The 2019 Barossa Vintage Festival kicks off in three weeks’ time with the best of the region’s food, wine, arts and crafts being showcased over five, jam-packed days. The event promises to be a “celebration of the Barossa’s story” offering a variety of experiences to suit any budget, from cellar door tours, to food tastings and art exhibitions, with an invitation to bring the whole family along to almost all of them! Here are some of family friendly events on offer at this year’s Barossa Vintage Festival.
The Parade / Saturday, April 27
Claim your patch along the route from Nuriootpa to Tanunda to watch all the glories of the Barossa parade pass by in what is one of the oldest events of the festival. The Festival Parade will finish at Chateau Tanunda, where the carnival winner will be announced. Come along for a closer look at the floats and enjoy live music, a wine bar for mum and dad, street food, plus face painting and activities for the kids.
Woodcavers Retreat Amongst The Gumtrees / April 24 – 27
Tickets: Adult – $4
Child – $2
Experience how traditional, quality, wooden items are handcrafted for a true ‘retreat’ experience. Wander through the gallery and enjoy a Devonshire tea or coffee beneath the gum trees. Check out the website woodcarver.com.au for opening times during the festival.
Rosies Farm / April 20 – 28
Tickets: Adult – $4
Child – $2
Family – $10
Bring your family along to a fourth-generation farm where to interact with animals, play freely and participate in activities or craft sessions. A roast lunch is also available daily, with booking ahead appreciated. Telephone 8563 9091
Zeigenmarkt & Barossa Made Market / April 26
Bringing fresh produce and livestock to auction in Tanunda’s Goat Square has been a Barossa Tradition since the 1800s. Embrace the culture, tastes and sounds of yesteryear with plenty of food stalls on offer. A short walk to the Barossa Visitor Centre will take you to another market full of local hand made goods, gifts, jewellery, textiles, wine and more. A day full of history and creativity.
Night of Music April 27
Tickets: Adult – $30
Child – $15
The Marananga Brass Band presents A Night Of Music, including guest artists covering a wide genre of music that will get you dancing the roof off the Tanunda Show Hall. Bring your own food and drinks, park your party/family/friends at a table and hit the dance floor.
Chill Zone April 27h – 28
Kellermeister will open their gardens for the weekend for all to enjoy. The “chill zone” is the perfect family picnic spot with live jazz music, Argentinian street food by Chimichurri Grill, their award winnings wines, crisp apple cider and pale ale on tap.
Ghostly Historic Walk and Wine April 23, 24 & 26
Tickets: Adult – $40
Child – $ 25
Hemera Estate Wines and the Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery come together for a unique evening of spooks and supper. Guests will be guided through the cemetery, learning the history of its ancestors and will be introduced to the resident ghost. Tickets include supper and wine at Hemera Estate to conclude the evening.
Lazy Sunday BBQ Brunch April 28
Tickets: Adult – $10
Child – Free
Enjoy a casual picnic-style brunch to conclude the Barossa Vintage Festival on the beautiful lawns of Yaldara Wines. French toast, breakfast burgers and mimosas will all be available.
Barossa Scarecrows April
Tickets: Free (self-guided tour)
Choose your wheels – car, bike, scooter – and go scarecrow hunting! These not-so-scary scarecrows have been individually handcrafted by local residents, schools, families and businesses and scattered around the region. Pop into the Barossa Visitor Information Centre to collect your trail map for a free, family-fun fun excursion.
To grab tickets to any of these amazing events, head to the Barossa Vintage Festival website, here.