Here's What's Happening Around Mount Gambier This Long Weekend!

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Mount Gambier is full of fun this Easter long weekend! Something for all ages. Come along to one of the many events scattered across the weekend. From Tennis Tournaments and Show Jumping to Duck Races and Farmers Markets. You never know, you might even run into the Easter Bunny! 

Geltwood Festival: Quilts For A Cause

Calling all local craft lovers! Make sure you go along to the Quilts For A Cause Exhibition from now until April 30 at Geltwood Festival! Create your own or donate a quilt for the Quilts For Cause competition! All quilts will go to Anglicare in Adelaide, to be given to foster children in South Australia (aged up to 18-years-old). The quilts are displayed at the Millicent Visitor Information Centre during the Geltwood Festival.

Date: April 5-30
Time: From 9am
Location: Geltwood Festival: 1 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent
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Lucindale Easter Tennis Tournament

Needing to burn off those Easter eggs this long weekend? The Lucindale Country Club will be hosting the 54th Annual Easter Tennis Tournament! The tournament will run over three days from the 19th-21st of April and the events will be played on 12 beautiful lawns. There is a game for everyone with mixed doubles, singles, men’s, and ladies doubles as well as junior doubles and singles. 

Date: 19th-21st April 
Time: From 8am
Location: Lucindale Country Club -  Bunyip Way, Lucindale
Cost: Varies
or more info contact: [email protected]

SRA Easter Sprintcar Trail 

It's the last chance for your final Sprintcar Fix! The busy Speedway Season at the Mt. Gambier Borderline Speedway is wrapping up this Saturday April 2nd from 4pm-11pm. Make sure you don't miss the last of the 2019 SRA Easter Sprintcar trail. 

Date: April 20th
Time: 4pm-11pm
Location: Borderline Speedway, Princes Hwy, Mount Gambie
Cost: Tickets available at the door.
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Easter Showjumping Festival 

Hold your horses! The 37th annual Mount Gambier Easter Showjumping Festival is back in town. This event is one of the premier showjumping events in the state and is the longest running showjumping event dating all the way back to 1983! The festival attracts all levels of competitors from Olympians to the casual weekend rider. Enjoy a great atmosphere with the spectator viewing around the entire arena.

Date: 19-22 April
Time: From 8am 
Location: Blue Lake Velodrome Jubilee Hwy East
Cost: Varies
To find out more visit:

Mount Gambier Disc Golf April Random Format Day

Never tried Disc Golf? The Mount Gambier Disc Golf April Random Format Day is a great way for people to try for the first time. Held on the 20th of April, a format is chosen at random! It could be Doubles, Ambrose teams or Champs vs Chumps just to name a few. Loan discs are available, so grab a disc and a friend and have a go! 

Date: April 20
Time: 9am Saturday & 11.45am Sunday 
Location: Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park, Davison Drive
Cost: $5 Per Person 
To find out more visit:

Katnook Penola Cup 

The Katnook Penola Cup is on this Easter Sunday! With something for everyone - from kids activities to Fashions On The Field competitions, a PIMMS pop up bar as well as on-course catering and food vans! You can also let the team from Hollick Estates tempt you with a 4-course dinner. Bookings can be made via email to [email protected] or phone 08 8737 2752. There will also be free shuttle buses throughout the day from Penola Town Centre.  

Date: 21st April 
Time: 11am-5pm 
Location: 121B Racecourse Road Penola 
Cost: General Admission: $15 Concession: $10; Kids under 16: Free
To find out more:

Kingston Lions Club Seaside Market & Maria Creek Easter Duck Classic Race

The annual Kingston Lions Club Seaside Market & Maria Creek Easter Duck Classic Race is on again this Easter Sunday! Breakfast will be served at 8am as well as a BBQ lunch until 2pm. To compete in the duck race or set up a stall, contact Angas 0427689016 or Yvonne 0455878931 or grab an application form from the Williams Newsagency. So grab a duck and see if it can win!

Date: April 21
Time: From 8am-2pm
Cost: $5 per person, car boot sides $10-$15 and Stalls $20. 

The Mount Gambier Markets Galore! 

Mount Gambier has many markets to explore! The Mount Gambier Farmers Market, The Rotary Community Market, Molony’s Market and The Kalangadoo Farmers Market are all on this Easter long weekend! 

The Mount Gambier Farmers Market
Type: Farmers Market
Date: April 20
Time: 9am-12pm 
Location: Cave Gardens

The Rotary Community Market
Type: Community Market - Seond hand goods, arts, crafts, books, plant, woodwork and other assorted items. 
April 20
Kennedy Avenue

Molony’s Market
Type: Produce, Craft and Bric a Brac
April 20-21 
Opposite Vansittart Park on Commercial Street West

The Kalangadoo Farmers Market
Type: Farmers Market
April 20 
Eliza Street, Kalangadoo


Robe V’s Tantanoola - Good Friday, April 19
Borderline Speedway Easter Sprint Car Trial - Saturday, April 20
Robe Primary School Easter Fete - Saturday, April 20
Beachport Street Market - Saturday, April 20 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Amber Lowther

18 April 2019

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