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Celebrate our region's rich history and artistic talents over four days with working artists, performances, exhibitions, workshops, walking tours, fabulous food and fine wine. With a full children's program, there is something for everyone at this unique event  ...... visit [more]
Penola Race Day
Penola Race Day is usually held on the last Thursday in May. The venue is the acclaimed and  very picturesque course set among redgums with the track actually positioned around a swamp so that patrons have an uninterrupted view of the whole race, either trackside or from the historic grandstand.  All facilities are available on site for both patrons & horse owners. Other race meetings [more]
Coonawarra Cup  held on the second Thursday of January each year at the picturesque Penola Race Course
The Penola Racecourse is the stunning backdrop for South Australia's "best country race meeting", a day not to be missed! With over 3,000 visitors each year, come and experience a fun-filled day with fabulous local food, fine wine, fashion and friends. [more]
Penola Show last w/e in October -features include “Show & Shine” for car enthusiasts
A fun day for the entire family, locals and tourists or those just passing through. Come and enjoy an outing at the Annual Penola Country Show. Experience the power and agility of horses in action, prime livestock at their best, animal nurseries, beautiful roses, the arts and crafts, competitions and of course the obligatory sideshow alley with rides, fairy floss and toffee apples (for both bi [more]
Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers
Take a trip to Coonawarra during the month of July and explore the Cellar Dweller Festival. The Cellar Dwellers festival is a month long wine festival and the only event of its kind where the visitors get the rare chance to taste and buy the back vintages and old treasures,  many of which are hard to find, aged Coonawarra wines. Indeed some of these wines may never be seen on the shelves of s [more]