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.
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
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
Best school age band
Best open age band
Best school age solo
Best open age solo
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
For further enquiries contact Jacqui Howarth on 0490 399 577
or email email@example.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!
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
If you wish to participate in the Photographic Exhibition, download
an entry form
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
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
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
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
An application form for a stall at the Bermagui Seaside Fair can be
downloaded from the
MARKET STALLS page on this website.