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Helensburgh Country Fair 2013

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The Helensburgh Country Fair is on again - Saturday 26th October at Charles Harper Park, Helensburgh. This year's theme is 'Stars of our Community'.


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The Helensburgh Country Fair kicks off at 10am, with the Grand Opening, featuring Rebekah Mowbray singing the National Anthem. Then be entertained by various home-grown, local singers and bands and Symbio Zoo will make an appearance too with their interactive reptile display.



Buskers will entertain you all day in Main Street. Plenty of entertainment for everyone including the kids with circus workshops, pony rides, carnival rides and stalls for some early Christmas shopping.

​Buskers and entertainment
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Just before the Grand Parade, the finale, be treated with Helensburgh's home-grown Ray Beadle Trio. Such fantastic entertainment all day long.

Ray Beadle
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Browse the markets, grab a bite to eat from one of the delicious food stalls. Purchase local produce and products if you are looking for that extra special gift for someone!

Garden Stalls
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Plenty of family fun, including face painting and carnival rides, balloons and circus workshops for the younger ones and lucky dip stalls to be kept busy throughout the day.


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Perhaps, you would rather, relax and be entertained by buskers, local musicians and towards the evening after the Grand Parade, there will be plenty of activities around the town to keep you in Helensburgh just a little longer.

Kids entertainment
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A wonderful day out with a full program of entertainment and experiences of a lifetime, including an opportunity to tour an above ground working mine.

Jams, pickles, spreads will be judged by the public; think your jams are good enough to be a winner, enter the home-made jam competition and put yours to the test!

End the Grand Parade - join them as they march the length of Walker Street to Charles Harper Memorial. Ingleburn's Pipe Band and the Irish Dancers will lead the parade.

The parade will have community groups, schools, locals with the pony clubs, service vehicles, surf life saving clubs and their boats.

Surf Life Saving in the Parade
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Join the community as we enjoy a typical country fair, as miners, footy and sports clubs, vintage cars, classic bikes and cars, march the street for a wonderful parade. In fact, I believe Helensburgh's entire community will be involved at some stage of the day.

Scouting and Girl Guide Movement
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The scouting and girl guide movement and military vehicles will be just some of the participants in the parade.

Parade dancers -
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Join Metropolitan Coal Mine for a tour of the above ground facility. The above ground tour gives you a great insight and understanding of all the buildings and rabbit warren tunnels. These mine tours at present are only available at the Country Fair. Underground tours are not available. See here for a virtual tour of Metropolitan's underground working mine.

This is the major fund raising activity for Helensburgh Lions, all proceeds will go to local community projects.

Sponsored by Peabody Energy and Wollongong Council.
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Why? Helensburgh's Country Fair and Mine Tour
When: Saturday 26th October 2013 / 10am til 6pm
Phone: Contacts on the day are Lion Club, Gina Krohn on 0146 396 457 or Craig Robertson (NSW Rural Fire Service) on 0417 207 931.
Where: Charles Harper Park, Helensburgh
Cost: Free entry
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its a pity you can only do the tour at the festival for the mines
by zanes (score: 1|89) 1682 days ago
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