A fun-filled fete weekend at St Patrick's in Port Fairy and Woolsthorpe Primary School

Families will be spoilt for choice this weekend with two schools in Moyne Shire holding fetes.

Healthy: Woolsthorpe Primary School country fair co-ordinator Suzi Ireland and students in the mindfulness garden where they will sell apple trees and other items.

Healthy: Woolsthorpe Primary School country fair co-ordinator Suzi Ireland and students in the mindfulness garden where they will sell apple trees and other items.

Woolsthorpe Primary School will host its biennial country fair and St Patrick’s Primary School in Port Fairy will also hold its annual school fete on Sunday.

Fast: St Patrick's Parish Primary School Port Fairy students Memphis Bant and Eamon West with the cardboard car they will race on Sunday.

Fast: St Patrick's Parish Primary School Port Fairy students Memphis Bant and Eamon West with the cardboard car they will race on Sunday.

Woolsthorpe Primary School principal Simon Perry said it was a great family day out and would include a $25 unlimited ride ticket for children, a kids’ tent with showbags, local produce, homemade jams, slices, curries, live entertainment, and a spinning wheel. 

“It’s a huge community event,” Mr Perry said.

Fresh: Cath Woodard, Sal Banks and Dianne Ashworth at the 2015 Woolsthorpe Country Fair plant sale which will be operating again this year.

Fresh: Cath Woodard, Sal Banks and Dianne Ashworth at the 2015 Woolsthorpe Country Fair plant sale which will be operating again this year.

“All our parents are involved in organising the event and the staff and students have been working hard to prepare for the event. It’s all locally run.”

He said the school’s famous pancakes would be on offer and the popular heritage apple trees, grown onsite, would be for sale. 

Mr Perry said another highlight was The Great Adventure which is a race around the school, in a format similar to The Amazing Race, where students have to answer clues to progress to the next point and be in the running for some great prizes. 

He said money raised from the fair would go towards equipment upgrades and items around the school.

“It’s a great community event and we really appreciate parents’, staff and students’ support.”  

The St Patrick’s Parish Primary School community in Port Fairy has been busily organising its fete too.

Fete committee member Kay Bant said this year’s focus was on providing affordable family fun and they were promoting it as a traditional country fair.

Ms Bant said attendees would have fun with a photo booth, a dunking machine, ball pit, face-painting and colourful hair styling.

There is an arts and craft room, plaster painting, a talent contest, and stalls selling lollies, toys, plants and second hand items. 

There are plenty of food options available including a hot roast lunch, a paella stall, a barbecue and homemade afternoon tea.  Ms Bant said there would be a spinning wheel with some great prizes up for grabs which were donated by local businesses.

A highlight will be a race where students ride in cars they’ve made. To participate it must be handmade, have a horn, at least one opening door, four wheels (that don’t have to work), an exhaust, a number plate and two people in it on race day, with prizes awarded for the fastest and most creative car. 

She said the event was the school’s main fundraiser and money would go towards facilities and improvements.

Both events will be held at the respective schools on Sunday from 10am to 2pm.