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A family-friendly event with lots of activities for all ages

Callington Show is an annual country show with a difference! This one-day community extravaganza will take place on Sunday 29th of October, 2017 and promises a jam-packed day of awesome interactive activities, live entertainment, rides & attractions, local stallholders and so much more!

Proudly presented by Callington A&H Society Inc, the Callington Show is held in the historic town of Callington, just 30 minutes from the Adelaide city.

Gates open at 10am and at midday the Callington Show will be opened by Adelaide media personality, Amanda Blair, together with an Aboriginal welcome ceremony and a replica 1860s cannon & rifle firing.

Entry is priced $8 for adults, $5 for children (5-12 years) and children under 5 are FREE. Most of the activities and entertainment are included in the ticket price.

Highlights include:

  • Dance & Drumming Festival African & Timorese drumming mixed with high-energy break-dancing! Workshops throughout the day join in the fun!

  • Kids Zone Mobile Play Centre, Activity Tent, Petting Zoo, Face-Painter, Playground & A Huge Variety of Farm Animals.

  • Hobby Expo Come and see what people get up to in their spare time!

  • Grain & Poultry Tent Check out the Local Grain Crops, the wonderful Chooks, the Scarecrows & more!

  • Art Tent Workshops and displays from local artists.

  • Reptile Tent Learn about living with wildlife - snakes, goannas & lizards.

  • Ute Muster & Monster Truck Check out the utes & ride the Monster Truck on the lower oval. Car clubs too!

  • Plus! Calli Trail, Children's Games, Sideshows, Selfie competition, Spring Garden Competition & over 100 Stalls.

  • Trampoline & Gymnastics Expert performances & workshops all day conducted by Gymnastics SA. Have a go!

  • The Blacksmith's Shop Watch Blacksmiths at work, with displays of vintage tools & historical photos.

  • Circus Tent Tightrope walking and other circus skills. One of the show's most popular events.

  • Live Music Concert bands and Blue Grass music

  • The Sheep Show A marquee full of all things woolly. Shearing, sheep dog demonstrations, wool displays & wool craft.

  • Show Hall Exhibits of photography, handicrafts, cookery, produce, flowers & lots more.

  • Small Farm Expo Equipment & advice for small acreages.

    Callington Show is a hugely popular event and all are welcome to come down and enjoy the fun! There's something for all ages and it's a great opportunity to discover Callington, a small town in the Adelaide Hills. Callington is just off the South Eastern Freeway.

    For more information on what's on, ticketing options, exhibitors and more, please visit and

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    When: Sunday 29th October, 10am to 4pm
    Where: Callington (30 minutes from the Tollgate)
    Cost: Adults $8, Concession $5, Children 5- 12 $2, Under 5 FREE
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