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Glebe Street Fair 2016

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Glebe Street Fair, Sydney's oldest street fair, celebrates its 33rd year on Sunday 20th November 2016.

This family-friendly event is expected to attract 100,000 visitors this year, thanks to a jam-packed program of live performances, market stalls, talks, contests, workshops and much more!

Image courtesy of photographer Michelle Owen

The Fair transforms a one-kilometre stretch of road into a spectacular celebration of the local community. Throughout the day, fairgoers can leisurely peruse over 200 street stalls offering a wide range of unique wares, including artisan jewellery, vintage fashion and original works from local artists.

Image courtesy of photographer Michelle Owen

If you are feeling hungry, head to the Food Truck Alley, which will be serving up delicious cuisines and beverages from around the world.

Image courtesy of photographer Michelle Owen

The day's entertainment will be spread across three stages - highlights include live performances from indie-pop starlet Iluka and powerful blues from the likes of Marlene Cummins and Alice Terry.

The Sunset Block Party will offer summer vibes with hip hop duo Coda Conduct, roots and ragga legends The Strides, and DJs from the Inner West Reggae Disco Machine. Local DJs are also invited to hit the decks for the Best of Sydney Small-bars DJ competition.

Image courtesy of photographer Michelle Owen

Glebe Public School will be transformed into 'Little Land', where the little ones can enjoy a delightful program of children's entertainment including dinosaur rides, face painting, pony rides and free interactive performances from musician Godfrey Uke.

Image courtesy of photographer Michelle Owen

Fairgoers can also participate in a program of workshops, demonstrations and talks including glass blowing demonstrations by Glass Artists Gallery, ceramics workshops by kil.n.it, Poetry Slam from Word Travels, talks from School of Life and free tours of Glebe's secrets by Culture Scouts.

Image courtesy of photographer Michelle Owen

Making a welcome return to the Fair will be the Greatest Waiter Race, an event introduced at the Fair's launch in 1984, which sees waiters from local cafes and restaurants race the length of the Fair balancing precarious trays of glassware.

Image courtesy of photographer Michelle Owen

"The Fair will once again see Glebe's business and local community join together for a celebration of this fantastic suburb," said Glebe Street Fair director, Kris Spann. "Glebe is a place where you can be yourself, and experience an authentic village community only one kilometre from the CBD. With fantastic live performances, gourmet food from the world over, kids activities and more, this year's Fair promises to be our biggest yet."


Proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney, the Glebe Street Fair is run on a not-for-profit basis by Glebe.com.au, with proceeds supporting local community projects such as the Glebe Parklet, Glebe Youth Service, Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship and live music support program.

For all the latest on what's on, please visit GlebeStreetFair.com


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When: From 10am on Sunday 20th November 2016
Where: Glebe Point Road - between Parramatta Road and Bridge Road, Glebe
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