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Events in and around Padthaway Region

There are many exciting and fun events that take place in and around the town of Padthaway Region, South Australia, Australia throughout the year. From festivals to fairs, sporting events to concerts, there is always something happening here that will entertain and delight people of all ages. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the most popular and highly anticipated seasonal events that locals and tourists alike can look forward to attending.

Summer Events:

As summer approaches, so does the excitement for the many outdoor activities and festivals that come with it. In Padthaway Region, there are a variety of events that people can attend in the summer.

1. Padthaway Cup horse race: This annual event is held in January and is an exciting time for horse racing enthusiasts. It is an excellent opportunity to witness horse racing at its best complete with fashion events, dining, and much more.

2. Beach cricket: Padthaway’s white sandy shores are perfect for a game of beach cricket. With the warm weather, there is no better way to spend an afternoon than playing in the sand. The local cricket club runs regular games and these are open to anyone who wants to have a go.

3. Australia Day Celebrations: Each year on the 26th of January, Australia Day is celebrated with a host of outdoor activities, parties, and entertainment. It's a day to celebrate our national pride, so there’s no better way to join in the festivities than in Padthaway Region.

Autumn Events:

Autumn is a time when the beauty of nature is on full display. The leaves change colour, the air becomes crisp, and there are many events to attend in and around the Padthaway Region. Here are just a few:

1. Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations: This is an annual wine festival and takes place in May. It is the largest celebration of Cabernet Sauvignon in the country. There are winery tours, tastings, food, and entertainment over the two-day festival.

2. AFL Football: With football season kicking off in March, there's no better time to catch a game live. The local team always puts on a great show, and the atmosphere at the games is electric.

3. Art March: This is a showcase of works by local artists, artisans, and designers that takes place in March. The event includes exhibitions, performances, and workshops.

Winter Events:

Winter in Padthaway Region may be chilly, but it also brings plenty of exciting and heart-warming events that will warm up your soul:

1. Wild Winter Feast in Naracoorte: This feast is held annually in July, where guests can enjoy an evening of delicious food prepared by local chefs, paired with wines from the region.

2. Mount Gambier Central Show: The annual show takes place in June and is an excellent opportunity to indulge in all things country. There are show rides, award-winning livestock, and much more.

3. Limestone Coast Food & Wine Festival: This festival takes place in August. It is a celebration of the best in food and wine from the region. You can attend wine tastings, cooking demos, and enjoy the local cuisine.

Spring Events:

Spring is celebrated with plenty of enthusiasm in Padthaway Region. The flowers bloom, the weather warms up, and there are so many exciting events to attend:

1. Mount Gambier Show: The annual show takes place in October and is a family-friendly event that is perfect for people of all ages. There are show rides, livestock shows, and much more.

2. Tasting Australia: This food festival occurs in September. It is a celebration of Australia's culinary culture, with events ranging from cooking demonstrations to tastings and fine dining experiences.

3. Blue Lake Fun Run: The fun run takes place in November and is an exciting opportunity for fitness enthusiasts to test their stamina while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of Mount Gambier.

With so many events throughout the year, it's no wonder why Padthaway Region is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Australia. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, there’s always something fun and entertaining to do in this vibrant and charming part of South Australia. If you're interested in attending any of the events listed above, or if you're looking for more information on upcoming events in Padthaway Region, please contact the local information centre on +61 8 8762 1399.