Little Sprouts fair proves a winner
The drizzle didn’t keep the crowds away from some oldfashioned fun at the Little Sprouts Easter Country Fair on March 22.
The fair, held at Battle Hill, raised more than $17,000 for the organisation, which provides vulnerable families with boxes of everything a new mother could need.
Little Sprouts founder and fair organiser Jo Alderdice said about 3000 people showed up.
‘‘It was drizzly when we woke up and we feared no-one would come,’’ she said.
‘‘Suddenly car after car began arriving and through the mist we saw children in gummies and coats and then hundreds of people were everywhere.
‘‘I can only describe the fair as magical.
‘‘When we looked around it was better than anything we had dreamed of.’’
She said there were children zooming around on fire engines and in the vintage tractor and cart, high- fiving emergency services people and rolling pumpkins.
She said the hot grill team were rushed off their feet.
‘‘We nearly sold out of 400 sausages by lunchtime and had to do an emergency dash for another 300.’’
Alderdice said Little Sprouts planned to run another fair next year.
Rainy ride: The Little Sprouts Easter Country Fair was a big hit.