All the fun of the fair

Planning is well under way for the Lawrence Clutha Gold Country Fair to be held in March.

The event, organised by the Tuapeka Lawrence Community Company (TLCC) will be held on St Patrick's Day, March 17.

TLCC chairman Peter Cummings said the company was approaching businesses providing services to the new Clutha Gold Trail to showcase their businesses at the fair.

He said the main theme for the day will be the Clutha Gold Trail with St Patrick's Day as a minor theme.

The fair will open at 10am, a junior talent quest will start at 11am, and a decorated bike competition will be held.

A parade along the main street will begin at 1pm, featuring vintage machinery, cars and items of interest from around the town. Bicycles of all types and vintages will also be highlighted in the parade.

The Lawrence Lions Club will hold a weigh-in for the spud-in-the-bag competition during the fair and the winners will be announced at 3pm.

The company also hoped to organise rides along the Clutha Gold Trail during the day.

Lawrence Clutha Gold Country Fair, March 17, 10am to 3pm.

- helena.dereus@odt.co.nz