Family affair: Sharon Ley and Jonna Gowan with Lorna Shaddock (centre), who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, at the Warwick Easter Fair at Leslie Park on Saturday.
Family affair: Sharon Ley and Jonna Gowan with Lorna Shaddock (centre), who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, at the Warwick Easter Fair at Leslie Park on Saturday.

Easter Fair continues to grow

THE Warwick Easter Fair appears to be getting bigger and better with about 3000 people visiting Leslie Park on Saturday.

Saturday was just the second time the event had been held, after a hugely successful Nissan Z event last year and organiser Bev Marston believes it will only continue to grow.

“It was by demand really. A lot of people said there was never anything to do in Warwick over Easter,” the Warwick and Tourism Events chief executive officer said.

The Queensland branch of The Pontiac Car Club of Australia came out on Saturday with a dozen vehicles ahead of next Easter when they will host the nationals in the Rose City.

Mrs Marston said she wanted to grow the event as much as possible and said she was open to suggestions about how to make next year’s Easter Fair even better.

“The park’s big enough for the fair ... we can make it bigger and I think every year it will probably continue to grow,” she said.

“We had 50 market stalls this year. I’m hopeful it will grow even bigger.”

Two members from Brisbane opera sextet Belladiva also performed a set at the fair ahead of their concert at the Warwick Town Hall on April 15.

“They were gorgeous ... they did a 20-minute set and just had real variety,” Mrs Marston said.

She said the Easter egg hunt and candle-making workshops were among the most popular events on Saturday and said it was bedlam during the morning.

“Our Easter bunny, Bugs, almost got run down with the kids during the Easter egg hunt, it was full-on,” she said.



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