Things to do in Murray Bridge: October 29-November 4, 2021

Your guide to Callington Show, Murray Bridge Marathon Festival, a Masters Apprentices show and more.

Who will enjoy this Sunday’s Callington Show more: the kids or their parents?

Both will be able to sing and dance along to Mr Clickety Cane singer Peter Coombe, who will perform at midday.

As ever, the show will be a wonderland for children, with a climbing wall, kite festival, racing car and Royal Flying Doctor simulators, sideshows, hobby expo, petting zoo, games and the Calli Trail.

For those with an interest in the land there will be a dog agility demonstration, enviro tent, shearing and sheep show, draught horses, blacksmithing, grain displays, contemporary and vintage farm machinery, poultry, scarecrows and all the competition displays you’d expect in any good show pavilion.

For entertainment, the star performer will be supported by South Season, the Rhinestone Cossacks, Mount Barker Concert Band and three drumming groups.

Get down to Callington Oval between 10am and 4pm this Sunday and check it all out for yourself.

Friday ☂ 17°

Jordan Holmes: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Hauntings and history at the Station: 6.30-8pm and 8.30-10pm at the Station, 3-5 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. Take a history tour and look for ghosts in one of Murray Bridge’s oldest buildings. Bookings essential: www.eventbrite.com.au.

The Masters Apprentices – Mick Bower, Brian Vaughton, Gavin Webb, Rick Harrison, Craig Holden and Bill Harrod – will perform in Murray Bridge on Saturday. Photo: Ticketbooth.

Saturday ⛅ 19°

Murray Bridge Swimming Centre reopening: 9am-6pm. First day of operation for the summer swimming season, new COVID-19 rules to apply. Bookings required: $7/5/4 at www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au/pool.

The Masters Apprentices: 3pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. The 1960s rhythym and blues band reunites with four original members and a brand new repertoire alongside classics such as Turn Up Your Radio and Just Because I Love You. Tickets: $44 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.

Roar and Snore in Spring: 3pm Saturday-10.30am Sunday at Monarto Safari Park. Bring a tent, van or swag and camp out under the stars; includes a behind-the-scenes experience with a keeper, fireside feast at the Indaba campsite, morning visit with the lions and cooked breakfast. Book: $289/250 at www.monartosafari.com.au.

Netherby: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Halloween ☀ 26°

Murray Bridge Marathon Festival: 7.15am-2.30pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Staggered start for distances of 42.2, 21.1, 10, five and three kilometres; awards for best dressed in a Halloween theme; coffee and refreshments available; preceded by a runners’ expo, athletes’ dinner and short film festival at the Bridgeport Hotel on Saturday. Register: From $25; visit raceroster.com before 8pm on Thursday.

MCSA Super Sprint Series: 9am-4pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Marque Sport Car Club of SA event.

Callington Show: 10am-4pm at Callington Oval. Live music including Peter Coombe, climbing wall, kite festival, sideshows, flying doctors, enviro tent, sheep show, kids’ zone, dog agility demonstration, farm machinery, hobby expo and more. Tickets: $10/6/2 at www.trybooking.com/BTMCX.

Australian Horse Archery Association October rally: 10am-3pm at 117 Paech Road, Monarto. BYO lunch, spectators welcome.

Noel and Karen Kneebone: 2-5pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Monday ☀ 31°

Know of anything happening today? Email peri@murraybridge.news.

Tuesday ☂ 32°

Melbourne Cup luncheon: 12-3pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Three-course lunch, fun, fashion, live music, sweeps and the race that stops a nation. Bookings essential: $65 at www.eventbrite.com.au.

Sound Minds: 2.30-4pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. First meeting of a new Skylight support group for people who hear voices; achieve wellbeing, resilience and quality of life, share ideas and strategies. Register: Email crt@skylight.org.au or visit 8378 4100.

Wednesday ⛅ 24°

Summer sunshine: 4-5pm at Murray Bridge Library. Creative kids’ craft activity for ages five to 12. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.

Jordan Holmes: 5-8pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Thursday ☂ 25°

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations: 8.30am-3.30pm at the Murray Bridge COVID-19 vaccination clinic, 108 Swanport Road. Pfizer vaccines will be available for everyone aged 12 and over, with no appointment required; bring a Medicare card and a bottle of water.

Life stories with Peri: 2-4pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Put your achievements, memories or funny stories into words with Murray Bridge News journalist Peri Strathearn.

Jordan Holmes: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.


Let Murray Bridge News know about an upcoming event by emailing peri@murraybridge.news. Events will typically be listed if they are free to attend, raising funds for a charitable cause, occupying a public place, or if the organisers have advertised with Murray Bridge News. For-profit events may be listed at Murray Bridge News’ discretion. Event listings are sourced from local councils, Facebook, Ticketbooth, tourist attractions’ websites and other sources.