Lo­cal school fetes & the Wahroonga Food & Wine Fes­ti­val

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It’s spring and there’s a buzz in the air - it must be the sea­son of school fairs and com­mu­nity fes­ti­vals. Here’s the Monthly Chron­i­cle’s guide to what’s on in Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai over the next few weeks - so you can while away a week­end af­ter­noon with the kids on some wacky rides, buy jams and pot plants or just sit back and watch the world go by.

St Ives Aussie Night Mar­kets Fri­day 6th Oc­to­ber - 5pm to 10pm and first Fri­day of ev­ery month af­ter that.

Have a night off from cooking and clean­ing up, with a trip to th­ese amaz­ing new food mar­kets. They’re foody heaven, featuring a range of foods from stalls from all over the world in­clud­ing Turk­ish, Viet­namese, Chinese, piz­zas and pas­tas, In­dian, Greek and Le­banese, as well as a mind-bog­gling choice of desserts in­volv­ing sugar and choco­late. Chow down while lis­ten­ing to live mu­sic and then en­joy a range of stalls sell­ing gifts and home­made goods.

Brooklyn Spring Fair and Mar­kets Sun­day 8th Oc­to­ber - 10am to 4pm Brooklyn Oval, Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn

Now in its 22nd year! This great an­nual com­mu­nity event is a great day on the beau­ti­ful Hawkes­bury River, and just 20 mins north of Hornsby. There’s en­ter­tain­ment, rides, mu­sic, mar­ket stalls and de­li­cious food and drink to snap up. Make a day of it and pic­nic by the river in style.

St Ber­nadettes Pri­mary Cas­tle Hill Fun Fair Fri­day 13th Oc­to­ber - 3pm to 8.30pm

Su­per he­roes are the or­der of the day at this com­mu­nity bi-an­nual fundraiser which wel­comes the whole fam­ily, in­clud­ing fam­i­lies not at the school. One high­light is the Su­per He­roes and Vil­lain’s Pa­rade, where par­ents dress up as their favourite char­ac­ters and in­spire (or scare) the chil­dren. Mak­ing a come­back is Sideshow Al­ley, Storm Ride, Mini Fer­ris Wheel, Tod­dler Land, Pet­ting Farm, silent/ live auc­tions, show­bags and raf­fles, GWS and NRL Clinic, Choco­late Wheel and the de­li­cious In­ter­na­tional Food Court.

But fair favourite will surely be Base 181 Stu­dio (founded by Sam­son Smith from the in­ter­na­tional boy band Jus­tice Crew, along with his part­ner Chan­tal Curmi), a per­for­mance by the school band and the highly an­tic­i­pated Haunted House. Funds raised will pay for the school grounds up­grade and pro­vide more ed­u­ca­tional tools and equip­ment for their stu­dents.

Loreto Nor­man­hurst Coun­try-Style Spring Fair Sun­day 22nd Oc­to­ber - 10am to 4pm

Bop to live mu­sic or hop on a car­ni­val ride, en­joy a range of great food or shop at the sec­ond hand book stall. And if that’s not enough, there’s also Boarder’s Farmer’s Mar­kets, plants and flow­ers to snap up and a show­case of 120 years of Loreto his­tory.

Wahroonga Food and Wine Fes­ti­val Sun­day 29th Oc­to­ber - 11am to 5pm at Wahroonga Park

This much-loved free lo­cal event is now in its fifth year and will fea­ture 130 wines from around Aus­tralia. You can meet the wine­mak­ers and sam­ple their award-win­ning wines as you wan­der around the gourmet food stalls sell­ing Aussie and in­ter­na­tional cui­sine. Highlights in­clude the Sparkling & Oys­ter Bar and the Modus Operandi Craft Beer Gar­den with tast­ing mas­ter­classes through­out the day. En­ter­tain­ment by lo­cal school per­form­ing bands com­plete a won­der­ful day out. http://wahroon­gafoodand­wine­fes­ti­val.com.au

Loreto’s Boarder’s Farmer’s Mar­ket

Spring Fair Brooklyn

St Ives Night mar­kets

St Ber­nadettes par­ents dress up as su­per he­roes

The Wahroonga Food and Wine Fes­ti­val

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