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Two markets and a fabulous festival
Markets can be such great fun and if you enjoy a drop or two, what better place to go than the Barossa Valley. Here you can not only indulge in some good wines but also shop for some great items!
This market is presented by the Barossa Visitor Centre and the Barossa Valley has a wonderful tradition of markets. They are also renowned for their promising creative, innovative and enterprising artists.
So first things first - get up early to begin your exciting day and drive to the historic Ziegenmarket! Grab the best bargains early in the morning, then follow this by taking a short walk to the Barossa Made Market which is a vintage festival event at the Tanunda Town Square and Festival Hub. You get two in one here!
The Tanunda Town Square precinct will again be swarming with people both vendors and the public. The Barossa Made Market will have plenty of talented artists, craftspeople and local producers in a busy, family-friendly atmosphere.
You can listen to live music while you slowly sip this delicious wine. Then back to the market stalls in the Town Square. There will be around 20 vendors with stalls here and you are sure to find something unique!
Many of these products are authentic Barossa-made products which have been hand made in the Barossa with loving care and passion.
The market will be on Friday 26th April from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. There will be activities for the children from 12 noon to 3.00 pm. Address: The Tanunda Town Square in front of the Barossa Visitor Centre, 68 Murray Street. You can get more information at this link or this Facebook page.
These will be on at the same time as the Barossa Vintage Festival. During this event, you could also see the Vintage Festival Parade and the renowned Barossa wine auction. They will also have some new events this year like the Greenock Feast-ival, Something in the Street and The Parade Carnival. Returning this year will be the Vintage Festival Ball and Strassenfest.
The program for this festival has almost 90 events over the five-day period that it will be held. It features many dynamic events that tell the Barossa story and the region's strong connection to the wine and food industry.
There will be wine tastings and blending experiences, masterclasses and long table lunches as well as a high tea in the garden, lawn parties, and picnics. There will also be live music, arts and cultural events.
Many of the events will be free or under $20 with a good selection of family-friendly events, making the Barossa the perfect destination for the April school holidays.
This festival is recognised as the largest and longest running wine tourism event in Australia. Previous Barossa Vintage Festivals having attracted over 55,000 people!
The Barossa Vintage Festival has so much on during the dates of 24th to 28th April. Why not go and spend a few days there, so you can see a lot as well as take in these two markets!