Prime produce at fair

16:00, Feb 26 2013
Crazy riders
Crazy ride: Gianna Thomson, 8, Mya Smith, 9, Rosa Huchison, 8, Ella Bartholomew, 8.
Jasper Sorensen-Brown, 2, is not too sure about the hay bale ride.
India Kennard, 6, Hannah Jones, 6 on the hay bale ride.
Chocolate Wheel's MC Laurin Gane (right)
Ashleigh Shields, 11, has a go at 'Smash Palace' where you get to try and smash crockery.
Smash Palace. L-R Charlie Taylor, 10, and Luke Martella, 6.
Needle in a hay stack game: George Glennie, 7, and Gus Ballagh, 6.
Olivia Marfell, 7, eats popcorn
Will Struthers, 6
Liv Bishop helps her dad Jut Bishop on the coffee machine.
Russell Nicholson, 9, shows off his white elephant purchase - an old suitcase - the biggest thing he could find for the least money
Millie Bushell, 7, Maddie Mann, 12, and Lily Parkinson.

Country meets the town at the Rapaura School Country Harvest Fair this Saturday when the school hosts its popular annual fundraiser.

Many Marlburians know that the fair offers great produce and tasty treats as well as the fun kids rides, but this year the school has added to that lineup with honey and honey products, a craft stall with crafts made by parents, and inflatable jousting.

"It's a really popular event and people can pick up some great produce, which is our main focus," said Kerri Hale, one of the parents helping make the day happen.

Emma Males, 12, Taylah Weaver, 12 and Holly Tandy, 12
Pip Rose and Helen Jackson
Second from right Lily Bond, 6, watching the talent show, she is looking forward to singing Waterloo.
Ferghus Meighan, 6 selecting his prize
Talia Erihe-Liddicoat, 9 and Ange Coles in the talent show.
Francesca McCulloch, 11 in the talent show
Audrey Hall, 2 looking for a needle in a hay stack
5 year old's, India Kennard, Lucca Wiseman, Matilda Sorensen-Brown, Madalyn Winstanley, Amber Wentworth, Gus Ballagh, Lily Parkinson, make Lolly Cake.
Will Struthers, 5, Joseph Peek, 5, Georgie Ballagh, 8, and Gus Ballagh, 5.

This will be her sixth year helping with the fair and she is responsible for the popular bargain jumble sale.

"We are quite renowned for that because you can get some amazing bargains, and the good stuff is usually snapped up pretty quickly."

It's the same with some of the home made goodies, such the excellent baked goods that the parents make. The parents, says Kerri, really are the backbone of the fair, spending around two months preparing, with each parent contributing in some way or another.


Other attractions include a bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, crazy trailer rides and farm animals. There will also be a grape harvester on display.

"We will have three raffles running on the day to win firewood, groceries, winery lunches and kids bikes. There will also be a silent auction with some great prizes like a helicopter trip, Sounds cruise and Sounds Air flights," added Kerri. "We are really grateful to Marlborough businesses who have been so supportive over the years and continue to be."

The fair, which will run from 10am to 2pm, is the school's primary fundraiser, with the money going to the general running costs.

The Marlborough Express