Events for January 2018

By: Rachael Doherty


Kick off the new year in style by attending one of the many events, festivals and shows that are being held around the country.

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VICTORIA

Lorne Pier to Pub

Jan 12

Cheer on thousands as swimmers race 1.2km from the Lorne Pier to Pub amid festivities celebrating the iconic annual event.

Lorne, www.lornesurfclub.com.au/Content/piertopub

Bonjour Bright

Jan 23-25

This festival is set to be beret good… It’s a free French influenced festival in Howitt Park, live music, food, wine and open-air films.

Bright, www.alpineclassic.com.au/event-info/bonjour-bright-festival/

Lavender Harvest Festival

Jan 8

Immerse yourself in the healing scent of a traditional lavender harvest, with workshops, food stalls and tours of the 1860s stone farmhouse.

Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm, Shepherds Flat, www.lavandula.com.au

QUEENSLAND

Great Australia Day Beach Party

Jan 26

Enjoy a huge family day with live music, arts and crafts, street theatre and the official Australia Day Awards ceremony.

Main Beach at Yeppoon, www.capricornholidays.com.au

Goldfield Ashes

Jan 26-28

Amateur cricketers compete for legendary status on 58 playing fields at this friendly event.

Charters Towers, www.goldfieldashes.com.au

NEW SOUTH WALES / ACT

Tumbarumba Rodeo

Jan 1

All the action of a full APRA Championship Rodeo with a barrel race, poddy ride, bucking ponies, stallion chute out, poly saddle ride, Aussie Rules versus Rugby League steer ride and more.

Tumbarumba, www.visittumbashire.com.au

Pambula Show

Jan 13

Enjoy a traditional family-friendly country show with a full day equestrian program, woodchop events, free kids entertainment, pig races, pavilion exhibits, the coveted Pambula Oyster competition plus more.

Pambula, www.pambulashow.com

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Stirling Farmers’ Market

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Jan 7

Stock up your camper larder with oodles of fresh local produce including fruit and vegies, baked goods, eggs, honey and meat.

City of Stirling Council car park, www.facebook.com/Stirling.Farmers.Market.

Grapes and Gallops Festival

Jan 21

Enjoy a day at the races in a true country environment featuring the $90,000 Mungerup Sprint and samples from local wineries.

Mount Barker, www.grapesandgallops.com

TASMANIA

Burnie Lilium Show

Jan 6

Enjoy lilium displays, floral art, potted lilium and seed sales, plus information and demonstrations on growing from seed and hybridising.

Burnie, (03) 6435 1298

Cygnet Folk Festival

Jan 12-14

The pubs, halls, cafes, parks and streets of Cygnet will come alive with music as local and international folk artists take to the open-air stage.

Cygnet, www.cygnetfolkfestival.org

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Sounds by the River

Jan 13

Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks, The Angels, Mark Seymour and The Undertow, Mental As Anything and The Badloves will culminate a ‘who’s who’ of Aussie rock at the beautiful Mary Ann Reserve.

Mannum, www.soundsbytheriver.com.au

Tunarama Festival

Jan 25-28

Enjoy the action packed annual World Championship Tuna Toss, browse the stalls, taste the region’s best seafood and partake in a variety of activities and competitions.

Port Lincoln, www.tunarama.net

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Hottest 7’s in the World

Jan 20-21

Enjoy first class rugby union as local, overseas and interstate seven-side teams vie a slice of the $65,000 prize pool at Rugby Park Marrara.

Darwin, www.hottest7s.com

Australia Day Breakfast and Activities Tennant Creek

Jan 26  

Tuck into a good old Aussie brekkie of bacon and eggs before partaking in egg catching, sack races and thong throwing and a free barbecue at nearby Tingkkarli/Lake.

Mary Ann, (08) 8962 1282

Check out the full events listing in issue #121 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.