Welcome to the 40th Laura Folk Fair

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With activities, entertainment and stalls galore, there will be something for everyone at the 2019 Laura Folk Fair.

According to Laura Folk Fair chairman Sue Scarman, the event will be bigger and better than ever with 15,000 people expected to attend.

"It has been around for 40 years, has moved with the times and we strive to bring new things each year," Sue said.

There will be free kids activities, the second Rocky River Agricultural Bureau Boot Toss, an Ice-cream Eating competition, vintage cars and, of course, live music.

"On Saturday night we have live entertainment until 10pm so patrons can come along and enjoy firstly The BordererS and then at 8pm we have the party band, Bliss, popular locally having attended the Pirie New Year's Eve party and the Fat Tyre Festival," Sue said.

"The popular Band of the SA Police Dixie Ensemble will be playing on the main stage on Saturday."

"The Amazing Drumming Monkeys will be there to entertain the kids on both days with performances starting early and running through both days."

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Other entertainment for the kids will include a petting zoo, face painting and rides.

"The fair would not be complete without the pipes and drums of the Royal Caledonian Society who will lead in the parade and give a couple of other performances on Saturday," Sue said.

Kimberley Biles the daughter of the late Dick Biles, the inaugural president of the Laura Folk Fair, will be a special guest at the opening ceremony.

"Money raised at this event is very limited as we have no entry fee so most of what is raised with our few fundraising stalls and the gold coin entry donation goes straight back into making the Folk Fair happen again next year," Sue said.

"We also do fundraisers throughout the year to make the fair bigger and better each year."

"Ten per cent of the gold coin donations will be going towards Tai Martin-Paige to hopefully bring him home to Laura for his continued rehabilitation."

"Thanks must go to the huge number of volunteers who man rosters, set up the fairground, pack up the fairground and work throughout the year helping with our many fundraising events."

"An even bigger thank you must go to the hardworking committee members, running the Folk Fair is a year-round effort," she said.