Calendar of Adelaide Record Fairs – 2019

Many a gem lurks within – flip carefully – massage the cover – search for defects- maybe it will be love at first sight

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019.  Thirteen Record Fairs are scheduled for this year.  The Port Elliot fair has already been and gone and from all reports it went reasonably well, noting it is hard to get holiday makers out of the water at the coast and into a dusty room full of record crates.  But it is always worth a crack and you never know what you might find – The Kinks Great Lost Album Cat No MS2127 going for $20.00.  Ha!!!.

The big three dates are the two fairs at Semaphore, courtesy of Mr V  – on Easter Sunday and the Monday of the long weekend in October, and Music Palooza’s two day extravaganza planned for July with a venue yet to be confirmed.  Watch this space.  We are all hoping that this venue will have a roof, indoor toilets and hot and cold running water!  Notwithstanding, the Music Palooza brains trust will do their level best to find a great venue.

To bookend the year, the Mount Gambier people are looking to organise their second record fair in December.  Last year’s fair was well supported and it is worth the long drive.  Put that one in the diary.  In between time there are several other record fairs to keep you match fit for dedicated crate digging.  There are many options to pick up some special gems over the year.  Happy hunting.

When What Where
12 January Port Elliot Vinyl, CD & Book Fair Port Elliot Institute, 164 The Strand, Port Elliot
23/24 February Aldgate Secondhand Music & Book Sale Aldgate Hall (next to Aldgate Oval), 18 Churinga Road, Aldgate
2 March Salisbury Record Fair 15 Wandora Crescent, Salisbury Park
11 March Comic & Toy Fair  
23/24 March Record Fair – Revolve Records & the Vinyl Junkie and others Walkerville RSL 98-110 Walkerville Terrace
13 April RECORD STORE DAY At a local record store near you
22 April Easter Sunday Semaphore Record Fair on Easter Sunday St Bede’s Hall, Military Road, Semaphore
1/2 June Record Fair – Revolve Records & the Vinyl Junkie and others Walkerville RSL
July TBA Aldgate Secondhand Music & Book Sale Aldgate
July TBA Adelaide Second Hand Booksellers Fair TBA
July TBA Music Palooza New venue TBA
September TBA Salisbury Record Fair 15 Wandora Crescent, Salisbury Park
7 October Comic & Toy Fair  
7 October Semaphore Record Fair (last day of the long weekend) St Bede’s Hall, Military Road, Semaphore
19/20 October Record Fair – Revolve Records & the Vinyl Junkie Walkerville RSL
December TBA Aldgate Secondhand Music & Book Sale Aldgate
December TBA Mount Gambier Record Fair The Old Mountt Gambier Jail, 25 Margaret Street Mount Gambier

[Calendar details courtesy of Harry Butler the Book Master]

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