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The Adelaide Hills - Annual Events

There is plenty to see and do when you stay at Bishops

Tour Down Under: January

Staged in January every year, this major event attracts the 18 best cycling teams in the world to compete in locations within the Adelaide Hills and other regions of South Australia.

Uraidla and Summertown Country Show: February (3rd Saturday)

The Uraidla and Summertown Show is a unique Hills celebration and a great showcase of local hills produce and talent.

Adelaide Hills Crush Festival: April

The perfect opportunity for the gourmet wine and food lover to get intimate with Australia's most beautiful and vibrant cool climate wine region.

Oakbank Easter Horse Racing Carnival: Easter

Located in South Australia's Adelaide Hills racing country, Oakbank is home of the Oakbank Racing Club, a club which races just twice annually, Easter Saturday and Monday ..... since 1876.

Bay to Birdwood: September

Regularly attracting over 1500 entrant vehicles, this iconic major event is held annually, alternating between the traditional 'Run' (for vehicles manufactured pre-1955) and the 'Classic' for vehicles manufactured post-1955 and at least 30 years old.

The Classic Adelaide Rally: November

Started in 1997, the Classic Adelaide Rally is now one of the world’s greatest rallies where cars from bygone eras race against the clock on winding hills roads which are closed for the event.

Lobethal Christmas Lights: December

Each Christmas since the mid-1940s, the Adelaide Hills town of Lobethal lights up in a dazzling display of Christmas cheer and festivity. More than 250,000 people visit Lobethal each year to see this wonderful display.

Marble Hill Events

The former Vice-Regal Summer Residence at Marble Hill (near Cherryville) holds open days during About Time (History Festival) in May; Spring Open Days in October; Picnic at Marble Hill in November (see the website for details).


Oakbank Race Course


Former store and café


National Motor Museum, Birdwood


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Lobethal Grand Prix 1939


Lobethal was the host town for the 1939 Australian Grand Prix motor race won by A. G. Tomlinson driving an MG. Adelaide had to wait until 1985 to host the event.