Events for September 2016

By: Ali Millar


What's happening around the country this month?

Events For September 2016Queensland

SARINA BEACH COCONUT FESTIVAL

Sep 3

Enjoy a host of ‘nutty’ games, with coconut relays, palm weaving, de-husking and de-nutting, with coconuts and other local produce in all their glory!

www.facebook.com/Sarina-Beach-Coconut-Festival-853027338152723

BURDEKIN WATER FESTIVAL Grand Parade

Sep 3

A street parade and mardi gras, filled with colourful floats, in the Burdekin CBD concludes a three-month long festival celebrating the abundant underground water supply

www.burdekinwaterfestival.com.au

BEDOURIE UTE AND TRAVELLERS’ MUSTER

Sep 10

Held with the Bedourie Races, the muster attracts motor enthusiasts from around the country to compete in a variety of categories, including utes, motorhomes and 4WDs.

www.thediamantina.com.au

MONTO DAIRY FESTIVAL

Sep 18-25

Gain insight into the region’s diverse agricultural industries through interactive displays, a festival parade and various workshops throughout the week.

www.facebook.com/Monto-Dairy-Festival-528193490630651

New South Wales/ACT

TRUNDLE BUSH TUCKER DAY

Sep 3

Featuring bush cooking competitions, a billy boiling sprint, a damper throw and classic bush entertainment. Get involved to win great prizes or just sit back and watch the entertainment unfold.

www.trundlebushtuckerday.com

BROKEN HEEL FESTIVAL

Sep 9-11

Immerse yourself in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert birthday celebrations with a full program in and around the famous Palace Hotel, Silverton Hotel and the Silver City region featured in the film.

www.bhfestival.com

FLORIADE 2016

Sep 17-Oct 16

This free, iconic Canberra event

celebrates the beauty of spring, showcasing a stunning array of exotic bulbs and annuals in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park.

www.floriadeaustralia.com

CURRYFEST

Sep 24

Woolgoolga celebrates its Punjabi heritage with a beachside festival featuring more than 150 stalls, with curries, treats, conserves and crafts plus mindfulness demonstrations, rides and entertainment.

www.facebook.com/WoolgoolgaCurryfest

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Victoria

KYNETON DAFFODIL AND ARTS FESTIVAL

Sep 1-11

Explore local gardens with daffodils in bloom, visit the Antique and Vintage Fair, enjoy the Wine and Food Festival, marvel at visual and performing arts and partake in the Grand Parade on the last day.

www.kynetondaffodilarts.org.au

MOONCAKE FESTIVAL

Sep 18

Dandenong Market hosts harvest festivities observed by folks hailing from 10 countries in the Asian region, with various cuisines, lantern making crafts, a mooncake eating competition and cultural performances.

www.dandenongmarket.com.au

MILDURA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sep 23-Oct 2

More than 70 unsigned entertainers will perform at 26 venues in the greater Mildura region to mark the 20th Southern Stars country music awards, where Aussie independent artists are celebrated.

www.milduracountrymusic.com.au

HORSHAM AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Sep 25

Enjoy classic country show action with a dog high jump, food and wine, a stockman’s challenge, BMX stunt riding, quick shear competition, a treasure sand pit and boss muscle car and 4WD exhibition.

www.horshamshow.com.au

Tasmania

DELORAINE MARKET

Sep 3

Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch while browsing stalls for venison, farm rabbits, sourdough breads, cakes, conserves, fruit and vegetables plus plants, books, crafts and bric-a-brac.

www.delorainemarket.com.au

AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC FESTIVAL

Sep 8-11

Catch a rare glimpse of the Aurora Australis from L’Astrolabe, tour the Mawson’s Hut replica and discover the essential research from Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies with film, photography and lectures.

www.antarcticfestival.com.au

TASMANIAN TROUT EXPO

Sep 17-18

Anglers compete for prizes including the $10,000 Tagged Trout title at number 2 and 3 weirs on Brumby’s Creek, with food stalls, picnic grounds and camping at the Cressy Recreation Ground.

www.tasmaniantroutexpo.com.au

SHEFFIELD MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

Sep 24-25

Enjoy swordsmanship, jousting and archery as the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights Templar Tasmania (SMOKTT) rejoices in medieval ways with food, dancing, costumes and performance.

www.facebook.com/Tasmania-medieval-festival-931721103514067/?fref=ts

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South Australia

BAROSSA GOURMET WEEKEND

Sep 2-4

Sample award-winning food and wine from the Barossa region with entertainment amid blossoms and budding vines, and local producers hosting a series of parties to welcome in the Spring.

www.barossagourmet.com

LOWER LAKES STOCKMANS CHALLENGE AND BUSH FESTIVAL

Sep 16-18

Watch Aussie bush folk drive cattle through vast terrain for the title Legend of the Lower Lakes and enjoy camp oven cuisine, stalls, pony rides, a ute muster and live shows.

www.lakeschallenge.com.au

KANGAROO ISLAND ART FEAST

Sep 29-Oct 3

Enjoy island-wide festivities celebrating the work of more than 150 local artists, chefs and distillers and fermenters presented by a not-for-profit organisation established by the late Peter Walker.

www.kangarooislandartfeast.org.au

Ceduna Oysterfest

Sep 30-Oct 2

Try your hand at shucking, watch cooking how-tos or sample locally-grown and prepared oysters alongside art, wine and the One and All Sail-training vessel and live entertainment.

www.ceduna.sa.gov.au/oysterfest

Western Australia

KOORDA SHOW

Sep 3

Celebrate local industry with livestock, machinery, minerals and manufacturer displays plus local produce, arts and crafts not to mention field competitions and ample family-friendly entertainment.

www.koordashow.com

SHINJU MATSURI FESTIVAL

Sep 11-18

Celebrate the dawn of Broome’s pearling industry that attracted Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Koepangers, Filipino and Europeans to the region, and resulted in the multicultural dynamic that exits today.

www.shinjumatsuri.com.au

ZEST FESTIVAL

Sep 17-18

Inspired by the voyages of the Dutch East India Company, the festival celebrates Kalbarri’s multicultural roots with performances, music, art, food, education, film and community workshops.

www.zestfest.com.au

BINDOON HISTORIC VEHICLE DAY

Sep 18

Admire the craftsmanship and sense the pioneering thrill of travelling in an early 20th century automobile as you browse the historic display, with stalls, art shows amid WA’s wildflower blooms.

www.chittering.wa.gov.au

Northern Territory

RED CENTRENATS

Sep 2-4

Catch burnouts, drag racing, a show ’n’ shine, motorkhana, grass driving and an impressive Street Parade in this family-friendly auto event presented by the NT Government and Summernats.

www.redcentrenats.com.au

BUSH BANDS BASH

Sep 5

Enjoy some of the best of contemporary Indigenous music from the heart of Australia including a showcase from the Desert Divas – established to encourage emerging Indigenous female artists.

www.musicnt.com.au

DARWIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 14-21

Deckchair Cinema-goers can gain access to 12 alternative international screenings shown across eight nights amid workshops, screen culture talks and pop up screenings around Darwin city.

www.deckchaircinema.com.au

DANCESITE

Sep 18-19

Local performers of Yanyuwa country invite visiting dance groups to kick up dust Borroloola, in a rich celebration of traditional Indigenous dance with Kailani Pacific Dancers.

www.artbacknt.com.au

ALICE SPRINGS FESTIVAL OF TENNIS

Sep 20-Oct 2

Watch tennis champions in the making or have a crack at the Alice Springs Open yourself, with junior and adult sportspeople competing on international circuits hailing from Australia-wide.

www.tennis.com.au/nt/tournaments