28th annual Yandina Street Fair
COAST'S OLDEST STREET FAIR GETTING BIGGER AND BETTER
A smorgasbord of music, dancing, street performers, workshops and stalls are on offer for all the family at the Sunshine Coast's longest-running festival, the 28th annual Yandina Street Fair, on Sunday, August 20 from 11am to 6.30pm.
Each year, the fair is growing bigger and more colourful and this year's event features three stages of entertainment, a versatile variety of street performers, amusement rides with $20 armbands for the kids, craft and food stalls galore, a host of workshops, fire twirlers and an amazing fireworks finale from KC's Fireworks Displays.
The town's main streets are closed for the event which kicks off with a street parade and opening ceremony from 11am featuring the Sunshine Coast Caledonian Pipes and Drums Band, the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers, the Yandina State School Choir and the North Arm State School Merimbah Band on the main Beaurepairs stage.
The main stage entertainment continues with first-class local performers, Shrinking Violets, Bill Ryan & Mark Higgins, Michelle Brown & John Maier, the Yandina Music Club, the amazing Johnny B rock n roll tribute show, Drawcard and fair stalwarts Uncle Bob's Jug Band.
The Blue Moon Stage opens at 11.30am with the first of a series of colourful dances from the 14-member Filipino Australian Family Group Sunshine Coast- Yandina Dancers.
The Amazing Stargazing Junkologists then take the stage. The duo believe that music should be accessible to everyone, and their array of wild and wonderful instruments made from recycled materials are fascinating, fun and easy to play. Come to their performance and be part of the 'band'.
Students from the town's two schools then get their chance to shine with performances by the Yandina State School P&C Dance Academy, the North Arm State School Zen Thai group and North Arms school's own dance and drama students.
The nine-piece Pantastic Steel Band then present stirring Caribbean rhythms featuring calypso, soca, reggae, parang and more. The stage wraps up with a demonstration by the Falun Dafa group and Yandina's own exotic Howarrazzi Belly Dancers.
Throughout the day, musicians and singers will perform at the blackboard stages of the Nepulsultra Cup Café's Box Band Alley and the Blue Moon Café's garden area.
The crowds will also be entertained by a mind-boggling array of street performers including the Amazing Stargazing Percussion Knights, the All-Star Fish crew performing balloon sculpting, juggling, diablo and unicycling; a cheeky devil character with devil sticks, a silverman statue and contortionist, a face painter, a clown and a host of other humorous characters.
An array of alternative therapies will be presented by the town's own Bowen to the Max clinic with information workshops on Bowen therapy, kinesiology, para-psychology, hot rock massage, vibrational healing, massage, reiki, etheric pattern restructuring, reflexology, Australian bush flower essences and more.
The Yandina Street Fair is not only a major fundraiser for many community groups, it is also the annual venue to spotlight the talent of all ages that thrives in this hinterland community.
YANDINA STREET FAIR STALL BOOKINGS CLOSING
STALLHOLDERS have little time remaining to book a stall for the 28th annual Yandina Street Fair which is being held on Sunday, August 20 from 11am to 6pm.
The fair, the longest-running festival in Maroochy Shire, attracts thousands of people to the township of Yandina each year. The town's main streets are closed off for the event.
The event features three stages of entertainment, amusement rides, street performers, fireworks, fire twirlers and a variety of stalls.
Stall bookings are available by contacting Patricia Croft on 5472 8566 or 0438 187 546 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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