Fill up your Easter basket at this huge treasure market
The Meadows Easter Fair is open every day of the long weekend from 9 am until 5 pm at the Meadows Memorial Hall and the surrounding grounds. It's a very popular event over Easter and for good reason; not only is there a huge array of interesting stalls to browse, but entry to the fair is free!
What started as a small country fair held over Easter in 1997 has grown to become one of the region's most anticipated events. The annual treasure market is now a bustling marketplace featuring over 200 stalls. There are stallholders from the local area and others from further away to ensure there's no shortage of variety and original products on offer.
Expect to see a lot of local produce and crafts, antiques and collectibles, plants and flowers, jams and preserves, bric-a-brac and more. The farm animals on display are a favourite with the children; they can see alpacas, goats, sheep, and ponies. The Easter Bunny might be around too, but there are less elusive bunnies to pat in the animal nursery.
It might not be required after all the chocolate that will no doubt be consumed over the Easter long weekend, but the fair has a decent amount of food and drinks available, including a barbecue, bakery, and coffee stand.
The Meadows Memorial Hall is easily located on Mawson Road, the main street of Meadows. It's a scenic drive approximately 45 minutes south-east of the city in the Adelaide Hills. There is some off-street parking available near the hall, but these spots fill up quickly, so the best bet is to find a car park on the surrounding streets.
It's a fun event for the whole family to enjoy over the Easter long weekend; many visitors even bring their dog! Make the most of the family outing and spend the day discovering the Hidden Secrets of Battunga Country, which really is a beautiful place to be this time of year.
Kuitpo Forest and K1 Winery, for example, are both less than 15 minutes away from the site of the Easter Fair and are definitely worth visiting while in the area. Kuitpo Forest is a pine plantation with native vegetation and, if the weather is fine, it's a nice place for a hike or a picnic. Car parking and walking trails can be found at the information centre on Brookman Road.
Just off Brookman Road on Tynan Road, is the K1 Winery with its awarding-winning wine. The cellar door is closed on Good Friday, of course, but it's open from 11 am until 5 pm every other day of the long weekend. With an Easter fair, forest walking trails, and perhaps even a glass of wine or two – there's no shortage of fun things to do in Meadows this Easter!