Your local guide to Adelaide and regions this September
Welcome to your local guide to the best of what's on in and around Adelaide this September. It might be springtime and the days are getting longer, but the cool days and nights linger on in Adelaide for a while yet.
The parks and gardens are a riot of colourful early spring blossoms, while outdoor events are beginning to rouse from their winter slumber. Enjoy SA at its greenest and take a day trip out to a country show, explore the Barossa Gourmet Weekend Festival. Why not pack a picnic and set up your camp chair to watch some old cars go by or explore some craft and produce markets?
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September starts off with Father's Day and there's lots of activities for him like the South Coast Wine Train, but don't worry if you miss out, there's still plenty to do across the rest of the month in Adelaide and surrounds.
SHOWS AND FIELD DAYS
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Spring seems to be the peak season for agricultural shows around South Australia and of course, the big one, the Royal Adelaide Show, dominates the city for the first eight days of September. Following on from that there are a number of shows close to Adelaide that you can visit to get a taste of the country, check them out here.
Head to Tennyson on the 22nd September for a chance to find out more about the Tennyson Dunes conservation area. There'll be guided walks, information stalls and food with plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy. Get more info here.
On Sunday 29th September, the iconic Bay to Birdwood will be in classic mode once again, featuring classic and early modern motorcars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles manufactured between 1 January 1956 and 31 December 1986. The event opens with a morning display at Barratt Reserve at West Beach before the vehicles are flagged off at 8.30am. The route follows North East Road to the hills and meanders its way through the country to reach the National Motor Museum in Birdwood around 10.15 am. The party continues all day with a Concours D'Elegance, fashions in the field awards and food, wine and music. Entry fees apply. Check here for more info.
This beautiful little market and art workshop event will be held in the grounds of stunning Partidge House in Glenelg on the 21st September. Plenty of things to see and do and activities for the kids! Details here.
Pop Up Farmers Market at Goodwood Orphanage Park
The cute little Goodwood Orphanage Park is the scene of a pop-up farmers market on both the Sunday the 1st and the 9th of September from 9am – 1pm. This market is an event by the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers Market you don't have to miss your favourite stallholders because of the Royal Adelaide Show. Check it out here.
On Saturday the 7th of October, check out the Urrbrae Barn Market, in the grounds of Urrbrae Agricultural High School. The Urrbrae Barn Market is all about the organic food and wine produced by students at the school. There's also plenty more stallholders and hot food and refreshments are available. Check the details here.
Hahndorf Pop Market
One of Hahndorf's fave markets returns again for its September instalment on the 15th. Enjoy browsing the arts, crafts, gifts and all manner of things in the Hahndorf Memorial Institute. It's a perfect excuse for a Sunday drive, no matter what the weather! Get all the details here.
Enjoy the best food and wine this iconic region has to offer over one big weekend on the 6th to the 8th of September. Follow a gourmet trail with the family or get your party frock on and dance the afternoon away. There's something for everyone, more details are here.
Tom Robinson from The Hydropath Society returns for one more Wine Walkabout in 2019 with a Carrick Hill adventure, Hilltop Drops! On Saturday the 14th of September, come and follow Tom across the rolling hills as you eat, drink and be merry in the great outdoors. Booking fees apply and bookings are essential. Get on it here!
For something indoors, why not check out the Adelaide Festival Centre's OUR MOB exhibition, returning for its 14th year and showcasing art by South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Get all the goss here.
Well, there you have it, there's plenty to do in Adelaide this September, so get out and enjoy the weekend!