Port protests with a mar­ket

Sunday Mail - Travel/Escape - - NEWS SA TRAVEL DIRECTORY -

PEO­PLE power is com­ing back to one of South Aus­tralia’s most his­tor­i­cal and tourism-fo­cused ar­eas – Port Ade­laide.

Peo­ple fed up with ram­pant devel­op­ment in the area will hold a com­mu­nity mar­ket and eco-expo on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 16, in the Port Mall, St Vin­cent St.

Or­gan­is­ers call it the think­ing per­son’s trea­sure mar­ket’’, with lo­cal art, re­cy­cled crafts, cu­riosi­ties, ecoinfo, fam­ily-friendly food out­lets, mu­si­cians and plenty more.

Mod­elled on mar­kets in Syd­ney’s The Rocks and in Fremantle, the Third Place Mar­ket will then be held on the first Satur­day of each month.

A Re­claim the Port stall will in­vite peo­ple to be­come in­volved in a push to re­think lo­cal devel­op­ment be­yond apart­ment blocks. De­tails: Ph 8447 2961 Arm­field Slip­way cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions and a Fleurieu Food Pic­nic, where fam­i­lies can buy food from lo­cal pro­duc­ers and en­joy a pic­nic lunch on the re­serve. De­tails: Ph 8555 5801 or visit www.saba.org.au/alive.html

Show the best there is

ALSO on the Fleurieu Penin­sula is the Strathal­byn Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s 140th an­niver­sary show on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 4.

The show will fea­ture barn­yard an­i­mals, car­ni­val amuse­ments, en­ter­tain­ment and stalls show­cas­ing the area’s lo­cal pro­duce. De­tails: Ph 0407 181 664 or visit www.strathal­byn­show.org.au

Chase be­tween towns

YOU can fol­low the show cir­cuit on the penin­sula with the Yankalilla Show on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 2, and the Port El­liot Show on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 9, and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 10.

Gates open for the an­nual Yankalilla Show at 9am at the Yankalilla Show Grounds, Main South Rd, Yankalilla.

At Port El­liot, the 133rd show has all the coun­try at­trac­tions plus more – in­clud­ing sideshows, horses in ac­tion, non-stop en­ter­tain­ment, six-ring dog show, gourmet food and wine, an­i­mal nurs­ery, stalls ga­lore, dog obe­di­ence demon­stra­tions, free chil­dren’s face paint­ing and pony rides. De­tails: Yankalilla, ph 8558 0242, Port El­liot, ph 8552 8121

Fleurieu gets folksy

AND the Fleurieu Folk Fes­ti­val will be held at Wil­lunga Recre­ation Park on Oc­to­ber 22-24.

It will be a week­end of mu­sic, dance, work­shops, bush po­etry, chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment, stalls and more.

Bring an in­stru­ment and join in the ses­sions, browse the craft stalls and the Satur­day farm­ers mar­ket, watch the kids get their faces painted and play the clowns or just re­lax and en­joy the vast ar­ray of lo­cal, in­ter­state and over­seas per­form­ers. De­tails: fleurieu­folk­fes­ti­val.com.au

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