Port protests with a market
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