The Clare Valley community welcomes you to their glorious patch of South Australia with a culinary, spring festival celebration like no other – the Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb.
Although it’s technically still winter, spring is definitely in the air! Birdsongs are louder, the scent of spring flowers fills the air and our days are longer.
Spring excitedly reminds me that soon I will be heading to South Australia’s charming Clare Valley to experience and savour some of the special events on offer for this year’s Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb. This will be the festival’s second year and, if last year’s festival is any indicator, it will be another resounding success.
The Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb brings people and community together. With a strong focus on ethical, paddock to plate produce, the festival is a wonderful opportunity to hear from the passionate farmers and chefs about their livelihoods. A more intimate style of festival which truly engages the visitor, be sure to mark this year’s festival dates of September 22nd – 26th in your diary and book your chosen events soon.
This year’s line up includes some ripper events. Experiences range from long lamb lunches and degustation lunches/dinners to an industry day, movie night, blessing of the fleece, lamb on the lawn and a wool and fibre fair. Not to mention a chance to enjoy some legendary Mintaro and Muleteer lamb sausages! This year’s venues include the Watervale Hotel, Mr Mick’s Cellar Door and Kitchen, Mintaro’s Magpie and Stump Hotel, Reilly’s Cellar Door and Restaurant, Paulett’s Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant, Skillogalee Winery and Restaurant, and Auburn’s Rising Sun Hotel. For the full program, click here.
Watervale Hotel’s beautiful outdoor dining area
Where: Clare Valley One and a half hour drive from Adelaide city
When: Wednesday 22nd – Tuesday 28th September 2021