Woodgate to over­flow with vis­i­tors for Easter

That’s what’s in store for the thou­sands at­tend­ing Woodgate’s fair

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

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.

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