The Golden North Laura Fair

The Golden North Laura Fair includes a wide variety of activities in a family friendly atmosphere. Live music happens throughout the day and until 10pm on Saturday night. For the younger visitors there’s face painting, magic and sideshow alley.

A variety of different food outlets catering for a quick coffee, morning or afternoon tea or a takeaway meal. A licensed bar is open until 10pm Saturday and soft drinks are readily available.

The main attraction is the 100+ stalls offering a wide variety of mostly artisan and handmade articles produced by mainly SA based artists and craftsmen.

In conjunction with the fair the Rocky River Historical and Art Society run an art exhibition.

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The full entertainment line-up for 2025 is still being developed.

The full entertainment line-up for 2025 is still being developed. There’s a few things you can be sure will be included:

Sideshows and Rides

The Laura Fair would not be complete without a stroll down Sideshow Alley with all the sideshows and rides available. This is all part of the atmosphere and excitement of the Fair. It is a must for the kids and adults alike with something for everyone.>

Saturday Night Concert

The Laura Fair will be going late into the night on Saturday. The stage will be jumping until 10 o’clock. Food stalls will be open for dinner and the bar will be open until 10 as well.

Check back closer to the event for details of the evening acts.

Kids Zone

As always there is plenty to do for the kids at The Laura Fair.

Sideshow Alley and the Spectacular Rides are always a popular destination for both kids and young people.

Past visitors can testify to the fact that a wander through the stalls is a sensory and visual experience well worth the effort. The number and diversity of Stalls has increased substantially since the first Fair and continues to do so every year.

Every stall holder welcomes and invites you to call into their stall and say hi, you are sure to pick up a bargain and as for the food stalls, your stomach will thank you for it.

Once again the food on offer at The Laura Fair will tantalise your taste buds. Everyone knows that at any event the food is a critical part of the whole experience. That is why The Laura Fair Committee take so much care in selecting the right foods stalls/vans to match the needs of the people who visit the Fair.

While it is impossible to meet everyone’s culinary needs the variety of food and beverages on offer should meet a majority of people’s approval.

A range of beverages will be available to visitors for the weekend. Whether you want a cool drink, an iced coffee, a cappuccino, a cup of tea or an alcoholic drink there will be a stall there for you to visit and enjoy.

The Committee ask that when visiting the bar that you drink responsibly, this is a family friendly event and has a proud trouble free record.

This event has been held at The Laura Fair for a number of years and is a great crowd pleaser with both the contestants and viewers.

This competition is a race against the clock with senior contestants asked to eat a litre of Golden North ice cream and junior contestants asked to eat 300mls in the quickest time. Entry is FREE, just present yourself at the time of the competition, which is held in two heats. For exact times see the programme guide.

Start training for the Golden North Ice Cream Eating competition now…

Senior Record Holder – Graham Zanker with the record time of 1 minute 7.3 seconds back in 2009, and
Junior Record Holder – Alexander Birch with the record time of 26.82 seconds back in 2002.

Good Luck!

Since the inception of The Laura Fair the Rocky River Historical and Art Society have run an art exhibition in parallel with the fair.

The art exhibition has two parts:

  1. It provides an opportunity for artists to display their works to the general public. (All works displayed are for sale.) A guest artist will provide a display of their works.
  2. A youth art competition is held with prizes for different age groups.