It’s Show time at Yankalilla.

Fun for all at the Yankalilla Show

Fun for all at the Yankalilla Show

 

Roll up, roll up.  Yes, it’s that time of year again when the Yankalilla,

Rapid Bay & Myponga Agricultural & Horticultural Society presents its annual show.

This year the show will not only feature traditional displays that reflect

the rural backbone of our region but also a host of attractions for all ages.

 

 

Yankalilla Show

Some of the entries on display at the Yankalilla Show

 

Be sure to catch the shearing demonstration by a member of the

National Shearer’s Hall of Fame.  In addition to show rides and market stalls

this year’s show also includes motorbike stunt riders, ‘radicool’ reptiles and a high jinks rock wall.

The Show runs from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 29 September and is held

at the showgrounds on Main South Road between Yankalilla and Normanville.

The official opening by Peter Goers will take place at 12 noon.

 

 

Main Hall, Yankalilla Show

Main Hall, Yankalilla Show

Art, Dance & Sustainable living

Here are some of the highlights of activities planned for the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula in the coming weeks.  Be sure to mark these events in your calender:

 

 

CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER

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As part of the annual South Australian Living Artists SALA festival, local artists Karen Hammat and Emanda Fretwell have teamed up to present an exhibition titled Curiouser & Curiouser?

 

Their vision is something like, Alice in Wonderland trips through a Boho Victorian parlour with mad, odd, intriguing and unusual results.

 

The works will be on display at Yankalilla Yarns Fine Art Gallery at the end of Glebe Ave in Yankalilla, from August 4th to 12th, 2018 between 10am and 4.30pm.

‘One of those days’ by Karen Hammat.

 

 

 

Yankalilla Bush Dance

Australia has a wonderful choice when it comes to folk dancing.  One style that has truly become Australian is Bush Dancing. The Yankalilla Show Hall is the perfect venue and for those new to it you’ll be a Bush Dancer by the end of the night. This event will be held on Saturday 11th August, 2018 7pm to late at The Yankalilla Show Hall, Main South Road Yankalilla.  Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $15, Child 16 and under $0.  Book online or at The Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre 163 Main South Road Yankalilla or by Phone: 1300 965 842. Bar facilities available but BYO nibbles.

 

 

 

Festival of Nature

This 5-day festival seeks to inspire, empower and celebrate sustainable living through a vibrant program of open homes and gardens, pop-up workshops, talks, demonstrations and exhibits. And as if that’s not inspiring enough it is delivered against a backdrop of delicious local food & wine. The Festival of Nature commences at 9am, 5 September 2018 and for more details on each day’s itinerary contact 1300 965 842 or (08) 8558 0240.

 

Coastal bike ride for the family

View from Carrackalinga Point

Enjoy the views all the way back to Rapid Bay

 

Many of our guests are familiar with the stunning scenery that Deep Creek

Conservation Park has to offer but did you know that there is a wealth of other

attractions to explore in our district?  The coastline along the Southern tip of the

Fleurieu Peninsula is a treasure trove of wonderful scenery and photo opportunities.

Today the focus is on a walk/bike trail that runs from the foreshore carpark at Normanville

to North Bay at Carrickalinga. This journey is an easy 20 minutes each way by bike.

 

Normanville foreshore

Normanville foreshore

 

Starting at the Normanville Beach carpark follow Jetty Road

till the end and turn left on to Carrackalinga Road.

There is a dedicated shared bike/footpath separate from the main

road that runs all the way to Carrackalinga.

 

Carrackalinga Bike Ride

The path is separated from road traffic for most of the way.

 

Once you cross Carrackalinga Creek turn left on to Riverview Drive

which then turns in to Gold Coast Drive.  As the road turns back towards Bennett Street

you will again see a shared pathway on your left for pedestrians and cyclists only.

Follow this past Haycock Point lookout all the way to Carrackalinga Point

lookout (the half way mark).  Take a moment to savour the views all the way back to Rapid Bay.

The return journey is sweetened by the thought of refreshments at the Normanville Beach Cafe.

 

Normanville Beach Cafe

Reward yourself at journey’s end at the Normanville Beach Cafe

 

If you would like a Google map click on the link here here for more detail.

 

 

 

Time for a cruise to Yankalilla

One of many hot rods on display at the Yankalilla Cruise

 

Feeling like a nostalgic trip down memory lane or perhaps you just love

the look of classic cars?  Well on Saturday 19 November 2017 it is the 10th

Anniversary of the Yankalilla Cruise.  This annual event starts at Castle Plaza,

Edwardstown and culminates at the Yankalilla Memorial Oval.

 

Yankalilla Cruise at Memorial Oval

Cars gather for the annual Yankalilla Cruise at Memorial Park, Yankalilla.

 

It is a great opportunity to get a closer look at custom and classic cars

as well as hot rods from a bygone era.

There is also plenty of entertainment including live music with a dance floor,

bar, and food facilities as well as a free bouncy castle.

Entry fee is $15 per vehicle or $5 walk in with children under 14 free.

The cruise arrives at the Yankalilla Oval at approximately 11.15am

with other vehicles on display at the Oval from 10 am onwards.

 

 

2017 Yankalilla Cruise

2017 Yankalilla Cruise event details

Wirrina Bluegrass Festival is on again!

It’s on again for the sixth year!

The Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival is a great opportunity to hear,

play and share acoustic music from Bluegrass and other related traditions.

This annual event attracts world class musicians many of whom

have come each year to perform as well as run workshops.

The festival will again be hosted at the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park,

just 80 minutes South of Adelaide, South Australia, on the first weekend of September.

So mark the date on your calendar: 1–3 September 2017. 

The 2017 festival program is now online! For full details click here.

For descriptions of this year’s bands and artists, follow this link Performers pages.

 

Starfish Hill Wind farm

Starfish Hill Wind farm

Starfish Hill Wind farm

The Starfish Hill wind farm was the first wind farm to be established in South Australia.

 Constructed in 2003 at a cost of $65m it consists of 23 turbines

across two clusters between Delamere and Cape Jervis.

They have a combined generating capacity of 34.5 megawatts of electricity

to meet the needs of approximately 18,000 households.

Each turbine consists of a 68 metre tower.  At the top of this sits the nacelle

which houses a gearbox that transfers the wind

from the 32 metre blades to electricity via a generator.

 

 

Starfish Hill wind farm tower

Starfish Hill wind farm tower

Some fast facts:

 

  • minimum wind speed required: 4-5 metres per second (16kph)

  • optimal wind speed: 15 metres per second (56 kph)

  • the turbines are shut down when winds reach gale force speeds (90 kph)

  • the blades rotate at between 11 and 17 revolutions per minute

 

 

The gearboxes were recently overhauled in situ to improve efficiency from 76% to 97%.

The estimated CO2 savings are put at 84,000 tons per annum.

Over the 25 year life of the farm this equates to 2.1 million tons.

You can gain a closer look and appreciation of the immense size

of these turbines by taking a drive down Yoho Road at Delamere

which is a short 10 minute drive from Deep Creek Conservation Park.

(click here for map)