Events for April 2017

By: Rachael Doherty


April is jam-packed with an event or festival to suit everyone.

Events for April 2017
The Fairbridge Festival in Perth will have almost 100 acts on show.

QUEENSLAND

Eromanga Rodeo, Gymkhana and Campdraft

Apr 14-16

For some good old outback fun, head to Eromanga and check out the cowboys in action. Rodeo, camp draft, motorbike and horse gymkhana events will be held throughout the weekend.

Eromanga, (07) 4656 0540, www.visitquilpieshire.com

Dust N Gold Rodeo

Apr 22

Enjoy extreme rodeo action befitting of fine Charters Towers’ tradition. This event is a popular, family-friendly day out held under the covered arena at the Dalrymple Equestrian Complex.

Charters Towers, www.charterstowersrodeo.com

NEW SOUTH WALES

Taste Tamworth Festival

Apr 28-May 7

Meet growers, makers, chefs and diners in this 10-day event with Taste in the Park and The Long Lunch, plus cooking lessons, workshops and organic markets and the Farm Gate Trail.

Tamworth, (02) 6767 5300, www.tastetamworth.com.au

Booligal Sheep Races

Apr 8

Support local charities at this light-hearted meet that kicks off with judging for the Best Decorated Sheep, with a barbecue on cricket lawns, prizes and camping on the Lachlan River.

Booligal, www.booligalsheepraces.com.au

VICTORIA

Run the Rock

Apr 1

Take off on a fun run surrounded by the alluring mountains, abundant wildlife and beautiful gardens of Woodend. Choose from a 5km run or walk, 12km run, 20km run and the 2km kids run.

Hanging Rock Reserve, Woodend, (03) 9285 0600, www.solemotive.com/events/run-the-rock-2016

Tarra Festival 2017

Apr 13-17

Now in its 45th year, the Tarra Festival celebrates The Dreaming with markets, petting zoos, pony rides, a monster Easter egg hunt and Rotary Art Show plus a bright festival parade.

Tarra, tarrafestival.com.au

TASMANIA

Art Farm Birchs Bay – Sculpture Trail

Apr 14-July 31

Leisurely wander through pear orchards, windy bush trails and open fields where you’ll find 30 artworks set within the landscape against views of Bruny Island and the D'Entreacastaux Channel.

Art Farm Birchs Bay, Woodbridge, www.artfarmbirchsbay.org.au

Tasmanian Youth Orchestra – TYO Program 1 2017

Apr 9

Enjoy vibrant a 90 minute performance by emerging classical musicians under the watchful of guise of guest conductor Elana Shwarz from the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra.

395 Argyle Street, North Hobart, www.tyo.org.au

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Geltwood Festival

Mar 24-Apr 2

Browse the blanketed retail precinct for exquisite quilts or make your own with Celtic knot, needle-turn applique and quilt-making workshops, plus music, food and story-telling and kids crafts.

George Street, Millicent, (08) 8733 0904, www.geltwoodfestival.com

McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic

Apr 1-2

Shine the stompers and flip your wig at this fine vintage and classic motoring event and parade where you can sample best in wine, food and music McLaren Vale has to offer.

Mclaren Vale, www.vintageandclassic.com.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

Mar 29-Apr 9

Top world-ranking male and female surfers take on the famous Margaret River Mainbreak and the fearsome Box at Surfers Point in Prevelly.

Prevelly, www.worldsurfleague.com

Fairbridge Festival

Apr 21-24

Celebrate folk and world music in a traffic-free, self-contained rural village with almost 100 acts an hour's drive from central Perth with camping available.

Fairbridge, www.fairbridgefestival.com.au

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Daly Waters Pub Outback B&S Ball

Apr 14-16

Prepare for a weekend of partying, fun, games, and little sleep this Easter long weekend when the legendary Batchelor and Spinster Ball returns to town, plus a ute muster and rodeo.

Daly Waters, (08) 8975 9927, www.dalywaterspub.com/events

King Ash Bay Easter Fishing Classic

Apr 3

Enthusiasts vie for up to 14 difference species of fish including the elusive Barramundi with large prizes awarded across four categories Easter weekend. A licensed bar, bistro and camping available.

King Ash Bay, (08) 8975 9800, www.kingashbay.com.au

Check out the full events listing in issue #111 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.