By Lauren Ferrone
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
This fortnight’s events calendar features dodgeball, folk music and cheese galore. And that’s just the start of the fun. Here’s what we’re getting up to over the next 2 weeks.
1. Fleurieu Folk Festival
When: 25–27 October
Over 3 balmy October days, the Fleurieu Folk Festival will bring a smorgasbord of sound to the picturesque town of Willunga.
Tune into 50 local, interstate and international folk musicians, covering a wide range of genres from Americana to bluegrass and even musical theatre.
The Fleurieu Folk Festival is a family-friendly event, and has been running since 2007. You’ll find workshops, spoken word, poetry and children’s entertainment as well as local food, wine and market stalls.
When: 26-27 October
Where: Rymill Park, Adelaide
Cheese producers from around Australia will gather in Rymill Park for CheeseFest+FERMENT this weekend.
To accompany the dairy goodness, there’ll be free cooking demonstrations and tastings from some of Australia’s top brewers, distillers and vintners.
Tempted? Pre-purchase your tickets online and go into the draw to win the ultimate SA foodie travel prize thanks to RAA – the 2019 official SA travel partner of CheeseFest+FERMENT.
3. Vegan Festival Adelaide
When: 26–27 October
Where: Rundle Park, Adelaide
If you’re vegan, chances are you’ve probably been asked, ‘What do you actually eat?’ From 26–27 October, the answer lies at Vegan Festival Adelaide in Rundle Park.
Here, you’ll find a huge range of vegan food, from nourishing meals to delicious treats. Browse market stalls for vegan cosmetics, learn how to cook a hearty herbivorous meal from well-known chefs or listen to a range of talks by prominent animal activists.
4. Halloween Dodgeball at the Adelaide Goal
When: 2 November
Strange things can happen around Halloween. Consider this spookily fun event one of them.
It’s not every night you can dress up as a skeleton, zombie or ghoul and play dodgeball at the Adelaide Goal.
It might seem like an unlikely setting, but it’s a guaranteed laugh, and a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone.
Round up some friends, prepare your costumes and spend the night at one of Adelaide’s most historic (and haunted) locations.
5. The South Australian Tourism Awards
When: 8 November
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre
Show your support for local businesses at the South Australian Tourism Awards. Presented by the Tourism Industry Council of South Australia, the awards celebrate tourism businesses that have excelled within the state.
Here at RAA, we’re all about supporting locals, which is why we’re presenting 2 lucky finalists with the RAA Voters’ Choice Tourism Award. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 8 November.