The Wallsend Winter Fair is a free fun-filled, family-friendly day. It is also one of the largest, if not the largest street event in the Newcastle LGA; attracting up to 30,000 visitors throughout the day. An annual event held on the 2nd Sunday in August each year, Sunday, August 11 is the day the streets of this charming town come to life with an action-packed day of excitement!
The Wallsend Winter Fair brings people of all generations and cultures together to support local businesses, market stalls, community groups, charities, schools, sporting groups, local entertainers, talent schools and more.
The day commences at 9am with the Wallsend Village Grand Parade. Up to 30 Parade entrants are led by a marching band, down the full length of the main street of Wallsend (Nelson Street). The Parade is always well supported by local Schools, Community Groups, Sporting Clubs, Businesses, and Organisations the event supports.
The Wallsend Winter Fair will be officially opened at 10am by Sonia Hornery MP, with the winners of the Grand Parade being announced shortly afterwards. The day then kicks off with a full program of entertainment and activities for the whole family, including a chance to win $1000 from the Greater Bank.
There is also the Optus Interactive Home & Business Hub, Baby Animal Petting Zoo, Pet Precinct offering Free Vet Advice, Dental Checks and Micro-chipping, Variety Bash Cars and Postie Bikes, Hunter Valley Street Machines Display, Fire Brigade Demonstrations, a visit from Ronald McDonald, Super Heroes, Pinkfong and Baby Shark Meet and Greets (Wallsend Village) and much more.
If you just want to chill and sit back, there is a full program of free entertainment on three stages from 10am to 3pm, plus talented buskers will be entertaining outside Cafe Tempest and Drop In Espresso Bar. Hiss & Crackle Record Shop will also be hosting local young talent on their in-store stage.
Browse through over 150 vibrant speciality stalls and local businesses that will be offering some great specials on the day along with Unique Arts, Crafts, Gifts, Clothing, Jewellery, Homewares, Plants, Savoury Treats and More.
Take a break and enjoy the many fresh and tasty food options on offer in the Street Eats Precinct and from the abundance of local cafes and restaurants.
For visitors that enjoy the thrill of amusement rides, there will be two precincts offering the latest rides for all the family. And don’t forget the showbags and fairy floss! You are sure to find something for everyone at this FREE Family Event!!
Wallsend Winter Fair is a Wallsend Town Business Association project. For further details, please contact Rhonda Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org. For the full program of events, see below or www.wallsendwinterfair.com.au
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
9am - 9.30am Wallsend Village Grand Parade
Marching Bands, Ronald McDonald, Prime Possum, Street Machines, Superheroes & more
9am - 3pm Greater Bank $1000 Cash Giveaway Competition
Visit the Greater Bank Information Stand for further information
9am - 2pm Baby Farm Animals - Petting Zoo - Dan Rees Car Park (Corner of Nelson & Dan Rees St)
9.30am -11.45am Wallsend Baptist Church Stage (Kemp Street) - The Pretty Amazing Jono Magician - (Intermittent Performances)
9.30am - 9.50am McDonald’s Stage - The Marching Koalas
9.30am - 10am Meet Ronald McDonald - McDonald’s Stage area
9.40am - 9.50am Wallsend Baptist Church Stage (Kemp Street) - St Patrick's Primary School - Choir
9.45am - 10am Hunter School of Performing Arts - Performing at the intersection of Nelson & Kemp Streets
9.55am - 10.15am McDonald’s Stage - Chance2Dance
10am - 10.30am Wallsend Baptist Church Stage (Kemp Street)- Wallsend Public School - Aerobics
10am - 10.45am Hiss & Crackle Record Shop - In Store Performances - Matt Semmens (Australia Guitar Making School)
10am - 10.15am Lemon Grove Hotel Stage - Official Opening of the 34th Wallsend Winter Fair
10.15am - 10.25am Lemon Grove Hotel Stage - Wallsend Village Grand Parade Winners Announced
10.20am - 10.50am McDonald’s Stage - Maxi Jazz Dance Studio
10.30am - 12.30pm Cafe Tempest - Mellanie Brady - Soloist
10.30am - 12.30pm Drop In Espresso Bar - Dale Lantry Soloist
10.30am - 11.30am Lemon Grove Hotel Stage - Javier's Music - Soloist
10.30am -10.40am Wallsend Baptist Church Stage (Kemp Street)- Wallsend Public School - Choir
10.30am - 1.30pm AFL - Wallsend/West Newcastle Swans (Cnr Nelson & Kemp Sts) - Interactive inflatable Goal Kicking Target
10.30am - 1.30pm Samurai Judo Academy Demonstrations (Dan Rees St)
10.40am - 11.10am Wallsend Baptist Church Stage (Kemp Street) - Japanese Martial Arts Demonstration
11am - 11.30am Wallsend Village Shopping Centre - Pinkfong and Baby Shark - Free Meet & Greets
11.00am - 11.45am Hiss & Crackle Record Shop - In Store Performances - The Boatmen
11.15am - 11.45am McDonald’s Stage - Nova Dance Centre
11.20am - 11.50am Wallsend Baptist Church Stage (Kemp Street) - Plattsburg Public School - Dance
11.30am - 11.50am Lemon Grove Hotel Stage - Meet the Newcastle Jets (Courtesy of the Greater Bank)
11.50am - 12.10pm McDonald’s Stage - Liam Budge - Soloist
11.55am - 12.30pm Wallsend Baptist Church Stage (Kemp Street) - Japanese Martial Arts Demonstration
12pm - 3pm Lemon Grove Stage - KAYLENS RAIN TRIO
12pm - 12.30pm Wallsend Village Shopping Centre - Pinkfong and Baby Shark - Free Meet & Greets
12pm - 12.45pm Hiss & Crackle Record Shop - In Store Performances - Kaz Wise
12.15pm - 12.45pm McDonald’s Stage - The Rhythm Factory
12.30pm to 2.30pm Cafe Tempest - Liam Budge Soloist
12.30pm - 2.30pm Drop In Espresso Bar - Javier's Music - Soloist
12.30pm - 1.00pm Wallsend Baptist Church Stage (Kemp Street) - Our Lady of Victories Shortland Primary School - Dance
12.50pm - 1.20pm McDonald’s Stage - SambaFrog Demonstration
1pm - 1.30pm Wallsend Village Shopping Centre - Pinkfong and Baby Shark Free - Meet & Greets
1pm - 1.45pm Hiss & Crackle Record Shop - In Store Performances - Hazy Lane
1.25pm - 1.55pm McDonald’s Stage - The Pretty Amazing Jono- Magician
2.00pm - 2.30pm McDonald’s Stage -Energize Studio
2pm - 2.45pm Hiss & Crackle Record Shop - In Store Performances - Aaron White
Greater Bank $1000 Cash Giveaway Competition - Last Entry 3pm
Amusement Rides - Kemp Street & Tyrrell Street Car Parks
Meet the Heroes & More Superheroes - Have your photo taken with your favourite Hero
Variety The Childrens Charity - (Boscawen Street) Bash Cars - Postie Bikes - Fundraising
OPTUS - Interactive Home and Business Hub
Wallsend Baptist Church (Kemp Street) Spinners & Weavers Guild Demonstrations, Free Children's Activities, BBQ
Hunter Region Street Machines Display
Pet Precinct (Dan Rees St) - Pet Care - Pet Charities - Animal Awareness - Free Microchipping - Dental Checks
Over 150 Markets - International Food Stalls - Live Entertainment + More
3pm EVENT CLOSE