Sky’s the limit for Emerald Beach Fair

BE THERE THIS YEAR: Crowds enjoying the 2015 Emerald Beach Fair.
BE THERE THIS YEAR: Crowds enjoying the 2015 Emerald Beach Fair. Trevor Veale

SKYDIVERS will float down from the clouds to land on the sand and colourful kites will soar upwards from the beach as part of the Emerald Beach Fair on May 29.

The annual fair in the small coastal community 20km north of Coffs Harbour brings together a disparate range of attractions with a common flavour.

"The nicest thing about the Fair is that it is right on the beach," said fair committee member Brigid Veale.

"There will be a sand modelling competition; the skydivers from Coffs City Skydiving will land on the beach and there will be kite flying.

"The kids can buy kites beforehand, decorate them and then fly them on the day."

A local professional baker will judge the yummiest cake and the best-decorated cake while the watermelon speed-eating event is a new addition to this year's program.

The Glam Pram competition and the best-decorated bike competition sponsored by Woolgoolga's Woodseys Wheels allow mums, dads and kids to show off their two, three and four-wheeled wonders, while the Pooch Parade at 12.30pm is always a popular event with both participants and spectators.

Supported by Brontosaurus pet barn and Moonee Veterinary Hospital, the Pooch Parade offers prizes for the best-dressed dog; the cutest dog and the dog and owner who look most alike.

Also returning this year will be the photo competition for a photograph of anywhere on the Coffs Coast. This year the competition, which is being supported by Go Pro, is also open to videos and there are two Go Pro Hero+ LCD cameras up for grabs.

Entries close on May 20.

Photos can be dropped into the Emerald Beach General Store or Fletchers Fotographics in Coffs Harbour.

Videos should be posted on the Emerald Beach Fair's Facebook site.

The Fling the Golden Thong competition has prizes for primary, high school and adult competitors.

For those who just like a stroll and an outdoor lunch, there are food stalls, a raffle and live entertainment from band Top Shelf and Kulturithmik Cuban Dance Group

*The Emerald Beach Fair will be held from 9am to 3pm on Sunday, May 29 at the Emerald Beach Reserve in Fiddaman Road, Emerald Beach. Entry is free.

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