We have the Yankalilla Show on Sunday, Strathalbyn Show on Monday, Port Elliot Show the weekend after, and the Fun on the Fleurieu activities on Friday, October 31.
And, if you’re really keen, you can hop across to Kangaroo Island for its big show at Kingscote on Saturday, November 1.
Full credit to the incredible number of volunteers and sponsors who make these family events possible.
You can watch performing horses or climb an eight-metre rock wall, or be entertained by roving ducks, the Ravellos Circus, and Dan Burt, who has done his one-man-band and clown act since 1981. There is no show without Burt.
Clancy the Jelly Bean Train will be a big hit again – for $3 children ride around the grounds on a 20-seater train with a bag of jellybeans. The thrills come from the Normanville Resource Centre snake pit display, and check out the performances on the main stage including dance groups, and various musicians throughout the day.
Of course, there are the amusements and all the wonderful arts, crafts and cooking displays – the usual something-for-everyone, and it’s a terrific event.
Port Elliot Show
More than 6000 people attended last year’s show – the fourth biggest agricultural show in the state – presented by the volunteer show committee and Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum members.
The numbers are sure to rise with the return of the extremely popular dog show on the showground oval that has attracted more than 600 Dog SA entries.
Saturday’s features include Clydesdales Horse Championships, Ute Muster, classic cars, Clancy the Train, plus performing horses and ducks.
There will be song and dance with our talented local Victor Harbor City Band, the Ukulele Group of Goolwa and soloist Howard Sumner, Fortuna Dance, and the Fleurieu Scottish Dancers. Things will really hot up with The Griffini Circus show, a 30-minute feast of riveting feats juggling flames of fire, followed by a one hour circus workshop teaching juggling, stilt walking, plate spinning and more.
The Sunday main attractions will include the SA Axe Men’s Wood Chopping demonstrations, horses in action, The Griffini Circus show and workshop, RDA Pony Rides, Rock and Roll dancers, soloist Leigh Marshall and The Granite Island Community Band and renowned folk band The Ryebuck Sheilas.
Throughout the weekend there will be MacDonalds Animal Farm, native reptiles, dog obedience shows, sheep shearing, plus more than 10 new demonstrations on various interests. And once again, there’s no show without the sideshows, arts and crafts and much more.
The great thing is, much of the entertainment is free. Check it out: portelliotshow.com.au
Fun on the Fleurieu
There won’t be sideshows at this free event at Investigator College, Victor Harbor Campus, but definitely a lot of fun for both parents and their children aged up to five. And significantly, it can provide a lot of wonderful ideas and learning tools for the mums and dads to help their children develop.
It brings together early childhood services and groups to celebrate National Children’s Week.
The event was going to cease because of the withdrawal of government funding, but Investigator College thought it was so important in the development stage of children up to five-years-old that it took on this magnificent program.
The festival offers activities that encourages and supports parents or carers intervention. There is the opportunity to meet early childhood workers or group coordinators and take home information on local services and support programs.
The event is proudly funded and hosted by Investigator College, and for more information call Julie or Trudy on 8555 7500.