Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival | 26 & 28 Mar 2016


There’s nothing like Easter racing!

The Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival is like no other in the world. Located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, it attracts more than 60,000 people across the two days of racing on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday.

As a picnic race meeting, racegoers are able to bring their own food and drinks onto the course (at no cost) and enjoy a picnic by their car at various locations around the course.

For the third year in a row the Melba’s Giant Easter Egg Hunt will be the place to be for all those kids in need of an extra chocolate fix!

Melba_easter Hunt Banner

The KidZone will keep the kids entertained for hours with sideshow rides, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and games and activities from Kelly Sports and Specky Events.

Oakbank face painting

Melba’s Egg and Spoon Race – Oakbank Easter Saturday

After a fantastic first year, Melba’s Egg and Spoon Race is back at Oakbank Racecourse this Easter Saturday!
Once again, 30 lucky children between the ages of 5 and 13 will have the chance to be a part of SA’s best Egg and Spoon Race.

To enter your child in the competition to be in the Race CLICK HERE.

Winners will receive a free Family Pass for Saturday 26 March and their chance to run in the Melba’s Egg and Spoon Race on Easter Saturday and take home some delicious prizes from Melba’s Chocolates!

Entries close Thursday 17 March 2016 and winners will be notified on Friday 18 March 2016.


Diamond Challenge

The Oakbank Diamonds competition offers a racegoer, over the two days of the carnival, the opportunity to win a diamond ring to the value of $4,000 generously donated by Stirling Jewellers.

The Oakbank Diamonds competition recognises the contribution of female jockeys to South Australian racing, and seeks to raise awareness of the number of female jockeys currently riding in South Australia. The first licenced female jockey commenced riding in 1980 and today there are more than 15 female jockeys riding in SA.

Photo: Nick Clayton


Adults  $30 |  Kids 13 – 17  $10 |  Free Entry for Kids Under 13 | Family Pass – 2 Adults and 2 Kids under 18 $60

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Racing SA website here.

What:       Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival

When:      Saturday 26 and Monday 28 March 2016 | Doors open at 7am | Kids activities from 11am – 4pm

Where:    Oakbank Race Course | Oakbank Road | Oakbank

Who:         Everyone!

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