Margaret Francis, right, flew up from Sydney to be with her sister Jean, from Repton, for the fair.
Margaret Francis, right, flew up from Sydney to be with her sister Jean, from Repton, for the fair. Leigh Jensen

Thousands flock to plant fair

THOUSANDS braved the showers and occasional heavy downpour to make the trek to Bellingen on Saturday for the Autumn Plant Fair.

And despite talk that there were fewer stands, there was still a bargain to be had as garden lovers sought out some superb species.

The fair opened at 8am and by 2pm there was little left as Coffs Coast reptile man Steve McEwen wrapped up his final show of the day.

“The rain stayed away long enough for everyone to get a bargain and enjoy the day,” said Coffs Harbour councillor Mark Graham, who enjoyed explaining to the crowds about frog habitats in the garden.



REVEALED: Coffs Harbour's Most Influential list

premium_icon REVEALED: Coffs Harbour's Most Influential list

The final instalment of our 12-part series.

Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 11

premium_icon Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 11

The Coffs Coast Advocate lists the people effecting change

Mayor named Coffs' Most Influential

Mayor named Coffs' Most Influential

Results are in, mayor Denise Knight is the city's most influential.

Local Partners