Festival of the Lamb 2020
The inaugural Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb is happening from 16 to 22 September and is gaining great local, regional and state-wide interest with some venues close to capacity.
The Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb is a multi-day festival and for 2020 will focus on the villages of Mintaro, Sevenhill, Watervale and Auburn. The festival is designed to become an annual spring equinox festival featuring the first buds of the vines and the premier time for new-season lamb that is lean, tender and ideal for a wide range of recipes.
The timing also coincides with the rolling hills of the Clare Valley transforming into fields of gold, with canola flowers cropping up around every corner. With the focus of the festival being lamb, several hotels and restaurants from the villages are partnering their chefs and visiting guest chefs with local farmers to feature lamb inspired menus matched with local wines.
There are 10 venues featuring over 15 chefs showcasing 6 local lamb producers and with 10 wineries matching their wines to these culinary experiences.
The village of Mintaro will host the free community outdoor cinema event on Wednesday 16 at the Mintaro Oval. The community is invited to bring deck chairs / rugs and sit back to watch images of the Clare Valley sheep industry on the big screen. After that, there will be a screening of the 1975 feature film ‘Sunday Too Far Away’ with Tickets via Eventbrite. If you are hungry you can purchase some of the legendary Mintaro and Muleteer Lamb Sausages.
On Sunday 20 will be the ‘Wool and Fibre’ exhibition at the Mintaro Institute from 9am to 2pm and there will be a ‘Blessing of the Fleece’ Open Air Church Service at Torr Park, Mintaro from 10am.
There are still a few seats left for the Industry Tour of Bungaree Station and Martindale Farm which includes lunch and keynote speakers at Hillview Estate on Thursday 17 Tickets via Eventbrite.
For more information on the individual events, check out the list below. You can also view the program on the Mintaro Town Website.