Priory fair offers fun for whole family

2015-05-27 06:00

CABARET, karate, big-screen rugby, fairground rides, live music and even an outing for the family pets ensure entertainment for every member of the family at the popular annual Priory Fair on Saturday (May 30).

In addition to the evergreen favourites, this year’s fair also features a fun dog walk and dog show, karate demonstration and performances by the St Dominic’s Priory jazz and marimba bands.

Well-known as a great outing for the whole family, the annual fair at the St Dominic’s Priory school grounds has been running since 1989, attracting record crowds of about 15 000 in recent years.

The fair has grown beyond its Saturday time-slot and this year’s festivities kick off on Friday night (May 29) with the Centrestage show “Rock ’n Roll Comedy Madhouse” at Priory, featuring the madcap musician-comedian duo of local favourite Gino Fabbri and well-known impersonator of Elvis and many others, Danny Fisher.

On Saturday morning, the fun dog walk of about 3km starts the day at 7am (registration from 6.30am to 7am), with the dog show running from 9am (registration from 8am to 8.50am) through to mid-morning, in categories for best puppy, golden oldie, pedigrees, cross-breeds, rescue dogs and more. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Animal Welfare Society.

The fair starts in earnest after the official opening at 9am, with all the stalls open for business, a wide variety of eats on offer, fairground rides and attractions for the youngsters and young-at-heart, and the beer tent where Super Rugby will be on the big screens later in the day.

The GoldenDreams stage will provide entertainment from some favourite singers throughout the day, interspersed with some of the city’s favourite local entertainers, demonstrations and school-going musicians.

Entry to the fair is free. Parking is available on the school grounds

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