Street closed for giant street fair
THE annual Melbourne Cup Carnival will turn Hare St into a shopping mall as it is closed at both ends to allow shops to take their business to the street. But wait, there’s more. With the shopping strip closed to traffic it will be transformed into a giant street fair with bargain stalls, pop-up food stalls and children’s entertainment including jumping castle, petting zoo, camel rides and other activities.
Echuca-Moama Business Traders Association president Daniel Mackrell said it was “great to see the support from local traders”.
“We think this year will be a real attraction for everybody – one of the new things we have included is having working artists in a shop in town,” Mr Mackrell said.
“This year it would be great to have some Moama businesses come over and be part of the event.
“It’s also fantastic to see the Echuca Race Club getting behind the event as it leads into their meeting the next day.
“ERC chief executive Leigh Newton has been very supportive.”
Mr Mackrell encouraged as many people as possible to join in the occasion.
“The more the merrier in the street would be great, we are still looking for other stall holders and you do not have to have bricks and mortar businesses to participate, just great products and its really good to help promote what is on offer in the region,” he said.
“With such a great committee working behind the scenes it is wonderful to see.
‘‘I’m excited in the new direction that EMBTA is heading.’’