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Rose Bay Street Fair 2013

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by Gary Yeates (subscribe)
Baby booming freelance travel writer, blogger and photographer, Gary Yeates is now temporarily nesting back in his home town Sydney and pretending, albeit unsuccessfully to live a Gen Y life. His blog site;
All things rosy in Rose Bay
Rose Bay is one of the more desirable postcodes in Australia. Position, position, position in a cosy corner of the harbour's foreshore, this Sydney suburb oozes equal degrees of opulence and village spirit. That second element, the community pride, will gear up to full swing this coming Sunday 27th of October.

If you love all the fun of the fair, and who doesn't, the annual Rotary Club Rose Bay Street Fair will fill in your weekend. It won't matter if you're 3 or 93, something in the fair will pique your senses, even if it's solely the buoyant ambience of the event.

Rose Bay Street Fair
The clowns should keep the younguns happy

Entry is free although 110 stalls from businesses local and afar will attempt to eke a few dollars from your wallet.

At those stalls you can find anything from jewellery to gourmet gozleme that your brain tells you not to eat but your taste buds convince you otherwise. Don't be overly shy about spending a few dollars at these stalls as Rotary passes on all profits to the Randwick Childrens Hospital.

Rides, face painting, clowns, mobile performers and the rest will keep the younger generations from asking "when are we leaving". For the older set the program includes demonstrations such as a talk by raw food chef Jodie Gilbertson. You can even organise a personal training session to rid that extra inch from the wrong place. For the full program, go to the Rotary Facebook site at or enquire at

Rose Bay Street Fair
I never won on those things

One tip. If you are visiting from out of the area, why not abandon your driving convention and jump the ferry from Circular Quay. You will morph the fair into one leg of a quasi harbour cruise.

Some bubble, froth and wholesome community fun all with an underpinning benevolent cause at one of the jewels in the crown of Sydney Harbour. There's your Sunday.
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Why? Fun community event on Sydney Harbour
When: 9am to 5pm
Phone: 0422 161 298
Where: Newcastel St between Richmond Rd and New South Head Rd Rose Bay
Cost: Free
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