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Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships 2020

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The wheels of time turn back over hundred years
It all began in 1983 when the Evandale Penny Farthing races attracted enthusiasts from all across Australia and around the world. Today, the Event is still going strong, and this February, the Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships is back for another year of "funtastic" entertainment and racing.

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The event will be jam-packed with a program that will feature family-friendly entertainment, a wide variety of market stalls and food and drink stalls.

There will also be street performers and roving performers, and clown acts, shows, live music and dancing, puppet show, colonial costume and more.

The little ones will undoubtedly have fun with the child-friendly activities, including shows, displays, games, face painting, and pony rides.

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Be sure also to check the spectacular veteran car displays and do not miss out on one of the highlights at the event, the Grand Parade which will commence at 1:30pm.

The major highlight of the day will be the Penny Farthing Championships (of course), and this event will include:

Separate championship races for ladies, juniors under 16yrs, veterans 1 (50 ), 2 (60 ) and 3 (70 )

Sprint- 200-metre dash

Novice Race for first-time riders

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Slalom Race (two at a time around witches' hats)

Slow Race (last over the line wins)

A relay which will feature teams of 4, one lap each

Biathlon (run one lap, ride 2, run one)

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Miss 'n Out (last rider one each lap eliminated)

Obstacle- run, carry the bike, wheel bike, and sprint

Consolation for those who haven't won a medal.

The event will also include the fastest eight riders advance through heats to the final, which will be over four laps of the circuit, a total distance of one mile.

Be sure to save the date and have a fantastic day out with family and friends enjoying the races and entertainment!

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Why? Family-friendly Fair & Race events
When: 22 February 2020- 10am-4pm
Where: Evandale- see website
Cost: Adults: $12pp & Children: Free
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