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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 State Emergency Service and Rural Fire Service, the Bermagui Public School and Pre-School, indigenous community members, 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, 20th Birthday Mad Hatters Party and Down by the Seaside.

 

Watch this space for the 2019 theme and an entry form to participate in the parade.


 

Postcards Art Competition

In 2018 the Bermagui Seaside Fair introduced a new avenue for adults and children to explore their artistic and creative expression in the Postcards Art competition. Postcard size artwork was created that was displayed at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition with great prizes for the People's Choice awarded in primary school, secondary school and open artist categories. All work was created on the boards provided and followed the event’s theme. The postcard artwork could be offered for sale if the artist wished.

An entry form for the 2019 competition will be available to download from this site closer to the event date.
 

 

Bermagui Seaside Fair Battle of the Bands

 

In 2018 the Bermagui Seaside Fair Battle of the Bands competition was a huge success providing 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. The NSW south coast region is teeming with talented young performers and musicians and the Battle of the Bands endeavours to give these performers some exposure, not only to their local community but to visitors as well.

More information and an entry form for the 2019 Battle of the Bands will be available from this site closer to the event date.
 

 

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

An entry form for the 2019 Photographic Exhibition will be available to download from this site later this year.

 


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.

An entry form for the 2019 Arts & Crafts Exhibition will be available to download from this site later this year.


 

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

There’s live entertainment and demonstrations all day long at the Bermagui Seaside Fair. The program varies each year and has included live bands, dance, choirs, music, fashion, lifestyle displays 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, lifestyle displays and the local services available to visitors and residents.

An application form for a stall at the 2019 Bermagui Seaside Fair will be available to download from this website in November 2018.