Karoonda packed with farm fair fun this weekend

The event dubbed the "ultimate Murraylands experience" is back this year for two days of festivities.

Karoonda Farm Fair and Show is returning with more than 250 exhibitors, and has in the past attracted crowds far exceeding 7000 over the two days.

The event, held on April 9 and 10 will open its gates from 9am until 5pm.

Children under-12 get in for free while adult admission costs $15 and tickets for those under 18 cost $5. A two day pass is $25.

The event will again take over Karoonda Oval, where visitors can expect an even bigger action-packed program with hundreds of sites from machinery, fashion, health, and lifestyle. Friday features a community event from 5pm until late - with live music, sideshows, competitions and plenty of food.

Farm Fair manager Ray Bald said the event had become an icon for the town and exhibitors were keen to promote their products after 12 months off.

"We have it all. It is a one-stop-shop for information, advice, and entertainment for all ages,"

The schedule includes the State Yard Dog Championships, Speed and Sports Shear, V8 Lawnmowers, Reptile Awareness Australia, Climbing Wall, Rev It Up, Police Vintage Cars, Kids entertainment, competitions, and much more.

A large Lifestyle Pavillion will cater for all indoor exhibitors and will include clothing, cosmetics, craft, computing, children's toys and gardening products.

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board general manager Andrew Meddle said people will be able to visit their marquee to hear from a variety of expert staff who are keen to talk with the community and answer questions.

"The Karoonda Farm Fair is a great way to let people know about the services that the landscape board can offer to primary producers and our local community," Mr Meddle said.

"This year's marquee has lots to see and do, including some fun and interactive activities. While you are visiting, why not enter the marquee competition for budding gardeners to win a start your own veggie garden pack."