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StFinbarrs-headerEverybody loves a school fete and you can’t beat St Finbarr’s Primary School Christmas Fair Saturday December 7th 2013, 10am–3pm in Byron Bay.

‘We are essentially holding a big backyard Christmas party and inviting the whole community to celebrate with us’ said fair organiser Gabby Le Brun. ‘There is something for everyone!’

Christmas Feast

Limited edition printed bags made at our fabric printing workshop with Sarah Harvey.
Limited edition printed bags made at our fabric printing workshop with Sarah Harvey. Available at the Made By Finnie's stall.

Delicious summer tasting plates from Fat Belly Kaf, The Cyprus Tree, Fishheads and Earth ‘n’ Sea. Beef pinchos with olive oil potatoes and mojo picon; a seafood and prawn barbecue; calamari and octopus on a Greek salad; kids’ pasta with pesto or bolognaise sauce; Dads BBQ snags; and In The Pink Ice-Cream as a sweet treat and to cool you down.

Christmas Shopping: Mini Christmas Market

The Christmas Market Stall will be offering a wide range of Christmas goodies like vintage clothing, delicious baked treats, plants, second hand books, craft made by the Finnies craft group, novelty toys from the Prank Patrol Stall, a Fairy Stall and more.

Backyard Fun for kids (and big kids)

Kids will love the High Flyer Swing Chairs (aka the Giant Hills-hoist), Double Splash Waterslide, Slip ‘n’ Slide, Jumping Castle, Mechanical Surfboard, Baby Animal Nursery, Slacklines, AFL Inflatable Kidzone, plus Sideshow Alley. Bring your swimmers! For discounted pre-paid pass order forms go to: www.bbplism.catholic.edu.au/news-events/christmas-fair/. Cut-off for pre-paid discount Thursday 5 December 4pm.

The famous Finnies Chocolate Wheel

This spin and win event is bursting with great prizes including traditional Christmas hams, restaurant and accommodation vouchers and 2 x 5-day passes to BluesFest 2014, plus 1 x weekend pass to The Byron Writers’ Festival 2014.


Bengali by Emma Gale. Art auction includes a piece by local artist Emma Gale.
Bengali by Emma Gale. Art auction includes a piece by local artist Emma Gale.

Catch the free live music on the main stage through out the day. The Lucky Wonders (presented by Southern Cross Credit Union), El Scorcho, School Christmas Choir, Raise the Roof Gospel Choir, and a range of rising St Finbarr’s talent. Plus dancing man Tommy Franklin and a skate demo by Byron Skateboarding.

Live Auction 1.30pm

Original and magnificent artworks by local artists Angus MacDonald and Emma Gale; a designer Vegas Star Light by Fromage la Rue; Mexican silver bangle from Cool Coconut; rustic timber coffee table by Dirty Old Town, open water dive course from Byron Dive Centre, Falls Festival Byron Bay double weekend pass, 14,000ft skydive from Skydive Byron Bay.

Don’t just take our word for it, embrace the Christmas season and bring the family for a fun day out in Byron. Don’t forget to bring your swimmers and your smile and come to St Finbarr’s on Saturday December 7 between 10am and 3pm at St Finbarr’s School on Bangalow Road (opposite Byron High).

For Full Program and Auction Prizes


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