What’s Happening in November?


What's On In November?

Melbourne Cup, foodie feasting and outdoor adventures.

Hold on tight, the silly season has officially commenced. With Xmas inching closer, school term coming to an end before we know it, and an events calendar that is off the charts; the hardest part is fitting all the fun in.

Whether you get your kicks from wining and dining or in a race of the fittest, you’ll be able to get your fill here. Plus, who would have thought just a few months ago that we’d be having the chance to get frocked up for Melbourne Cup? If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s time to celebrate the wins, no matter how small.

Stretch Sip Yoga Pilates Flametree Wines

Stretch and sip in the picturesque grounds of Flametree Wines

Sip and Stretch at Flametree Wines | 1 November


Hands up who has taken a yoga class to try and relax? Hands up who enjoys a glass of quality vino to relax? Hands up who finds sunshiny Sunday mornings on the lawn relaxing? The wise folk at Flametree Wines have decided to combine all three for the ultimate zentastic time on the first Sunday of every month with Sip and Stretch at Flametree Wines. BYO mat and water bottle, the bubbles afterwards are on the house.

Melbourne Cup in the Margaret River Region | 3 November

Margaret River Region

Well, it’s been a bit of a ride to get there, but the 2020 Melbourne Cup is going ahead and there are plenty of celebrations to choose from! Get your frock and fascinator at the ready and take your pick from winery vibes at Swings and Roundabouts, or more of a paddock to plate experience at The Tiller Farm. Caves House Hotel will be looking out for the best dressed and the best hat, while those sticking to the town of Margaret River can choose from Settlers Tavern or The Margaret River District Club. Beachside bubbles can be enjoyed at The Goose Beach Bar and Kitchen, along with a long table shared canapés style lunch.

Tour of Margaret River | 6 – 8 November

Margaret River Region

The largest staged road cycling race for teams in Australia, Tour of Margaret River is a uniquely organised race, whereby amateurs can compete along the pros and tactics are as important as fitness. Set amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in the state, this is a road cycling race that dreams are made of.

Marri Wood X Tiller Collaboration Dinner | 7 November


Marri Wood Park and Tiller Dining are a match made in heaven: wine that is biodynamic and chemical free, paired with sustainably farmed produce and low waste cooking. Enjoy a four course dinner matched with wines and learn more about the food and wine philosophies from these two perfectly aligned producers.

Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race 2020

Challenge yourself at the inaugural Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race

Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race | 7 – 8 November

Eagle Bay

The newest challenge of the fittest in the South West, Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race is a two day outdoor adventure including mountain biking, trail running, ocean swimming and kayaking. Starting and finishing at Eagle Bay Brewery, it’s open to solos or teams, so there is no excuse not to give it a go and really earn that beer.

Tadpole Creek Margaret River Open Garden | 14 November

Margaret River

Spring is the season for ‘Open Gardens’, and Tadpole Creek is one of the most inspiration you’ll find in Margaret River. It’s the ideal day out for green thumbs, with three hectares of property to explore; along with bocce, live music and a gardening talk by PB Foreman.

A Brunch Obsession with Idee Fixe at Vasse Felix | 15 November


Vasse Felix’s newest addition to the portfolio is the perfect way to start the day if you are included to enjoy a glass of sparling with your eggs bennie. Kicking off A Brunch Obsession, toast to the arrival of the winery’s new sparkling wine: Idée Fixe Premier Brut. The Sunday Blanc de Blancs brunch will be complete with a share style menu from chef Brendan Platt, reimagining favourites and treasures from the sea.

WAGFG Southern Weekender | 19-22 November

Margaret River Region

Sample some of the best culinary talent in the state during WAGFG Southern Weekender. The 4-day foodie event kicks off with an opening party at Wise Winery. Soak up the ocean vistas while sipping on gin cocktails, wine and beer matched with canapes and a dj to dance into the night.

Saturday events include the launch of Cape Lodge’s new Wine Lounge with an afternoon of bubbles and bites on their lakeside deck with a fresh seafood BBQ from Executive Chef Tony Howell. If you want to keep it casual, head to the River for the Rose All Day Courtyard Party. DJ Kate B on the decks, while some of the South-West’s best producers pour rose tastings all afternoon matched with canapes. Saturday evening you can dance the night away at Wills Domain’s Spring Fling. The drinks will be flowing, cocktails, and spectacular food from award-winning chef Seth James. Vineyard views under the stars.

Looking for a long, long lunch? Then head to Sunday Lunch in the Paddock with Chef George Cooper and Pemberton’s Below & Above Wines at Tiller Farm. This true celebration of south-west spring produce will be held on the grass with views across the paddocks.

WAGFG Southern Weekender

WAGFG Southern Weekender, a 4-day foodie event celebrating some of the best culinary talent in the state.

The Shared Table | 20 November


A celebration of community, this is one long table that is bound to be filled with wonderful food, wonderful wine and wonderful people. The Shared Table at Arimia is an event focused on gratitude for the good things in life and  a connection between people and place. You’ll have three of WA’s hottest chefs at the pass: Melissa Palinkas (Young George and Ethos Deli), Guy Jeffreys (Millbrook and Bunkers Beach House) and Evan Hayter (Arimia); along with cracking wines paired from Las Vino and Arimia. All lovingly wrapped up your host for the night, food editor and writer Max Veenhuyzen.

Deep Woods Estate ‘Seafood X Chardonnay’ Long Table Lunch | 20 November

Bunker Bay

There’s only one thing better than a combo of seafood and chardonnay, and that’s seafood and chardonnay in a beach-side setting with Halliday’s 2019 Winemaker of the Year. Head on down to Bunkers Beach House for a very special ‘Seafood x Chardonnay’ collaboration between Executive Chef Guy Jeffreys and Head Chef Jason van Druten, along with Deep Woods Estate’s Chief Winemaker, Julian Langworthy. A long table lunch of seasonally caught seafood paired with a line-up of some of the region’s best Chardonnay? Yes please.

Mr Barval Opening Night | 20 November

Margaret River

A highlight of the annual calendar for wine and art lovers, the reopening of  Mr Barval’s cellar door is always highly anticipated. As one of the region’s most beloved small batch, family run wineries, the vino here is so popular that each vintage sells out. Along with releasing the new vintage wines; there is plenty of local produce,  live music and art; this event marks the beginning of a truly unique art exhibition,  bringing together artists from the remote indigenous community of Kalumburu.

Augusta Presents: Jessie Gordon with Special Guests Doxy and Zac Webb | 28 November


An event that jazz lovers won’t want to miss, be sure to book your ticket early for Augusta Presents: Jessie Gordon with special guests Doxy and Zac Webb. Settle in on the lawn under the full moon and enjoy the scintillating sounds of Perth songstress Jessie Gordon, along with local six piece band Doxy. Wadandi Cultural Custodian Iszaac Webb from the Undalup Association will provide a welcome to Saltwater Country, before the toe tapping tunes begin.

Seafood Bunkers Beach House

Seafood x Chardonnay at Bunker’s Beach House with Deep Woods Estate.

For a comprehensive list of what’s on this month, check out our events guide.

Author Cassandra Charlick

Cassandra Charlick is a hat collector. Current hats on the stand include freelance travel writer and photographer, wine explorer, cake enthusiast, jazz singer, and communications specialist at Brillig Communications. She finds deep joy in travelling throughout this beautiful part of the world and sharing the stories of the people and communities that live in the region. Of course, one of the best parts of travel is arriving home, and there’s no place she’d rather unpack her suitcase than here in Wadandi country. Instagram: @casscharlick Web: cassandracharlick.com

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