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Published February 2nd 2017
Top country event choices for your February weekends
Saturday 4th February Murray Bridge Annual Rowing Regatta
A great day out sitting by the river under a tree and watching the row boats. This large park has barbeques, toilets and a playground all fronting the big wide Murray River, which looks great at present with high water. And you can also find a bunyip. Take an umbrella or gazebo and sit back and watch the races.
The venue for the rowing event is the park and banks of the Murray River at Sturt Reserve. Image by Out and About.
11th February Houghtonfest This food and wine event has much on offer over the day and continues into the evening with entertainment from live bands. Plenty of Adelaide Hills wine and food to try. Funds raised are going to help build a new park. Tickets must be purchased online here
12th February from 9am All British Day Venue- Echunga Recreation Ground. Marvel at the 900 British cars, motorcycles, trucks and tractors at this family event celebrating their 34th year. There will be lots of entertainment and things to do including a Farmers Market, entertainment for the kids, traders stalls, and more. Plenty to eat and drink.
Tickets at the gate are Adults - $8, Children - 6 to 16 years $ 4.50 Family ticket $25.00 (Max 2 adults).
Image from wikimediaimages.com
Saturday 18th February 10.30-5pm
Murray Bridge Psychic Fair
Only 77kms up the freeway is the pretty river town of Murray Bridge. Enjoy some hours at the psychic fair with a gathering of readers and psychics telling you what's in store for your new year.
18th & 19th February 2017
Shannons Sellicks Beach Historic Motorcycle Races
For the first time since 1953, motorcycle racing returns to South Australia's Sellicks Beach. A two-day festival of historic motorcycle racing will be run at Sellicks Beach on 18-19 February 2017. Racing will feature over a hundred motorcycles, all build before 1963.
Tickets are by presale only- see here for ticket sales. There will be no gate sales on the day and tickets are limited. Don't miss out on this unusual event which is sure to be a sellout.
Relive the good all days when the beach was action packed every summer. Image from event organiser www.levismcc.asn.au
Saturday 18th February
Marabell Bull Ride
Venue- Marabell Showground
This tiny northern town comes alive every year for the rodeo and bull ride events, which have a long tradition in the town. Action starts at 7.30 pm. There are no shops here- only a pub. Head north from Kapunda via Allendale North. I would not suggest this as a family event, however older teens may enjoy it if accompanied by parents. Live music from band Barking Ants. See more info here.
Image from marabellrodeo.com
MY MARKET PICK OF THE MONTH
Moana Valentines Market
Sunday 12th February.
Venue- Next door to Caravan Park on the beach.
This market is always on the second Sunday of the month from 9am to 1pm. This month they will be holding a special Valentine's market with lots of sweet treats and little gifts for sale. What a great day out for a drive down to the sea, a stroll in the market and then a stroll on the beach after lunch.
These sweet treats are made by Rosa's Sweet Creations who is a stall holder at Moana Markets. Image from moanamarket,com
That's your top picks for country events for February. Take a break and escape the city sometime this month and enjoy some fresh sea air. If you would like this monthly article please subscribe to me and we will send it to you.