Bailey Jackholme enjoys all the fun of the Benaraby State School Annual Country Fair which will be held this year on Sunday, August 8.
Bailey Jackholme enjoys all the fun of the Benaraby State School Annual Country Fair which will be held this year on Sunday, August 8. Chrissy Harris

Familiar fair sights around corner

BOTTOMLESS boats, home-baked treats, market stalls, cow manure and Devonshire Tea can only mean one thing – the Benaraby State School Country Fair is so near you can almost smell it.

Thousands of residents are expected to take a drive to Benaraby on Sunday, August 8, and breathe in all the country atmosphere and fun of the annual fair.

From 9am to 3pm the school grounds will be brimming with rides, market and class stalls, tempting treats, entertainment, raffles, displays and prize draws good enough to gain the attention of any age.

Country Fair committee member Carla Grummitt said everyone was busy putting the final touches to fair preparations, for the school's only fundraising event for the year.

Ms Grummitt said the event was put on by parent volunteers with the assistance of staff and students.

“It has become one massive event,” Ms Grummitt said.

“Everyone involved puts in many hours to make it a success.”

This year's fair will include market stalls and the Bottomless Boat Bash on the bottom oval, children's rides and classroom stalls on the top oval, sample bags, white elephant stall, garage sale, tug-of-war, food and bar facilities and lucky gate draws.

And don't forget the ever popular cake and candy stall near the front gate. Ms Grummitt said entertainment would include dancers, cheerleaders, school bands, a boxing display, live music by the Legal Aliens and bush poetry by Margy McArdle, who will perform hourly at the Devonshire Tea stall.

Entry to the fair is $2 adults with children free.



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