Adelaide Fringe

Fringe Is Heading To The Barossa & Here Are Our Top Picks

Adelaide Fringe is once again breaking free of the city walls and heading regional with Barossa Fringe!

Feature image credit: El Estanco & Melissa Brown Photographer

Witness the Barossa come alive when the Adelaide Fringe breaks free of the city walls, from Friday, 14 February until Monday, 17 February 2020, showcasing a number events across multiple venues, including music, cabaret, magic, comedy, art and wellness.

Barossa Fringe Launch Party | Saturday, 15 Feb @ 2pm to 7pm

The weekend kicks off with the Barossa Fringe Launch Party, an afternoon of local wine, food, entertainment, tunes, and activities across three popular hotspots in Tanunda.

Melbourne cabaret superstar, Tash York, is your MC for the afternoon in the Tanunda Town Square, where Adele tribute sensation Erin Jae, Amelia Ryan’s 80s Baby, and live local bands keep you entertained. You’ll also enjoy street food, drinks from Black Cat Gin, Rehn Bier and La Bise Wines, and decadent treats from Barossa Valley Chocolate Company.

There’s plenty of family-friendly entertainment and treats at the Tanunda Rotunda with busking, face painting, craft activities and hoola hoop demonstrations from Yoga-play. Or relax at the Valley Hotel with a beverage and some laid back local tunes and let the afternoon roll by.

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Barossa Wellness Wonderland | Sunday, 16 Feb (All Day)

In a new event unlike anything seen in the Barossa (or the Fringe program) before, Barossa’s talented health and wellness experts are putting on a family fun day that celebrates all things health and wellness!

Soak up a full day of free family friendly live music, kids activities, yoga, meditation, wellness workshops, fitness sessions, market stalls and fuel your body with delicious and nourishing food and drinks in the Barossa Wellness Wonderland at Coulthard House (Nuriootpa).

It’s all the colour excitement and fun of Fringe, but with a health and wellness spin! Just look for the giant BAROSSA hot air balloon on the day and you’ll know you’ve found the Wellness Wonderland.

Wanderlust | Friday, 14 Feb @ 5pm to 9pm

This year’s Wanderlust will transform the village of Greenock into an immersive art exhibition and creative arts festival with a midsummer street party.

The town will open its arms, doors, and streets, inviting visitors to stroll Greenock’s town centre, indulging and celebrating local art, food, wine and entertainment in true Barossa style. Opening night midsummer street party kicks off The Barossa Fringe on Friday, February 14 at 5:30pm. 

Peter Berner: Compassion Pie | Saturday, 15 Feb

Funny man, Peter Berner, will be on stage at Seppeltsfield Wines, asking the question, “How much do you care?”

Peter’s long list of career achievements range from banana picker, barman, uni student (briefly), unemployed (occasionally), petrol station attendant (part time)… and the list goes on. However, with this long list of career achievements means he’s worked hard to slice up his compassion pie.

“Comedy and wine goers will be treated to an intimate show with Peter Berner on stage in our vintage cellar,” said Nicole Hodgson, Tourism and Events Manager at Seppeltsfield Wines.

Best of all, tickets to learn of his wisdom are only $25 and they’re selling fast, so make sure you get yours here so you don’t miss out! Doors open at 7pm, with Seppeltsfield Wine and local food available. Show starts at 8.30pm.

And there you have it — some of the exciting things to do at this year’s Barossa Fringe! Check out the full program here.

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