South Arm Community Village Fair – Arts & Crafts


Thank you to all of our wonderful community who braved the weather for our very first Community Village Art & Craft Fair. We've had a lot of positive vibes about the day with most folk saying it's a great concept and initiative. Sadly we can't control the weather!

We had a great team who believed in the event and worked incredible hard to achieve its success. Everyone had a job and they all exceeded expectations. Projects like this can't be achieved without a great team of people. You all know who you are!

We have learned a lot from this first one and will work towards an even bigger and better event for 2024.

The stallholders were very brave and stayed as long as they could. Thank you all - we hope to see you this year.

The raffle was a great success. The main attraction of our Summer Basket prize was not one but two bottles of locally handcrafted gin. How generous! Thank you to Kent and the South Arm Craft Distillery. Second prize was a $50 voucher generously donated by South Arm General Store - thank you to Monique and team. The lucky winners were:

  • 1st Prize - Summer Basket - Mel from Opossum Bay
  • 2nd Prize - $50 Voucher from South Arm General Store - Leslie from South Arm

We were also very lucky to be gifted many things by  The Rock Fairy. What an amazing person. She donated rocks for the Scavenger Hunt, paintings for the Exhibition Hall and hand knitted beanies, not to mention beautifully handcrafted dolls - all for the Men's Shed!

The silent auction went well with everything donated for the benefit of the Men's Shed.

Cherie made a fabulous clown and was lightened the day.  Thank you, Cherie.

The Dog Agility was also very well received and hopefully on the on the program in 2024. Many thanks to Anna and her team.

Buskers Beats the Blues. The music team did an amazing job. I was sure that Colin would start singing "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"! How lucky are we to have such great music talent and especially from our young performers. We hope to see you all on the ticket again this year. Many thanks also to DJ who came all the way from Snug.

Penny Grove played the Harp in the Exhibition Hall and what a delight. Penny came to us as a favour all the way from Low Head. Thank you Penny. Everyone loved your performance which certainly kept people in the Hall.

St Barnabas had a full house for their High Tea which was so good to see. Unfortunately the garden party didn't eventuate - we need to discuss prayers for better weather this year!

South Arm Primary did well with their concept of Side Show Alley, hopefully this will be even bigger and better in 2024.

Rhys Muldoon (well-known ABC Play School presenter) was great, reading to young and old. He certainly has a lovely gift for the spoken word, and even the adults were listening intently.

Although we sadly had to close early due to bad weather, overall the event has to be considered a success. We raised over $1,000 for the Men's Shed and received a lot of positive feedback so discussions have already begun for the 2024 Fair.

We will endeavour to have working crafts people and will be searching over the next few months for crafts folk and artisans to be in attendance.

If you are an artist who would like to be part of this fabulous event, please call for details.

Laney Wing,
Fair Co-ordinator
0468 388 560

Contact details  |   0468 388 560