Harvest Festival McLaren Vale | 16 Jan 2016


The Harvest Festival McLaren Vale is a celebration of the diversity of food, wine, music and the arts from the McLaren Vale region.

The festival offers a range of events and experiencs as well as tastes and sounds to enjoy your day.

2016 Festival Program


A gold coin donation per person is asked for upon arrival. Please remember all money donated goes towards helping the McLaren Vale War Memorial Hospital.

Cooking Demo

In 2016 there will be 4 highly renowned local chefs individually presenting a variety of Cooking Demos throughout the afternoon. Free entry so come along & watch these kitchen masters prepare dazzling dishes. They will be using locally sourced ingredients & take home recipes will be available. The demos will be located inside the Bank SA Marquee at the following times:

  • 12pm Tom Boden from Ellen Street Restaurant
  • 1.30 kids cooking demo by Karena Armstrong from Salopian Inn
  • 3pm Peter Reschke from d’Arrys Veranda
  • 4.30pm Nigel Rich from Elbow Room

All meals prepared by the Chefs on the day will be individually auctioned off at the Harvest Festival Gala Dinner as a formal sit down meal for two, after each demo in the Bank SA Marquee. It will include a bottle of local wine & chocolates from Bracegirdles. If you can’t make it to the dinner ask a friend to bid for you.

Masterclasses – watch, listen & learn from masters in their field. $10pp, book online here to reserve your ticket, or try your luck on the day with limited tickets available from the information tent at the Festival.

  • 1pm Beer & Sensory Analysis by Jeff Goodieson & Briony Liebich
  • 2.30pm Olives & Olive Oil by Robin Shliebs & Michael Harbison
  • 4 pm Wine & Chocolate by Richard Angove & Bracegirdle’s

Main Stage Entertainment

  • 10.45 – 11.15: The Onkaparinga City Concert Band
  • 11.15 – 11.30: Blessing of the Harvest & Parade
  • 11.30 – 12.00: The Onkaparinga City Concert Band
  • 12.00 – 12.05: Official Opening – Minister for Tourism
  • 12.05 – 12.30: Celebrity Wine Spitting Challenge
  • 12.35 – 1.15: Courtney Robb
  • 1.15 – 1.45: Dance Extreme
  • 2.00 – 2.30: Mia Carmen with JojoK
  • 2.30 – 2.45: Flourish Tribal Dancers
  • 2.45 – 3.15: SASSY with James Moffatt previewing his Fringe Show “Deeply Madly in ‘Meh’ with you”
  • 3.30 – 4.00: The Artisan Rabbits
  • 4.15 – 4.50: Chris Finnen & Cal Williams Jr
  • 5.00 – 5.45: Koolta
  • 6.00 – 7.00: Tongue & Groove
  • 7.00 – 8.00: The Reggaenators

Winey Kids – Kids Area

All activities are free, unless stated.

  • Animal Farm
  • Face Painting
  • Cookie Decorating (Fee applies)
  • Hay Bale Maze
  • Toddler Activity Area
  • Giant Board Games Area
  • Evelyn Roth Nylon Zoo Story Theatre (Gold Coin Donation)
  • Giant Inflatable Slide

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Harvest Festival McLaren Vale website.

What: Harvest Festival McLaren Vale

When: Saturday 16 January 2016

Where: McLaren Vale Oval | Park Drive, off Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale

Who: Everyone

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