Stepping back in time at Ziegenmarkt

Walking into Goat Square in Tanunda on Friday morning, you could be forgiven for thinking you had stepped into a wild, bustling mid-19th century market auction.

The Ziegenmarkt, literally meaning goat market, transformed the normally quiet square into a live community auction featuring local produce, experiences, and even livestock including pheasants, sheep and pigs.

Dressed in period clothing, auctioneers took centre stage as locals and tourists had the opportunity to bid on more than 90 special and often unique items.

Stephen Fechner, Tanunda, was the envy of the square after he managed to successfully bid on a gigantic 16kg chocolate freckle and six bottles of wine.

Mr Fechner said that although he did not go to the Ziegenmarkt planning to buy anything, he couldn't turn down the chance to buy the chocolate as a present for his daughter Maddie's 16th birthday.

The decadent chocolate and wine package was donated by the Barossa Chocolate Company.

Surrounding the auction were a produce stalls and family entertainment including a petting zoo, a selection of German foods much more.

Check out the photo gallery and live video for a peak into this uniquely Barossan event.