Benaraby State School students Milley Watts, 11, Paige Einarson, 11, Nikita Korableff, 11, Brittni Barwick, 11, add the finishing touches to their framed portraits which will be displayed and sold at Sunday’s annual Country Fair.
Benaraby State School students Milley Watts, 11, Paige Einarson, 11, Nikita Korableff, 11, Brittni Barwick, 11, add the finishing touches to their framed portraits which will be displayed and sold at Sunday’s annual Country Fair.

Benaraby is the pick of fairs

WHEN it comes to country fairs, Benaraby State School’s annual extravaganza has become hard to beat.

With its inviting country setting and service with a friendly smile, you won’t be disappointed at staking a spot at Sunday’s annual Country Fair.

From 9am to 3pm thousands are expected to pass through the gates of Benaraby State School in celebration of the event.

With so much to experience, the hardest part will be deciding on where to head first.

You could get in nice and early and buy all those favourite home-baked goodies at the cake and candy stall; browse for a bargain amongst the many market stalls or at the garage sale; or simply pull up a hay bale and find a shady spot while enjoying the long list of tasty treats and line-up of entertainment on show.

And don’t forget the entertaining Bottomless Boat Bash (grand parade 9.20am) which has become synonymous with the fair.

Country Fair committee member Carla Grummitt said the Fair was a great family day out with plenty happening all day.

Ms Grummitt said it has become a massive event ... different to your normal school fair.

“We have hourly lucky gate draws, raffles and a cent sale,” Ms Grummitt said.

“There is fairy floss, sample bags, tug of war, Devonshire tea, class stalls, Old MacDonald’s Animal Farm and seven amusement rides with unlimited ride arm bands on sale for $25.

“We’ve got Irish and Pacific dancers, belly dancing, cheerleaders, a boxing display, instrumental bands and live band Legal Alien.

“Our MCs for the day are Darryl Branthwaite and Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham.”

Entry is $2 adults; children are free.



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