Whats on in the Adelaide Hills: Your Ultimate Event and Market Calendar

A comprehensive list of what's on in the Adelaide Hills, where, and when!


Jace Snel

5/7/20232 min read

the sun is setting over a vineyard with vines
the sun is setting over a vineyard with vines

How to Explore the Best of Adelaide Hills: A Comprehensive Guide to Events and Markets

The Adelaide Hills region is known for its stunning natural beauty, charming towns, and abundance of food and wine. It's also home to a variety of events and markets throughout the year, providing ample opportunities to explore and experience the region's unique offerings.

Here is a comprehensive list of some of the major events and markets in the Adelaide Hills, broken down by season.

Summer (December - February)

- Hahndorf Christmas Village (December): This event takes place in the historic town of Hahndorf during the Christmas season, with the town's streets transformed into a festive village complete with lights, decorations, and local food and drink.

- Handpicked Festival (February): This annual music festival takes place at Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek, featuring an eclectic lineup of local and international artists.

- Tour Down Under (January): This international cycling race takes place annually in January, featuring stages in and around the Adelaide Hills.

Autumn (March - May)

- Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival (April): This long-running event takes place over the Easter long weekend, featuring horse racing, entertainment, and family-friendly activities.

- Adelaide Hills Harvest Festival (March): This festival celebrates the region's bountiful produce with a range of events, including farm tours, cooking demonstrations, and tasting opportunities.

- Stirling Market (fourth Sunday of every month): This monthly market in the town of Stirling features a range of local vendors, selling everything from artisanal food to handmade crafts.

Winter (June - August)

- Winter Reds Weekend (July): This event takes place in July and features local wineries offering tastings and events centered around warm and cozy winter themes.

- Hahndorf Winter Food and Wine Festival (August): This festival showcases the region's best food and wine offerings, with a variety of tastings and events taking place throughout the town of Hahndorf.

- Gumeracha Medieval Fair (August): This unique event features medieval reenactments, jousting tournaments, and a range of food and drink options.

Spring (September - November)

- Spring Garden Festival (September): This annual event takes place at Mount Pleasant, featuring a range of plant and garden stalls, workshops, and demonstrations.

- Adelaide Hills Beer and Cider Festival (October): This festival celebrates the region's growing craft beer and cider scene, with tastings, live music, and food vendors.

- Stirling Laneways (September - April): This seasonal event takes place in the town of Stirling, featuring live music, food and drink stalls, and local art and craft vendors.


- Adelaide Hills Farmers Market (every Saturday): Held every Saturday morning in the town of Mount Barker, this popular market features locally grown produce, artisanal foods, and handmade goods.

- Mount Pleasant Farmers Market (every Saturday): This weekly market offers a range of fresh, locally sourced produce and other goods.

- Onkaparinga Valley Farmers Market (every Saturday): This market, held every Saturday in the town of Woodside, features a range of local vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, and handmade crafts.

- Lobethal Lights Festival (May and December): This festival celebrates the Christmas season with stunning light displays throughout the town of Lobethal.

- Mount Barker Show (September and October): This annual show features a range of events and activities, including carnival rides, animal exhibitions, and agricultural displays.

- Mylor Market (first Sunday of every month): This monthly market in the town of Mylor features a variety of local vendors selling handmade crafts, art, and vintage goods.

I will be adding more to the list as they become known! Enjoy the Adelaide Hills