Kangaroo Island Events

Kangaroo Island doesn't hold events. It embraces them!
With festivals celebrating the Island's unique blend of
arts, food and wine!

Download Kangaroo Island Event Calendar (PDF)

Farmer's Markets &
Community Markets

1st Sunday of each month
9am-1pm at the Oval, Penneshaw

Kangaroo Island Farmers Market: is a popular event with locals and visitors alike, bringing local farmers, growers, bakers, home gardeners and a range of artisan producers together with the Island’s community and visitors, who come to taste and learn about
the ever-growing range of local produce from the producers themselves.

To book a stall, please phone: (08) 8553 1237
Kangaroo Island Community Markets: holds a wide variety of stalls from home-made soap and candles, wooden toys, driftwood
and wooden wares, gifts, photography, clothing new and used, pre loved goods and a whole lot more.
To book a stall, please phone: 0417 806 758

For more information, please contact the 
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre
+61 8 8553 1185 OR Toll Free 1800 811 080

Summer Lunch Affair

Sample the islands produce, beverages & personality
in the one location at Penneshaw Oval!

On selected days during summer join the local producers, wild life experts and farmers for a casual country style BBQ lunch unique to Kangaroo Island. The lunch includes interactive cooking and tasting demonstrations and the Raptor Domain show that includes an impressive Wedge tailed eagle, Dark Morph Masked Owl, and for the brave - a huge Python!
Meet local farmer Rob and his sheep dogs for an eclectic sheep race & shearing show and enjoy a casual BBQ lunch featuring the islands local produce prepared by one of the islands top Chefs Kate Sumner from Kangaroo Island Source.
The day includes local wine & cider tastings, and don’t forget to buy your ticket for the Great Yabbies Race challenge, where money raised goes to support the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

All-inclusive price includes:
•BBQ lunch (see menu) with interactive producer demonstrations that include food tastings.
•Eclectic shearing with the Great Sheep Race and a ‘smoko’
•Raptor Domain wildlife demonstrations - Eagles, Owl and a Python
•Yabbie races
•Complimentary wine tastings, tea and coffee
•All other beverages charged on consumption

•Salt & Pepper Prawns served with Kangaroo Island potato salad, Asian salad, green salad and island baked bread.
•Kangaroo Island lamb Kofta w KI Source Chilli & Coriander chutney & Island Pure Sheep’s yoghurt dressing
•BBQ’d Sheep’s milk Haloumi cheese with beetroot relish and lemon
•KI’s famous honey ice cream in the tubs

Lunch, interactive shows and food demonstrations, 11am-3pm - $89.00 per adult, $79.00 per child.

JANUARY: Tuesday 5 & Thursday 14
FEBRUARY: Thursday 4
MARCH: Friday 4, Wednesday 9 & Thursday 17
APRIL: Saturday 9

Bookings essential (before the day) at Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre,
(08) 8553 1185 or info@tourkangarooisland.com.au

Terms & Conditions
The event may be cancelled due to bad weather or if we do not get the required numbers.
You will be advised 48hrs before and provided a FULL REFUND.

No refund will be provided if you cancel within 48 hrs of the event start time.
Vegetarian options available only if advised at the time of booking.
Children will enjoy the event however we take no responsibility for their safety.

Parndana Agricultural Show

Saturday 14th November 2015

A local country show in the hard of Kangaroo Island held annually at the Parndana Sport's Ground,
the Parndana Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Show has a unique look at a small Agricultural community.

Showcasing Agricultural Produce, Horses in action, Shearing, Sheep, Wool, Cookery, Preserves, Flowers, Dog Jumping,
Quilting & Needlework, Pets, Photography, Poultry, Fruit & Vegetables, Art, Honey, Literacy, Young Farmer Challenge and Junior Farmers Challenge. Also holding State Cooking Competitions in Laucke/CWA Scone Competition Semi Finals,
Rich Fruit Cake Semi Finals and the Genoa Cake Semi Finals.

 VISIT THE Parndana show WEBSITE 

American River Gala Day 

Sunday 17th January 2016

Enjoy a colourful and busy day at American River! Including: Boot sale, lions merry-go-round, pony rides, market stalls, face painting, cook-off competition, tug-o-war, food & drink and much more.

For more information, phone (08) (08) 8553 7231 or email Alan_thomas@aapt.net.au

Kangaroo Island Gourmet Gallop

Saturday 23rd January 2016

The Gourmet Gallop is more than just a race day - it’s a foodie’s dream with some of the island’s well-known companies selling their fare by the track. There’s bound to be something to tempt every palate. Lovers of great food and wine rejoice!
Tickle your tastebuds with the best produce the region has to offer and savour the excitement of live racing!

The day's wines will be provided by one of the Island's finest wineries, Dudley Wines with beer from Coopers.

The racing showcases a six race program, and a great day of racing, where you can have a bet or two and soak up the atmosphere
of a country race meeting.

Coopers Kangaroo Island
Cup Carnival

Thursday 18th & Saturday 20th February 2016

The Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival has become famous for its three-day celebration of racing, entertainment, food, wine and fun in a spectacular Island setting.

The Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Day - the big one!
Join a crowd of around 5,000 people trackside to celebrate all that is great about country racing as the best horses from far and
wide race for the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup.

Dress to impress for the Fashions of the Field for your chance to represent the Island at the Fashion at The Races competition in Adelaide, and enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the day.

The Carnival will again be broadcast live around the country on Sky Channel with two fantastic days of racing. Record prizemoney, record nominations and the State's leading jockeys are all expected to make this the best carnival ever.

Check out this great clip which captured all of the action of the 2014 Cup Carnival to give you a taste of what to expect when you go racing at Kangaroo Island.

 VISIT THE kangaroo island racing club WEBSITE 

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Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre

Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
Open: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm, Closed Christmas Day.

TOLL FREE: 1800 811 080