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Without a doubt, Spring is the busiest time of the year at the Adelaide Showgrounds, and this year is no exception with 18 events spread over 38 days meaning that we will be making the most of that extra sunshine and those longer days.

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Image courtesy Adelaide Showgrounds


Royal Adelaide Show (2-11 September)

Kicking off the season is the traditional Royal Adelaide Show. On again for 10 consecutive days, the Show is the annual treat that kids of all ages have been looking forward to.

Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo (23 September)

Presented by the Seniors Information Service, the 2016 Expo is an opportunity to explore the different services, products and opportunities available in the Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle sector.

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Wine Show - image courtesy AdelaideNow


Royal Adelaide Wine Show (30 September)

The Royal Adelaide Wine Show is one of the pre-eminent wine shows in Australia. Over 4 days the judges assess the entries in several different classes such as Aromatic Style, Blends, Varietal Classes and Brandy. And then on the Saturday, the winners are announced and put on display for the general public.

Gardening and Outdoor Living Show (7-9 October)

The Gardening & Outdoor Living Show showcases everything in gardening and outdoor renovation including plants, gardening products, landscaping ideas and expert advice. The show features guest celebrities, inspirational landscape displays plus DIY demos & seminars.

Sunday Mail HIA Home Show (7-9 October)

The Sunday Mail HIA Home Show is a massive exhibition of ideas for your home, with a chance to see, try and buy the latest products associated with renovations, building, gardening, landscaping, outdoor living, furnishings, décor and energy saving.

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Native Plants - image courtesy Australian Plants SA


Native Plants Sale (8-9 October)

This year's native plants sale promises to be one of the best with a great range of spring natives, a good selection of traditional favourites to choose from, as well as many other hard-to-get plants.

Spring Bridal Ideas Expo (8-9 October)

The Spring Bridal Ideas Expo brings the best of the best under one roof, where you can view products, speak directly to the experts, watch the Bridal Runway Shows, find the best deals and make your spring wedding day the best ever day.

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Horse of the Year - image courtesy Equestrian SA


Horse of the Year (14-15 October)

Held over two days is Equestrian SA's premier event where competitors get to compete for Horse of the Year. See horses from all over SA compete across a number of different events including jumping and dressage.

Battle of the Brawn (15-16 October)

Battle of the Brawn is a South Australian in-house throw down series for all Crossfitters and fitness enthusiasts alike who compete as individuals or part of teams for the ultimate prize at the end of the day.

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Boat Show - image courtesy SA Boat Show


SA Boat & Fishing and 4WD & Adventure Show (21-23 October)

Combining the boating and fishing show with a 4WD and Adventure Show, this event offers "two shows for the price of one". The Show offers visitors the opportunity view the latest products and services relating to Boating & Fishing, 4WD & Camping Accessories, Camper Trailers and Off-road Caravans and Automotive with new 4WD's and SUV'S.

Adelaide Antique Fair (27-30 October)

Coming to the Showgrounds for the first time and uniting Australia's leading Antique and Collectables dealers is the Antiques Fair. Quality, individuality and character are guaranteed as well as a chance to find that unique decorating items you've been dreaming of.

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Antiques - image courtesy Adelaide Antiques Fair


National Supercross Championship Series (29 October)

The Adelaide Showgrounds will play host to the National Supercross Championship where 5000 tonnes of soil will be trucked into the venue which will be transformed into a man-made torture track for the Australian and overseas handle bar heroes.

Craft & Quilt Fair (3-6 November)

The complete craft and quilt fair features all the products, services and ideas you need to make the ideal Christmas present for yourself or your loved ones.

Retirement, Lifestyle and Travel Expo (11-13 November)

This expo is full of great ideas for retirement living, lifestyle & travel options including the ultimate worry-free retirement. With informative seminars and great stage entertainment on each day, make sure you send your loved ones.

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Supanova - image courtesy Supanova


Supanova Pop Culture Expo (18-20 November)

Supanova Pop Culture Expo is where the adoring public comes face to face with the Supa-Star celebrities that have been created from the worlds of comic books, science-fiction, console gaming, fantasy, entertainment technology and fan-clubs, the result is an atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek.

Adelaide Auto Expo (25-26 November)

New to this year, the Expo features a number of sub-events and stages including the Adelaide Hot Rod Show, traders alley, a dream car garage, new car showroom, tuff street, a dyno comp, Show N Shine and the Extreme Aussie Muscle Car Cruise on the Friday night of the show.

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Bowrrbird - image courtesy Bowerbird Bazaar


Bowerbird Bazaar Adelaide's Design Market (25-27 November)

The Bowerbird Bazaar is the biannual event that keeps on growing with a dynamic environment that supports Australian designers, makers and artists. The Bazaar brings all kinds of people together for buzzy, design-savvy interactions, and a heartfelt passion for small production runs and the handmade.

Whole Life Expo (25-27 November)

For an alternative look at life and to discover personal strengths and happiness why not pop into the Whole Life Expo with a number of leading experts, authors and presenters on inspiring healing therapies, complementary health, spirituality and personal development.

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Showgrounds - image courtesy Adelaide Showgrounds


Farmers Markets (every Sunday)

Why not get there are little earlier, and pay a visit to the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market from 9am to 1pm on Sundays for some great greens and cafe style foods.
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When: September - November 2016
Where: Wayville Showgrounds
Cost: Varies per event
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