Kick off your Festival celebrations at the Barossa Visitor Centre Vintage Festival Garden and discover the unexpected Barossa.
The Barossa Visitor Centre will come alive during the Festival week with pop up wine bar, artisan workshops, lawn games, picnic packs, Barossa Made Market and live music.
Find out what to do, where to go, and who to see while you sit back and relax, enjoying the vintage vibe all with a glass of wine in hand!
Our knowledgeable local staff can answer all your questions, as well as book your accommodation, transport, experiences and event tickets.
“We have a young family so we are looking forward to the Vintage Parade held on the Saturday.
We live not far from the Remembrance park in Tanunda so will be walking down there early morning with our picnic rug, chairs and esky to settle in for a day of excitement that the vintage festival brings.
We will be enjoying some of Barossa finest foods, wine and of course a sneaky Barossa Gin to celebrate a wonderful Barossa Vintage.”
Explore the magic of the Barossa Scarecrows this Vintage Festival and celebrate the creative ingenuity of the Barossa community.
From weird and wacky, to culturally significant, come March scarecrows begin appearing like magic across the region, captivating the attention of the local community and visitors.
The scarecrows are creative works of art, the imagination of the community and carefully created with love, care and thought, each unique in its own identity, story and connection to the region.
Now synonymous with the Festival, the Barossa Scarecrow’s program is an opportunity for the community to showcase their creative flair and create intriguing visual art to adorn vineyards, schools, shop fronts, cellar doors and gardens.
Watch the scarecrow trail come to life from March. Jump in the car with the family, hop on a bike, follow the trail and witness the creative invasion for yourself, and don’t forget to vote for your favourite scarecrow online!
Pick up your map from The Barossa Visitor Centre, The Leader or barossavintagefestival.com.au
“Every year we look forward The Parade! It’s a wonderful, vibrant community tradition and we love organising a roadside picnic while we watch our neighbours and friends roll by.
Vintage Festival consistently represents the very best of food, wine, and long (long) lunches but we’re also so excited by the events in the 2021 Festival program that focus on the arts.
We’re especially excited by the Jam Factory Seppeltsfield workshop with Sonya Moyle and Janelle Amos. To us, it sounds like the perfect day of creating and connecting.”
Step back in time to a bygone era and get lost in the atmosphere of this bustling live market. Literally meaning ‘goat market’, Ziegenmarkt first appeared in Tanunda during the mid 1800’s and is brought back to life every two years for the Vintage Festival.
Immerse yourself in the heritage of Barossa’s old-world live auction; bid for fresh produce, preserves, pickles and smallgoods; taste the local fare and soak up the excitement and atmosphere of Ziegenmarkt.
Treat yourself to a Barossa breakfast, with an abundance of wine, food, fresh and ready-to-eat produce including traditional Barossa rote grütze.
A fun, free family friendly event with entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
Trish and I will start our Vintage Festival weekend at The Chateau Carnival at Chateau Tanunda. Lots of people-watching and catching up, together with a cup of coffee, a glass of wine and some lunch.
Early afternoon we’ll head to Coulthard House for Busk ‘til Dusk. Perhaps another glass of wine while we are entertained by the wide variety of talented and enthusiastic young musicians. Happy to be a part of their audience.
Sunday we’ll find our way to Gibson’s Sunday Funday. Always a good time. Another glass of wine and a good lunch. More good music. We’ll also have to find time to visit the Barossa Regional Gallery to enjoy the very creative artworks and sculptures. A busy weekend but a thoroughly enjoyable one.”
It’s not the Barossa Vintage Festival without the Parade! A long-standing Festival tradition, the Vintage Festival Parade is a veritable show-stopper guaranteed to entertain, amuse and delight. All the fanfare, colour and excitement of the Parade makes it one of the most popular and highly anticipated events of the Festival program.
Celebrate the creativity and community spirit of the Barossa and join the locals kerbside to watch the parade procession as it travels along Barossa Valley Way from Tanunda to Coulthard House, Nuriootpa.
Pack a picnic and enjoy a fun-family day out with loads of entertainment for the young, and the young at heart.
View the map at barossavintagefestival.com.au
“I always look forward to the Barossa Vintage Festival, I have such wonderful childhood memories of the crowning of the Vintage Queen and the party atmosphere at the Tanunda Oval.
Having said that, the event within the Barossa Vintage Festival that I love and always make an effort to attend is the Vintage Festival Parade. It is always so lovely to see people out saving their spots along route early, getting their BBQs and eskies out and really making a day of it.
I think it really shows off what the Barossa is all about, celebrating community, celebrating the businesses that call the Barossa home, showing off what we have here and generally having a great time!”
A private collection presented by Luke & Faye Rothe focusing on the renowned German heritage of the Barossa Valley. A German influence is seen in the furniture, domestic wares, craft and textiles made by the Barossa settlers.
Other facets of the collection include children’s toys, old tins and food packaging, signs, old tools, garagenalia and kitchen wares.
The diversity of this collection has proved popular with all age groups, with items dating from 1850s colonial furniture to 1970s retro style.
Share our collecting passion, learn about our unique Barossa heritage, and maybe buy a vintage treasure from the Barossa Bygones shop.
Chill out with family and friends and help us celebrate the end of another successful Barossa vintage.
Tuck into some delicious Greek street food by Staazi & Co accompanied by one of our award-winning wines, a crisp apple cider or a refreshing pale ale on tap.
Relax to the soothing sounds of jazz on our lawns complete with stunning views over the Barossa Ranges!
Staazi & Co Food Truck – serving Yiros, AB & Loaded fries [All food is vegan friendly]. Cheese platters available from the Barossa Valley Cheese Company.
Our full range of white, red, sweet and sparkling wines available by bottle and glass.
“There are so many things to experience at the Barossa Vintage Festival. Such hospitality and character that can only be possible in the Barossa.
Personally I am looking forward to being part in hosting the Barossa Wine Auction at Chateau Tanunda. It is such an exciting and unique event to the Australian wine industry, and brings together the great personalities from the valley, along with our best wines. For anyone interested in wine, this is not to be missed.
For families, the activities around Tanunda with the Ziegenmarkt and Vintage Festival Parade, and of course the Chateau Tanunda carnival after the start of the parade, are fun for everyone. You will see with the whole community involved, both in the parade and as spectators, which is something so typical Barossan.”
The Chateau Carnival is a relaxed afternoon for fun, food and wine and good times!
With an array of food offerings, face painting, live music and award-winning wines, you are bound to have a fabulous time.
After the Festival Parade you will be treated to an extravaganza of local and emerging solo artists, vocalists and bands 12 – 25 years of age at “Busk ‘Til Dusk 2021”.
It will be a celebration of the fabulous talent in our community giving the artists an opportunity to perform live on a stage for some cash prizes and recording opportunities.
Interesting markets by local artisans and fundraising groups who support local youth will be showcased for your fun and enjoyment, including food and drinks.
“It’s hard to choose just one, as this year’s program has so many exciting events!
The Ziegenmarkt is a must. Celebrating the honoured traditions of our German forebearers through food and historical displays. It’s like stepping back in time as Goat Square is transformed into a bustling German market.
Another favourite of mine is The Parade. Barossa Enterprises is proud to be an Event Partner this year, and the parade is a great event that brings the wider community together.”
Replenish – Recharge – Realign
Get back on track in Angaston.
Replenish with local food and wine. Recharge with family and friends. Realign your soul and unwind with the locals. Choose your adventure.
Explore and experience our unique Barossa heritage. Run, walk, cycle, drive to the NEW Barossa Adventure Station and soak up the atmosphere. Cheer on the Punkt zu Punkt 33.3km Trail run finishers as they cross the finishing line.
Sunday Funday at our family owned winery and cellar door is always a great day enjoyed by all.
Join us with your family and friends and experience our range of wines while relaxing amongst our sprawling lawn and garden where you will be surrounded by vineyard and our 1850’s historic cottage.
The music and food will set the scene for a fun filled day.
“I, as a father of a young family (Wife + 3 boys – 9yrs, 6yrs and 6 months) most enjoy and look forward to the free family / community events.
We have particularly enjoyed the following 2 events and will look forward to visiting, from Gawler, again in 2021
The Vintage Festival Garden: a great family atmosphere in the heart of Tanunda!
Z Wine Bar (‘Linger Longer’): a quirky, fun, family-friendly location with something for the adults and children!”