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  • Kangaroo Island Events 2012- 2013

    Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival - Feb 2013Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup 2012

    Kangaroo Island comes alive over the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival weekend held at the beautiful Cygnet River Race Course, a few kilometres from Kingscote.  This country racecourse is transformed at this time of the year with trackside marquees, colourful signs and flags and a party atmosphere. More and more people are making a long weekend of it and enjoying the carnival atmosphere of the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup. 

    The highlight of the weekend being the Kangaroo Island Cup Race Day on Sunday 19th February, there is a lot more to the KI Cup Carnival.


    Race Day One - Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote
    Time: Gates open 11am
    Cost: Adults $15 | U/15 free
    Warm up for Sunday with a relaxed day of
    great country racing at the Cygnet River
    With $65,000 in prize money up for grabs,
    the racing on track will be fierce as will the
    competition off the track in the traditional
    Friday ‘Crayfish Picking Competition’.
    The first day of the Carnival is a a casual
    race meet with a seven race program,
    bookmakers, TA B, caterers, bar facilities
    and live music by the Famous Strangers.

    Race Day 2 - Sunday

    On Sunday join a crowd of around 3500 people trackside to celebrate all that is great about true country racing as well as fashion, a good variety of food including local KI produce, Kangaroo Island wines and Coopers beer (of course), entertainment and on-course bookmakers, making this a fantastic event.

    This year racing on Kangaroo Island will be broadcast around the country with Sky Channel.
    Location: Kingscote Racecourse - Cygnet River

    After Party Kingscote Ozone Hotel Sports Bar
    Dauncey Street, Kingscote
    Time: 6.30pm - late
    Continue the fun of a great day at the races
    with a night of dancing in the Sports Bar.

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    Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival - WinnerThis three-day carnival is not only the island's premier racing event, it is also Kangaroo Island's largest tourism event. Each year more and more people are making the journey to enjoy the great carnival atmosphere.

    The highlight of the weekend is the KI Cup Race Day on the Sunday, with everything you would expect from a top cup day.

    Kangaroo Island Cup - Race 3Kangaroo Island Cup - Fashions on the fieldDress to impress for the Fashions of the Field for your chance to represent the Island at the inaugural Fashion at The Races competition in Adelaide, and enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the day.

    Both the Club and Stable bars will be serving will be serving Coopers Beers, Kangaroo Island Wines and Jim Beam & Coca-Cola throughout the day, a great variety of food will be available and bookmakers will be on course to take your bets.

    Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival - Cow girlsFriday is more casual 'warm-up' meeting for those who like to get into the swing of things right from the start.

    Kangaroo Island Cup - Street Party

    Aurora Ozone Kingscote Street Party

    Kangaroo Island Cup - Street Party

    For three days, the party atmosphere in the picturesque seaside town of Kingscote is just fantastic. It's a perfect way to spend a long weekend, but one thing is for sure - it won't be long enough.

    Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival - Hippies

    Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival - Betting EnclosureThere is a shuttle bus service from Kingscote out to the race track on
    Both race days from approx 11 am.

    Kingscote Racecourse Cygnet River. About 10 minutes from Kingscote

    Hospitality and Travel Packages Packages a
    re available with Sealink details are here  

    Kangaroo Island Speed Shearing Competition Date TBA November 2012

    Kangaroo Island Sealink Speed Shearing CompetitionSouth Australia’s fastest sheep shearers, marron racing, good old country fun and a lot of laughs. It can only mean one thing - the Speed Shears is on again at Parndana, Kangaroo Island between November 2009.

    Friday TBA November, 2012
    PARNDANA HOTEL 7.00PM Kangaroo Island Marron Races

    Speed Shearing - TBA - November 2012

    The Kangaroo Island Speed Shears is an event with a clear focus on fun. Visitors can experience country hospitality and community spirit and see some of the best shearers in Australian, New Zealand and the world, in action. The weekend celebrates Kangaroo Island’s proud farming heritage.

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