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Top Free Things to Do in Adelaide - November 2015
Tonsley Mitsubishi Car Factory: Transformed for the Mini Maker Faire Adelaide
In October we had a flurry of fabulous festivals to entertain you, but this month the fairs are fantastic. Unfortunately they are nearly all on the same day, so you will need to be quick to catch them all.
Top of the free things to do in Adelaide this month has to be the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire. On Sunday November 1 the former Mitsubishi car factory at Tonsley will be packed with talented and creative people, doing their inventive best to make our world a better place (free event).
Over 100 exhibitors will be demonstrating their bright ideas for visitors to Adelaide's newest science and technology hub at Tonsley. Try a 3D photo booth, race a quadcopter, check out recumbent racing bikes, marvel at the DIY Sea Perch submarine, be worried by the scary cyborgs from Australian Dalek Builders, get up close to the latest electric vehicles, learn how local technology helps the disabled, and see how Dig-a-Dino is fab fun for kids.
It's two years since the last Adelaide Mini Maker Faire - don't miss this one, it's awesome family entertainment! There are even special trains running on the day, with plenty of public transport options.
Do culture and food appeal more than fun and technology? Also held on Sunday November 1, the Multicultural Festival has plenty of free things to see and do. Roving performers, activities for kids, and discussions about culture and food from the legendary Cheong Liew and MasterChef's Laura Cassai will be food for thought (free event).
Fun Things to Do: Market Stalls at the Strawberry Fair in Adelaide
The Strawberry Fair south of Adelaide won't have technological marvels or celebrity chefs, but is guaranteed to be packed with fun things to for all ages. Fairground rides, good cheap food, market stalls, live music and dancing - a traditional recipe for fairground family entertainment. (Also on Sunday November 1, free event).
We may be short on festivals this month, but the Great Duck Race on November 8 will surely be worth a gander (free event). Or you can go to the SA Dog Rescue Christmas Fair on the same day if you would like to help raise money for your four legged friends (free event).
The Feast Festival has loads of fun things to do in Adelaide from November 14-29, although not all are free. The colourful Pride March and Picnic in the Park are always popular with families, and a great way to show your support for the community.
Jenny Esots often surprises me with the variety of her discoveries, and finding swamps at Mount Compass was news to me too. Rather than speeding through the town on my way to Victor Harbor I will stop to explore next time. New writer Barry has been exploring the wildlife at Tennyson Dunes recently, taking some amazing photos. I look forward to seeing more of Barry's imagery.
I have to confess to a secret lust for spicy chicken wings. While living in South London I got hooked on their tangy flavours, and admit that I have stooped to satisfying my cravings at KFC after a heavy night out. But writer Edmund has discovered what could be a mouth watering alternative at Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, and I can't wait to try them. Or Pappa's Deep Fried Chicken Skin - I just need to decide which first!