Tranquility Fair draws a huge crowd

Pollyman thrilled the crowd. Pictures: Patrick Callow

By Justin Flynn

Ocean Grove’s annual Tranquility Fair was a resounding success with thousands of people flocking to Ocean Grove Park to enjoy the evening.

Locals and holiday makers lapped up the live entertainment and browsed the market stalls.

The fair is Ocean Grove Park’s major fundraiser for the year.

“Even though it was a bit cool, it was steady all afternoon and into the evening,” Ocean Grove Park president Don Pietrapertosa said.

“Generally speaking all the food stalls would have done well and a lot of the clothing and secondhand book stalls and the like looked like they were busy.”

Live entertainment was provided by Andrea Robertson, Invialo, Pollyman with Jimi Hocking’s Blues Machine the headline act. DJ Momo entertained the crowd between acts.

“I thought the entertainment was fantastic,” Mr Pietrapertosa said.

The fair had more than 70 stalls on offer including kid’s entertainment, carnival rides and a wide variety of market and food stalls.

Mr Pietrapertosa said the general reaction from fairgoers was very positive.

“A lot of people said they were rapt and said it was a great night,” he said.

“Nearly everyone I spoke to said it was a terrific night.”

The Tranquility Fair hopes to raise $10,000 for the park, but the final tally won’t be known for several weeks, Mr Pietrapertosa said.

Organisers will also donate 10% of the gate takings to bushfire relief.

“All the volunteers did a great job setting up and packing up,” Mr Pietrapertosa said.


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