Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations – Throughout October
Producers in the Coonawarra region will host more than 60 free and ticketed events throughout October as part of Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations. Highlighting the Coonawarra wine region’s signature red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, the festival will ‘celebrate, educate and activate the senses’ with vertical tasting flights, blending masterclasses, dinners with winemakers, a golf day, and live music, all over the course of the month. Read more about the festival here.
The Chilli Crab Shack – October 2—11
Head to the Adelaide Central Market, arm yourself with a crab bib, and get stuck into a dish of blue swimmer crab with an Asian-style spicy chilli tamarind sauce, noodles, herbs and lime. Callum Hann’s Sprout Cooking School will run The Chilli Crab Shack on Fridays (11am-8pm) and Saturdays (10am-2pm) during the school holidays (October 2, 3, 9, and 10). It has also been extended an extra day: Sunday, October 11. Pre-orders are advised, as this pop-up sells out each year. Customers can expect to dig in and get messy with a Pirate Life beer in hand, while enjoying live music and market vibes.
George 38 – October 9
Mediterranean eatery Yiasou George has teamed up with the good people of Pulteney Street Thai restaurant Soi38 for the latest iteration of Yiasou George’s collaboration dinner series. George 38 will see a blending of the two restaurants’ specialties, with dishes such as hummus with red curry oil, wood-fired prawns with nam jim talay, a yellow-curry-spiced cauliflower, and the renowned Yiasou lamb shoulder with massaman sauce. For more information, see the event page. If you’re already salivating, book here.
Cocktail Making Class at Next Door – October 10
Next Door is the bar next door to (and run by) Prohibition Liquor Co on Gilbert Street, and their cocktail masterclasses will see attendees taken through the history of cocktails, shown their base ingredients, and then shown how to create two cocktails. There will be tips and tricks on show, and guests will be encouraged to take their knowledge home and experiment with their own take on the spirited libations.If you’ve purchased a second- or third-tier ticket, you’ll also get some Prohibition Liquor goodies to take home with you.For more information, see the event page.
Seasonal Pickling & Fermenting Workshop – October 11
Located at Plant 4 Bowden, My Grandma Ben hosts a 2.5-hour hands-on workshop, where participants will learn all the tips and tricks needed to start pickling and fermenting like a pro from their own kitchen. From pickling peak season vegetables to maximise flavour, to making classic sauerkraut, this workshop will instil confidence to pickle and ferment anything from your spring market haul. The session includes all the ingredients and equipment you need to complete three recipes in the class, as well as a glass of wine and some house-made goodies to snack on during the night.
Pugs at the Pub – October 11
The Walkers Arms Hotel regularly hosts dog-themed events and this week pugs will get their turn, as pug owners are invited to bring their pooch to the pub from 11am. The beer garden will feature stalls, beer tastings, dog treats, and prizes for the best-dressed pug. Bookings essential.
Socktoberfest 2020 – October 17
In lieu of Oktoberfest celebrations this year, Offbeat Socks and Big Shed Brewing Concern have teamed up to deliver Socktoberfest 2020 at Big Shed Brewing, 1154 Old Port Road, Royal Park, from noon to 9pm. Guests are encouraged to don their favourite funky socks and grab a beer. There will be prizes up for grabs and Offbeat Socks available for purchase.
Wine Playground ADL 2020 – October 31 to November 1
The Fruitful Pursuit’s Wine Playground event is returning to Adelaide, happening over two days at The Stag Public House. A total of 36 winemakers will pour more than 120 wines across the two days, as well as participating in open-air forums discussing the local, national and international industry. Big Easy Drinks will be running a bottle shop on the day, there will be pizza by Anchovy Bandit, coffee from Mischief Brew, Chocolate by Steven Ter Horst, cheese by section 28 and tunes from Oisima and Skin Contact. For the full list of winemakers, see the event page.
Vegan Festival Adelaide – October 31 to November 1
Vegan Festival will be held at Rymil Park/Murlawirrapurka from October 31 to November 1, and will this year blend live and streamed elements for the first time. Go along to sample vegan fare, shop, take part in workshops, listen to live music and hear speakers deliver virtually on big screens. The varied program includes yoga sessions, children’s activities, a sustainable fashion parade, and speakers discussing a wide variety of topics.
Kangaroo Island Sip & See Day Tour – until March 2021
SeaLink has launched a new series of Kangaroo Island experiences: a one-day Kangaroo Island Sip & See Day Tour, a one-night escape package, and a two-day ultimate tour — including gin tastings at Kangaroo Island Spirits and wine tasting at False Cape Wines cellar door. With pick-ups from either Adelaide or Cape Jervis, tours include return ferry transfers and air-conditioned coach touring with a local Kangaroo Island guide, stopping at attractions such as Raptor Domain, Clifford’s Honey Farm Shop, and Seal Bay Conservation Park.
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