The tradition of the Brooklyn Spring Fair and Markets was established 18 years ago by the Hawkesbury River Child Care centre, sporting a variety of different family based activities and events throughout the day to keep everyone from young to old entertained.
This year, the Brooklyn Spring Fair will be held on Sunday, September 21st at the Brooklyn Soccer Oval in Brooklyn. With over 4000 people through the gates in 2013, the 2014 event is anticipated to be even bigger and more popular, with more activity ideas, stalls and sports.
Tiffany Williams, a friend of mine, has attended the event every year since she could remember. Being a local in the community and having lived there all her life, she gave me a few moments of her time to tell me how exciting the Spring Fair is. “I love the Spring Fair because all of the Brooklyn community gets together and it’s funny and exciting to see everyone you know take part in a town event… They have heaps of different food stalls and entertainment for the kids, and everything is affordable and exciting.”
Just a few of the activities include pony rides, egg and spoon races, a free reptile show, amusement rides and an array of over 60 different fresh produce and food stalls. The local favourites are always the fresh seafood, where the best fishermen on the Hawkesbury River showcase their incredibly fresh prawns, oysters and fish. Jewellery, handicraft, homewares and clothing amongst other art and craft stalls will also be showcased, whilst local performers – soloists, duos and full blown bands – provide a brilliant musical ambience throughout the day. Major raffles will also be held where you can try your luck winning a grand prize.
So envision yourself and your family, on a beautiful sunny day at the Brooklyn Soccer Oval enjoying a delicious seafood lunch, sitting back and relaxing to some fantastic musicians, whilst the kids delight in the amusement and pony rides – it really is a picture-perfect spring day. The 2014 Brooklyn Spring Fair and Markets definitely is not one you would want to miss out on this year as a fun experience these school holidays.