THE small but hard-working Bermagui Seaside Fair Committee has made sure tomorrow’s program is packed with events to suit every age group.
The theme for the 16th Seaside Fair is once again a fun one that makes participation easy and inexpensive for everyone.
Dress as a character, a colour, something beginning with the letter “B”.
“B” is for beautiful Bermagui where the biggest and best Seaside Fair on the coast will be held tomorrow.
It is an alcohol-free family fun day out with something for everyone.
All proceeds from the fair are returned to local youth and community projects.
Kimmi Saker from Radio 2EC is the special guest this year, and with her quirky sense of humour will be a great favourite with the crowd.
Ms Saker will officially open the Seaside Fair from the main street broadcasting point just before 10am.
She will also emcee the Poet’s Breakfast at 8am where Wallaga Lake/Bermagui Men's Shed will prepare bacon and eggs for everyone, and she will also assist Lori Hammerton with the Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-Op street parade at 10am.
Citizen of the Year will be announced and sashed after the street parade.
Fun family entertainment
Canberra’s national science centre Questacon will be under a big marquee on the oval “making science fun” with its hands-on exhibits and demonstrations sponsored by Horizon Credit Union.
The Great Zamboni will deliver two sessions of magic for all age groups, and little kids are invited to have fun with volunteer Kerri and her helpers on the netball courts with games and fun events in the morning, and bigger kids can join in at 1pm.
Three-legged races, chuck a tuna, fish for a prize, water balloon catching and many other free kids activities will take place and Kerri has lots of prizes to give away all day.
Kid’s Corner will provide a quiet area for parents and littlies.
The Bermagui Veterinary Clinic Pet Pageant will return this year and delight everyone just before 2pm.
“B” there for the fun of it!
Stage is set
ENTERTAINMENT on the Seaside Fair’s Prime 7 stage will this year be provided by Garry Carson Jones and the Poddy Dodgers with their popular country rock at 1.30pm, followed by the amazing Maggie McKinney and The Footloose Strangers delivering soul and blues music at 2.40pm.
Teen Talent with students from Narooma High School will entertain the younger generation around 4pm.
Once again, sound engineer Garry Williams from Magpie Music in Bega will be in charge of ensuring quality sound.
Tony Jaggers, one of the most versatile musicians on the coast, will be playing on the Essential Energy stage at 12.30pm and 3pm and will also be in charge of all events taking place on that stage.
Mr Jaggers offered his services following his performance at the 2012 fair and his talent and assistance is very much appreciated and not to be missed.
Demonstrations by Bermagui Primary School drummers and gymnasts along with Zumba, tai chi, karate and Sound Safari with Markus Kuchenbuch will also be at the Essential Energy stage.
Under the hammer
THIS year's auction has some amazing items to go under the hammer on the main stage by auctioneer Stuart Smith from Bega at 12.30pm.
One item of interest is a signed and framed Melbourne Storm 2012 NRL premiership jersey donated by Bega Telstra Shop.
There are also tickets for a Sydney Harbour Bridge day or night climb, Premier Motor Service bus tickets for two adults and two kids to Sydney and return, and a locally crafted firebox made by Craigh Hurst is always much sought after.
Len Slater has donated accommodation for one week in one of the newly rebuilt and refurbished Seaview Beach Houses, and many more quality items will keep the crowd bidding.
Wharf worth a visit
AT THE Fishermen's Wharf complex the day will begin at 8am with a non-denominational Bermagui Blessing, followed by a Chalk Art competition, busking at The Pineapple House, live music at the Sundeck Cafe and upstairs in Shop 8 you will find Art in Place, a themed art exhibition titled “People in Bermagui”.
The Eden Water Police launch “Falcon” will be open to the public, and Bermagui Marine Rescue’s vessel and other watercraft will be moored at the wharf.
NSW Fisheries and Fishcare will have information displays and activities for kids.
Back in town Flaherty's Carnival will run all day, and over 100 market stalls with goods to please everyone will be on Dickinson Oval and throughout Dickinson Park.
The Seaside Fair barbecue will feed the masses with volunteers cooking from 10am until 5pm, providing good quality food and cold drinks at reasonable prices.
Talent on display
SPECTACULAR arts and crafts and photographic exhibitions with a variety of goods for sale will be on display in the Surf Club from today through until Sunday.
Refreshments and cakes will be served at the entrance to the exhibitions so people can enjoy a cuppa before or after viewing the wonderful display inside.
Down on the beach
THE Bermagui Country Club will once again join the Seaside Fair as principal partner and will sponsor a fun Hole in One Golf Beach Bash on Horseshoe Bay Beach from 2-3pm with a fantastic golf package valued at $400 to be won.
Everyone is invited to have a go on the beach.
A model boat expo will be downstairs at the Country Club tomorrow and Sunday with amazing handcrafted vessels on display.
Marshall & Tacheci Real Estate will once again donate prizes for the sandcastle competition on Horseshoe Bay Beach with winners announced at 1.45pm.
Finish with a bang
JULIE Rutherford Real Estate is a major sponsor of the Seaside Fair and the Julie Rutherford Fireworks Spectacular will blast off over Horseshoe Bay at 8.45pm.
The Variety Concert for those who like their music a little more mellow will be held a week later than usual, on the first day of Seniors Week, March 17.
This is also St Patrick's Day and there will be leprechauns running wild with good fun, lucky door prizes, a raffle, afternoon tea, great music, bush poets, and comedy to enjoy from 1pm to 5.30pm.