and it’s been over two years since the full band last toured here. But the good news is, they’re pumped to get back to our shores after being reminded of just how fun our Aussie audiences are when they headlined Snowtunes with a DJ set earlier this month.

Piers Agget enthuses, "We can't wait to come out to Australia again. It feels like our second home, we're gonna be playing the new album and touring with new singers and bringing a new spin on that Rudimental vibe".
Tickets will go on sale at 11am on Wednesday October 10 through Ticketek.

Frances Folk Gathering
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Each year on the last weekend in February, the tiny village of Frances (on the Victorian/South Australian border, about 50 kilometres south of Bordertown) opens its doors and its hearts to hold the Frances Folk Gathering - a huge collection of musicians, dancers, artists, buskers and just plain ordinary folk for a weekend of music, fun and laughter.

Most folk set up camp or park a caravan at the local oval for accommodation. Amenities there are basic but comfortable (toilets and showers, but no power) so come prepared to be reasonably self-sufficient. There are food stalls at the Frances Folk Gathering, and there is an excellent dining room at the local hotel.

The Frances Folk Gathering is about being in the festival, not just at it - there are plenty of opportunities to join in, whether it's as a performer, busker, a workshop, a competition, or just taking in the energy.
Bay Escape - Food, wine & lifestyle
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
A vibrant family-friendly festival that sees the main street of the small South Australian coastal town of Port Macdonnell filled with entertainers, stallholders, lifestyle vendors and the best food and wine from the Limestone Coast's many award-winning producers. A celebration of the coastal lifestyle.

Come to sample the lobster pies but stay for the entertainment!

The long-running event, previously known as the Bayside Festival, is famous for the Octopus Toss, where the bravest lads and lasses compete to throw the ungainly sea creature the furthest. The unique competition attracts thousands of spectators every year.
Blades of Glencoe
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Blades of Glencoe, 10th March 2019, at Glencoe Woolshed.
50 shearers, half of them women, over 1000 sheep, 40 stalls.
All-day live music
4 years since our last big day.
2019 Millicent Cup
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Racing Millicent Cup day is the day that Millicent district residents descend on the Penola Racecourse in their droves to celebrate Millicent’s biggest sporting and social event of the year.

An exciting day of action-packed racing for the whole family. The highlights on the track include the Millicent Cup with prize money of $35,000 and the Allen Liston Millicent Flying Handicap worth of $17,500.

Races will attract quality fields.

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.

For all bookings and enquiries contact us via email or phone.

Geltwood Festival
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
Millicent has a week of excitement and entertainment with the annual Geltwood Festival. This festival is a celebration and acknowledgement of the quilt making artisans and artists within the area.

During the week-long festival, local businesses will have a wide range of arts, crafts and quilting displayed in their shop windows or within their premises. There will also be music, food and story-telling.

People come from afar to enjoy the Geltwood Festival. You can take part in some exciting quilting workshops including learning to create your own Celtic knots and needle turn appliqué. Choose from the different workshops being offered throughout the week.

The Geltwood Festival is great for families with children's craft activities for all ages.

Learn a different skill from the different workshops and learn a step by step design process from the experts. Refer to event website for full details.
Geltwood Festival including Market & Family Day
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
Geltwood Festival runs over the weekend of April with numerous exhibitions and workshops on offer and a wonderful Market held on the Sunday - 10amâ€׀pm George Street Millicent.
Numerous stalls selling fresh local produce, home-made goods, tasty treats, art, craft and lots more.
Entertainment will be provided by local musicians.
2019 Penola Cup
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
What better way to spend Easter Sunday than amongst the vines of the Coonawarra? Watch some fantastic racing while the children enjoy the entertainment at the track.

Organise your friends to be part of a great social day out.

- Free shuttle bus from town and back
- Fashion at the Races great local prizes

Family friendly - full of fun activities for the kids including:
- A visit from the Easter Bunny
- Easter egg hunt
- Kids races
- Face painting
- Bouncy castle
2019 Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Come join us at the 2019 Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival.

Experience the real thunder of the hooves as the thoroughbreds pass by. Unite with the crowd cheering on your favourite. Have a flutter at the various on-course TAB and Book Maker facilities provided.

Watch the passion and the emotions of the winning owners, trainers, and jockeys, race sponsors and delighted patrons as the carnival provides prizes totalling over AUD225,000.
Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Penola Festival Association Incorporated is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that in 2019 will conduct its 28th Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival.



Each year the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival attract major events and exhibitions appealing to a broad audience. We are fortunate to be one of the few festivals in regional South Australia that has the potential to generate significant cultural tourism with an easily recognisable wine brand in Coonawarra and the fine food of the Limestone Coast.

Events include Co-Opera, a comprehensive Family Programme , AUD10000.00 John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize, Festival Design Prize, Coonawarra Hall Music Night of Shenanigans, Literary Events and many more art exhibitions, competitions, food and wine.

The events are held in a variety of venues and will appeal to families, children, art lovers and all festival goers.