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Held on the site of the Gladstone Gaol, Ward Street, Gladstone will be massive with over 75 stalls providing hot, delicious food including hot spuds, hotdogs, BBQ, ice cream, milkshakes, fairy floss, chips and so much more. There will be armoury, wooden and metal creations, jewellery, mead, psychic readings, clairvoyants, mediums, handmade crafts and clothing.
There will be actors in medieval costume, belly dancers, romans, horse archery, stand up archery and blacksmiths spread right through the gaol.
Entry to the Fair is $8 adults, $5 children, children under 5 years are free and families $25.
Thought to be one of the most haunted buildings still standing in South Australia, this historic and heritage listed gaol was opened in 1881 and was fully operational throughout World War I and II. During World War II it operated as an Internment Camp for German and Italian people. Although it remained unused between 1943 and 1953, it then became a corrective training complex for young offenders. The Gaol was closed in 1975 due to insanitary conditions and reopened in 1978 for visitors.
Today, you can wander through B and C wings and visit the areas where scenes of the film Stir were filmed. You can tour the facility yourself, take a guided tour or make an appointment for a night tour with the resident psychics. Or if you dare, you can book a stay in a cell with budget style (bring your own bedding) accommodation or bedding including linen provided for an extra cost.
The Gladstone Gaol is open 7 days from 10 am to 4 pm with Devonshire Tea available in the Gaol Cafe.