It’s just not a proper Envirofair if it doesn’t rain, and this year’s event on Saturday ran true to form.
However the wet and cold weather did not stop people from attending the affair in Taree Park on Saturday, May 9. In fact, they came out in droves.
“We had one of the best Envirofair’s that we’ve had. Even with the rain it exceeded all of our expectations in terms of people who came,” co-coordinator Rosie Smith said.
Numbers through the gates were estimated at 5000 people, with a fair few dogs in attendance as well.
The tiny house proved to be a big draw card, with a steady stream of people through its doors the entire day.
Also very popular was the local government stalls.
“One thing that we picked up is that people are really interested in reducing and reusing their waste, like it’s a really important thing that’s happening in the area,” Rosie said.
“It’s confusing, people want to know what they can and can’t recycle, even down to coffee cups that we think are recyclable or compostable but aren’t.”
A nice variety of food was on offer as this year the organisers incorporated a little world food fair into Envirofair.
“People are really into it,” Rosie said, “and the 2BOB food stall did the best it’s even done, and the entertainment was unreal.”
Rosie was grateful to have Joanne Wallace co-coordinate the Envirofair with her this year, as for many years she has coordindated it on her own.
The pair are now looking for other people to help and come on board for next year. If you’re interested call 2BOB on 6552 6200.