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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published September 19th 2018
October is going to be one "fantastic" month of events for everyone
Adelaide and surrounds will be showcasing a wide range of free and ticketed events this October with events including festivals, food, sport, music, concerts, workshops, fairs, markets and much more.

There will be something for everyone with the list below:

1. SA Vines to Mines Tour
When: 30 September 2018- 13 October 2018
Where: See website
Cost: See website
Details: This event will start in South Australia's gorgeous and delicious wine country, making its way to the fabulous Flinders Ranges. Inclusions are dinners, breakfasts, all camping fees, tasting tour, lunch, special guest appearances, performances, catered meals, free entry to multiple artist concerts and more. Click here for the website

Image Courtesy from Aussie Road Crew Facebook


2. Light the Night
When: 5 October 2018: 5:30pm-8pm
Where: Botanic Garden, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This family-friendly fundraising event will feature an inspiring lantern ceremony and walk that will bring together the blood cancer community in solidarity to support each other. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night Facebook


3. Monster Jam
When: 6 October 2018: 5pm-10pm
Where: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $24-$179
Details: This family-friendly action-packed motorsport event will feature the unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable experience with various competitions, races, shows, displays, entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Monster Jam Facebook


4. Oktoberfest
When: 6 October 2018: 1pm-9pm
Where: Adelaide Showgrounds, Woodville Rd, Wayville
Cost: Adults: $39.90pp
Details: Celebrate Australia's biggest and best Oktoberfest with this event inspired by a love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer. This event will include German food stalls, silent disco, sideshow alley, roving performers, beer hall, competitions, entertainment and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oktoberfest in the Gardens Facebook


5. Floating Melodies: Jazz & Gins
When: 7 October 2018: 5pm-7pm
Where: Dolphin Explorer, 1 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide
Cost: Adults: $42pp, Concession: $35pp & Group of 6: $38pp
Details: Enjoy an evening cruising with relaxing music and wholesome food, cheeky gin and tonic with this event. The event will feature a two-hour prohibition experience. Be sure to dress in your best 1920s attire and be prepared to drink gin & tonic from a teacup! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Floating Melodies Facebook


6. Mamma Mia
When: 9 October 2018- 18 November 2018: 7:30pm-10pm
Where: Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $59.90-$110pp
Details: Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's classic songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale tells us of a young bride-to-be, on the eve of her wedding, who wants to discover the identity of her father. She brings together three men from her mother's past, back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Click here for the website.

7. Adelaide's Film Festival
When: 10- 21 October 2018:
Where: Adelaide Studios, 1 Mulberry Rd, Adelaide
Cost: See website.
Details: This 11-day celebration and exploration of Australian and International screen culture will feature a unique program of screenings, forums and special events. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Film Festival Facebook


8. Waymouth Street Party
When: 12 October 2018: 4pm-10pm
Where: Waymouth St, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This event will be jam-packed with entertainment, diverse and delicious range of food stalls, bars, pop-ups and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Waymouth Street Facebook


9. South Australian Scale Model Expo
When: 13 & 14 October 2018: 9am-4pm
Where: Immanuel College, 32 Morphett Rd, Novar Gardens
Cost: See website.
Details: This expo will showcase the hobby of scale modelling with displays and exhibits including scale model aircraft, cars, trucks, motorbikes, sci-fi fantasy figures/ vehicles, tanks, ships and historical figures and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sapma Model Club Facebook


10. Adelaide Zombie Walk
When: 13 October 2018: 3pm-9pm
Where: Rundle Park, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fun event will feature entertainment, market stalls, food stalls, live music performances and more. All monies raised will go directly back into the community to assist those in need with food relief. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Zombie Walk Facebook


11. Port Adelaide Boatfest
When: 13-15 October 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Port Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This Boat Festival will showcase entertainment, displays galore with wooden and heritage boats, working shipwrights, steam engines, parades of sail, street markets, family-friendly games and activities, water displays, exhibits, masterclasses, seafood, beer & wine, open days at Museums in the Port, art & craft and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Port Adelaide BOATFEST Facebook


12. Variety SA V2 Motorcycle Run
When: 18-21 October 2018: 9am-5pm
Where: See website.
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: The event will travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis and highlights will include entertainment, great food, wonderful scenery, events, nightly sunset parties, and more. Proceeds raised from the event will go to assisting South Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Variety SA Facebook


13. Adelaide Fashion Festival
When: 17-21 October 2018
Where: Various locations across Adelaide
Cost: See website.
Details: This festival will be highlighting Adelaide's dynamic creative industries with showcases of established and up-and-coming Adelaide designers as they present contemporary and relevant fashion and accessories alongside unique hair and makeup styling, local photography, music and South Australia's iconic food and beverages. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Fashion Festival Facebook


14. Vogue Festival
When: 19 & 20 October 2018: 9am-9pm
Where: Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This Fashion Festival will feature two days of fashionable parades, pop-ups, entertainment, parties, VIP Launch and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Rundle Mall Facebook


15. Munno Para Primary Spring Fair
When: 21 October 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: Munno Para Primary School, Maltarra Rd, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fair will be showcasing over 60 stalls, free kid's zone, face painting, special performances, entertainment, activities, games, competitions, jumping castle, carnival amusement rides, displays, sausage sizzle, food stalls and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Munno Para Primary Spring Fair Facebook


16. OzAsia Festival
When: 25 October 2018-11 November 2018
Where: Various locations across Adelaide
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website
Details: This festival will be showcasing a program packed with entertainment, contemporary dance, performances, theatre, music, visual art, film, literature, food, family-friendly events, workshops, talks and more from across Asia today. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from OzAsia Festival Facebook


17. Run Nation Film Festival
When: 25 October 2018: 7pm-9pm
Where: See website
Cost: Adults: $30pp & Concession: $25pp
Details: The festival will feature the very best running films to leave your heart pounding and your mind mesmerised. There will be a collection of original short films that focus on human-interest stories that use running as the medium of storytelling. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Run Nation Film Festival Facebook


18. Lucky Dumpling Market
When: 25 October 2018-11 November 2018- From 4:30pm (Closed Mondays)
Where: Adelaide Riverbank Lawns, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: Indulge your senses at this market. The markets will showcase sizzling Asian inspired BBQs, noodles, stir-fries, curries, mouthwatering dumplings, local wines, craft beers, sake, and much more. There will also be live music entertainment, family-friendly workshops, activities and entertainment on the weekends. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from OzAsia Festival Facebook


19. Riverdell Twilight Market
When: 26 October 2018: 5pm-9pm
Where: Riverdell- see website
Cost: Free
Details: These Twilight Markets will feature organic wines, craft stalls, DIY workshops, coffee carts, plant-based delicious food carts, local food, jewellery, artworks, retro and vintage finds, tarot readings, henna, chair massage, live acoustic music performances, fire moonlight entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Riverdell Spiritual Centre Facebook


20. Leukaemia Foundations Aussie Muscle Car Run
When: 27 October 2018- 2 November 2018
Where: Various locations- see website
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: It will be back on again this year and sixty iconic muscle cars and a rock star tour bus will take the road in Adelaide for the seven-day cruise 1900km loop from Adelaide to Mildura, Wilpena Pound, the Barossa, and back to Adelaide for charity. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Aussie Muscle Car Run Facebook


21. Cheesefest
When: 27 & 28 October 2018: 27th: 11am-8pm & 28th: 11am-6pm
Where: Rymill Park/ Murlawirrapurka, East Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Adults: $30pp, Weekend Pass Adults: $40pp, Concession: $25pp & Kids under 15yrs: Free- early-bird and online ticket pricing see website.
Details: This two-day celebration will showcase all things cheese and things fermented with stalls, sampling and tastings, entertainment, demonstrations, workshops, local restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries, masterclasses and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from CheeseFest Facebook


22. Geir in the Dynamic Power Singers of the 60s, 70s & more
When: 27 October 2018: 8pm-11:30pm
Where: The British Working Men's Club, 11/ 9-15 Davis St, Wingfield
Cost: Adults: $20pp, Early-bird tickets: $15pp
Details: This event will present multi-vocalist entertainer, GEIR with music director Aldo Lerace and the Raymond Sisters as they perform songs from amazing artists like Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Elvis Presley, Tony Christie, John Rowles, Michael Buble, a tribute to Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Sandie Shaw and many more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Geir Borholm Facebook


23. Adelaide Vegan Festival
When: 27 & 28 October 2018: From 10am
Where: Victoria Square, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a wide range of vegan delights with over 80 stalls, entertainment, cooking demonstrations, kid's entertainment, activities, workshops, guest keynote speakers, family-friendly events, health, fitness and raw foods and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Vegan Festival Adelaide Facebook


24. Callington Show
When: 28 October 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Callington Recreation Park, Lot 15 Callington Rd, Callington
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly festival will be showcasing an array of entertainment, traditional rural show events, exhibits, displays, performances, Hobby Expo, competitions, sideshow alley, monster truck rides, demonstrations, market stalls and much more. Click here for the website.

25. Salt
When: 30 & 31 October 2018: From 7pm
Where: Odeon Theatre, 57a Queen St, Norwood
Cost: Adults: $45pp & Concession: $40pp
Details: This performance will showcase capturing the spellbinding duality of the tensions between life-giving water and caustic salt, this engaging and mesmeric solo work will be suggestive of embedded cultural hierarchies and changing perspectives. Click here for the website.
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Why? Festivals, fairs, markets and plenty more of events for everyone
When: 1-31 October 2018
Where: Adelaide & Surrounds- See Above
Cost: Free & Ticketed Events- See Above
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