Oakbank Racing Club (c1876) situated at Oakbank in the heart of the picturesque Adelaide Hills, is home to the Easter Racing Carnival, one of the world's largest picnic race meetings.The Carnival, is held annually on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday and hosts two of Australia's premier hurdle and steeplechase races - the Harry D. Young Hurdle and the Great Eastern Steeplechase. It also features the Listed Hills Railway Stakes (first held in 1877) and Onkaparinga Cup (1976). The Easter Carnival is complemented with the running of the Von Doussa Steeplechase on the Sunday leading up to Easter Saturday.
The Easter Racing Carnival is famed for the tens of thousands who flock to Oakbank every year for its unique country racing atmosphere - lavish picnics, family entertainment (Including our famous Easter Egg Hunt!) and exhilarating racing - as well as the opportunity to be a part of an iconic South Australian tradition.The Adelaide Hills is one of Australia's most beautiful and unique food and wine regions, and Oakbank showcases the very best local producers and vineyards, giving visitors the opportunity to sample all that South Australia and the Hills has to offer.