October 14, 2021
What's On

What’s On: Gorgeous historic garden, race days and festivals

Grab the keys and go for a drive this weekend to see the beautiful Anlaby Station garden, folk on the Fleurieu or roses in the Riverland.

Gardens galore

The historic gardens at Anlaby Station will be open from 10am on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17. With 10 acres of Edwardian-inspired gardens, guests will be able to immerse themselves in Australia’s wonderful history at the oldest Merino sheep stud on mainland Australia. The gardens offer a perfect family outing with a marketplace selling products from local creators, activities for kids including face painting and a petting zoo, and artisan beers and wine from Barossa winemakers. Anlaby will also be offering authentic Devonshire Teas on the Terrace and anticipate that more than 1200 scones will be consumed over the weekend.

A day at the races

Morphettville is set to put on a thrilling day of racing on Sunday, October 16 as the Everest & Caulfield Cup Day appears live on the big screens. Watch The Everest live from Sydney, then tune into Melbourne to experience the prestigious Group 1 Caulfield Cup. Morphettville Racecourse is offering first-class hospitality packages to make the day one to remember.

Beyond the vines

Join Steinborner & Reynolds Family Vineyards and 100 Barossa Artists on Saturday, October 16 for a three-hour workshop where you will learn how to turn grapevines into charcoal. The hands-on workshop explores charcoal as a natural art material and is an opportunity to experience the process from vineyard to canvas. Artists Ronald Weight and Renee de Saxe will guide guests’ charcoal making and drawing as they talk art and enjoy drinks around the fireplace.

Made for market

The Tanunda Town Square precinct will become a hive of activity with the Barossa Made Market on Saturday, October 16. The market will showcase the talents of artists, craftspeople and local producers in a vibrant, family-friendly atmosphere. There will be a choice selection of products handmade in the Barossa with authenticity and passion, so visitors are sure to find something special.

Folk festival

South Australia’s largest folk music festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival is a vibrant, three-day, multi-staged, family-friendly and affordable music festival in Willunga. The award-winning festival is run entirely by volunteers and is aimed at supporting live performance, folk music, dance and poetry. The festival has a strong focus on young people and has a number of children’s activities. This year’s festival will be held from October 15 to 17.

Scary good cause

Registrations are now open for The Hospital Research Foundation Group’s Together Fright Halloween fundraiser. Nominate a disease or illness that you would like to frighten off and host a fundraiser with your family and friends, workplace or school to raise money to support world-leading research and patient care services to help Australians in need. All funds raised will go towards fighting common enemies – cancer, heart disease, stroke, mental illness, dementia and other illness and disease.

In the garden

Australia’s largest garden festival, the Riverland Rose and Garden Festival will run from October 15 to 24. The ten-day festival attracts thousands of rose and garden lovers each year with floral displays, environmental walks, a fashion parade, seminars, open gardens, food and wine, and much more.

For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the October issue of SALIFE, out now. 


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