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School Fetes & Spring Fairs - November 2016

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by Sue W (subscribe)
New to Canberra, I love exploring this city and the secrets that it holds with my family.
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A comprehensive guide for each weekend
If you are driving around Canberra this month, you can't help but notice the colourful signs on the roadside advertising local school fetes and fairs. With Spring in the air and beautiful weather each weekend, it is the perfect opportunity to get out into the community and have some good old fashioned, family fun. On a personal note, our family recently visited our first Canberra school fete at St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Calwell (Tuggeranong) and we were astounded at the turnout. Hundreds of cars lined the roadways and the school grounds were full of markets, music, large carnival rides and dodgem cars. Fetes have gone "super-sized" since my own childhood years and it is a fun, all day event for the whole family.

November seems to be a particularly busy month, so let's get straight to the list so you can mark the dates on your calendar. Now that I am hooked, I will see you there!

Dates, times and details correct as of November 1st - check websites to confirm details in inclement weather.

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Slides, rides & family fun at St Francis of Assisi school fete


THURSDAY, 3rd NOVEMBER

LanFest will be held at Lanyon High School (Tuggeranong) between 4:30pm - 8:30pm in Conder. This Twilight Fete will include performances of dance, drama and music from a variety of schools in the area. There will also be a sausage sizzle, markets, woodwork, textiles and a variety of plants from the schools greenhouse.
Address: Heidelberg Street, Conder.
See Facebook Event here.


FRIDAY, 4th NOVEMBER

Theodore Primary School Twilight Fete (Tuggeranong) will be held between 4pm - 8pm. Go for dinner and enjoy delicious baked potatoes, curries, BBQ, ice cream, desserts, fairy floss and cake stalls. Other activities include Kidz Jeepz Rides, free craft activities, free crate climbing, market stalls, paint balls, side show alley games, jumping castle, Rural Fire Service and more.
Address: Lawrence Wackett Crescent, Theodore.
See Facebook Event here.


Maribyrnong Primary School Twilight Fair (Belconnen) will be held between 4pm - 8pm in Kaleen. There will be a petting zoo, sideshow alley, a silent auction, amusement rides, markets, food, popcorn, fairy floss and more.
Address: Alberga St, Kaleen.
See school website here.


Maribyrnong Primary School fair, canberra, school fetes, ACT, 2016, november,
Source: Maribyrnong Primary School website


SATURDAY, 5th NOVEMBER
St John Vianneys School Fete (Weston Creek) will be held between 10am - 2pm in Waramanga. There will be a huge day of family fun with rides, markets, plants, crafts, inflatable obstacle course, a super slide, White Hatter Tea Party and much more.
Address: Namatjira Dr, Waramanga.
See Facebook Event here.


Holy Trinity Primary School Fete (Inner South) will be held between 10am - 2pm in Curtin. There will be a jumping castle, petting zoo, The Reptile Man, face painting, hair braiding, baked goods, Tombola/Bottle, books, second hand goods, Christmas stalls and of course, the chocolate wheel.
Address: 32 Theodore Street, Curtin.
See Facebook Event here.


La Grande Fete - Telopea Park School (Inner South) will be held between 2:30pm - 7pm in Barton. There will be international food stalls, carnival rides, dodgem cars, show bags, pre-loved goods, markets and more.
Address: 25 New South Wales Crescent, Barton.
See Facebook Event here.


St Thomas Aquinas Fete (Belconnen) will be held between 10am - 2pm in Charnwood. This school fete will be a fun day out for the whole family, with the school raising funds for a new library. There will be food and cake stalls, café, DartBall, Nerf Arena, book stalls, entertainment, side show alley and handmade market stalls.
Address: 25 Lhotsky Street, Charnwood.
See Facebook Event here.


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Source: St Thomas Aquinas School Fete Facebook


The Ainslie School Fete (Inner North) will be held between 10am - 2pm in Braddon. The fete will have a cooking demonstration by Canberra Chef Jeff Piper from Thirst Thai Restaurant. There will also be a petting zoo, face painting, jumping castle, Tombola stall, plants, preloved books, bikes, children's clothes and toys.
Address: Donaldson Street, Braddon.
See Facebook Event here.


The Yarralumla Preschool and Montessori Spring Fair (Inner South) will be held between 11am - 3pm. Relax with coffee and cake, tea and scones or do some Christmas shopping at their quality second hand clothing, books and toys stalls.
Address: Loftus Street, Yarralumla.
See Facebook Event here.


SUNDAY, 6th NOVEMBER

St Matthew's Primary School Fete (Belconnen) will be held between 10am - 2pm in Page. There will be carnival rides, bubble soccer, trash and treasure, robotics rumble, markets, food, crafts, raffles and family fun.
Address: Stutchbury Street, Page.
No event website. See school website here.


Market Day - Pearce Preschool
(Woden) will be held between 10am - 2pm. There will be Christmas Craft, homewares, bric-a-brac, fire engine, gifts, gelato, sausage sizzle, plants, op shop, face painting, books and more.
Address: 1 Pendred Street, Pearce.
See Facebook Event here.


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Source: Market Day Pearce Preschool Facebook


FRIDAY 11th NOVEMBER
Charnwood Dunlop Primary Twilight School Fete (Belconnen) will be held between 4:30pm - 7pm. Enjoy an evening of food, rides, markets, entertainment and live music. The Fire Brigade and Kenny the Koala will also be there for the kids.
Address: Bettington Circuit, Charnwood.
See Facebook Event here.


Curtin Primary School Twilight Fair (Inner South) will be on between 5pm - 8:30pm with carnival rides, drinks, sideshow alley, markets, cakes, plants, markets and a host of international food.
Address: Theodore Street Curtin.
No event website. See school website here.


SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER
Kingsford Smith School Fete (Belconnen) will be held between 10am - 2pm in Holt. There will be large rides such as Octopus and Shockwave, as well as jumping castles for the smaller kids. Also browse the books, cakes, white elephant, BBQ, craft, raffles, side show alley, plants, foods, art show and more.
Address: 100 Starke Street, Holt.
See Facebook Event here.


St Thomas the Apostle Kambah School and Parish Fete (Tuggeranong) will be on between 10am - 2:30pm in Kambah. There will be show bags, cake stalls, trash 'n' treasure, craft stalls, plant stalls, Tombola, dodgem cars, Sizzler, Supa Cha Cha, rock climbing wall and a variety of food to enjoy. There will also be entertainment lined up all day for the whole family.
Address: 39 Boddington Crescent, Kambah.
See Facebook Event here.


The Weetangera Primary School Fete, fetes, school fates, canberra, november, 2016, ACT,
Source: The Weetangera Primary School Fete Facebook


SUNDAY 13th NOVEMBER

The Orana Steiner School Spring Fair (Weston) will be held between 11am - 3pm. There will be homemade food, German Café, second hand books, clothes, crafts, plants, games, puppet shows and live entertainment.
Address: Unwin Place, Weston.
No event website. See school website here.


The Weetangera Primary School Fete (Belconnen) will be held between 10am - 2pm. Enjoy White Elephant stalls, petting zoo, reptiles, markets, food, farmers market, books and variety of food options.
Address: Southwell Street, Weetangera.
See Facebook Event here.


FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER

The Brindabella Christian College School Fete (Inner North) will be held between 4pm - 7pm in Lyneham. There will be a wide variety of food stalls, games, family activities, second hand stalls and a cake decorating competition.
Address: 136 Brigalow Street, Lyneham.
See Facebook here.


SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER

The Wanniassa Hills Primary School Country Fair (Tuggeranong) will be held between 11am - 3pm. There will a slide, jumping castle, markets and all the fun of a Country Fair.
Address: Langdon Avenue, Wanniassa.
No event website. See school website here.



SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER

Amaroo School Fete (Gungahlin ) will be held between 12pm - 4pm. At the time of writing this fete is still getting organised - see the Amaroo Fete Facebook page for more details closer to the date.
Address: 135 Katherine Ave, Amaroo.

For those who love community events, fetes, festivals and markets as much as I do, stay tuned at the end of the month for another article of "What's On" for festive Christmas events across the city. If you think November is jam-packed - wait until you see December!

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Jumping castle fun at Francis of Assisi School Fete
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Why? Support your local school and community - and have fun!
When: See individual fete details for times
Where: All around the Canberra region
Cost: Free entry, rides cost approximately $5 for jumping castles
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