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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.

 

Watch this space for the 2018 theme and an entry form to participate in the parade.



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!



“Art in Place” Themed Art Exhibition

The cultural program of the Seaside Fair includes “Art in Place”, a themed art exhibition which provides local artists with the opportunity to exhibit their works and the community with an opportunity to enjoy and appraise it. The exhibition has produced some very exciting and interesting work from participating artists.

An entry form and artist's theme document will be available to download later this year.
 


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 will be available to download 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 will be available to download 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

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.