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Fetes, Fairs and Festivals: What's Left in 2014

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Published October 22nd 2014
The Best of the Rest 2014
Fetes, Fairs and Festivals: What's Left in 2014
As we head into Christmas, the number of school and community fetes and festivals reaches fever-pitch. It's fatal to assume that you can make it to all of them before the end of the year without being organised (pun intended) so here is my guide to the best of the fetes and fairs for the rest of 2014.

There are only a few days left of October, but some of the biggest events of the year will feature this weekend.

Wembley Downs District Fair

Bringing together multiple school and community groups, the District Fair provides a full day of shopping, food and fun.

There are rides and entertainment for the kids including a petting zoo and a Ferris wheel, plenty of stalls selling craft, produce and pre-loved goodies and a food and wine section as well.

Where: Luita Street Reserve, Wembley Downs

When: Saturday 25th October, 8.30am-3.00pm

Cost: Free entry

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Kwinana Festival

Join in the fun for an afternoon of rides, markets and entertainment and then be dazzled by the CSBP Sky Show and fireworks. Plenty of music and fashion as well as free children's rides.

Where: Calista Oval, Walgreen Cres, Calista
When: Saturday 25th October, 12noon -8pm
Cost: Free entry
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South African Bazaar

Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of traditional South African cooking and craft with this fun family event. Try biltong and boerewors sausage or perhaps traditional South African pancakes, or shop for Christmas at the market stalls.

Where: Mindarie Primary School, 90 Rothesay Heights, Mindarie

When: Saturday 25th October, from 10.30am
Cost: Free entry
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Subiaco Craft Fair

One of the most loved of all the craft fairs, the Subiaco Craft Fair showcases predominantly Western Australian producers of clothing, jewellery, produce, gourmet foods, toys, crafts and other goodies. With entertainment throughout the day, food for sale and a kids corner, it's a good place to start your Christmas shopping.

Where: Oak Lawn, University of Western Australia, Crawley

When: Sunday 26th October, 9am-4pm
Cost: $5 entry
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There is plenty to choose from this month and no matter where you live, you will find a fete near you.

Baldivis Country Fair

Entertaining thousands of people for almost forty years, the Baldivis fair promises market stalls, rides and games, fresh produce, food and liquor, competitions plus live entertainment and music and plenty of activities for the whole family.

Where: old Baldivis School, corner Fifty Rd and Baldivis Rd

When: Sunday 1st November, 10am-4.30pm

Cost: Free entry

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Chidlow Fete

A fun day for the whole family with a range of stalls including fresh produce, handmade crafts and goods, plants, food stalls, rides, exhibitions and entertainment.

Where: Chidlow primary School, 450 Lilydale Rd
When: Sunday 2nd November, 9am-4pm

Cost: Free entry
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Etsy Christmas Pop-Up

Meet your favourite Etsy crafters in person with over 40 stalls selling fantastic handmade goodies in time for Christmas.

There will also be workshops, goody bags, live music (a bar!) and door prizes.

Where: The Leederville Arena
When: Friday 7th November, 5pm-9pm, Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th November 10am-4pm
Cost: free entry
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Wembley Fete

At this huge fete held only once every four years, you will find side show alley with rides and activities, a wealth of stalls selling everything from Christmas craft to second-hand DVDs, a feast of food stalls plus all the fun and games you come to expect from a huge school fete.

Where: Wembley Primary School, 41 Grantham St, Wembley
When: Saturday 8th November, 11am-6pm
Cost: Free entry
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Canningvale Primary School Fete
With over thirty stalls including food, craft, second hand books and more you will have plenty to buy as well as enjoying show rides and a bouncy castle, plus there are free activities and competitions and plenty of food stalls including a sausage sizzle and Devonshire tea.

Where: Canningvale Primary School, The Ramble, Canning Vale
When: Sunday 9th November, 10am-3pm
Cost: Free entry
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Hillcrest Primary School Fete
A huge fete with all the expected rides, stall and entertainment plus temporary tattoos, laser tag, monster balls, bouncy castle, hole-in-one and an international food market.

Where: Hillcrest Primary School, 2 Bayview St, Bayswater
When: Sunday 9th November, 11am-3pm
Cost: Free entry
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Beechboro Family Fun Day
Join the local community as East Beechboro hosts its first ever Fun Day. There will be carnival rides and amusements, a dunk tank and inflatable water slide, face painting, snow truck plus all day entertainment food and drink stalls, market stalls and much more.

Where: East Beechboro Primary School, Maguire Ave, Beechboro
When: Sunday 9th November, 10am-3pm
Cost: Voluntary gold coin donation
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Little Tackers Family Market
One of the biggest second-hand markets for gently used baby and children's clothing, toys and furniture. For a gold coin, you can leave the kids in the child's corner where they will be watched and entertained while you shop in undercover peace. Sausage sizzle and drinks on the day.

Where: Loftus Community Centre, 99 Loftus St, Leederville
When: Saturday 16th November, 9am-12noon
Cost: gold coin donation
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Made on the Left Perth City Christmas Markets
For unique, handmade gifts and produce, these markets will showcase Australian products at over forty stalls amongst the wonderland of colours that is the City of Perth's Festival of Christmas.

Where: Forrest Place, Perth
When: Saturday and Sunday 22nd/23rd November, 10am-4pm
Cost: Free entry
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Golden West Collectors Fair
With all proceeds supporting Retina Australia WA, this vintage collectors fair will be selling a huge rage of antiques and collectables such as clocks, clothing, jewellery, china , glass and books as well as a range of handmade crafts.

Where: South Perth Community Hall
When: Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd November, 9.30am
Cost: $6 entry
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Rockingham Community Fair
A huge community event with everything imaginable including rides and games, market stalls, a petting zoo, circus workshops, pony rides, raffles, side show alley, climbing wall, bouncy castle and more.

Where: Rockingham Village Green, Corner Patterson and Flinders Lane, Rockingham
When: Sunday 23rd November, 10am-4pm
Cost: free entry
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Belmont Festival Finale
The big finish to a month of events in Belmont, the finale will include performances by the Ricochet Circus, a Kylie Minogue tribute act, dancers and performers as well as an international food festival, carnival rides and a fireworks spectacular.

Where: Faulkner Park, Cloverdale,
When: Saturday 29th November, 5pm-10pm
Cost: Free entry
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Scarborough Twilight Market
This community event will host a number of local art and crafts, plus a range of market stalls and gourmet food stalls. As this is an evening event there will also be a bar and live music, as well as a kids corner.

Where: Scarborough Primary School, Hinderwell St/Deanmore Rd, Scarborough
When: Friday 28th November, 4pm-8.30pm
Cost: Free entry
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Christmas Carnival
Bring the kids to enjoy a free Christmas carnival with fabulous festive fun including face painting, a petting zoo, Christmas entertainers, a bouncy castle, mini golf and a visit from the big red guy himself.

Where: Forest Place, Perth
When: Saturday and Sunday 29th/30th November, 10am-4pm
Cost: Free entry

Perth Upmarket
A fabulous event that showcases many local designers, artisans, gourmets and businesses all with unique and handmade goods and goodies. One of the premier market events with over 150 stalls and just in time for Christmas.

Where: Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia, Crawley
When: Sunday 30th November, 10am-4pm
Cost: free entry
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There's not long until Christmas but you will find a few markets and fetes left if you need to do some last minute Christmas shopping.

artMarket@ Deanmore

The art Market will showcase locally sourced, artisan market stalls with a focus on sustainability, recycling and organics. It will also be great fun with crafts, music and games food for the whole family.

There will be a professional art show as well as a kids' art competition. Gourmet food and drink will be on sale.

Where: Deanmore Primary School
When: Sunday 7th December, 10am-4pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
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Roleystone Country Markets
Browse for Christmas presents at the distinctive Roleystone markets with a variety of stalls and producers including arts, crafts, provisions and produce.

Where: Roleystone Primary School, Cnr Jarrah and Robin Streets
When: Sunday 7th December, 3pm-8pm
Cost: Free entry
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Your Comment
The canning fair is on next weekend, 1st, 2nd of nov
by nstep (score: 0|5) 2111 days ago
The Littler Tackers Family Market at the Loftus Community Centre is not being held.
by loftu (score: 0|7) 2100 days ago
I also seem to have missed the Mosman Craft Markets on Sunday November 9th at the Tom Perrott Reserve, McCabe St in Mosman Park (9.30-3pm). Gold coin donation, 80+ stalls, toys, food stalls, kids activities, Men's Shed, jewellery, pottery, painting, sculpture and more.
by Shannon Meyerkort (score: 3|1814) 2106 days ago
West Leederville Primary school fete is on Sunday 16th November from 10am to 3pm/
by Shannon Meyerkort (score: 3|1814) 2101 days ago
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