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Published April 11th 2016
Autumn leaves are a pretty sight
Everyone seems to be feeling a little down about the recent seasonal shift from summer to autumn and daylight savings; the days are getting cooler and the evenings are getting darker, sooner. However, there is much to love about the wonderful autumn season, and if you look hard enough you can also appreciate these coming months for what they are. The leaves are turning a lovely shade of amber and brown, lining our streets with a picturesque scene just out of a postcard. Don't dwell in the summer haze that's just been, because autumn is a lovely sight.
The Adelaide Hills are charming this time of year, and you will notice that many visitors and tourists frequent this scenic region during March, April and May. Lush trees, trench coats, hot chocolates; need I say more. To prove that autumn is as fun as its counterparts spring and summer, Harrisville Orchards will be hosting Pick a Pink Lady Weekend 2016; a fun and interactive family event. Visit two exclusive apple orchards in Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills, and enjoy a weekend of apple picking straight from the tree. Meet the owner, soak up the wonderful autumn ambience and learn more about the process, how the fruit is produced, sample different apple varieties, purchase apples to take home, and enjoy warm treats like apple crumble. Located only 40 minutes away from Adelaide's city centre, the Pick a Pink Lady Weekend 2016 is a great way to experience the authenticity and essence of South Australia this season.
Groovin the Moo is another event to capture our April calendar. The cooler days are no excuse or reason to remain homebound. Groovin the Moo is the perfect autumn all ages outing; enjoy quality music from some of Australia's most popular musicians, as well as performances by International artists; Boy and Bear, British India, Drapht and Illy, to name a few. Located in Oakbank, you'll escape the city for a full day of relaxation, music and all round great vibes.
A Taste of Eyre Peninsula in Streaky Bay is another autumn festival event that will play host to a variety of culinary delights prepared by chefs and producers at the Eyre Peninsula Farmer and Fishermen's Market. A true means of experiencing South Australia during the autumn season; revel in unbeatable views, indulge in delicious food and wine amongst a backdrop of live music. A Taste of Eyre Peninsula aims to please, with a feast fit for any food enthusiast, showcasing some of the finest foods from the Eyre Peninsula itself; an abundant variety of seafood such as oysters, prawns, stringray, whiting, snapper, lamb and goat. As well as a multicultural array of sweets, biscuits and pastries derived from the Mediterranean, accompanied with a warm coffee to make this event the perfect daytrip.
Photo Courtesy of EP Farmer and Fishermens Market Facebook
You don't even need to leave your neighbourhood to experience autumn. Take a brisk walk around your area, stop by a local café and pick up a soothing warm chai latte on the way. Whether you're taking the pooch out for a stroll, or bringing along a partner or friend, wallow in the simplicity and inner beauty of the autumn season.