The fair is on Saturday 19 August and Sunday 20 August in 2017

Entertainment options

To find out more – Strathalbyn has its own website: Strathalbyn – A Secret Worth Sharing.  We also have a few suggestions – the first thing you need to know is:

  • High Street is the antiques and tourist precinct.
  • Dawson Street is the commercial hub of town.

You can take a short walk from High Street, cross the river and enjoy the lovely Soldiers Memorial Gardens in the centre of town.

High Street has many places for a coffee or something to eat – including:

  • The Robin Hood Hotel – great pub food
  • Cafe Ruffino – great pizza and Italian meals
  • Jacks Cafe – popular with the locals
  • Appleseed Café – organic coffee
  • Smith Wine Bar and Tapas – an exciting venue for Strathalbyn
  • The Olfactory Inn – a new dining experience

It’s a good idea to book if you want to eat anywhere during the Fair weekend.

On the way to Dawson Street you will find the Terminus Hotel, a well-known local pub and the Victoria Hotel, a multi award winning pub.  You’ll also find food outlets, book shops, designer homewares and the Strathalbyn Monthly Market on Sunday morning.

If you are in Dawson Street then here are some stops for you to consider:

  • Bean Machine – always busy, so must have good coffee and food
  • Pestka’s Bakery – all the favourites
  • The Great Escape – a wide variety of food, take away or dine in
  • Strath Corner Bakery – another favourite with locals and visitors alike

Bookshops to browse:

  •  Jeff’s Books – great range of books
  • The Bookkeeper – great bookshop and opposite the market on Sunday

 Designer Homewares:

  • High Street Trading Company – right next door to the Town Hall
  • Toffish Home – in Dawson Street opposite the Bean Machine

Places nearby: Seen Milang lately? Lake Alexandrina is full and beautiful – and only 20 kilometres from Strathalbyn. Plus Langhorne Creek, is just 10 minutes from Strathalbyn with lots of wineries with cellar doors, it’s really worth a visit. Choose from Lake Breeze, Bremerton, The Winehouse, Bleasdale, Angas Plains, Rusticana, Vineyard Road and Fabal, to name a few.