Our Lady's School and Parish Fete held annually in October is a well-known, highly attended social event in Ringwood, with good reason. This is certainly one of the biggest fetes you will come across this spring fair season and well worth a look if you've never been.
Spread right across and throughout the school, with a thrilling array of carnival rides on the lawn out front you could easily spend hours, if not all day at the Our Lady's Fete. All day ride wristbands are already for sale. You can follow the link from the Our Lady's Fete Facebook page to Trybooking.com to pick up yours. The ride line-up will include the Cha Cha and Hurricane, both of which have a minimum height requirement of 120cm tall. Then there is the large inflatable challenge, the bungy tramps, Tea Cup ride, chair-o-plane, small inflatable and double inflatable slide. Early bird wristbands are $35 for an unlimited senior ride pass or $25 for an unlimited junior ride pass, plus booking fee. On the day the senior bands will be $45 and the junior bands $35.
It's rare to see so many community members and families turn out to help at such events, but it's all hands on deck at Our Lady's Fete and they're a friendly bunch. The bookstall in previous years has been absolutely enormous and is held in the hall adjacent to the café serving delicious Devonshire Tea.
There are heaps of market stalls from plants to clothes to trash'n'treasure and toys, then the usual tempting fair such as fairy floss and snow cones along with showbags and heaps more.
Other activities include face painting and games, along with a silent auction. Pick up some great prizes.
Live entertainment plays all day long on the main stage in the courtyard surrounded by the food vans and stalls. The mouth-watering mix is mouth-watering and you can easily enjoy both lunch and dinner at the Our Lady's Fete.
Then, don't miss the grand finale. They certainly save the best for last. Our Lady's Fete hosts one of the best fireworks shows I've ever seen right from the oval and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the show absolutely free.
The Our Lady's Fete is being held on Saturday 22nd October 2016 from 12noon to 8pm at 2 Wilana Street, Ringwood.