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7 Unmissable Events @ Adelaide Showgrounds

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Published October 27th 2012
Saving the best for last
Rides at The Show
Flying high at the Adelaide Showgrounds


You went on the rides at the Show in September. You looked your retro best at the Adelaide Vintage Expo . You had a psychic reading at the Body, Mind, Spirit Festival and was told you would return to the Showgrounds before the year is out. But why, what remains for you to do at the Showgrounds at the end of 2012?

The answer, it would seem, is plenty. And you don't need a psychic to tell you that- just visit the Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre website for a list of coming attractions.

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Roll up to the Adelaide Showgrounds


Markets and more...

Mathilda's Market/Boutique Markets
Get your Christmas shopping started when Mathilda's Market meets the Boutique Markets. This union will combine beautiful products for babies and children from Mathilda's Market with designer fashions and high quality goods at the Boutique Markets.

When: Sunday November 4th, 9am- 1pm
Entry Fee: Free
Location: Stirling Angas Pavilion

Craft & Quilt Fair
The Craft & Quilt Fair will encourage and inspire crafty folks with the latest and greatest in scrapbooking, knitting, embroidery, sewing, quilting, jewellery-making and more.

When: Thursday November 8th- Sunday November 11th, 10am- 4pm
Entry Fee: Adults $14, Pensioners $12, Children $10 (under 5 free)
Location: Goyder Pavilion

Craft & Quilt Fair
Art, craft and quilting at the Showgrounds


Bowerbird Bazaar
The Bowerbird Bazaar is Adelaide's design market where local and interstate designers, artists and creative types mingle and promote their wares. Here you can find anything and everything- homewares, fashion, jewellery, stationery- whilst listening to groovy tunes and indulging in gourmet goodies.

When: Friday November 9th, 4- 9pm, Saturday November 10th & Sunday, November 11th, 9am- 5pm
Entry Fee: $2, Children free
Location: Stirling Angas Pavilion

Superstars and a Supanova...

Supanova Pop Culture Expo
Fan girls and boys rejoice! For here is your chance to meet and greet your favourite celebrities. Supanova celebrates the wonderful world of sci-fi, cult tv/movies, gaming, fantasy, animation, comics and the like. Appearances include: Tom Felton, James Marsters, Nelsan Ellis, Luke Perry, Morena Baccarin and many, many more. So get your geek on and get into your cosplay (that's "costume roleplay" if you didn't know)!

When: Friday November 16th, 6- 10pm, Saturday November 17th & Sunday November 18th, 10am- 6pm
Ticket Costs: Day pass $30, Weekend pass $55 (discounts apply if pre-purchased)
Location: Goyder Pavilion

Superstars at Supanova
Stars from these popular movies & TV shows will be at Supanova


Mike Tyson's Day of the Champions
Mike Tyson is coming to town to share his story with his Day of The Champions tour. Together with a group of successful entrepreneurs, the conference aims to inspire, motivate and educate.

When: Tuesday November 20th
Ticket Costs: Starts at $69
Location: Goyder Pavilion

Preparing for Christmas...

Christmas Gift & Craft Fair
Forget vouchers and generic gifts; come to the Gift & Craft Fair to find special and unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones this year. Here you will find thousands of handcrafted goodies, at market prices, to fill the stockings and bring joy to your festive season. Think personalised decorations and ornaments, cakes and puddings, toys and so on. If he's not too busy, Father Christmas may even make an appearance.

When: Saturday December 1st & Sunday December 2nd, 9.30- 5pm
Entry Fee: $6, Children under 15 free with adult
Location: Wayville Pavilion

Christmas Stockings
Fill up the stockings at the Xmas Gift & Craft Fair


And now for something completely different...

Co-Opera's Die Fledermaus
Enjoy a lively evening of opera as Co-Opera presents Die Fledermaus. Set in glamorous 1920s Australia, the town doctor is left embarrassed and seeking vengeance after a masquerade ball. Musical mayhem ensues to a score by Johann Strauss.

When: Friday December 7th & Saturday December 8th, Doors open 6.30pm
Ticket Costs: Adults $42, Concession $37
Location: Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio

As Christmas fast approaches and the end of 2012 nears, things are heating up at the Adelaide Showgrounds. From pop culture to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone and events not to be missed.

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Why? For a fun day out or an evening to inspire- there is something for everyone at the Showgrounds
When: November & December 2012
Where: Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Road, Wayville
Cost: Varies
Your Comment
The bowerbird bazaar sounds good, might have to check it out!
by danni (score: 1|96) 2542 days ago
Supernova was awesome. A great 2 days. Ozcon last year was very good, and hopefully that will be coming back in 2013 as well.
by Retired Writer 185368 (score: 2|168) 2522 days ago
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