Country Fair has something for everyone

Much family fun to be had at the Mangrove Mountain FairMuch family fun to be had at the Mangrove Mountain Fair

The annual Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair will be on from 10am to 4pm, on October 21, at the corner of Wisemans Ferry Rd and Waratah Rd, Mangrove Mountain.

The Fair is a real, old fashioned, country fair, with sheep shearing, spinners, weavers, steam-powered machinery, lots of farm animals to see, pet and feed, native reptiles to touch and learn about, as well as some good old-fashioned homemade jams, preserves, cakes and scones. “We are a real country fair, with load of activities for the kids,” said Ms Shane Eastman of the Fair Committee. “There are pony rides to enjoy, mini jeep rides, a jumping castle, as well as some fun games to try, clowns to play with, face-painting, balloons and loads of other activities. “Delicious food, locally grown plants and flowers, organic market stall, arts and crafts displays, photography exhibits, fl oral displays, gifts, chocolate wheel prizes, fantastic raffles and much more. “If you’re arty, or crafty, why not have a go and enter our adults or children’s art or crafts competitions? “There are heaps of art, crafts, cooking, invention, flowers, photography and produce categories to choose from.

“Entry information for all the arts and crafts comps are available on our website and Facebook pages,” she continued. “If you have the need for speed, our wild and whacky Mountain Mayhem Billy Cart Derby will start at 8am-ish and continue until 1pm. “Whether traditional wooden billy carts are your fancy, or very clever outlandish creations are more your style, our Mountain Mayhem Billy Cart Derby is a great event to not only participate in but also to watch from the sidelines, and cheer for your favourite. “There are always thrills and spills, so come along and enjoy the fun. “However, if your idea of fun is to relax under some trees, eating and drinking delicious food and drinks, or enjoying a cupcake while listening to great music, then you’ll love this year’s Fair,” Ms Eastman said. “Again, we’ll have three stages of live entertainment, from acoustic singers and musicians to country music favourites. “Get up and dance to the Summerland Kings band.

“There will even be some Dark Ages sword fights, an agility dog display, vintage cars, alpacas, cows, sheep, goats, chickens and ducklings to pet and feed and even two gentle gigantic Clydesdale horses. “Why not get your own personalised caricature done of you or your family, by well known caricature artist David Green? “What a fun keep-sake,” Ms Eastman concluded. Entry is free.

Source: Media release, Oct 4 Shane Eastman, Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair Committee