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Catch all the excitment and entertainment at the 2017 fair
Perth's longest Running Free community event the Hyde Park Community Fair in North Perth will come alive once again on the Western Australian Labour Day weekend the 5th and 6th of March 2017.
An annual event not to be missed. Image courtesy of the event organiser.
As with years gone by, there will so much to do and see. So, if you have or haven't been before, now is the chance to put these dates down in your diary as something you must go to in March 2017 and what's even better, it's free entry.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.
9am - 9pm Sunday Food & Main Stage.
10am - 8pm Sunday Twilight Market Food Area.
10am - 9pm Sunday Barrels & Brews.
10am - 5pm Sunday Arts & Crafts & Market Stalls - around the lake.
There will be live entertainment on the RTR stage, markets stalls galore, arts & crafts for you to buy, international food feast, wine, craft beer & ciders, children's rides & activities, gardening, camel and pony rides, environmental & sustainable living displays, car and motorbike show and so much more!
Plenty of market stalls for you to look at. Image courtesy of the event organiser.
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), dedicated to the research and recreation of pre-17th century European history, will be back and they will have a particular focus on its practical applications in arts and sciences, including costuming, cooking, martial arts, dance, calligraphy and illumination, metalwork, archery and music. Make sure you check out their Medieval displays at the Fair!
Demonstration by the Society for Creative Anachronism. Image courtesy of the event organiser.
One of the children's favourites will be back again this year and performing on the main stage. Fairy Queen Caroline will be there on Sunday 5th from 2pm-3pm and Monday 6th from 12.30pm-1.30pm. She'll be spreading lots of magical fairy dust, so make sure you see her at least once.
The Fairy Queen Caroline will be there. Image courtesy of the event organiser.
The 2017 Hyde Park Community Fair is a "Waste Wise" Event! Not only will there be recycling, but you can learn about waste and recycling thanks to Mindarie Regional Council's fabulous interactive display at this year's Hyde Park Community Fair.
Learn about waste and recycling. Image courtesy of the event organiser.
Can you sing, dance or are great at entertaining? If so, you should think about becoming involved. The Rotary Club of Perth is currently planning the entertainment and is looking for local and dynamic acts who would be interested in performing at the fair.
Just think about how much pleasure you would bring to the tens of thousands of people who will be attending over the two days and what's more, think about the exposure you would get performing there.
If you are an individual or a group who has plenty of talent and you would like to help out with the entertainment at the fair, all you need to do is contact by filling out the contact form and they will get back to you.
Can you cook a sausage> Why not volunteer. image courtesy of the event organiser.
Or maybe your talents lie elsewhere and you are great when it comes to working and meeting the public. Maybe you can cook a mean sausage or two! If so, the Rotary Club are also looking for volunteers to help out at the Fair.
This event attracts up to 40,000 people over the 2 days at Hyde Park and if you have some quality arts and crafts that you would like to sell or maybe you have a retail outlet that you are looking to promote, the Hyde Park Community Fair is the place to be.
They are also looking for anyone involved with community organisations, gardening, sustainable living & environmental sites, quality food & wine.
If you make arts and crafts, are into retail, are a unique food vendor, a not for profit organisation, wine tasting, brew craft beers, sell vegetables and much more and you want to let the tens of thousands of people who attend the extraordinary fair, then you will need to get cracking and contact the organisers to book your site.
If you are planning to drive to Hyde Park, please plan your parking in advance as there is limited street parking.
Parking is available at Wilson Parking, 462 Beaufort St, Highgate, Barlee Street Carpark Cnr Barlee & Beaufort Street Mount Lawley or the Italian Club 217 - 225 Fitzgerald Street. We suggest public transport or ride a bike. Bike racks are available at Hyde Park.
Onsite parking is available for Acrod/Disabled parking permits only.
Now that you know this great event is on you will need to start planning what you are going to do when at the 2017 Hyde Park Community Fair.
While you are there you can take in the wonderful grounds of Hyde Park. Image courtesy of the event organiser.
Get your family and friends together and enjoy the stunning backdrop of Hyde Park and join in the fun of this urban, community event, which will feature a wonderful mix of arts, crafts, market stalls, food, rides, gardening & environmental exhibitions, farmer's markets, wine and entertainment.