Animals, rides, food galore at Vienna Woods country fair

RIDES: A ferris wheel will feature at this year's country fair.
RIDES: A ferris wheel will feature at this year's country fair.

A COUNTRY fair at Vienna Woods State School on August 31 will raise much-needed funds for a new prep playground.

The school's biennial fete has previously been one of its biggest fundraisers, bringing in more than $16,000 in previous years.

This year's event, which will be the first held on the school oval, will feature rides including a ferris wheel, giant lizard obstacle course, giant slide and a land train.

In true country fair fashion, a pony rides and an animal petting farm will be available for children to enjoy.

A smorgasbord of food - including fete classics and traditional country fare - will include burgers, butter-dipped corn, sandwiches and salad rolls, fairy floss, cakes, hot chips, a sausage sizzle and dagwood dogs.

Sideshow alley staples like lucky ducks and laughing clowns will be on offer, as well as a Lego walk of pain for brave fair-goers.

Vendors will sell jams, chutneys and gourmet butters and visitors can capture the moment at a photo booth.

Among the day's entertainment will be Vienna Woods bands, choirs and class performances, an Alexandra Hills State High School dance troupe and a number of other live acts.

COUNTRY FUN: Sideshow alley games like lucky jars will be on offer.

COUNTRY FUN: Sideshow alley games like lucky jars will be on offer.

Fete convener Alison Landi said the existing prep playground, built in 2002, was ageing and in need of replacement.

"The project will cost $80, 000 and the P&C has been working hard towards raising as much as possible to go towards this," Ms Landi said.

"We would love to be able to raise $25,000 at this years fete to go towards this project.

"For this reason we are seeking local businesses support through sponsorship and donations to hopefully allow us to run the fete with very little outgoing cost, so the income from the day will be purely profit."

The country fair will be held at the Vienna Woods State School oval on Heffernan Road on August 31 from 10am to 3pm.

Entry is free. For $2, cars can park on the school's upper oval.

Ride bands will be available from the school office for pre-sale for $30 or $35 on the day from the ride booth. Individual rides are $5 each.