Boggabri is preparing for its annual spring fair and food festival.
The fun will start at 8.30am on Saturday, October 14, and wrap-up at 3.pm.
Hassab’s Fashions will be showcased from 11am and a barbecue cook-off will kick-off at 12pm, with teams of two to compete in a mystery box challenge.
There will be plenty of stalls with goodies, including jewellery, baby clothes, Scentsy, reclaimed metal art work, cakes, patchwork, relish and chutneys, Men’s Shed items, homemade items, craft and ornaments.
Food stalls will offer hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, donuts, fairy floss and Nelson’s honey. Sacred Heart Primary School will cook up a gourmet barbecue and Narrabri Fish Farm will serve-up fish and chips.
There will also flower, photo and colouring-in competitions, and a kids corner. Kids can let loose on the water slide, put put golf, and jumping castle, take a ride in mini trains and trucks and get involved in face painting and craft.
Local musician Gilly Goddard will provide live music and a lucky shopper draw will be held every hour. The major draw is at 2pm with $150 up-for-grabs.
The Merton Street CBD will be closed to traffic for the duration of the fair and festival but all the shops will be open on the day. The new Arts Shed will also be unveiled, with an exhibition to go on show.
The spring fair and food festival is hosted by Boggabri Business and Community Progress Association and member Donna Turner is expecting a great event.
“It was brilliant last year. We had a lovely time,” she said.
“It’s always a good day.”
Ms Turner said the association works on the event 12 months in advance. Six months major.
“The main reason we do it is to showcase Boggabri to the main outlying areas,” she said.
“It’s to welcome people into our town and say, ‘Come and have a look at it’.”