GALLERY: All's fair on St Joseph's big day

ABOUT 5000 people basked in yesterday’s sunny weather with a big day out at the annual St Joseph’s Fair.

Annelli Cook, 11, (left), Sophie Quinlan, 11, and Molly O’Brien, 11, all from Warrnambool, enjoyed acting like Wallies for a day.

Annelli Cook, 11, (left), Sophie Quinlan, 11, and Molly O’Brien, 11, all from Warrnambool, enjoyed acting like Wallies for a day.

The strong crowd at the primary school throughout the day exceeded organisers’ expectations, fair co-ordinator Virginia Rea said.

“It’s very well-supported by the school but a lot of the Warrnambool community people were here as well,” Ms Rea said.

“We couldn’t have asked for any more perfect weather.

“We’re very lucky we have a lot of parents that volunteer and a committee that puts in a lot of effort so we can produce this.”

Families had no shortage of entertainment options, with live music, dancing, mini golf, go-karts, rock climbing, laser tag and carnival rides to choose from.

Ms Rea said Warrnambool Seahawks player Liam Killey drew a big queue at the dunking machine, as pupils lined up to show him a type of dunk he’s less familiar with.

Buying wristbands to allow multiple rides was a popular choice.

“We’ve got more than 11 rides on the wrist bands, including the new three-lane slippery dipper,” Ms Rea said.

“The new slide was very well worth it because it helped work the numbers of children through all the rides. By having an extra ride on the wristband, one that puts people through quickly, it means there’s a spread of the kids across the rides so they’re not waiting as long.”

Angelina Mentha, 12, Eloise Pallas, 11, and Katelyn Grant, 12, all from Warrnambool, enjoy a ride.

Angelina Mentha, 12, Eloise Pallas, 11, and Katelyn Grant, 12, all from Warrnambool, enjoy a ride.

Matthew Edwards, 8, Arley Fleming, 9, and Kelby Fleming, 7, all from Warrnambool, race down the slide.

Matthew Edwards, 8, Arley Fleming, 9, and Kelby Fleming, 7, all from Warrnambool, race down the slide.

Cigi Luall, 7, and Sophie Hughson, 7, from Warrnambool.

Cigi Luall, 7, and Sophie Hughson, 7, from Warrnambool.

Koroit Belly Dance - Meenkeel Gypsies performance

Koroit Belly Dance - Meenkeel Gypsies performance

A crowd watches the entertainment on stage at the Annual St Joseph's Fair.

A crowd watches the entertainment on stage at the Annual St Joseph's Fair.

School mum Jenny Place at the 'fill a basket' stall with Lili-Jayne Morey, 12, and Ella O'Brien, 12, both from Warrnambool.

School mum Jenny Place at the 'fill a basket' stall with Lili-Jayne Morey, 12, and Ella O'Brien, 12, both from Warrnambool.

Sebe Hintum, 9, from Warrnambool takes a bounce with the bungee jump.

Sebe Hintum, 9, from Warrnambool takes a bounce with the bungee jump.

Jackson Hodgetts, 12, from Bushfield and Archie Stevens, 10, from Warrnambool.

Jackson Hodgetts, 12, from Bushfield and Archie Stevens, 10, from Warrnambool.

Eva Madigan, 3, on the slide.

Eva Madigan, 3, on the slide.

Zahli Kelson, 9, and Ava Madden, 8, from Dance Studio 101.

Zahli Kelson, 9, and Ava Madden, 8, from Dance Studio 101.