Friday, October 29, 2010
Fairs are for Tourists
What a day. The Canberra Montessori School put on a spectacular school fair on Saturday. I was sheltered / kept out - of most of the planning for the event - a wise move by the organizing committee and although I had a sense of the enormity of the affair, I could not have imagined how big it would be until I saw 500 people from the community wandering around the grounds...we had a hot air balloon, rides, games and lots of food.
Spring is school fair season in Canberra, there are several on every weekend, some during the day, some in the evening - it really is a great tradition.
I'll say this for Australian's they show up - they get out of their houses and support local events. Good on ya' I say.