Easter in Yinnar

What an experience. Pedestrians busy walking everywhere, not an available parking space in sight, every business open on Saturday afternoon. How good is that for any town? This was “Easter in Yinnar” on Saturday afternoon March 23.

Stall and people at the festival

A lovely sunny afternoon greeted shoppers at the market, and plenty of kids’ entertainment at the Bowls Club site. There were many Easter Bunnies with long white ears hopping around enjoying the free activities. Ice cream was a popular purchase with a long queue of Dads and children waiting in line.

A table laden with photo albums of Yinnar Kinder children over the years from 1971 to today’s youngsters, created great interest. Many people stopped for a look at these earlier photographs.

Many stalls selling a great variety of goods including candles, cushion covers, art, craft, bric-a-brac, paintings and other goodies were doing brisk business. Free coffee was available from the Bakery and Cafe in the street. Individual musical items entertained shoppers as they wandered around the stalls and caught up with friends along the way.

Back to the street, the Matchbox and ARC Galleries were open for free viewing, and the Historical Society had their sheds open for visitors. The Centenary Garden was a popular place to rest and enjoy the outdoors on such a fine day.

Later in the afternoon, successful and fun Easter Egg hunts were held for the children, who had a wonderful time looking for, and finding many yummy Easter Eggs.

Many thanks to all those who helped make this memorable afternoon such a great success.

Collage of stalls and attractions for the fair


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