There's a busy few days ahead with Barossa Gourmet Weekend, art, music, the KI Marathon – and of course the Royal Adelaide Show.
What’s On: Barossa Gourmet, Flinders Revealed, ASO, KI marathon
Follow the trail
Immerse yourself in the Barossa Valley’s food and wine from September 6 to 8 during the Barossa Gourmet Weekend. There will be intimate tastings, dining experiences, masterclasses, long lunches and garden parties. The $10 Gourmet Trail pass includes a souvenir glass and access to 13 Gourmet Trail events.
The historic Wilpena Wool Shed will host The Flinders Revealed exhibition, by the Painters of the Flinders Ranges, from September 7 to October 7. There will be close to 100 paintings by 10 artists, all related to the Flinders Ranges. Last year, more than 2000 people visited the exhibition, which is part of A Brush with Art.
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra presents Idyllic Visions at Adelaide Town Hall on September 6 and 7. Conducted by Mark Wigglesworth and featuring pianist Stephen Hough, the piece reveals an intimate dialogue between soloist and orchestra. Symphonic in scope, Idyllic Visions incorporates four movements and a notoriously challenging piano part. Tickets include entry to a one-hour talk in the Meeting Hall, just behind the Town Hall.
Running with kangaroos
The KIC Kangaroo Island Marathon will feature runners from around the world and all across the country, on Saturday, September 7. This year, the event will relocate from Flinders Chase National Park to American River. The course will feature 50 per cent off-road trails, following the nature-based marathon trend.
It’s show time
The Adelaide Showgrounds will come alive with the Royal Adelaide Show, from August 30 to September 8. It’s a big year, with some significant milestones, including 50 years of the ferris wheel, 90 years of the CWA and 100 years of the Angus Society of Australia, which is the feature breed for beef cattle this year. There will be a full entertainment program over the 10 days, exhibitions, food, carnival attractions, showbags and fireworks.