Emerald Beach Fair gets some artistic flair

CRAFTY AFFAIR: Emerald Beach’s youngest residents creating artworks for the upcoming fair.
CRAFTY AFFAIR: Emerald Beach’s youngest residents creating artworks for the upcoming fair. Contributed

EMERALD Beach’s Fiddaman Rd is getting an artistic makeover, thanks to some of the village’s youngest residents.

A team of 19 youths, aged from seven to 15, have been busy creating artworks to line the busy Emerald Beach street in preparation for the coming Emerald Beach Community Fair.

The dedicated artists completed their art at a weekend workshop under the guidance of committee member Judy Woods and resident Maryanne Priest.

Ms Woods was impressed with the high level of talent and enthusiasm displayed by the group.

“It made my heart sing and the children can’t wait to see where their artwork will be hung,” she said.

“We are very thankful for their contributions and for the support from Mitre 10 Woolgoolga, which provided the paints and boards.”

The theme for this year’s fair is Make it, Bake it, Grow it to showcase the region’s wonderful home-grown produce, delicious foods and art and craft.

A suite of new stalls and activities are in the works for the fair on Sunday, May 29, including a watermelon speed-eating competition.

The Pooch Parade, Cake Baking competition and other annual favourites will also feature on the day, with all proceeds donated back into the community.

For anyone interested in having a stall, the application form is available at

Those wanting to volunteer, either before the event or on the day, can contact Helen Michener on 0438 393 503.

The winner of the annual Dee Wallace Memorial Award, which provides $2000 for a young person in the community, will also be announced on the day. Applications close on April 22 and are also available at

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