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The Weekender: October 3 – 5

Daniel Driscoll

Thu Oct 02 2014


CELEBRATE Oktoberfest at South Wharf, nourish your body and soul at St Kilda, pick up some fresh produce in Carlton or enjoy free blues concert at Docklands. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

South Wharf Promenade Oktoberfest Festival
Saturday, October 4 (10 am – 6 pm); South Wharf Promenade (39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf)

South Wharf Promenade is celebrating Oktoberfest with their inaugural Oktoberfest Festival

Join this year’s ambassadors, Byron Finnerty from MasterChef and Brodie Harper from Postcards, and experience a German-themed day with your friends.

Coinciding with the final weekend of the iconic German Oktoberfest, the festival offers various activities by each of the venues housed in the cargo sheds of the promenade.

While embracing the look and feel of a bustling Munich village, visitors can enjoy German beer as well as some traditional food including pretzels and bratwurst. There will also be plenty of entertainment for any age group, including the traditional Keg Tapping, an Oom-pah band, German slap dancers, acoustic performers and DJs.

For more information, head to theSouth Wharf Promenade’s Oktoberfest page.

Healthy Body and Soul Expo
Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 5 (10.00am – 5.00pm); St Kilda Town Hall (99A Carlisle St, St Kilda)

Head down to the Healthy Body and Soul Expo and pamper both your body and soul.

This two-day event at the St Kilda Town Hall will feature a diverse range of health and well-being exhibitors.

Relax at the Massage & Healing Zone and indulge in variety of services such as Massage, Reflexology, Kinesiology, Lomi Lomi Relaxation, Aura & Chakra balances and Dimensional Therapy.

Participate in fun activities and events including a laughter workshop where you can laugh away your stress!

Watch live entertainment on the main stage including a performance by the Blue Fire Belly Dancers.

For more information or to book tickets head to theHealthy Body and Soul Expo’s website.
Carlton Farmers Market
Saturday, October 4 (8.00am – 1.00pm); Carlton Primary School (Corner Palmerston St & Rathdowne St, Carlton)

The Carlton Farmers Market at Carlton Primary School is a new fortnightly market that will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Up to 35 stall holders will be selling ethically farmed meat and eggs,seasonal fruit and vegetables,hand made cheese, honey, olives, oils and more.

Rosa Mitchell from Rosa’s Kitchen will be demonstrating (and offering sample tastings) of seasonal dishes made with stallholder’s produce at 9.00am and 11.00am. 

Entry to the market is by gold coin donation to support the school’s programs.

For more information, head to theCarlton Farmers Market’s page.

Docklands Blues Music Festival
Sunday, October 5 (11.00am – 9.00pm); Wonderland Spiegeltent Precinct (1407/401 Docklands Drive, Docklands)

Johhny Rieger Band. Image supplied

Johhny Rieger Band. Image supplied

Enjoy 10 hours of free blues music at the Wonderland Spiegeltent Docklands Precinctwith the Docklands Blues Music Festival.

This free event will feature 20 bands – both local and international – playing across five stages during the all-day festival.

From Desert Blues Cartel who will start the day off at 11.00am to the international stylings of the Germany’s Johnny Rieger Band, blues music fans will have plenty to look forward to at the music festival.

Headlining the event will be Jimi Hocking, an acclaimed guitarist who plays classic blues mixed with a rock sensibility. Although he is best known as a member of the renowned Aussie rock act, The Screaming Jets, he has also established himself equally as a great blues performer.

For more information about the event, head to theDocklands Blues Music Festival’s website.