Priory Fair celebrates 30 years of family fun

2019-04-24 06:00
All the fun of the fair: The Priory Fair celebrates 30 years of family fun this year, with a host of entertainment, funfair and kids activities. Photo:SUPPLIED

All the fun of the fair: The Priory Fair celebrates 30 years of family fun this year, with a host of entertainment, funfair and kids activities. Photo:SUPPLIED

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THE Priory Fair celebrates three decades of existence this year, with a “30 years in 30 days” calendar of events and entertainment from Saturday, April 27, leading up to a fun-filled day for the whole family at the Priory Fair on Saturday, May 25.

Fair convenor, Phrosné Phillips, said, “Thirty years makes the Priory Fair one of PE’s longest-running school fairs and so, to celebrate this milestone, this year we have an array of family-oriented events for the public, parents and learners running over 30 days.”

There’s plenty to keep the youth entertained, with activities like the funfair, pony rides, paintball, bubble soccer, an inflatable park, pedal go-carts, a soft play area, and face-painting.

The programme is as follows:

  • Saturday, April 27: Movies Under the Stars - a double feature family movie night with The Little Mermaid and Back to the Future, from 18:00, at St Dominic’s Priory School. Bring blankets and camp chairs. Food and beverages on sale. Tickets R30 for learners and R50 for adults. More info contact Andiswa on 083 227 1739 or email
  • Saturday, May 4: ‘80s disco night from 19:00 to 23:00 in the St Dominic’s Priory school hall. Tickets are R50 each, and there will be food stalls, cash bar, photo booth and prizes for the best dressed. For info e-mail Willem at
  • Wednesday, May 15: Food Truck Funday for International Day of the Family. From 16:00 to 20:00 on the St Dominic’s Priory School common. Enjoy Asian, Indian, Mediterranean and soul food, with Belgian waffles and ice-cream. Cooldrinks on sale and a pop-up craft beer and gin bar. Entry is free. For info contact Grant Foong on 082 367 1864.
  • Saturday, May 25: Priory Fair. From 09:00 till late. Entry to the fair is free, and parking is available on the school grounds and surrounding area. Funfair rides, beer tent, live music, dog show, potjiekos competition and food stalls. A park ’n ride shuttle at R30 return will be available from the Fountain Vineyard Church in Newcombe Avenue. For info contact the school on 041 396 2800 or visit

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