The Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair is returning to the Mountain in October. “For those of you who have been before you know how much fun it is.
“A real, old-fashioned, country fair, with loads of farm animals to actually feed and pet, a fantastic reptile show, lace-makers, spinners and weavers to watch, steam-powered machinery to amaze, as well as some good old-fashioned homemade jams, preserves and scones to enjoy,” said Mangrove Mountain and Districts County Fair Publicist, Shane Eastman. “However, the Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair is more than that,” she continued.
“The Fair goes out of its way to be a great day for children of all ages. “There are pony rides to enjoy, mini jeep rides, a maze to negotiate, and a very fun jumping castle to keep the littlies entertained. “They can learn how to spin a plate on a stick, taught by a real clown. “They can see a real fi re engine and even hold a fi re hose, stroke a chicken, get their face painted, watch how to make animal-shaped balloons, and settle down to a lovely lunch under the gumtrees, enjoying a wide variety of food, drinks or homemade cakes and cupcakes, while you enjoy a barista coffee and Country Women’s Association Devonshire tea, while listening to one of the three stages of live entertainment and music.
“The wild and whacky Mountain Mayhem Billy Cart Derby will be on, racing down Waratah Rd. “Entrants from 7 to 70 will be competing to see which homemade Billy Cart will win. “These billy carts not only look amazing, they are fast. “There are bound to be thrills and spills,” Eastman said. “And this year, the Country Fair will be holding its inaugural Chicken races, known as the Great Chicken Run. “Based on the famous RSPCA-approved Chicken Stampede in QLD, the homegrown, beautiful Mangrove Mountain lady chooks will provide heaps of fun-filled entertainment as they run after a remote-controlled monster truck, fitted with a bucket of chicken treats. First chook to cross the line wins. “So come and cheer them on,” Eastman said.
“For adults with green thumbs, the Country Fair’s Plant Stall is the best deal anywhere on the Coast, thanks to all the local Mountain wholesale plant growers who donate hundreds of beautiful, healthy plants each year, and the Fair’s local Produce Stall sells the freshest fruit and farm veggies you can fi nd, straight from the farm that morning, all grown locally in the Mountain District. “Entry is free but remember, that the day is also a fundraiser for all the different mountain community groups like the local Scouts, Guides, Pony Club, Soccer Club, RFS, PreSchool, local Primary Schools and many more.
“So put Saturday, October 20, aside for a great day in the country,” Eastman said.
Source: Media release, Oct 8 Shane Eastman, Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair (link provided)