Woodgate to overflow with visitors for Easter
That’s what’s in store for the thousands attending Woodgate’s fair
FAIR CROWD: Woodgate’s annual Easter Fair attracts more than 8000 to the coastal town, and this year is not expected to be any different.
A LONG weekend filled with film, fun and food awaits visitors to this year’s Woodgate Beach Easter Fair.
The annual event is set to welcome more than 8000 people to the coastal haven next weekend, with many accommodation hot-spots sold out for weeks.
Woodgate Community Events president Helen Brett said everything had gone to plan so far.
“I think we’re chockers with stallholders,” she said.
“I can’t remember the exact number but there’s more than 200.”
What could attract more people – and their tastebuds – are the new stalls.
“There’s quite a few more gourmet food stalls this year, so that should be popular,” Mrs Brett said.
Along with gourmet food, there’s a “few more novelty” stalls and the highlyanticipated return of camel rides.
“We haven’t had them for a few years but we’ve got them back,” Mrs Brett said.
“All we’re doing now is praying for no rain.”
Even then it would be hard seeing a downpour dampen Mrs Brett’s mood, especially given the Easter Fair has never previously been cancelled due to weather. “It’d take a flood for us to cancel and Woodgate doesn’t flood,” she said, touching wood.
Events start on Good Friday with a movie under the stars, then continue on Saturday as Childers & Isis District Orchid Society hosts a cent sale.
Sunday is left for family events and for visitors to explore Woodgate, before the fair starts at 7.30am on Easter Monday.
More in next week’s Town & Country.
POPULAR EVENT: Crowds at the Woodgate Beach Easter Fair.