Inaugural Kootingal Country Fair the perfect day out this Father's Day

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What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than a visit to Kootingal Country Fair, which will make its debut this Sunday at Kootingal Recreation Oval.

Bargain hunters, foodies and families won’t want to miss this inaugural event with more than 50 food and market stalls, live entertainment, kids’ activities and displays from Kootingal Motor Club and Manilla Small Engines Group.

Event organiser, Greg Crowe, says volunteers have been working tirelessly for months to prepare for the event, with many local businesses coming on board to show their support.

“The community has really pulled together to help make this event a success and there is a real buzz in the air. The main street is being decorated with scarecrows that have been hand-crafted by local businesses and school children, and the event itself is shaping up to be a great day out with something that will appeal to everyone.

“There will be a monkey maze and jumping castle for the kids, performances by local school children, food tents, arts and craft stalls, a scarecrow competition and a tyre flipping competition being run by our local gym. There will also be a stall selling new and used goods with all proceeds going to local farmers affected by the drought.

“There hasn’t been a fair in Kootingal for some years now and we really hope to build on the legacy of the hugely popular pumpkin fair that ran for many years here in town.”

The fair will run from 9am until 1:30pm. Entry is a gold coin donation with all monies raised going back into the local community.

Kootingal Country Fair is supported by Tamworth Regional Council through Destination Tamworth.


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