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The Comboyne Village Fair is a festival of food, entertainment and activities.

The 2015 Comboyne-Village-Fair is on

Sunday 13th September

 Scroll down for activities, cost, contact and travel information.

Flower Exhibition - "Comboyne Remembers"

1915 is the anniversary of Gallipoli and the magnificent floral exhibition will reflect this theme.  Be prepared to be amazed!

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"Cooee" Café

Visitors to events in Comboyne always enjoy the home baked cakes, slices and biscuits.  This year morning and afternoon tea in the Cooee Café can be enjoyed amid both traditional and unusual flower displays.

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4B3 Art Exhibition - "Let There Be Light"

The 4B3 is a display of paintings by artists from all over the Hastings and beyond presented on a 40 x 30 cm stretched canvas. The exhibition will be found in the Craft Pavilion at the Showgrounds. This year we are expecting around 200 canvases.

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Music

Different styles  of music can be found all over the Village Fair.  Featuring:

New Notes - Port Macquarie Town Band

Klezmer - An exciting young group of musicians

Nikky Rudge

Rosanna Vanderlay - Playing piano selections in the Cooee Café in the hall

Roger - playing guitar to accompany the 4B3 Exhibition

Clem - singer and guitarist performing at the Showgrounds

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Clydesdale Horses

A visit to the Showgrounds is arranged to display these gentle giants to our visitors.

 

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Food

We are planning two el fresco locations; one behind the Community Centre and one in the park behind the Club, both with straw bale seating and shade.  The area in the park will feature international cuisine.

Hall - Cafe...enjoy with music and flower display

Showgrounds - relax at our T-Room, choose a light lunch or select from the succulent offerings from the Country Bar-B-Q

Market food stalls - large variety found in both food courts

Comboyne Club - traditional country dinner with choice of roast lamb, pork or beef

Ruby's Café in Main St - café fare

Comboyne Take Away - located in the Comboyne shop - fish and chips, hamburgers and more.

 

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Markets

The non-food market stalls this year will be in Main St which will be closed to traffic.  Most sites are on the asphalt road providing a compact area for added street festival atmosphere, with plenty of room for all.  All food stalls will surround the food court.

The Showgrounds will have many interesting Markets to browse

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Sites allocated on first-come first-served basis unless booking a powered site.

All non-food stall are on the road so bring sandbags or similar to secure your poles.

Please wait to be allocated a site or run the risk of being asked to relocate.

Unpowered Sites $20

Powered sites $ $30

Unpowered Food Sites $35

Powered Food Sites $45

Insurance (if needed) $10

Contact Margot Anderson at comboyneaandh@gmail.com or 0427 900 056

 

7th CAR CLUB CAPERS + CLASSIC BIKES

17 Car Clubs and 3 Bike Clubs have been invited to enter a SHOW and SHINE event, Sponsored by Shannons. Expect to see lots of Hotrods, Classic, Vintage and at least one 3 Wheeler car, plus some beautiful Classic Bikes. There could also be some last minute surprise cars and entertainment item!

Presentations around 2pm

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Yesteryear Displays

Witness Blacksmith artistry. See Wool Spinners demonstrating their skills and a unique display of Woodwork. Some amazing historic machinery will be featured, operated by members from DONK and the Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club. Watch out for the CAN CRUSHER in operation.

Village Fair Old Engines

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Raffles

We are running three raffles.  One is a painting of a Flanders poppy and other a rural scene that displays a good use of light as in keeping with the 4B3 theme "Let There Be Light"  Tickets are $1 each or 3 for $2 or 7 for $5.  The paintings are pictured below (end of July) 

The Massive "Motorist Raffle" offers 3 attractive prizes for the motorist with total value over $1000. Details and Tickets available on the SHowground Coca Cola marquee at $2 or 3 for $5. Drawn at the Car Club Capers Presentations on the day.

Entertainment for the Kids

Troppo Bob Magic Show -Popular entertainer with four free shows throughout the day

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Face Painting - Dinah will transform their faces with expertise and pizzazz!

Market Stalls - including fairy floss, licorice straps, trinkets, toys and more.

At the Showgrounds - Mark Foster Entertainments will provide some great rides. Kids are invited to climb over "Fatty the Ratrod' owned by Authors Mitch and Anne. The 1951 Fargo Truck is the main character in the books. The famous 'Can Crushing' Machine will be operating from De Old Nabiac Klub. Special Appearance of Dairy Calves, 'Ben Hall' the Bullock and Show Winning Clydesdale Horses. Also "Schona will have her 'Cheeky Cherokee Mini Pony Rides' available."

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How Do We Get There?

From Wauchope  Drive west along the Oxley Highway approximate 10km from Wauchope.  Turn left following the signs to Comboyne for approximately 35 km taking in the dramatic Bago escarpment and rural scenery along the way.  Just follow your nose and you will get there.  There are currently two short stretches of road works at Byabarra and on the hill climb.  This road is sealed the entire length.

From Kew Drive through Kendall following the road past the Kendall Club and the school.  Drive approximately 35 km through stunning rainforest and State forest areas.  This road is in good condition, but not sealed.  You need to take the corners carefully.  Just after you reach the sealed section, turn left at the T intersection.  You are now in the outskirts of Comboyne.

From Wingham  Cross the railway line near Wingham station and turn right.  Follow your nose to Comboyne. The road is unsealed once you start climbing except for a short stretch at Killabakh.  The road is in good condition and passes through some stunning rainforest, however, there are some narrow sections and you need to drive carefully.

From Forster  Turn right onto the Pacific Highway and then take the Taree turnoff to the left.  Follow the signs to Taree and then the Wingham.  After that see above.  There is a shortcut that bypasses Wingham along Shorts Rd, but you are best to Google that one and its pretty rough.

Parking

Coming from Wauchope or Kew

Drive down the hill right into Comboyne and turn left into Showground Rd.  Drive into the showground and follow marshalling directions.  Please take care of pedestrians who will be sharing the road.

Coming from Wingham or Taree

Drive over the bridge and detour right into River St, veering left into Thone St at the Police Station.  Turn right into Showground Rd. Drive into the showground and follow marshalling directions. Please take care of pedestrians who will be sharing the road.

Disabled Parking

The Showgrounds will have a designated area available.  If you are a disabled driver, proceed to the eastern entry booth near the Comboyne Shop.  There will be a marshal at the left hand side of the road barrier to let you through.   Proceed slowly down hill and take a right turn into Comboyne St at the Community Centre.  Disabled parking is nose in alongside the Comboyne Club bowling green.  You will have easy access to the great majority of the fair.

Please note there are no wheelchair toilet facilities at the fair, but you can find one by driving to Pioneer Park at the top of the hill.

Shuttle Bus

We provide a free shuttle bus to transport patrons from the showground parking area to the entry booths.  Waiting areas are signposted.

Buses

Bus drivers are asked to turn into Showground Rd and drop their passengers off at the Comboyne Tennis Club courts.  You can then proceed to the bus parking area in the showground.  If you arrange a time to meet your passengers, there is room to wait on the road opposite the tennis courts.

Toilets

Toilets are at the following locations:  You can find clues by looking for a toilet bowl left in the middle of the street sporting as bunch of flowers.

Showground:   At the top end to the southeast. Below the showground oval to the west.

Showground Rd:   At the tennis courts.

Thone St:   Portable toilet at the shuttle bus stop to the south of the shop.

Main St:   Portable toilet at the top end of Main St near the river.  Behind Ruby's café.  Inside the Community Centre.

Comboyne St:   In the Comboyne Club.  Council toilets next to the hall. Portable toilet at the top end of the cul-de-sac near the amusement rides.

Showground:   At the top end to the southeast. Below the showground oval to the west.

We have volunteers maintaining these facilities throughout the day.  If the condition of the toilet is not up to scratch, please let us know in the marquee near the Comboyne Club. 

How Much Does It Cost?

Entry fee is $5 per adult with school children and under free. 

Pay at the entry booth in Main St at either end.   If you need to leave the enclosed area, we have a pass-out stamp.

All proceeds go to the cost of running the fair and towards maintaining and developing the Comboyne War Memorial Hall.  Please take the time to look at what we have achieved for our community owned hall over the years of the fair.

Other Stuff You Need to Know!

Bring Cash  Comboyne is a small rural village and has very limited cash facilities.  Bring whatever you expect to spend in notes and coins and a little bit more to get the most from your day.

Fill up with fuel before you set out Fuel is not available at Comboyne in the weekends at present

Contacts 

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Village Fair Coordinator:

Marion Ricketts 6550 4099                                              marion.ricketts@det.nsw.edu.au

Markets:  

Margot Anderson 0427 900 056                                                    comboyneaandh@gmail.com

4B3 Art:  

Angela McPherson 65504366                    DelaGrange@westnet.com.au 

or Nola Stumm 6550 4021                                                            colinandnola@bigpond.com

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History of the Village Fair

The Comboyne Village Fair, came about as a Means to raise funds to rescue the old hall from demolition

Comboyne War Memorial Hall

 




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