Claremont Spring Fair brings Royal Show favourites as doors open for five day festival

Charlotte EltonThe West Australian
The Spring Fair at Claremont Showgrounds attracted many young families. Including Ava Buckley, 4 and her family.
Camera IconThe Spring Fair at Claremont Showgrounds attracted many young families. Including Ava Buckley, 4 and her family. Credit: Kelsey Reid/West Australian

Missing out on your showbag fix for 2020? All is not lost.

Because while the 2020 Perth Royal Show fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic the Claremont Spring Fair ensure there was still plenty of fun to have this spring, when it opened its doors this morning.

With a capacity of 50,000 visitors over 5 days, the fair will offer all the old favourites — just scaled down.

With showbags, rides and plenty of toys to win it has all the fun of the fair.
Camera IconWith showbags, rides and plenty of toys to win it has all the fun of the fair. Credit: Kelsey Reid/West Australian
The five day fair opened its doors today and will continue through the week.
Camera IconThe five day fair opened its doors today and will continue through the week. Credit: Kelsey Reid/West Australian

“We will still have the petting zoo, and rides, and showbags,” says Marcus Visic, of the Royal Agricultural Society of WA.

“We are absolutely ecstatic that we can host the fair.

The Spring Fair at Claremont Showgrounds attracted many young families.
Camera IconThe Spring Fair at Claremont Showgrounds attracted many young families. Credit: Kelsey Reid/West Australian, Kelsey Reid 26/09/2020

“When one of our ride operators was setting up, she had tears of joy in her eyes — it was the first event she’d operated in months. We can’t wait to welcome everyone.”

The fair will run until September 30 at the Claremont show grounds. Tickets are eight dollars per person, and are valid for either a morning or afternoon session.

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