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Things to do in Murray Bridge: October 6-12, 2023
Your guide to the Gold Cup, Autofest, school holiday activities and more.
What’s your favourite kind of horsepower – animal or mechanical?
Whichever it is, one of the biggest events of the year will be on in Murray Bridge this Saturday: either the $120,000 Gold Cup at the racecourse at Gifford Hill, or Autofest at the speedway, with a bonus show and shine at Sturt Reserve.
The rain is supposed to clear up by then, so don’t just sit at home – get out and enjoy what our community has to offer.
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Friday ⛅ 19°
The Funny Farmers Get Mooving: 11am at Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre. A hilarious kids’ show featuring live music, puppets and comedy skits which encourages the audience to tackle some big environmental issues. Tickets: $12 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.
Arrow tag: 11am-12.30pm in the gymnasium at Fraser Park Primary School, Murray Bridge. Get out of the house and make some new friends while getting your heart pumping in this activity, a combination of archery and dodgeball facilitated by Arrow Attack. Book: 0468 640 800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murray Bridge Autofest: 4.30-10pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Autokhana, grab a flag, burnout competition; continues Saturday. Tickets: $20/10 at autofest.com.au.
Live music in the lounge: 7.30-10.30pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge.
Saturday ⛅ 20°
Monteith garage/car boot sale: 9am-2pm at Monteith Public Hall. Inside and outside stalls, food and drinks available to purchase.
Murray Bridge Autofest show ‘n’ shine: 9am-3pm at Sturt Reserve. Food stalls, trade displays, jumping castles, face painting; roll the dice cruise at 1pm, award presentation at 3pm; continues at Murray Bridge Speedway. Entry: Gold coin.
Spring market day: 9am-5pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. You’ll find a variety of market stalls showcasing local products, plus market day specials from your favourite stores.
Biodiversity walk and landholder networking: 10am-12pm at Ferries McDonald Conservation Park. Experience the park and its unique flora and fauna for a two-kilometre loop walk led by Goolwa to Wellington LAP’s Ben Simon and Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board threatened flora ecologist; then stay for a cuppa and to talk to your neighbours about coordinated pest management, revegetation and other issues; wear appropriate footwear, be sun smart and BYO water; no toilets available; enter via Chaunceys Line Road. Book: events.humanitix.com/gwlap_biodiversity_walk.
Murray Bridge Gold Cup: 10.30am-5.30pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Witness the power, speed and elegance of the country’s leading racehorses, premium hospitality, fashions on the field and more. Tickets: From $22 at moshtix.com.au.
Toddler and preschool sensory learning session: 10.30am-12pm at Murray Bridge Library. An exciting and interactive sensory learning experience for toddlers and preschoolers, promoting cognitive development and creativity. Book: events.humanitix.com/toddler-and-preschool-sensory-learning-sessions.
Australian Native Food Co tasting: 12-4pm at Monarto Safari Park. Taste your way through a range of jams, marmalade, chocolate, dukkah and more at the Safari Shop; park entry not required.
Murray Bridge Autofest: 2-10pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Autokhana, grab a flag, go to whoa, burnout competition, award presentations. Tickets: $35/20 at autofest.com.au.
Sunday ☀️ 23°
Grapes for Good wine tasting: 1-4pm at Monarto Safari Park. Experience a unique flight of Langhorne Creek wines at the Safari Shop and hear about the conservation programs that Grapes for Good supports; park entry not required.
U3A Strummers: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Sunday Sessions live music.
Live music in the lounge: 2-5pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge.
Monday ☀️ 24°
Nitro Nat’s Supreme States of Matter: 10am at Murray Bridge Library. Using liquid nitrogen, journey through how cooling different materials changes them, for ages 5-12. Book: 8539 1175.
Skate park mural ideas: 11am-3pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Have a say in what kind of mural will go up, and express your interest in painting during term four; plus food, drinks, live music and aerosol art opportunities; will depend on weather.
Exploring Hope Through Words workshop: 1-4pm at iReach Rural Health, Murray Bridge. Explore how hope affects recovery from mental health issues or addiction and how we can build hope as a community, afternoon tea provided; part of the Hope Project and Mental Health Month. Book: www.trybooking.com.
Funeral of Alma Haines: 2pm at the Minge Chapel, Murray Bridge.
Tuesday ☀️ 28°
Street Machine Drag Challenge: 9am-3pm at the Bend Dragway, Tailem Bend. A drag and drive event hosted between four tracks across South Australia and Victoria over five days; continues Saturday. Tickets: $28 at www.outix.co.
Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie: 10am at Cameo Cinema, Murray Bridge. School holiday session presented by Po:rlar Ka:ngkun Tainkuwalun for Indigenous families with children aged 0-7. Book: 1800 023 846 by Friday, October 6.
Funeral of Jennifer Appelby: 10.30am at the Minge Chapel, Murray Bridge.
Sensory nature play by the Murray: 10.30am at Thiele Reserve, Murray Bridge East. Explore the natural environment with your children as part of the Nature Festival, and on World Mental Health Day. Tickets: $20 at events.humanitix.com/sensory-nature-play-by-the-murray.
Wednesday ⛅ 28°
Murray Bridge playtime: 10am-12pm. Storytelling, an activity, arts and crafts, lunch provided, presented by Po:rlar Ka:ngkun Tainkuwalun for Indigenous families with children aged 0-7. Book: 1800 023 846.
Thursday ⛅ 27°
Outdoor games: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm at Long Island Reserve, Murray Bridge. Free family fun, sports and games, bring a picnic to share with your family; presented by Communities for Children. Book: Contact Alison from Centacare on 9215 6235.
Little Athletics day: 10.30am-2pm at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge. Fun, sporty games and activities, lunch provided; presented by Po:rlar Ka:ngkun Tainkuwalun for Indigenous families with children aged 0-7. Book: 1800 023 846 by Friday, October 6.
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