Esperance Australia Day Fair 2019

Rotary Club of Esperance president Rob Gurney, event founder Ewin Stewart and 2019 event organiser Graham MacKenzie. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Rotary Club of Esperance president Rob Gurney, event founder Ewin Stewart and 2019 event organiser Graham MacKenzie. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

The Rotary Club of Esperance’s 2019 Australia Day Fair is set to be great day for children and families.

The Saturday, January 26 free event will be held from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Adventure Land Park.

Event organiser and Rotarian Graham MacKenzie said the club wanted to deliver a more community oriented event compared with the past few years.

“This year we've gone all out to bring [children’s activities] back into the program so that it is more of a family day than it has been previously,” he said.

Mr MacKenzie said the day would feature children’s activities, supported by the Apex Club, including merry-go-rounds, bouncy castles, children’s games and novelty races.

There will also be free ice-creams for children.

A highlight of the fair will be the Australia Day Challenge Tug of War, sponsored by IGO. 

The heats for the tug of war will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm, with the final at 12:00pm. 

Teams for tug of war cannot be more than 10 and there must be a minimum of three females.

Nomination forms for the tug of war can be downloaded from the Rotary Club’s website.

There will be an $800 prize for the winning team and $200 for the runner-up.

The Esperance Brass Band and local musicians will perform from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Presentations, including Citizenship Awards will then be held from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

The Esperance Vintage Car Club and Esperance Mechanical Restoration Group will hold displays at the event.