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Fetes, Fairs and Festivals 2013

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Published October 20th 2013
The Biggest Weekend of the Year
For most of the year there is a complete absence of fetes and festivals and then, on a single weekend, Perth erupts into what can only be described as the biggest weekend of the year.

The last weekend in October traditionally has more action than any other, so how can you know which fetes you should visit?

Festival weekend is all about having fun with the kids

Wembley Downs District Fair
Co-ordinated by the 1st Wembley Downs Scout Group, the District fair brings together a number of community, sporting and school groups from within the area to create an enormous free event with a range of stalls and entertainment.

There is always a side-show with plenty of rides for the kids, variety stalls, bands and performers, a petting zoo, food stalls and plenty of fun for the whole family.

When: Saturday 26th October, 8.30am-3.30pm
Where: Luita Street Reserve, Wembley Downs
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face paint
Most fetes and festivals offer free face painting (copyright R. Beard)

Gidgegannup Show
If the Royal Show left you wanting more, then this might be the thing for you. Organised by the Agricultural Society the Gidgegannup Show has everything from horses, alpacas and chooks to craft, wines, food as well as show rides and other novelties.

When: Saturday 26th October, 9am-7pm
Where: Gidgegannup Showground, Toodyay Road
Cost: $6-$20
More information.

side show
Many fetes have rides, probably not this big though

What can we do next Mum? 8 more fetes and carnivals (copyright R. Beard)

Bayswater Primary
Baywater Primary will deliver a traditional school fete with everything from cake to craft, food, gifts and a variety of other stalls. Impressively, all the stalls and rides were chosen by the kids themselves including laser tag and dunk-the-principal. With plenty of entertainment on offer, it will be a fun way to spend the day.

When: Sunday 27th October, 10am-3pm
Where: School oval, Bayswater Primary, Murray Street, Bayswater

What do you mean Halloween isn't until next week?

Subiaco Craft Fair
One of the biggest craft fairs in the Perth calendar, the Subi Craft fair will offer over 150 stalls with a huge range of top-quality local crafts, gifts, clothing, toys and art plus a number of food stalls and entertainment. There is a $5 entry fee which goes to Rotary and there is plenty of free parking.

When: Sunday 27th October, 9am-4pm
Where: Oak Lawn, Hacket Drive, University of Western Australia, Crawley
More information.

Brighton Catholic Primary
Holding a mini market day and car boot sale, Brighton Primary will be entertaining all members of the family with free face painting, raffles, magic shows plus all the excitement of finding a treasure at the pre-loved stalls. There will also be a sausage sizzle.

When: Sunday 27th October, 9am-3pm
Where: 1051 Connolly Dvr, Butler
More info.

Spearwood Alternative School
Every two years Spearwood Alternative has a massive spring fair with an enormous range of activities and stalls including music and performers, African percussion, food stalls, a soccer tournament, craft, face painting, pre-loved clothing, auctions, books, massage and much more. There will even be a flash mob.

When: Sunday 27th October
Where: 370 Rockingham Rd, Spearwood

Subi Kids Crew
To celebrate the end of Children's Week there will be a free afternoon of entertainment in Subiaco. With face painting, a treasure hunt, sports, skateboarding and food stalls, this is a great event to show how important kids are to the community.

When: Sunday 27th October, 2pm-4pm
Where: Nicholson Road Reserve, corner of Nicholson and Rokeby Rds, Subiaco

Mt Helena Whim Festival
A showcase of local talent and producers will be on offer at the Mt Helena Whim Festival including two stages with continual music and performances, a Gourmet Food tent, rides and markets stalls.

When: Sunday 27th October, from 9am
Where: Pioneer Park, Mt Helena
More information.

Nedlands Primary
In 2013 Nedlands Primary is celebrating 100 years with a number of events over the weekend. Sunday is the community concert with local talent and food stalls. Bring a rug and enjoy the fun.

When: Sunday 27th October 12-4pm
Where: Nedlands school oval, 35 Kingsway Road, Nedlands
More information.
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Why? One of the biggest fete weekendsof the year
When: The last weekend of October
Where: Across Perth
Your Comment
Any car boot sales near joondalup wa
by sylvi (score: 0|5) 2326 days ago
Great article!
by Helenonthesofa (score: 2|661) 2114 days ago
The Carey Monster Fair in Harrisdale is also huge every year.
by edwar (score: 1|11) 2480 days ago
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