Olde English Fair

Event: Olde English Fair
Date: 28/05/2022
Location: Corner Thorne Road and Victor St, Birkdale, Qld 4159

8am - 3pm

The first Olde English Fair was held in 1982 in the grounds of St George’s Anglican Church. Thorne Road and Victor Street were temporarily closed, train rides, horse and buggy rides, horse rides, chair’o’plane and a wave slippery slide all located on the road areas were all well patronised.

​An Arts and Crafts Exhibition was held in the Church, with a pre-fair dinner opening on the Friday evening for those who wished to make early purchases.

​Thousands of visitors attended and had a wonderful time with demonstrators, activities, costumes, morris dancers, may pole, singers, musicians.

​Great home made cakes and sweets abounded, and there was food to meet all needs: ploughman’s lunch, hamburgers, sausage in a blanket, soft drinks.

​Craft demonstrators were high on the agenda and many demonstrators made this an annual event.

​Children were well catered for with games, rides and activities.

​With the proceeds from those fairs, the building of the Alexandra Hills Church of the Resurrection was able to be undertaken


There will be:


  • Companie of Knights Bachelor with their medieval sword fights, armory display and coin striking machine;
  • Prima Spada providing fencing displays and free group lessons.
  • Stained Glass Display


  • ​School Choirs
  • School Ukulele Band.
  • Jazz Musician on keyboard


  • Belswagger Morris Dancers;


  • Punch and Judy Show;
  • Hand Puppets;
  • Magic Show;
  • Juggling.
  • Period costumes, games and activities


  • Great home made cakes and sweets and crafts abound, and there will be food to meet all needs: devonshire teas, jumbo hamburgers, sausage in a blanket, soft drinks, fairy floss and popcorn


  • The Jester’s Corner is the place to be for children to have a ton of fun, with lob-a-choc, shove ha’penny olde english games, teddy tombola, puppet shows and more.



Written by Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City

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