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Fleurieu Folk Festival
October 2012







Festivals, fairs & markets contacts and planning meetings...


Please note: The Town or District part of an organisation's name is listed where appropriate, at the end of its heading, to make the organisation easier to find in the Alphabetical Listing.


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Almond Blossom Festival - Willunga...  end of July

The main festival weekend is calculated to fall the day after the last Friday in July.

Willunga Almond Blossom Festival Events are to raise money for the Willunga Recreation Park while providing attendees with a memorable experience. The complex provides facilities for our sporting groups, clubs, schools, entertainment, meetings, markets, festivals, fairs and weddings.

Willunga and District residents use the facilities either directly through sporting and recreational clubs and school students directly through school activities or residents use it indirectly through community and school events.

Mission Statement...

Two fold...

To raise money for Recreation Park's general maintenance and development.

To Celebrate and promote the unique history, culture and community that IS Willunga


2012 Coordinator: Kate Fleming  0411 065 109  

Email  kate@kateflemingmarketing.com

The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival Office...

The Old Show Hall, next to the Willunga Recreation Hall (Stadium), Main Road, Willunga.

Write... Willunga Almond Blossom Festival...

c/o Willunga Recreation Park Inc,

PO Box 208,

Willunga SA 5172

Phone or Fax... 08 8556 2407

Email... wrp-abf@comstech.com


Artisans Market...   Willunga    2nd Saturday, 9am-1pm

Show Hall, Recreation Park, Main Rd, Willunga.

The Willunga Artisans Market arose from the necessity to find a display and sales outlet for quality original art and craft.

The first markets have been very successful, and the feedback from locals and visitors has been positive and encouraging. The rapid growth of the artisan community in the area and the excellent market location combine to promise a vibrant future.

There are some 20 stall holders who sell a variety of high quality and unique hand made products such as ceramics wood art, photographic art, jewellery, glass art, textile and fibre art, printmaking, acrylic and watercolour arts, paper craft and sculpture. These artisans are all based in the Onkaparinga and Fleurieu regions, in accordance with the market's aim to support and promote the development of local art.

Entry is free of charge and visitors are welcome to meet the makers in a friendly atmosphere.

Contacts: Cher McGrath - 08 8386 0132 (9am - 7pm only) cmcgrath@adam.com.au
               Douglas Bell - 08 8386 0309 (9am - 7pm only) campanile@chariot.net.au


Choppers Australia Chopper Show & Shine... October

Alma Hotel, out the front and between Hill St & Main Rd, Willunga.

Enter your Chopper Motorcycle, Chopper Trike or Chopper Bicycle.  Unique trophies.  Many categories.

Book in for lunch in the Alma Hotel Function Room.

Contact: Andrew Offe 08 8556 2554  www.ChoppersAustralia.com


Christmas Tree Festival & Carols Evening - Willunga... November/December

Willunga Uniting Church, St Judes Street (cnr St Andrews Tce), Willunga

This festival is proving very popular.  We are most grateful to all clubs and organizations that have contributed.  A beautiful selection of trees and displays is created and all clubs, organizations and individuals are invited to contribute.

You are welcome to participate in this ever growing event. This is a great opportunity to present to the public what your club or organization is about or what it is that you do.

Bookings & more information:

Annette 08 8556 4023 or

Jenny 08 8556 2758.



Write...  Willunga Christmas Tree Festival,                                                                                      

            Willunga Uniting Church,

            St Judes St,

            Willunga SA 5172

Country Women's Association Teas, Cake & Craft - Willunga... 2nd Saturday, 9am-12.30pm.

CWA Clubrooms, (between Main Gates & Festival Hall) Recreation Park, Main Rd, Willunga.

Contact: J Craig 08 8556 5783  www.cwaa.org.au


Farmers Market - Willunga... Saturdays

Office... The Hub, Cnr St Peters Tce & Main Rd, Willunga Wednesdays & Thursdays

Markets Every Saturday... 8.am - 12.30pm... in the New Town Square, Main Rd & Kell St cnr, Willunga

Contact...  08 8556 4297


Fleurieu Fiesta...  end of September through October

Produced by Fleurieu Peninsula Food
Contact: 08 8552 3013 F 08 8552 9530 info@fleurieufood.com.au



Fleurieu Folk Festival in Willunga...  October

Family Fun...  much of it FREE... This has become a major weekend on the Fleurieu. 

Folk artists are welcome to contact Peter Thornton well in advance.  Helpers are needed on the weekend to set up and pack up.

Festival Coordinator... Peter Thornton  08 8327 2797   Email... admin@fleurieufolkfestival.com.au



Lions Auction - Willunga & Districts ... last Saturday

Willunga Saleyards, Binney Rd, Willunga.

Last Saturday of each month...  Your place to buy or sell anything imaginable!

Contacts...  Saleyards organiser:  Dean Hunt  0414 564 389

                  Pick-ups:  Wolf Hirsch 08 8557 7519


Quarry Market - Willunga... 2nd Saturday

Willunga Recreation Park Grounds, south side of oval, between CFS & Heritage Hardware, Aldinga Road, Willunga...

2nd Saturday of each month, 9am to 1pm...

Note: traders are required to have Public and Products Insurance.

Contact...  Pam Jensen 08 8556 2502 



Tour Down Under - Stage 5... January


For all stages of the race...  Click www.TourDownUnder.com.au


Coordinator for Tour Down Under, Willunga Stage...  Sue Turner 0411 667 340 or jasi@internode.on.net

Willunga Business & Tourism President... Steve Nye (W) 08 8556 2772 / (H) 08 8556 2248.

Coordinator for Stage 5 (Willunga, McLaren Vale and Aldinga)...  Tracey Hutchison, Onkaparinga Council.



upRAW!   Willunga Performing Arts Festival... October

Willunga Recreation Centre, Recreation Park, Main Rd, Willunga.

JamaeRaw School of the Arts Inc: 08 8556 4022

Email: perform@jamaeraw.org



Waldorf School Autumn Fair... a Saturday in March/April

Jay Dr, Willunga

Stalls, food, performances, etc.  A big event!

Call... 08 8556 2655

Fax... 08 8557 0194





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