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Coonalpyn RV Fest 2019

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Get away for a short trip and meet other RV folk
With the heat of summer is almost over, it is time to hit the road and get out and see the sights. What better opportunity to kick off Autumn and the start of RV travel season than attending the huge RV Festival called 'Silo Sights'. The event is being hosted by the small town of Coonalpyn on the Dukes Highway, which is the main road between Adelaide to Melbourne.

The festival will be held from 1-4 March 2019.

Coonalpyn RV Fest, silo sights,
Meet up with your mates or make new friends at the RV Fest Solo Sights. Image from

You may know Coonalpyn as a town you slow down for and simply pass through on your way to Melbourne or the South East. It is the town with the huge 30-metre silo art mural that can be seen from the highway. But this weekend, they are giving you plenty of reasons to stop and stay awhile. Come and enjoy the festivities while meeting some friendly fellow RV folk. Perhaps you are considering the RV life for your retirement. If so, you could hire a campervan and head off for a week or so around SA and include this festival in your plans.

Coonalpyn RV Fest, silo sights,
No worries if it's warm, as the pool will be open for festival participants. Image from

Silo Sights will allow visitors to explore all the hidden secrets of this artistic country town of Coonalpyn. The silo mural and 'Creating Coonalpyn' art installations will be a big focus but there are also things to discover with culture, eco-tourism and history outings to see and do.

Visitors can learn all about the Careship Coorong Snail Farm and Yurt, Coorong National Parks, Point Malcolm Lighthouse and Raukkan, the home of the church that features on Australia's $50 note alongside David Unaipon. There are also tours to visit local areas including the beautiful Coorong.

Coonalpyn RV Fest, silo sights,
Enjoying a barista made coffee at a local cafe. Image from,/solosights

Local businesses will be giving participants vouchers to attend their stores. There will be many events over the four days including a craft market, night owls lawn bowls, bingo, tennis, trivia nights and more. The swimming pool and lawned area, which is part of the caravan park, will be available for all to use during the event.

If you want to do your own thing, large group gatherings can meet on the large green spaces under the trees or the built shelters in the park. There are also meeting rooms in the football club and bowling club.

Coonalpyn RV Fest, silo sights,
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On Sunday March 3rd, there will be a be a country-style market and car boot sale. This will be on from 11am to 3pm with free entry. The weekend is probably aimed at baby boomers who enjoy the RV van life.
For updated information and a link to the bookings for markets or a camping spot, see the Facebook site here
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Why? We love to get out and about in SA
When: First weekend of March, from Friday 1st to Monday 4th 2019
Phone: Coorong District Council 1300 785 277.
Where: Football Club, Coonalpyn on the Dukes Highway road to Melbourne, SA
Cost: Camp sites from $16 a night.
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