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Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb


  • Wed, September 18, 2024 : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 2024-09-18 2024-09-18
  • Thu, September 19, 2024 : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 2024-09-19 2024-09-19
  • Fri, September 20, 2024 : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 2024-09-20 2024-09-20
  • Sat, September 21, 2024 : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 2024-09-21 2024-09-21
  • Sun, September 22, 2024 : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 2024-09-22 2024-09-22


This multi-day festival is an annual spring equinox festival which combines with 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.

A focus is on the lamb and to be as ethical as possible in its preparation by having the restaurant, venue or hotel take a full lamb from a local farmer which the chef will then utilise in consultation with their butcher and the farmer.

The Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb adds value to food, wine and beverages of the region by enhancing the paddock to plate / provenance culture and developing increased experiences.

The organisers support the linkages between the sheep / lamb industry and the tourism sector and this year has at this stage 6 lamb producers at venues in Mintaro, Auburn, Watervale, Polish Hill River, Sevenhill, Penwortham and Clare.

This years festival will include Fashion Design and Art Awards and Exhibitions including the inaugural Clare Valley Festival of the Lamb Wool Fashion Design Awards and Exhibition features TAFE SA 2nd year Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology students.

Plus there is an Italian theme which will include local support from Pangkarra Pasta and feature wines from the Italian Grape Varieties from across the Valley.



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