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The Festival

May, Saturday the 14th, and Sunday the 15th.

The Morgan Living River Festival is a celebration of the picturesque town of Morgan and its people, of their lifestyle, of boats, and, of course, of the scenic River Murray itself.

With various displays, food, craft, gift, clothing and wine stalls there is plenty to see and do, with games and challenges to enjoy.

Go for a cruise on one of the Paddle Steamers and make sure you've bought your tickets to the fabulous 3 course dinner at the Historic Landseer Warehouse.

The perfect opportunity for you, your friends, and family to spend time together just messing about on the river.

Come and enjoy.

All Proceeds towards the restoration of the PS Canally.

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Events and Program

Free Entry both days from 9am to 5pm Saturday 14th and 9am to 3pm Sunday 15th of May

Click here to view the programme, or download the pdf

The Putt Putt Challenge 11am both days

This on water event will have the boats heading in all directions to complete a questionnaire and demonstrate their boat handling knowledge and skills

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PS Oscar W and PS Marion Cruises from 10.00am both days

The Paddle Steamers Oscar W and Marion will offer cruises from the reserve both days from 10am. These 1 hour cruises provide an excellent opportunity to view the river and cliffs from this magnificent historic vessel.

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Stalls

There will be a fantastic variety of market stalls featuring beautiful and unique hand made arts and crafts also including a licensed are with tastings and sales from several local brewers and wineries.

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” The Canally” Tug of War  2pm Saturday

A traditional tug of war between the crews of rival paddle steamers with a perpetual trophy up for grabs.

If you wish to enter a team, please contact Mark Davis on 0428 643018 or email tugowar@morganlivingriver.com.au.

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Open Mic’    12pm – 2pm both days

An Open Mic will play adjacent to the Canally Cafe on the reserve both days. Hosted by Henk Groot, this is a great opportunity for all musicians.

Classic Car & Caravan display

Classic machinery from the Murray Mallee Auto Club

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¨Horse Shoe Throwing 

Try the traditional game of horse shoe throwing

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¨ Vintage Machinery Display

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And More


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The Festival Dinner

Saturday Night Dinner & Entertainment

** Bookings essential ** (otherwise we can’t cook for you)

Tickets are almost sold out. Contact Mark on 0428 643 018.

Saturday 14th May.  From 6pm to late

3 Course Dinner in the Historic Landseer Warehouse

 Click here to view this years menu.

Drinks Available at the Bar

Entertainment By:

The Backwater Band

Dinner and Entertainment $50.00

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The Backwater Band

For a perfect ending to Saturday’s events, we  have  a band of unique talent.

The Backwater Band are five truly accomplished South Australian musicians playing an Eclectic Mix of Australiana, Rockabilly, Rock, Pop, Folk and more. They will have you tapping your toes and looking for the dance floor.

This will be a memorable evening held in the historic Landseer Warehouse.

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Boats

Life on the Murray inevitably involves the simple pleasure gained from messing about in boats. Whether your preference is for large or small the Morgan Living River Festival has a boating experience to share with you.

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Paddle Steamers

PS CANALLY

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All proceeds from this weekend will go towards the restoration of PS Canally. The boat can be viewed between the reserve and the historical wharf.

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PS Oscar W and PS MARION will be operating cruises on both the Saturday and Sunday. This is an excellent opportunity to experience a working historical paddle steamer.

 

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Putt Putt Boats

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Register your own Putt Putt boat to enter the festivities by clicking here!

Putt Putt boats were the working boats of yesteryear. A stable timber hull coupled with a reliable inboard engine were a common fishing platform for both commercial and amateur fisherman. In recent years these boats have enjoyed a resurgence with classic boat enthusiasts as a reminder of days gone by. Now used largely for recreational pleasure, they provide a leisurely day’s cruising along the river and a reason to gather.

 

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FREE Commemorative Plaque for each boat attending

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Register your own Putt Putt boat to enter the festivities by clicking here!

 
 

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Morgan

 
Proclaimed in 1878 and located on the "Great Elbow" of The Murray River, Morgan was once the home port of hundreds of paddle steamers during it's heyday as the busiest inland port in South Australia.
This history has been preserved and can be experienced in the restored Wharf Precinct, the Morgan Historic Walk, the current restoration of the paddle steamer the PS Canally, and the many beautiful historical buildings still in use today.
With two country pubs, popular local eateries, vintage, art, and craft stores, museums to visit, a beautiful river front reserve and a brand new playground for the kids, Morgan is the town in which to experience a fabulous river holiday.

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Accommodation

 

 

CARMINE'S ACCOMMODATION

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Two fully self-contained accommodation units for couple or family.

Contact Carmine or Steve

Ph: 8540-2211 or 0417-821-322

Email: cdb@hotkey.net.au

CASCADES ON THE RIVER

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Cascades on the River is owned and operated by Denis and Sonia Walton. Located on the Murray River in Brenda Park, within 4 kms of Morgan, we offer you an executively furnished, luxury 12 person holiday home suitable for all ages.

Ph:(08) 8285 6387

COMMERCIAL HOTEL MORGAN

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13 Railway Terrace, Morgan. Ph:(08) 8540 2107

MORGAN COLONIAL MOTEL

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1 Federal Street, Morgan. Ph:(08) 8540 2277

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Ph:(08) 8569 1958

TERMINUS HOTEL-MOTEL

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15 Railway Terrace, Morgan.  Ph: (08) 8540 2006

TJUNKAYA'S GEM HOLIDAY HOME

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This is a holiday home that meets everyone's needs, all you have to bring is your food and drinks, whether you want to just have a relaxing time to unwind, write that book or a fun filled adrenaline water sports holiday, this home is the perfect base for all your needs, contact 0422 456 586.

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Business Directory

THE BARRANGUL RESTAURANT

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CARMINE'S ANTIQUES

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Two shops of antiques, jewellery & collectibles. Thousands of good, clean s/hand books. Galleries of vintage hand tools & tapestries.

COMMERCIAL HOTEL MORGAN

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MORGAN THRIFTY LINK HARDWARE

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TERMINUS HOTEL-MOTEL

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THE MORGAN MUSEUM

 

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THE R.S.L.

 

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Friends

 
The Morgan Living River Festival has many friends who have contributed their time and energy to make this fantastic event happen. There is a lot of work that goes into running and building a festival such as ours and we're incredibly grateful to all the volunteers for everything they have done and continue to do. New volunteers always welcome! Contact enquiries@morganlivingriver.com.au.

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Sponsors

Thank you so much to our Sponsors. You are all contributing to a great cause – the ongoing restoration of the PS Canally

Enquiries: sponsorship@morganlivingriver.com.au

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Contact

General enquiries

enquiries@morganlivingriver.com.au

Mark Davis 0428 643 018

Phil Reed 0409 608 538

 

Stall holder enquiries

stalls@morganlivingriver.com.au

Samantha Huntley 0409 730 832

 
 

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Stall Holders

Stall Operating hours

Stalls will be required to operate between 9am – 5pm on Saturday and 9am – 3pm Sunday unless prior arrangements are made.
Stalls can be set up from 3pm Friday 13th May

Cost per site for both days – $50.00 *Food service stalls by arrangement

Enquiries: stalls@morganlivingriver.com.au

or call Samantha on 0409 730 832

Cheques can be made payable to – Morgan Living River, C/- PO Box 478, Morgan, SA, 5320
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Bank Transfer to – BSB 105048 Account 046104040 Account Name Morgan Living River.

If you do not have your own insurance (as mentioned in the council’s form below), please call Samantha on 0409 730 832. She can help with another solution.

Please return the form below to:

PO Box 478 Morgan SA 5320 or

kingfisher61@live.com

DO NOT return direct to council. (We will pass it on)

http://www.mid-murray.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/STALL_HOLDER_Permit.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May

2016

Morgan Waterfront Reserve

Program of Events

Saturday May 14

7am til 9am

Stalls setup on reserve

9am

Event commences. Canally Café and stalls open for trade

10am

Oscar W & Marion commence 1 hour cruises

11am

Licensed Stalls open for tasting & sales

12 pm – 2pm

Open Mic’

11am – 1pm

Putt Putt on water Challenge part 1

2pm

Boaties Tug of War

6pm

Dinner commences in Landseers. Ticket access only

Sunday May 15

8.30am

Canally Café open for breakfast

9am

Stalls open for trade

10am

Oscar W & Marion commence 1 hour cruises

11am

Licensed Stalls open for tasting & sales

11am – 12pm

Putt putt on water challenge part 2

12pm

Horse Shoe Tossing Challenge

12pm – 2pm

Open Mic’

2pm

Presentation to Putt Putt Challenge winner

Presentation to Tug of War winner

Presentation to Horse Shoe Tossing winner

Raffle Draw

3pm onwards

Stalls and activities wind up