Wednesday 22 September 2010

Yorke Peninsula All Set for an Action Packed School Holidays and Spring

Yorke Peninsula is gearing up for an influx of visitors for the school holidays and October long weekend. With an action-packed event calendar featuring a diverse choice of events, there's something to suit everybody and any taste. Yorke Peninsula Regional Tourism Manager Jo Barrie says that it is a brilliant time to visit the region, with the events throughout October & November set to attract visitors from across South Australia and interstate.

"From South Australia's most prestigious surfing event, the Cutloose Coopers Yorke's Classic to the Copper Coast Show n' Shine to markets, country shows and a rubber duck race, there is something for everyone during the school holidays."

"The line-up of things to see and do continues throughout spring, with the Moonta Open Gardens Festival, Minlaton Strawberry Fair, Maitland Art & Craft Fair and the Moonta Antiques & Collectable Weekend to name just a few of the great events that the whole family can enjoy," Ms Barrie says.

"In 2010, the Copper Coast is celebrating 150 years since copper was discovered and one of the key events is the Opera in The Mines, which will be held on location at the Moonta Mines rather than in a theatre. This event features one of the most loved operas, I Pagliacci, and an event of this caliber is not to be missed!'

"And of course in addition to all the events, there's a great array of beaches and attractions to explore around the region, with some great fishing action to be had from boat, jetty or shore, which all combine to make a fantastic holiday."

Events on the Yorke Peninsula over the coming weeks include:

* The Rotary Farm Shed Markets, 25th September, 30th October and 27th November
* Copper Coast Show n' Shine, 2nd October
* Stansbury Seaside Markets, 2nd October and 6th November
* Stansbury Country Bazaar, 2nd & 3rd October
* Cutloose Coopers Yorke's Classic, 2nd - 4th October
* Port Broughton Rubber Duck Race, 3rd October
* Station Markets, Moonta, 3rd October
* Southern Yorke Peninsula Agricultural Show, 6th October
* A Taste of Opera - Highlights of Carmen, Barley Stacks Wines, near Maitland, 9th October
* Moonta Open Gardens Festival, 16th & 17th October
* Minlaton Uniting Church Strawberry Fair, 6th November
* Copper Cove Marina Festival, 13th & 14th November
* Opera in The Mines - I Pagliacci, Moonta Mines, 25th - 27th November
* Maitland Art & Craft Fair, 27th November
* Moonta Antiques & Collectables Weekend, 27th & 28th November

For more information on Yorke Peninsula and events happening throughout the region, or for a free copy of the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide or Yorke Peninsula Fishing Guide visit or call 1800 654 991.

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