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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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.


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.


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,


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,

Goldfield Ashes

Jan 26-28

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

Charters Towers,


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.


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.



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,

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,


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.



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.


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,


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.


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.