You know spring is in the air and summer’s just around the corner when the City of Cockburn and Cockburn Rotary collaborate to host what is one of the City’s most popular free annual events.
With at least 25 years to its credit, Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair has become an event that children who loved it a couple of decades ago, now bring their own children along to.
City of Cockburn Art & Culture Coordinator Cassandra Cooper said the Spring Fair was widely recognised as one of the City’s favourite events, because it appealed to people of all ages in a genuine community setting.
People also love the location, at shady Manning Park, plus the wide range of stimulating free activities, interesting stalls and varied food options. This year, more than 70 stalls and activities will feature at the family event on Sunday, 25 October.
The Fair also incorporates the FROSH Youth Festival run by the Cockburn Youth Advisory Collective which provides a wealth of child and youth-focused activities, including the eternally popular sideshow alley, while also helping the YAC gain experience running events.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Stay Safe’, as we continue to keep community safety in mind during Stage Four of WA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms Cooper said all performers, activities and rides had COVID safety plans in place to deal with additional cleaning regimes and social distancing measures.
“These safety plans have been approved by the City’s Environmental Health team on advisement from the WA Health Department regarding additional COVID safety measures,” Ms Cooper said.
“A risk assessment using the State Government’s safety guidelines rated Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair as medium risk and able to be approved by the City’s Environmental Health team. The event is registered with the WA Health Department.
“Additional hand sanitising stations will be available on site as well as additional hand washing facilities.
“Additional cleaning will occur in toilets and eating areas, and all stall holders must have sanitiser available and either arrange a one way entry exit through their stall or ensure there is 1.5m between them and customers (usually via a table or some other barrier).”
The event will be at Manning Park, Azelia Road, Hamilton Hill, on 25 October 11am-8pm, with fireworks scheduled for 7.30pm, weather permitting.
Check out the City’s events tab on its Facebook page for more information, or visit the City’s website.