2012 Wallington Strawberry Fair
Wallington Primary School parents have been hard at work making their gourmet strawberry jam the 2012 Wallington Strawberry Fair to be held on Sunday 4 March.
It’s thirty years since this iconic event began, making it the longest running event of its type on the Bellarine. Regular fair goers remember the days that it was held in the paddocks across the road from the school with attendances estimated at up to 15,000 people. These days the Fair is held in the grounds of the Wallington Primary school which is transformed into a vibrant marketplace.
Strawberries are front and centre the heart of the day! In addition to the homemade strawberry jam, the day before the event, parents gather to hull more than 350 punnets of strawberries which are served up on the Sunday – chocolate dipped, between pancakes, with scones, cream and on pavlovas. Punnets are also for sale, alongside strawberry milkshakes and a sparkling strawberry wine.
This year’s Fair will offer something for everyone – all the old favourites with music, fresh produce, gourmet foods, hand crafted goods, face painting, rides (including a bucking bronco!), the auction and lots more. Musical entertainment will include the Victorian Police Pipe Band, the Space Keys and Howlin’ Wind. It’s a fun day out for all the family.
Back again by popular demand, is the famous Poo Lotto – the centre of much laughter and discussion. This involves a big tarp on the ground with numbered squares and an animal from the nursery, either a duck, goat or rabbit. Participants pay money for a square, the animal is placed on the tarp and then the wait is on until the animal poos on one of the squares – the winner gets $50!
Not to be missed – the Fair is the school’s one big fundraiser of the year. The Wallington Strawberry Fair will be held on Sunday 4 March from 10am to 4pm at Wallington Primary School on Wallington Road (one hour from Melbourne, 15 minutes from Geelong)
For more information Phone:5250 1841