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Published September 13th 2016
Loads of family fun at a fete or fair near you
After a long cold and very wet winter, Spring is finally here. You don't need much money to go out and enjoy a fun family outing at a Spring fete or fair. It is easy to organise an outing with food and plenty of entertainment in the fresh air and sunshine. Here is a list of the best of Adelaide's upcoming fetes to start you off. If you know of any more in your neighbourhood, please add them to the comments below.
Saturday 17th September 10-3pm Happy Patch Community Garden Spring Fair 179 Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park
A Spring celebration of all things outdoors and crafty at this family fun day. Celebrities Sophie Thompson will be there at 1.30 and chef Simon Bryant will be on stage at 11.30. The garden members have been working hard on the wood oven and will have it fired up on the day making yummy pizzas. There will be some wonderful crafts and goods at this fair for sale made by talented locals. And, of course, lots of bargains and plants. A big feature will be the 'happy trail 'where kids can go and collect things along the way. See their facebook site here for updates.
Stock up on some pantry items at fetes which are always good value. Image by Out and About.
Wednesday 12th October 10 am- 2pm Findon Community Centre 222 Findon Rd, Findon
A midweek fair to enjoy. A good one to take a loved one out who is stuck home during the day. and brighten up their week. Lots of stalls, information, entertainment and food.
Saturday 15th October 9am -2pm RSL Villas Community Fun Day. 18 Trafford Street, Angle Park
This will be the 18th year of this once small fete, which has grown into a mega community fair. Hours of fun with an animal farm, balloon twisting and face painting for the children. Also many usual fete stalls such as crafts and books. Devonshire tea, BBQ are some of the food available.
Suburban fairs and fetes have lots of bargains for your home. Image by Out and About.
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October St Colomba's Church Fete. 3 Rosevear Street, Hawthorn
This fete will be held over two days. From 8.30 am to 2pm on Saturday and 10.30 am to 1 pm. Sunday. All the goodies of a good old fashioned church fete with jams and cakes, clothing, books and plant stalls and bargain corner. Food includes BBQ, morning tea.
Sunday 16th October Meadows Country Fair Gates open at 9am.
This has got to be one of SA's best fairs and has been held for many years. Now sponsored by community-minded Fleurieu Milk and Yoghurt Company, the event has a big focus on cows and all things country. It is a big event on the town oval. Entry is $7 and under 12s are free. Enjoy country style entertainment such as amusement rides, children's races, market stalls, Farmers Alley, live entertainment, yard dog trials, an animal expo, guest speakers, demonstrations, and lots more. The "Udder tug" hand milking competition is the highlight of the day. Get out of bed early to make the trip down south to this one. The kids will love it.
Have a go and try your hand at milking a cow at the Meadows Country Fair. Image by Out and About
Saturday 29th October
Mount Barker Waldorf School Spring Fair, Sims Road.
You are sure to enjoy strolling around the large grounds of this hills school. Activities will include crushing your own organic apple juice and talks on gardening and sustainability. Stalls will be handmade crafts, second-hand clothes, toys, natural skin-care products and plants. The Carnival Café will be serving healthy cakes and tea or coffee. Little kids will love the Kindy Café set in a magical garden at the Kindergarten classrooms. Plenty of food to enjoy while you relax and listen to music.
Saturday October 29
The Hills Christian Community School (HCCS) Fun Fair
14 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun.
There will be sensational gourmet foods, entertainment and many activities the whole family will enjoy at this school fete near Handorf in the hills.
Bounce along to a Spring fair. Image by Out and About.
Saturday 29th October 11am- 4pm
Crafers Primary School 150 Fete 55 Piccadilly Road Crafers.
A big day of fun family activities including rides, games, delicious food and wine and live music. All past and present Crafers Primary School students are invited to come to share memories. There will be a special musical performance by students.
Saturday 5th November
Rostrevor College Spring Fair Glen Stuart Road, Woodforde
The annual Spring Fair at this school draws a crowd of around 5,000 people. A large area on the oval is set up with amusement rides. Huge second-hand goods stall and many Christmas gift baskets for sale. Entertainment with music by junior and senior students. There is so much happening all day and into the evening ending with a spectacular fireworks display.
A half day out at a fair or fete is the best way to spend a beautiful Spring day in Adelaide. Image by Out and About.
Friday 18th November 4-9pm
Sheidow Park School Twilight Fair Adams Road, Sheidow Park
Late November is a perfect time for some late afternoon and evening family outing. There will be food and drink stalls, jumping castles and slides, pony rides, traditional games, high tea, community clues, craft and fundraising stalls and much more. It is a great evening where you can relax as a family and you don't have to cook tea that night before an early night for school the next day.
Inaugural SA Spring Garden Festival is on at Mount Pleasant Talunga Park on 17th September 2016, together with the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market from 8am till 4pm... great breakfast and lunch... gold coin entry at the gate.