GALLERY: Gracemere residents enjoy all the fun of the fair
A KALEIDOSCOPE of colour, fun and entertainment lit up St Paul's Catholic Primary School for their third annual Country Fair.
More than 1500 people attended the event including visitors from Rockhampton, Alton Downs, Stanwell, Boudercombe and Mount Morgan.
The day included a myriad of festivities and entertainment including rides by Bills Amusements, market stalls, non-for-profit organisations, sporting and community groups, and Little Aussie Animal Encounters.
Fair co-ordinator Leissa Buckton said the day was a huge success.
"We have created such a wonderful community event for Gracemere, this will be an annual event for years to come," she said.
"One of the main highlights for the children would have to have been the amazing rides by Bill, the Big Drop was also a huge hit.
"Another would have been the bubble soccer and horse rides along with the reptile encounters"
Leissa said the day also included a range of traditional fair stalls including homemade cakes, bottle stall, trash and treasure, book stall, chocolate toss, pamper stall and class stalls involving the school children helping create the stalls leading up to fair and involving a number of parent volunteers and teachers to help run and man on the day.
She said the day also included Zumba demonstration, belly dancing demonstration and Rocky High bands for evening entertainment.
Having lived in Gracemere for seven years herself, Leissa said she loved the sense of community Gracemere had, especially at the St Paul's Catholic School.
"The Country Fair is an annual Fair run by volunteers families to help showcase what our wonderful community of Gracemere has to offer," she said.
"We look forward to an even more successful event for next year."