Old-fashioned country fair a great day out

The crowd at last year's Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair
Enjoy a pony ride at the Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair

Enjoy a pony ride at the
Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair

This year’s fun-filled Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair is only a few weeks away

It will be held on Saturday, October 17 at the corner of Wisemans Ferry Rd and Waratah Rd, Mangrove Mountain. The fair began in 1963 as a community fundraiser when locals in the mountain district needed to find funding for a bush nurse.

Although the bush nurse has long gone, this extremely popular event has continued as a fundraiser for local Mangrove Mountain and Districts community groups.

It is sponsored by local businesses of all sizes who generously donate their products, time and money so the fair can raise as much money as possible for the community.

The entire event is organised and run by local volunteers who work very hard to make the day such a fun-filled event.

It is a real, old-fashioned country fair with spinners, weavers, steam-powered machinery, lots of farm animals to see, pet and feed, lots of native animals and reptiles to touch and learn about, as well as oldfashioned homemade jams, preserves and scones to enjoy.

The Fair goes out of its way to be a great day for children of all ages. There are pony rides, mini jeep rides, a maze and a jumping castle to keep the littlies entertained.

They can sit in a real police car, hold a fire hose, stroke a real chicken, get their face painted or hang on to an animal-shaped balloon made by our roaming clown. Adults with green thumbs will find the fair’s plant stall is the best deal anywhere on the Coast.

Mountain district nurseries donate an array of mature plants, shrubs, trees, orchids and flowering delights that can be sold for discounted prices to raise money for the local community groups.

The local produce stall sells fresh fruit and farm veggies. This year there are three stages of live music entertainment from acoustic to country, from ukuleles to didgeridoos.

There will be Dark Ages sword fights, billy carts, amazing arts and crafts on display, muscle cars, vintage machinery and farm equipment.

Sit under the gum trees, eat some delicious food from the wide variety of food stalls and enjoy the entertainment. Entry is free!

Media release,
Sep 21, 2015
Shane Eastman,
Mangrove Mountain