Following the success of the inaugural Lake Mac Autumn Fair last year, preparations are well in place for the 2022 extravaganza.
The Rotary clubs of Warners Bay, Toronto Sunrise and Cardiff, in association with Lake Macquarie City Council, will stage the second event at Speers Point Park on Saturday 30 April between 9am and 4pm.
The free family fun day hosted more than 5,000 people in 2021, with organisers anticipating a larger crowd to descend upon the venue next month.
“We’re hoping for about 6,000 to 7,000 this time around,” a spokesperson said.
“The fair is a great opportunity for Rotary clubs and other charitable organisations – such as Survivors R Us, Got Your Back Sista, Camp Quality, Marine Rescue, Hunter Heart Safe, Hearts and Hands, Clown Doctors and the Girl Guides – to come together and raise some funds in an enjoyable community setting.
“We think it is the biggest multi-charity event in the state.”
The Lake Mac Autumn Fair boasts loads of activities for all ages, including traditional fair games, the highly-popular dunny roll toss, train and pony rides, face painting, petting zoo, vintage car exhibits, market and food stalls, demonstrations and displays from local emergency services – featuring NSWRFS, NSW SES and NSW Police, and non-stop entertainment with the likes of Joey Fimmano, Lucky Starr, Roland Storm, James and Anna Buckingham, and Town Crier Stephen Clarke.
Radio station 2NURFM will also broadcast from the park between 9am and noon.
“We’ll have something for everyone,” the spokesperson said.
“In addition to the program, there’ll be a line-up of dancing studios; performing arts; line dancers; club and show bands; high schools; concert, ukulele and pipe groups; float plane trips courtesy of JoyAir; and boat rides on the lake courtesy of Marine Rescue.
“It’s the combined Rotary clubs’ major fundraiser, but we couldn’t do it without our sponsors: The Boys’ Ray White, Lake Macquarie Scooters Mobility and More, Swanson Industries, Shortland federal MP Pat Conroy, Belmont 16s, Club Macquarie, The Mutual Bank, Centennial Coal, Kennards Hire, Electrodry and 2NURFM.
“So, we’d like to thank all of them for their support.”
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