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Grab your people and make it to the inaugural KI Brews, Tunes & BBQ Fest at The Shearing Shed for the launch of new Grasshopper Brewing Co.

About this event

Sit back, relax and have a laugh with special guest and host ‘MAN-BO’ who will land back at Eleanor Downs after a stella performance at the KI Bush Festival to impress you with his tactical adventures and gritty humour.

Live music will be pumping throughout the day with an epic line up of bands and musicians, including The Cherry Pickers, Hall of Fame musician Chris Finnen, Jacky Winter and Rosie.

The Beer & BBQ will be flowing with a selection of Grasshopper beers on tap and a variety of delicious BBQ on offer to tantalise the tastebuds: only the best Kangaroo Island produce including lamb from Eleanor Downs, chicken from Primal Harvest, seafood by St Austell Farm Kitchen and bread and pastries by D’Estrees Bakery. Wines by The Stoke, cider and softies will also be available.

This event will be held at The Shearing Shed and will be an awesome opportunity to rally your mates, catch up & kick back a week before Christmas. Xmas party and catch up sorted!

There is no better combination for an arvo in the sun, then good friends, great tunes, Beer & BBQ so get in quick and book your tickets.

What to bring…

Kids – Yes this is a family friendly event. Kids under 15 are free, but please book a ticket for them so we know numbers. There will be some cool activities for the kids to enjoy.

Chairs – To sit back and relax.

Transport – Is available from Kingscote or Parndana, so why not take the stress out of driving and enjoy a chauferred trip to The Shearing Shed.

Extra cash – There will be a selection of the finest Kangaroo Island Artisan stalls for you to browse and stock up on last minute Christmas prezzies.Christmas Staff Party – Great idea! Let us know so we can reserve a table for you and your crew.

Sorry NO BYO

Come and be entertained by our hilarious host MAN-BO at our Brews, Tunes and BBQ fest. MAN-BO promises to keep you laughing throughout the day with his daring and outrageous action man antics!

Awarded Best Comedy in the Fringe Awards for 2021, MAN-BO (Sam Dugmore) is a master of physical comedy and his onstage presence will guarantee lots of laugh out loud moments

The Cherry Pickers’ are a contemporary bluegrass band playing your favourite tunes from today and back in the day. Always on the search to ‘uncover’ some hidden bluegrass song, their tasty arrangements are reverent to Bluegrass tradition. Coupled with their love of traditional tunes and their original songs, the Cherry Pickers make for an exciting and refreshing bluegrass experience. The Cherry Pickers appear regularly around Adelaide and have played many festivals around the country including the National Bluegrass Festival, Mountain Grass, the Kelly Pick, Jam Grass, the Fleurieu Folk Festival and more. In 2016 the Cherry Pickers toured the US including at AmericaFest in Nashville Tennessee.

The Shearing Shed, Eleanor Downs, is a unique events space located on an iconic merino and cattle farm in the heartland of Kangaroo Island. The venue boasts sweeping views of gum trees, green paddocks and expansive open skies and is home to the newly released Grasshopper Brewing.

A delicious selection of BBQ meats and veg will be ready for you to tantalise your taste buds.


18 December 2021
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $32.74


Eleanor Downs
452 Hickmans Road
Seddon, South Austrlia 5223 Australia
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