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Lake Mac Autumn Fair a highlight on events calendar


One of the feature events on the Lake Macquarie calendar, the Autumn Fair, is returning for a third year next month.

And, once again, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a full day of free fun and entertainment for the entire family between 9am and 4pm at Speers Point Park on Saturday 6 May.

Hosted by the Rotary clubs of Warners Bay, Toronto Sunrise and Cardiff, the extravaganza is expected to attract more than 5,000 people after its previous successes in 2021 and 2022.

Photo: Amelia Tomkins Photography

Styled on the time-honoured British May Day Spring Fair, you’ll be taken back to your childhood with traditional games such as coconut shy and quoits, as well as a few unique ones like the Dunny Roll Toss.

Stalls include Rotary and other community organisations such as the SES and Marine Rescue, while you can purchase gifts for Mother’s Day while visiting the general market… think books and plants.

Don’t forget to stop by the raffle display and buy a ticket, too.

For the kids, there’s a train ride, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides and traditional fairground games and activities.

But, that’s not all.

The NSW Rural Fire Service, SES, Marine Rescue and NSW Police will be there offering fun events that they’ve organised, while 2NURFM will broadcast “live” between 9am and noon.

Photo: Amelia Tomkins Photography

A Town Crier, school talent, dancing studios, performing arts, concert bands, a special vintage classic car exhibition and much more will add to the gala atmosphere.

“The Rotary clubs in the area support charities in the local community, as well as Rotary International projects including End Polio Now and Shelterbox,” a spokesperson said.

“RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) provides funds for disasters such as the NSW Flood Appeal, New Zealand cyclone and flood appeal, earthquakes in Syria and Turkey as well as aid for Ukraine.

“Rotary is 100% voluntary, so the Lake Mac Autumn Fair is a major fundraiser to help continue the good work of the organisation.”

A selection of local mobile caterers will delight your taste buds with food and drink options as well as a Rotary-run barbeque. 

There is also free seating in front of the rotunda, so you can eat while enjoying the entertainment.

A number of picnic areas will be available, too, and flat paths for easy access for those in wheelchairs.

So, pop the date in your little black book.

Alternatively, check out the Lake Mac Autumn Fair Facebook page at for further details.

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