Events for March 2018

By: Rachael Doherty

From the Noosa Festival of Surfing to the Horsham Country Music Festival to Perth's Sculptures by the Sea, March is set to be one action-packed and event-filled month!


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney -Mardi -Gras

Mar 3

Join hundreds and thousands lining the streets in support of equality and enjoy the dazzling spectacle of sparkles and self-expression on show at this proud annual LGBTIQ event.

Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival

Mar 1-4

This annual event hosts bush poetry competitions, street theatre, puppetry, market stalls and comedy entertainment, with early Australian music adding to the country atmosphere.


Boorowa Show

Mar 2-3

There’s plenty of country pride at stake, with fine wool merinos and stud cattle on show, speed shearing displays, horse events, craft stalls, dog show judging and more.

Boorowa, (02) 6385 5217,

Milton Agricultural and Horticultural Show

Mar 4-5

Outback life at its best with wood chopping, a rodeo, dog and equestrian events, the ‘U Beaut Ute’ and a ‘Battle of the Bands’ plus crafts, cooking and industry displays under one pavilion.

Milton, (02) 4455 2845,


Noosa Festival of Surfing

Mar 10-17

It’s all pure stoke with longboard, stand-up paddle, tandem and finless competitions with amateur, pro, underage and 70+ years divisions.

Feast of the Senses

Mar 22-27

Spend six days sampling exotic tropical fruits, produce, seafood and gourmet treats of the Innisfail region.


Roma's Easter in the Country

Mar 29-Apr 2

Celebrate rural Queensland during this five-day event, now its in fortieth year. With prized cattle, wood chopping, a side-show, equestrian events and family fun.



Kilmore Country Festival

Mar 3

Kilmore rocks country-style with live local trackside performances, beverages at bar prices and a ute competition awarded to best artwork, people’s choice, best show ’n shine and more.

Kilmore Racetrack,

Junee Rhythm to Rail Festival 

Mar 9-11

Enjoy live music, a bush poets’ breakfast, a family barbecue day or ride the beautifully-restored Tin Hare train shuttles or the 300 seater Steam Train with vintage car and motorbikes on displays.


Lardner Park Motorfest

March 7-8

Get your revs up with two days of burn outs, high performance Go To Whoa competition and a Show’n Shine event where all proceeds go to Rotary-supported charities.


Horsham Country Music Festival

March 22-25

Take a load off as local and international artists strum their stuff.



Adelaide Festival 

Adelaide -Festival

March 2-18

Sample an extraordinary mix of international theatre productions, eclectic world-class musicians and dance with breathtaking art displays, with a writers’ week, for those with a literary bent.


March 90-12

Wander through Adelaide’s lush Botanic Park amid a four-day celebration of global music, food, thought and creativity.

Adelaide Botanic Park,

Peterborough Art and Culture Festival

Mar 23-Apr 2

Local artisans reflect on this cultural festival’s 10 year history with photography, needlework, papier-mache, 3D printing, markets and historical displays.


Unearth Festival

Mar 30-31

Catch the ultimate after party as stayers from the Adelaide Fringe mix it up with the locals for an Easter weekend ranging from ballet to Bollywood, country sounds, kids’ entertainment and more.



Fingal Valley Festival

Mar 3

Watch everyday folk test their limits in the world coal shovelling, roof bolting, shearing, wood chopping and tree felling events. With yard dog trials and an array of food and craft stalls.

Fingal Valley,

Taste the Harvest

Mar 12

Delight your tastebuds with the best Tasmanian food and wine with plenty of entertainment for all ages. A highlight is the Harvest Celebration Dinner, offering a complete dining experience.


Bream Creek Show

Mar 17

Locals vie for the state’s wood chopping title amid country show festivities with yard dog trials, horse events, rides and vintage machinery displays. Browse and purchase, produce, crafts and arts.

Bream Creek,


Sculpture by the Sea

March 6-23

Perth’s Cottesloe Beach will become one huge outdoor gallery when more than 70 beautiful, crazy and random sculptures adorn it.


GAMEX Game Fishing Tournament

Mar 16-24

Feel the thrill of the reel with 40 different game species on offer or simply enjoy the clubhouse camaraderie, with socials, scientific studies and educational sessions during the nine-day event.


The RAC Perth Caravan & Camping Show

Mar 21-25

Browse more than 400 stalls and bling your rig with the latest camping gadgets or nab a bargain with a wide selection of up-to-the-minute RVs from box-style camper trailers through to motorhomes.

Claremont Showground,

Trade Hire Karri Rally

March 24

Catch the excitement at Kin Kin Retreat, arguably Rally WA’s prettiest track, as rally hopefuls take the first step to state championship status for 2018.

Kin Kin Retreat,


Tiwi Islands Annual Football Art Sale

Mar 18

Take this rare opportunity to visit Bathurst Island to buy Tiwi art and craft at community prices, and admire skilful displays in the footy grand final.

Bathurst Island, (08) 8941 3593,

Top End Barra Series Round 1

Mar 10-11

Around 100 competitors will set off over two days of fishing. Fish can be caught by casting or trolling lures, or by fly fishing. No bait fishing is allowed.

Shady Camp,

Circle F Easter Fishing Competition

Mar 30-Apr 1

Pack the rods and the kids and join the locals at Timber Creek for a great weekend of fishing on the Victoria River.

Timber Creek, Katherine,

Check out the full events listing in issue #123 of Camper Trailer Australia magazine. Subscribe today for all the latest camper trailer news, reviews and travel inspiration.