Regional Tourism Guide for Yorke Peninsula
South Australia  
Give Peace a Chance Community Exhibition at Moonta Gallery of the Arts
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Tue 27th Nov 2018
Give Peace a Chance Community Exhibition will be held at The Moonta Gallery of the Arts during November 2018 , open from 11am to 3pm daily.

Community exhibitions are open to artists and friends from within and outside the Copper Coast. Contact the gallery for more details.

The Moonta Gallery of the Arts has a different exhibition nearly every month.
Copper Country Keepsakes Christmas Gift Shop at The Ascot Community Exhibition Art Gallery
Date Mon 12th Nov 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
The Copper Country Keepsakes Christmas Gift Shop will be held at The Ascot Community Exhibition Art Gallery. Open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4.00 pm and Saturday mornings 10 am to 12 midday from 12th November to 24th December 2018.

A wonderful collection of unique and hand crafted gifts for those family and friends on your Christmas list. Also available will be a wide range of wonderful decorations and trimmings for your home. Make this the place to visit for all your special Christmas gift shopping.

The Ascot Community Exhibition Art Gallery has a different exhibition each month.

The Kernewek Lowender Art Prize Collection is also on permanent display (except for May in odd numbered years when the Cornish Festival is being held).

A Day at the 'Burgh
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Festival of food, music and the arts.

Festival incl. fashion parade, vintage cars, kids activities, music, food, wine, cider, beer, afternoon tea with Mr Peter Goers @ 3.30pm

Fantastic community day for family and friends to enjoy local talented musicians, artists and gourmet food and wine tasting.

Come and enjoy a great "Day at the "Burgh"!

A variety of accommodation available from the Edithburgh Caravan Park, Motels, Hotels or Holiday homes.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

JDRF One Walk, Wallaroo
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
A JDRF One Walk will be held in Wallaroo on Saturday 24th November from 9.30 am with check in from 8.30 am, commencing and finishing at the Wallaroo Adventure Playground, Irwin Street, Wallaroo.
The day will start with bacon and egg sandwiches and coffee for breakfast from 8.30am and the walk cross Irwin Street and head out along the Rail Trail - Copper Coast for 2.5 kms before returning to Wallaroo Playground for a sausage sizzle and children’s activities including face painting.
Dogs are welcome on lead, the route is pram and wheelchair friendly.
JDRF One Walk. For a world without type 1 diabetes.
Ardrossan Markets
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Come along and grab a bargain from the many various stalls.

Stalls include but not limited to, plants, homemade baby goods, jewellry, wooden products. BBQ available.

Publican's Day, Wallaroo Mines Bowling Club
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
The Wallaroo Mines Bowling Club Inc, in Lipson Ave, will host their Publican's Day on Sunday 25th November from 9.30 am for 10 am start. Entries are open now for teams to register by 16th November for $80 per team.
Christmas Toy Run, Kadina
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
The Christmas Toy Run for the Salvation Army organised by the Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of Northern Yorke Peninsula Inc. will be held on Sunday 25th November 2018. The ride will start from Drain Road Kadina at 10 am and return around 12.30 - 1 pm for a bbq lunch @ $10 per head.

The event is open to all registered and insured motorcycles of any age and manufacture. There will be long and short runs.

Non Perishable Christmas foods and new toys can be delivered to the Drain Road Clubrooms on the day or cash donations please.

Curramulka Light Up
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Curramulka Light Up is an annual even, now in its 18th year! A fun, family night out for the whole family!

There will be a Christmas Street Parade, photos with Santa in the Curry Cave, live music, food, drinks and bar facilities, glow products, twilight markets, face painting and much more.

The Curramulka town Christmas light display commences at 8.45pm and runs right through until the New Year.
Curramulka Christmas Light Display
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
The township of Curramulka puts on one of the most impressive Christmas Light displays on Yorke Peninsula each year. The official switch on is 8.45pm on the 1st of December following the Light Up celebrations at the town oval. Lights remain switched on until New Years.
Ian and Evan Burman Exhibition at Moonta Gallery of the Arts
Date Mon 3rd Dec 2018 to Sat 29th Dec 2018
Ian and Evan Burman will be exhibiting at The Moonta Gallery of the Arts during December 2018, open from 11am to 3pm daily (closed Christmas day).

The Moonta Gallery of the Arts has a different exhibition nearly every month.
Wallaroo Carols
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
The Wallaroo Carols will be held in the Wallaroo Foodland Mall in Owen Terrace on Saturday 8th December from 10am. The Wallaroo Community Development Association will hold this event with entertainment provided by local school children and Sing Australia Choir.
Kadina Garage Sale at Kadina Showgrounds
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
A Garage Sale will be held at the Kadina Showgrounds at the cnr Mines Road and Agery Road on the second Saturday of most months from 7.30 am to 1 pm, run by the Kadina AH & F Society.
A sausage sizzle will be available.

Upcoming 2018 dates:
Saturday 8th December

Upcoming 2019 Dates:

January tbc
Saturday 9th February
Saturday 9th March
Saturday 13th April
Saturday 14th September
Saturday 12th October
Saturday 9th November
December tbc

(no market May, July, July, August)
Moonta Christmas Lights Road Tram Tours 2018
Date Tue 11th Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
NATIONAL TRUST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Moonta Branch, will again be running the fabulous Moonta Christmas Lights Road Tram Tours in 2018! Bookings Essential.

This year they will be running their Christmas Lights tours from 11th to 24th December inclusive.
Tours leave nightly at 9 pm from the Visitor Information Outlet, Moonta Railway Station Blanche Terrace and run for a little over 1 hour.

Prices:​ $5.00 per person (Adult/Child)​
Children $0 if sitting on your lap

Bookings open at 9 am on Thursday 1st November and can be made in person or by phone at the Information Outlet but must be paid for at the time to secure your booking.

Seats are limited.

Looking forward to a Merry Christmas.

Moonta Christmas Pageant & Festivities
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
The Moonta Christmas Pageant & Festivities will be held on Sunday 16th December this year. - Pageant starts at 5.30 pm - Markets are from 3 pm -7 pm - Carols for kids 6.30 pm - Family Carols from 7.30 to 9 pm

Prior to the pageant there will be markets which will be held in Queen Square, starting at 3pm and finishing at 7pm. The Pageant commences at 5.30pm. The procession will start from Military Road and proceed along Blanche Terrace, turning right into George Street and finishing at Queen Square.

Carols by Candlelight commences at 7.30pm with a variety of artists and entertainment for all.
Christmas In Kadina
Date Mon 17th Dec 2018
Christmas in Kadina will be held on Monday 17th December from 5.30 pm with a pageant and carols in Victoria Square and Graves Street.

There will be entertainment for the whole family, plenty of food and refreshments.

Find your spot along the route as the pageant travels around Victoria Square and down Graves Street.

At the completion of the pageant start to celebrate Christmas with Community Christmas Carols in Victoria Square.

Santa's Cave, Moonta
Date Mon 17th Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
Santa's Cave will be open in the Moonta Town Hall Supper Room, Henry Street entrance, from Monday 17th to Monday 24th December this year (closed Sunday 23rd) from 10 am until 2 pm daily. A photographer will be present to take photographs of children with Santa.

This is the old John Martins Magic Cave.

Entry to Santa's Cave is free but there is a charge for photos.

Drakes Supermarkets Copper Coast New Years Eve Celebrations
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
The Drakes Supermarkets Copper Coast New Years Eve Celebrations will be held on the Wallaroo foreshore from 7pm, New Years Eve December 31st 2018
Fireworks will be held at 9.30 pm and midnight, family friendly, alcohol free event featuring sideshow amusements, food stalls and other fun activities.
Port Vincent Gala Day
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019 to Wed 1st Jan 2020
Over 60 stalls, displays, children's events and entertainment are available on the day including fashion stalls, produce stalls, arts and craft stalls, jewellery stalls and food stalls.

The will be displays by Maitland Vintage Car Club, Country Fire Service, Port Vincent/Stansbury Wooden Boat Regatta, Fishcare and the South Australian Ambulance Service.

Children's activities include sand castle competition, plaster fun house, children's animal zoo and sideshow rides.
Drakes Supermarkets Copper Coast New Years Day Festivities
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019
The Drakes Supermarkets Copper Coast New Years Day Festivities will be held in the Chatfield Terrace car park near the foreshore. Come and enjoy the market stalls, sideshows, monster truck between 12 noon and 4 pm on New Year's Day.

A great follow on to the fireworks and celebrations on New Year's Eve with the Drakes Supermarkets Copper Coast New Years Eve Celebrations

Julie Cheshire at Moonta Gallery of the Arts
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Tue 29th Jan 2019
Julie Cheshire will be exhibiting at The Moonta Gallery of the Arts during January 2019, open from 11am to 3pm daily.

The Moonta Gallery of the Arts has a different exhibition nearly every month.
Australia Day BBQ Breakfast, Moonta Bay
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
An Australia Day BBQ Breakfast will be held at the Moonta Bay foreshore car park from 7.30 am to 10.30 am on Australia Day, Saturday 26th January.

Come and enjoy the bbq breakfast with gluten free options available. All proceeds from this annual fundraising event go to Variety, the Children's Charity.

Embroiders Guild at Moonta Gallery of the Arts
Date Mon 4th Feb 2019 to Wed 27th Feb 2019
The Embroiders Guild will have and exhibition at The Moonta Gallery of The Arts in February 2019, 11am to 3pm daily.

The Moonta Gallery of the Arts has a different exhibition nearly every month.

Moonta Country Markets
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
The Moonta Country Markets, a Moonta National Trust event, will be next held in Queen Square on Sunday 10th March 2019 (March long weekend) from 9am to 2pm.

Stalls feature crafts, toys, collectables, jewellery, books, produce, bric-a-brac, food and drinks available.
Moonta Show n Shine
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
The Moonta Show n Shine will be held at the Moonta Football Ground from 9am to 3pm on Sunday 10 th March. (long weekend) There will be food stalls and entertainment available. More details to be added closer to the event.
140th Annual Maitland Show, SA
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Come to our 140th Regional Show - Loads of competitions, Horses in Action - check our booklet on the website.

It's Half-Price rides this year, V8 Utes battle it out, go vertical on the 8M rock climbing wall or compete in our new Country Challenge - a test of skills and humour in over-sized gum boots!

Plus MTV Promotions Australia's only Pig Racing and Diving team, Hamish and Annie's interactive children's production of song and dance, Wild West Whip Cracking and Rope twirling shows … snap the kids with the big characters not-blending in the crowds.

There's a Model Railway, Animal petting zoo, Remote-controlled trucks and our annual Piston Cup – standard and hotted-up ride-on mower Races.

Hours of entertainment with IN DA FACE’s easy listening Rock n Roll and ME 'N ME MATES’ Australian music and storytelling.

Extra Special Fireworks to top it all off - keep your wrist bands on from entry into the show, to get your car in for free.

Variety of food, wine, beer, softdrinks, carnival food including our own Pumpkin Kitchen.

Join our 140th Birthday Party for our best show ever - just 2.5 hrs drive from Adelaide CBD, on the Yorke Peninsula!

Curramulka Speedshear
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Curramulka once again hosts the Curramulka Speedshear.

Located centrally on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula, Curramulka is an idyllic setting for this event where shearers pit their skills against the clock and fellow competitors.

With similar competitions being held around the country, speedshears are becoming more popular as shearers compete for thousands of dollars in prize money.

The Curramulka Speedshear is a day out for the whole family with activities for children, full bar and canteen facilities, and at the end of the day a live band performs into the evening.

The Curramulka Speedshear also incorporates the monthly Curramulka Farmers Market.

Gates open at 12noon - free entry!
Bike SA Easter Cycle
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Our Easter Cycle is the ideal long weekend of relaxed fun for family and friends. From long day-trips chasing the horizon for committed roadies, to little loops for tackers on trainer-wheels - as well as our famous Night Ride - our Easter Cycle has plenty in the program to keep the entire mob occupied all long-weekend.

There will be rides of varying distances sufficient to challenge roadies and the mountain bikers. Rides have also been planned for those looking for a more leisurely time out on their bikes, and, of course, the younger members of the group including the ever popular Easter Egg Hunt.

Round up the family, get your mates together or just bring yourself along - it's a great way to meet people and make new friends. You can ride as much or as little as you like - it's your weekend to enjoy!
Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival
Date Mon 13th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Mark your calendar – KERNEWEK LOWENDER COPPER COAST CORNISH FESTIVAL - this much anticipated biennial event will be held from Monday 13th May until Sunday 19th May 2019.

The towns of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo will be a buzz with excitement– offering a full program with something for every- one.

This is the time our region honours it’s fore-bears with a week of everything Cornish.

Enjoy Maypole and Furry Dancing, Street Parades, Concerts and Cornish Ceremonies, Markets, Feasts and Exhibitions, Art Prize and Cavalcade of Cars and Motor Cycles.

You may like to dress as a Cousin Jack or Jenny in traditional Cornish attire and join in the fun.

Perhaps try your hand at making a traditional Cornish Pasty – or just enjoy eating one at the many fabulous cafes and eateries available.

Keep an eye out for the official program on our website early bookings are recommended.

The Kernewek Lowender is attended by over 40,000 people and many events sell out early.

Dynnargh! And Enjoy

Dressing of the Graves, Kernewek Lowender
Date Tue 14th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
The 2019 Dressing the Graves ceremonies will be held on Tuesday 14 May at Greens Plains West (10:30 am) and Wallaroo (1:30 pm) and on Wednesday 15 May at Kadina (10:30 am) and Moonta (1:30 pm). Nominations are open now and must be received by 30 September 2018. Dressing of the Graves is a project sponsored by the Cornish Association of South Australia in conjunction with Kernewek Lowender.

It is intended to remember and honour the lives of our ancestors. The ceremony is very poignant, and floral tributes, welcoming groups, choirs and preparation of citations for the grave sites are done by local school students. The involvement of our school children lends the ceremonies a truly community atmosphere.

Each ceremony is a unique experience and they have developed into the highly regarded Kernewek Lowender event that Dressing the Graves has become since its inception at the 2001 Festival. Two hundred and eighty one (281) pioneer ancestors have been honoured since that time. Dressing the Graves has created an ongoing valuable legacy for the Copper Coast, and family history research per se, and the program is well grounded to continue strongly into the future.

Copper Coast Classic Cavalcade of Cars and Motorcycles, Kernewek Lowender
Date Sun 19th May 2019
The Copper Coast Classic Cavalcade of Cars and Motorcycles is held as part of the Copper Coast Cornish Festival, Kernewek Lowender and is for vehicles built in 1985 and earlier. It will be held on Sunday 19th May and starts from the Viterra marshalling yards off Magazine Road, Wallaroo at 10 am. The vehicles then travel through Wallaroo to Moonta, Moonta Bay, Port Hughes before finishing at the Kadina Football Oval between 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Spectators line the streets and roads to watch the procession of around 500 cars go by. The vehicles will then assemble on the Kadina Football Oval with a Show 'n Shine, dancing, side shows, stalls, food and drink. An event not to be missed.

Kadina Swap Meet
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Kadina Swap Meet, Show ‘n Shine, Market Day, Collectables, Trash & Treasure will be held on Sunday June 9th 2019, 8 am to 3 pm (Prices to be confirmed) Showgrounds, Mines Road Kadina
‘Something for Everyone’
The Kadina Showgrounds will come alive on the June long weekend, with a day of festivities featuring the annual Swap Meet and Show 'n Shine.

There is something for everyone, from car displays to trash and treasure.
Come along and seek out a bargain at the Swap Meet/Trash & Treasure. View the Cars on display at the Show & Shine on the Oval and wander through the Indoor Market area in the Grandstand Pavilion. There is also a Memorabilia and Collections Section in the Exhibition building. . Food available on site for breakfast & lunch.

For more information please phone us.

Kadina A.H. & F. Society Fundraiser

Studio Surf Art Exhibition
Date Thu 1st Aug 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
SALA Art Exhibition - August 1st-31st 2019


2019 Participating Artists: TBA

Open 11-3pm daily throughout the SALA festival 1-31 August, and Fri-Sun throughout the year.

Studio Surf Cafe also serves quality barista made coffee and homemade cakes.
Kadina Annual Show
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
The Kadina Annual Show is a traditional show and will be held on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2019 - it is family orientated with fun for everyone with both days of the show running from 9am to 4pm.

Proudly one of the longest running shows in the state, exhibitions include arts and crafts, literature, cooking, produce, photography, wood, birds and animals. There will be sideshows, trade sites, food venues, and horses in action, personality awards, colouring competition and many more. Plenty of entertainment for everyone.
Camelot Garden Stroll
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
Don't miss this opportunity to stroll through Camelot Garden on its annual open days, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2019 between 10 am and 4 pm each day. $10 admission includes devonshire tea. Trading Table available.

Proceeds to Cancer Council SA and Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Camelot Garden depicts a traditional English country garden, and has often been described by many groups and visitors as a 'hidden gem in Kadina'.

Camelot Garden boasts, tall trees - including prunus, silver birch, silky oak, golden elms, and claret ash as well as salvia bushes, lavender bushes, over 150 flowering roses, with all of them looking beautiful for the commencement of spring.

The garden holds many surprises at every turn, along with beautifully manicured lawns there are many seated areas to sit, rest, reflect and thoroughly enjoy the garden.

Group bookings can be made outside of the annual open days by prior arrangement.