When the date for the 2017 Ram ‘n’ Ewe Rural Ball is released, lock it into your diary.
Jamestown’s biggest party night of the year attracts revellers from all areas of rural SA, as well as Adelaide and interstate.
Jamestown’s big October long weekend wraps up with SA’s best one day agricultural show.
Start the day early – you’ll need plenty of time! See the horses in action, a young farmer’s challenge, sheep shearers in action and judging of prize cattle, sheep, chickens and pigeons.
Jamestown Cup Day is country horse racing at its best!
Find your fascinator and enter Fashions on the Field, or wear your boots and visit the horses – there’s no dress code here. Jamestown Cup Day is a relaxed picnic race meeting with strong fields, total broadcasting, multi-wagering, SKY racing, plus beer and wine bars.
Experience the delight of SA’s best regional Christmas wonderland, the Jamestown Magic Cave.
It’s a place of pure excitement, of bright fibre optic Christmas trees and villages, of shining angels, a giant dancing, singing snowman and so much more.
Kids can ride the reindeer and put in a Christmas wish with Santa.
Open: first Sunday in December
Group bookings essential
Phone: Barb Carr 0417 834 898
43 Ayr St, Jamestown, Glasgow House
For the ultimate country experience, head to the Jamestown Saleyards, home of the only livestock market in the north of SA.
Get amongst the action as auctioneers pick out bids from sheep farmers and stock agents from all over the state.
See sheep dogs cleverly loading sheep onto trucks and enjoy some tasty country tucker at the cafeteria.
Markets are held on Thursdays, see www.visitjamestown.com.au for dates
Murchland Dr, Jamestown
Amongst the quilting fabrics at ‘Charlenes’ is a treasure-trove of historic sewing machines, dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The machines are predominantly in working condition and include domestic sewing machines, industrial overlockers, and Singer treadles.
Feel free to ask Elaine about the machines. She’s a wonderful source of information about all things Jamestown.
Open: 10 am till 5 pm weekdays, 10 am till 11.30 am Saturday
80 Ayr St, Jamestown
Phone: Elaine Flower 08 8664 1511
While in Jamestown, stop by the Belalie Art Gallery to view the latest exhibition.
The modern gallery hosts a vast range of curated exhibitions all year round.
At other times the gallery’s own collection is on display.
6 Irvine St, Jamestown
Phone: 08 8664 0455; 08 8664 1567
The aerodrome’s visitor centre is dedicated to Australian polar explorer, pilot, scientist, writer and photographer Sir Hubert Wilkins, who was born at nearby Mt Bryan East in 1888.
Stop by the visitor centre and read the outdoor story boards which share insights into Sir Hubert Wilkins’ fascinating life story.
Displays inside the visitor centre tell in greater detail the story of Sir Hubert’s adventures and can be seen by contacting Merv Robinson or calling into Northern Areas Council, 94 Ayr St, Jamestown.
Murchland Dr, Jamestown
Merv Robinson phone:
08 8664 1838 or 0417 863 450