BERMAGUI comes alive each year with the Seaside Fair – and it isn’t just the small fry having all the fun!
Save the date Saturday, March 9, for a day of fun-filled activities and enjoyment. The day kicks off at 8am for the Poet’s Breakfast or the Blessing of the Fleet at the Fishermen’s Wharf, an important ceremony in a coastal town where fishing plays a vital role in the local economy.
With the solemnities over, it’s time for all of the favourite funfair attractions. There’s a huge Street Parade at 10am, with a fabulous collection of entries from the local school and preschools, along with members of various clubs.
Presenters from the Questacon Technology Learning Centre are running walk-up workshops for all ages. Come and put your engineering and creativity skills to the test and use simple everyday materials to create something extraordinary, and investigate cutting-edge technology with 3D printing in action!
Activities include: Green Hat Planks Construction Challenge – can you create the largest overhang? Create and Make technology challenge and 3D Printers – come and see the future of manufacturing and design.
Grab a bargain with over 100 market stalls selling all manner of food, refreshments, crafts and produce, or bid at the auction. Items up for auction include a signed 2012 NRL premiers Melbourne Storm jersey and a Sydney Bridge Climb. The auction is held on the main stage on Dickinson Oval and starts at 12.30pm.
There are two stages of entertainment including song and dance, drumming and gymnastics, professional muso’s and teen talent.
Drop into the model boat expo at the Bermagui Country Club, the photography and arts and crafts exhibitions at the Surf Club, or take a short stroll to the Fishermen’s Wharf for chalk art, police and fisheries displays, the Water Police launch of “Falcon” and the Art in Place themed art exhibition.
Golfers can take a shot at the Hole in One on the beach. Try the sandcastle competition, carnival rides and interactive displays. Enjoy Zamboni the Magician and the Pet Pageant. Kids will not be disappointed at the free novelty events on the netball courts.
There is easy access to nearby Sculpture on the Edge and of course, a spectacular fireworks display over Horseshoe Bay to finish the day at 8.45pm.
Proceeds from the Bermagui Seaside Fair are donated back to youth and community projects in the local area, with over $33,000 being distributed to date.
Entry is free. It is an alcohol-free, award-winning tourism and community event. The Bermagui Seaside Festival literally has something for everyone, and everyone seems to have fun, no matter what age they are.