Gladstone Country Fair returns in 2018

TOWN FAIR: Peter Goers (centre) with Jon Hawkins-Clark and Fred Bice at the 2014 Gladstone Country Fair.
TOWN FAIR: Peter Goers (centre) with Jon Hawkins-Clark and Fred Bice at the 2014 Gladstone Country Fair.

The Gladstone Country Fair is making a return this year after taking a three year break due to a lack of volunteers. 

With a committed team of six on board, this year’s fair is set to be amazing and the committee hope to bring awareness to the town and show off all that Gladstone has to offer. 

The fair has a focus on local businesses, not only for those in the main street but home businesses as well. The fair will fundraise to be able to expand the tourism of the town and further its position as the gateway to the Flinders Ranges. 

The day will feature a range of entertainment stemming from music to children’s entertainment including Mr Oopy, Old MacDonald’s Farm in addition to two bouncy castles, a bungy run and a dunk tank, that will be headlined by Member for Stuart Dan Van Holst Pellekaan. 

A number of food vans will also be there on the day featuring baked potatoes, sausage in bread, sweets, donuts, coffee, tea and milkshakes in addition to Golden North Ice Cream. 

Kathy Webb, minutes secretary for the Fair committee says she is looking forward to seeing a large amount of people coming into Gladstone and visiting the stalls and displays. 

“Being locals we can open their doors, have a steady stream of people coming in, we can see new faces and every now and then some of the houses sell, so you get new people to town.” The Fair will be open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday October 20 in Gladstone Street.