Art goes up ahead of beach fair
THE countdown is on for the 2015 Emerald Beach Fair with art promoting the event being posted along Fiddaman Rd.
The paintings, produced by Sandy Beach Primary School and Woolgoolga High School, are displayed each year in the lead-up to the event.
Planning is well under way for the fair, to be held on Sunday, May 31, which is a favourite event for locals and draws visitors from across the region.
Stallholders are being urged to get their applications in with the focus for the market stalls again "Make it, bake it, grow it", to promote the extensive range of produce, arts and crafts and other goods produced on the Coffs Coast.
"We receive strong support from a number of local businesses and individual community members, but are always on the lookout for new sponsors to help us continue to improve this wonderful community event," committee member Brigid Veale said.
"The money we raise through the fair goes directly back into the community."
The organising committee is expecting strong interest from stallholders and is encouraging anyone interested in participating to get in early.
A range of entertainment is being planned, including the popular pooch parade, musical performances and competitions for young and old.
Some of this year's competitions include the cake competition, photo competition, and bike decorating competition where children are encouraged to jazz up their bicycles.
Information on the fair, including applications for stallholders, is available online or on Facebook.