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Bermagui Blessing

The Bermagui Blessing is held at Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf against the magnificent backdrop of the harbour and Gulaga Mountain.


The non-denominational service blesses all watercraft and crew who venture from Bermagui Harbour. Soloists and choirs lead the singing of the hymns.


Street Parade

The Bermagui Seaside Fair Street Parade is one of the opening events of the Fair. Locals and visitors alike thoroughly enjoy the spectacle of a live parade with everyone getting into the atmosphere of the Fair early in the day. Hundreds of spectators line both sides of Bermagui’s main street to watch the kilometre-long parade …. a colourful mix of groups, individuals, vehicles and musicians.
 

The parade provides a showcase of the town’s community and business groups who dress up according to the ‘theme’ of the year. For each parade, floats are decorated according to the theme and participants range from the local SES and Rural Fire Service, the Bermagui Public School and Pre-School, various district vintage car clubs, sporting groups and local businesses.

Street parade themes over the years have been Seaside Living, Celebrations!, Love the Life we Live!, Bermagui Bling – Let’s Shine, Bermagui: Proud of Our Place, Messin’ About in Boats, Hey Hey It’s Hat Day!, B for Beautiful Bermagui, Bermagui – Out of This World, Pirate Pageant, Rio Olympics and 20th Birthday Mad Hatters Party.

 

The theme for the 2018 street parade is "Down by the Seaside". If you would like to participate in the parade, click here to download the entry form.


 

Postcards Art Competition

In 2018 the Bermagui Seaside Fair is introducing a new avenue for adults and children to explore their artistic and creative expression in the Postcards Art competition. Create a postcard size artwork that will be displayed at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition and you could win a great prize for the People's Choice awarded in primary school, secondary school and open artist categories. All work must be on the boards provided, follow the theme "Down by the Seaside" and be accompanied by an entry form. Your choice if your postcard is for sale.

If you'd like to participate in this new competition, click here to download an entry form.

 

 

Bermagui Seaside Fair Battle of the Bands


In 2018 the Bermagui Seaside Fair will be staging a Battle of the Bands competition which will be open to all ages and with the following categories:

  • Best school age band

  • Best open age band

  • Best school age solo performer

  • Best open age solo performer

  • Best junior performer/band (under 12)


The South Coast region is teeming with talented young performers and musicians and the Battle of the Bands competition hopes to give these performers some exposure, not only to their local community but to visitors as well.


The competition is a great opportunity for young aspiring musicians to try their hand at a live performance and to experience the excitement of performing in front of an audience.


There are great prizes to be won which will be advertised closer to the date. In the meantime, start getting your band together and working out which song to play. Extra points will be given for original music and the competition will be judged by the audience, so the more people who come to watch your performance, the stronger your chance of winning.
 

To download an entry form, click here

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For further enquiries contact Jacqui Howarth on 0490 399 577

or email jacquihowarth73@gmail.com
 

 

Kids Entertainment & Free Novelty Events

The kid’s entertainment program is a highlight of the Bermagui Seaside Fair. There’s a children’s show guaranteed to captivate and delight both young and old, free novelty events such as three legged, egg and spoon and sack races that run all day after the street parade and every child gets to choose and keep their favourite from a huge box of stuffed toys. There’s a sandcastle competition, pet pageant, fireworks and more!



Photographic Exhibition

2006 saw the first stand alone photographic exhibition at the Bermagui Seaside Fair. It was a tremendous success and has gained in popularity each year since.

The exhibition opens on the Friday before the Fair and closes on the Sunday after the Fair when prizes are presented in both senior and junior categories

If you wish to participate in the Photographic Exhibition, download an entry form here.
 


Arts & Crafts Exhibition

The Arts and Crafts exhibition has always been a major feature of the Bermagui Seaside Fair and includes a fabulous array of painting, pottery, leadlight, glasswork, woodwork, needlecraft and china.

 If you wish to participate in the Arts & Crafts Exhibition, download an entry form here.


 

Sandcastle Competition

The Marshall & Tacheci Real Estate Sandcastle Competition is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family or a group of friends to spend an hour or two letting their creativity run wild in the sands of beautiful Horseshoe Bay Beach.

Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and bring a drink. Great prizes to be won!


Live Entertainment

The two stages on Dickinson Oval provide entertainment and demonstrations all day long. The program is varied and includes live bands, dance, choirs, music, fashion, cooking, karate and audience involvement activities.

 

Market Stalls

The Bermagui Seaside Fair showcases the excellence and diverse nature of goods and services the Sapphire Coast region has to offer. With over 100 stalls, it focuses on quality produce, cultural activities and the local services available to visitors and residents.

An application form for a stall at the Bermagui Seaside Fair can be downloaded from the MARKET STALLS page on this website.