Come along to the Kentucky Spring Fair and Challenge and enjoy all the fun of a good old country fair!
Tell us about the changes the group will be making?
We will be holding a Fair and Challenge on the second Sunday in September annually, with the first being Sunday 10 September 2017, 9am – 2pm at The Kentucky Memorial Hall. All of your favourite market stalls will be there: handmade clothing, gourmet jams, cheeses, cordials and relishes, confectionery, honey, free range eggs, skin care, art, jewellery, and candles, just to name a few, showcasing both local and regional producers and businesses.
Tell us a little about the Kentucky Spring Fair and Challenge …
The challenge will incorporate different community activities each year for adults and kids. This year it will include a Tug-O-War and hobby horse races – our twist on the Kentucky Derby! The activities will include teams for the adults and kids. We have some great ideas for next year too!
We suggest those who want to be involved register their teams with us as soon as they can, as September will be here before you know it!
What events and entertainment do you have lined up so far for the fair?
Tug-O-War, hobby horse races and cake decorating competition – for adults and kids, market stalls, jumping castle, face painting, lolly scatter.
During the day there will also be music, dance and Karate displays.
What makes it such a special day?
The fair is held in the picturesque village of Kentucky; the atmosphere is social and relaxed. The BBQ will be busy cooking up a sausage sizzle from 10am, and great espresso coffee will be available from the shop from 8:30am. The community of Kentucky would like to invite all the surrounding towns to a day out in the country, to have some fun and meet the locals!
Tell us about the Kentucky Progress Association …
Kentucky Progress Association was established in September 2010. In the months following its establishment, mail outs were sent to the local community and the school community in order to obtain feedback from the community about activities and projects.
One of the items requested was a village market, which was established in December 2011. At this time, the KPA successfully launched its own seasonal craft and produce market, which accommodated up to 30 stallholders showcasing both local and regional producers and businesses. The KPA market is currently a quarterly event, with each market focused on a different season or significant calendar period. All monies raised from the market go directly back into the community, with youth based activities and projects being our focus.
Why has the group decided to change the market format?
Since establishing the first market in December 2011, the group has run 22 successful markets. However, since the first market there has been a steady increase of markets right across the New England, to a stage where market goers can attend a market on any Saturday or Sunday throughout the area, including some which have been scheduled to clash with other existing markets. With this in mind, the group has decided to revamp the whole format, placing all our ideas and energy into holding an annual village fair, with fresh and exciting changes each year!
We are on the lookout for fresh, new and interesting stallholders, and we just request no second hand goods or garage sale goods to be included on the stalls. We are also on the lookout for a face painter. Our wonderful face painter, Fiona, may not be available this time round, so give us a call if you would like to apply!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page: Kentucky Progress Association for further updates or Ph: Anne-Marie on Mob: 0407 345 908 or Deb on Ph: 6778 7320.