'A celebration of Willunga's history, culture and produce'



Next Major Events...

Fleurieu Folk Festival
October 2012







More big events in Willunga and district...

In chronological order...



Australia Day Breakfast... 26th January, 8am-10.30am

Old Court House Grounds, High Street, Willunga

The McLaren Vale & District Rotary Club with the assistance of the Onkaparinga City Council will again provide a free breakfast at the old Court House grounds on Australia Day.
Please bring your own chairs.

Contact: Alan Bigg, President Rotary Club, 08 8557 7834, 0438 857 844.


Pancake Day Celebrations in Willunga... 40 days before Easter

Tuesday... 7pm onwards...

The Bell Paddock, Willunga Uniting Church, cnr St Judes St & St Andrews Tce, Willunga...

History... "Traditionally Shrove Tuesday is the last day to eat all the fat, eggs and dairy products in your kitchen before the start of Lent - a time of abstinence and reflection in the 40 days before Easter.  The European custom of making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday was one way to use up these 'luxury' items before Lent. Over the centuries, Shrove Tuesday and pancakes became perfect partners."

(Taken from website listed below.)

Yummy Pancakes...

Pancake stacks and refreshments will be available with a variety of toppings at very reasonable prices.
Yummy toppings include maple syrup, cream, jam, ice cream, honey and lemon and sugar.

Tea and Coffee and Soft Drinks available. 

Enjoy the facilities and grounds of the new Willunga Uniting Church Hall complex now named "Bethany".

Help the disadvantaged...
This is a Uniting Care project to raise funds for the disadvantaged in our community.

In the past funds have gone towards buying washing machines and driers for emergency housing in the South.

Contact...  Lois...  08 8557 4182

For more information on Pancake Day see www.PancakeDay.com.au

For Shrove Tuesday Dates... www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday


Waldorf School Autumn Fair...  a Saturday in March or April... 10.00am - 4.00pm

1 Jay Drive Willunga, Parking Available

The Waldorf School Fair is a wonderful community event, where families can comfortably spend the whole day. Stalls offer local produce, books, clothing, craft items and second hand clothes, as well as delicious and nourishing hot food.

One of the classrooms functions as a coffee shop, and in one of the Kindergartens there’s food especially for children, including freshly squeezed apple juice. Live music fills the air – most provided by parents and students of the school. Young children are well catered for, with puppet shows, circus performances, lucky dips, pony rides and art and craft activities. For older visitors, there are games and activities organized by the high school students, such as archery and ‘dunk the bursar’.

For those interested in the school’s curriculum and student outcomes, one of the classrooms has a display of students’ work with teachers rostered to answer visitors’ questions, and in another, short talks are offered about different aspects of Waldorf Education.

See Calendar of Events Page for yearly dates

Call... 08 8556 2655

Fax... 08 8557 0194



History Week in Willunga... late May

Each year Willunga National Trust celebrate this South Australian Event with local displays etc

All of May, 2011.



asp Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally... end of May... 2 days

Based out of Penny's Hill Winery between McLaren Vale and Willunga, this rally has become a respected fixture in the motor sport calendar with competitors all over Australia participating. For information on competing, registration of interest, deposit forms, and sponsorship opportunities visit...

www.asprally.com and www.sdcc.asn.au


STARS Winter Concerts... three for 2010

Southern Theatre and Arts Supporters, STARS in Willunga will present three afternoon Winter Concerts this year.
The first will be A Harp and Voice Recital by Emma Horwood, to be called "A Harpist's Garden"
Emma has performed solo many times at Waverley Homestead and then with a trio of singers as well as with guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski last year.  Back with her harp this time, Emma will feature songs that are about a Harpists Garden.  The concert will be on Sunday June 27 at 2.30pm with tickets $25 including afternoon tea.
The second Winter Concert will feature Limited Edition a wonderful group of friends who have been singing since schooldays and they will present everything from opera to popular songs, with some members of this vibrant group playing various instruments.  The concert will be our contribution to the Almond Blossom Festival as it falls on Sunday July 25 at 2.30pm, $25.00 including afternoon tea.
The third on Sunday August 15 Aleksandr Tsiboulski and Jacob Cordover will combine to present some magical Spanish guitar music. Since visiting Waverley Homestead last year, Aleksandr has featured in many concerts and has just released his CD that is played on ABC Classic FM at the moment.  Concert commences 2.30pm, $25.00 including afternoon tea.
We are very lucky to have these three international performances available to the local community and we urge you to book for all three concerts by calling 08 8323 8386 during business hours.  Spend a day overlooking the greens and enjoy the warmth and hospitality that STARS offers you.
Contact: 08 8556 8386 in business hours.

See www.stars.org.au


Lions Club Swap Meet... August... 7am-12noon

Willunga Lions Reserve, Binney Rd, Willunga.

Automotive.  No bookings required. 

Inquiries: Graham 0412 578 188. 

See www.bevenyoung.com.au/car.htm#sa


upRAW! Performing Arts Festival... October

See www.jamaeraw.org


Community, Sustainability & Environment EXPO... October


Choppers Australia Classic Bike & Car Display... November  9.30am

Out the front of the Alma Hotel.
The Chopper's Australia Custom and Classic Bike Show including trophies begins at 9.30am Saturday morning with refreshments available at the Alma Hotel 15 metres away.

Besides eateries, providores, cellar doors, speciality shops, museum and galleries to explore, there are the very popular 3 Markets... the Willunga Farmers, Quarry and Artisans Markets, along with the CWA Teas, Cake & Craft, so there is plenty for your family to enjoy.
Contact: Andrew Offe 08 8556 2554

See www.choppersaustralia.com/next-event.html


Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale... November... 2012, 2014, 2016

In locations across the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Australia's richest art prize for landscape painting...

This is a time not to be missed... See the best in landscape paintings... on display at local wineries.  Choose your favourite painting & place your vote.

Fly into Adelaide for a few days... Choose a quality Bed and  Breakfast in Willunga... Just 45 minutes from the Adelaide International Airport... or the famous Ghan Train Terminal, or Indian Pacific Train Terminal... and enjoy the Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale from South Australia's second oldest town, historic Willunga...

"This is a major festival of visual arts comprising the richest award for landscape painting in Australia, the 'Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize' of $50,000. It seems appropriate that the most significant prize for landscape art in Australia be centred in the Fleurieu Peninsula, a region which, with its striking vistas and extraordinary geological formations has long been both a home and a source of inspiration for some of Australia's most important landscape artists.

Aside of the Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize, the Biennale includes The Art of Food and Wine Prize, The Fleurieu Peninsula Vistas Prize, The Fleurieu Peninsula Water Prize and The Fleurieu Peninsula Youth Scholarship."

Information copied from www.fleurieupeninsula.com.au

Centred on the $50,000 Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize... the nation’s richest prize for Australian landscape painting... and four other art prizes worth $10,000 each, all to be exhibited at selected wineries in McLaren Vale, the Biennale is fast becoming recognised as Australia’s premier visual arts festival.


For more details see http://www.ArtPrize.com.au or phone 8323 7984.


Twilight Christmas Concert...  with the SA Police Band... December

Willunga Courthouse Grounds...  High St, Willunga...

Bring the whole family, deck chairs and picnic rug... Join in with this exciting event of the year...

Barbeque... 5pm start...

Barbeque cooked by Tatachilla Lutheran School & soft drinks, followed by National Trust tea, coffee & homemade cakes available for a small charge.

Family Concert... 6.30 to 8pm...

Join in with the carol singing & good cheer.

35 member South Australian Police Band...

and Father Christmas... will surprise the young ones...

Donation $2

Willunga Neighbourhood Watch...

...hosts this enjoyable community event.  Tell your neighbours and friends.

If the weather is inclement, please move to the Willunga Recreation Hall, Main Rd, Willunga...

No alcohol please.

Contact: Judy Dunn 08 8556 2163.





The place for YOU to visit, eat and stay a few days...

Treat yourself to a getaway...


Click to top of page...



Current Weather

Click: 4 Day Forecast


Discover little known
boutique wineries in
the McLaren Vale
Wine Region


Your Local Identity
Local Seasonal Produce
Local Boutique Wineries

0414 922 200
P.O.Box 207
SA 5172


This spot can be filled

with YOUR business


Site design & hosting by WeHostYou.ws... premium website hosting