Events for October 2017

By: Rachael Doherty, Photography by: Deanne Bulstrode Photography


Find out what's happening around the country this month with our ultimate October events guide!

Events For October Mornington Main Street Festival

QUEENSLAND

Reef Feast

Oct 9-11

Enjoy exclusive wine and produce dinners, cooking demonstrations, live music, food seminars and a family market day with an array of tasty grown-locally and prepared food.

Palm Cove, www.reeffeast.com.au

Blackall Heartland Festival

Oct 20-22

Blackall showcases its sheep and wool heritage and produce with a billy cart derby, barbecue cook off, art and photography exhibitions, music, racing, fashions on the field and a bull ride!

Blackall, www.blackallheartlandfestival.com.au

NEW SOUTH WALES / ACT

Lockhart Festival

Oct 7-8

A showcase of 'farm sculptures', created from recycled metal and farm materials. The festival includes boutique markets, open garden tours and an array of artistic and performing talent.

Lockhart, www.spiritofthelandlockhart.com.au

Gympie District Gold Rush Festival

Oct 17

Celebrating the discovery of gold in Gympie in 1867, the area’s heritage is on display over the week with an array of activities and entertainment including market stalls and food.

Gympie, www.goldrush.org.au

TASMANIA

Burnie Shines

Oct 1-31

This month-long event is made up of many small events, worked together into a multi-faceted program of exhibitions, performances and parties.

Burnie, www.burnie.net/Community/Council-Annual-Events

Hobart Twilight Market

Oct 6

Enjoy gourmet fare and local artisan produce while evening descends including fashion, art, homewares, craft and health with family friendly activities as the weather starts to warm up.  

Macquarie Point, www.facebook.com/HobartTwilightMarket

VICTORIA

Grampians Wildflower Walkabout

Oct 7-8

The native flower spectacular will this year celebrate our unique foliage from massive Gymea leaves to soft woolly bush. Visit gardens and peruse hundreds of flowers with plants and artworks for sale.

Halls Gap, 0407 700 843

Main Street Mornington Festival

Events For October Mornington Main Street Festival 1

Oct 15

A showcase of the peninsula’s culture and lifestyle with a selection of boutique wines, gourmet food, music, art, dancing, circus entertainment and shopping.

Mornington, www.mainstreetfestival.com.au

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Strathalbyn Show

Oct 2

Plenty of country show action with agricultural displays, horses in action plus crafts, fresh local foods and activities for the kids.

Strathalbyn, www.strathalbynshow.com.au

Minalton Show

Oct 4

Enjoy true country festivities with rides, shearing, horses in action, cooking and art meets, livestock, trade exhibits, gardening seminars and the Freestyle Motorcross Championships.

Minlaton, (08) 8853 2825

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Livelighter Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival

Oct 7

Enjoy a local talent quest, stage acts and music, free children’s craft and activity marquee, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and more than 140 stalls, with 'Burning of the Bull' at day’s end.

Dardanup, www.bullandbarrel.net.au

Bindoon AG Show and Rodeo

Oct 14

Cattle, poultry, floriculture, cookery, art, crafts, brewing, home produce, photography, winemaking plus pets on parade and horses in action make this AgShow and Rodeo one for the whole family.  

Bindoon, www.bindoonshow.com

Check out the full events listing in issue #118 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.