2 Carnivals & Ekka

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by benclare » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:18 am

Yes you're right. Until a few years ago Easter carnivals used to run at Merrylands, St. Marys and I am fairly sure there used to be one in the Liverpool area too. Just outside Sydney, there was Gosford, the Entrance and Newcastle Foreshore.

These days it's the RES and Sydney family Show and not much else. The next few months will see a heap of spring fairs and school fates which can sometimes be okay, not to mention Penrith Show at the end of August.

So wish I was in Brisbane at the moment!

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by Steve07 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:00 am

okay it looks really nice when its on its trailer folded down, anyway i wanted to know something, i see North QLD shows are on lately most up there, do the showmen that do the north run go to the EKKA, if they do, do they go straight down the coast to EKKA after they have done the shows up north because thats a long long drive back down or do they stop over at other towns the way back or something???

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by princess » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:39 am

They do shows on the way up, most come back after Cairns, Ekka used to be the major draw card, but since the huge rentals and lack of space this has waned, thus the emergence of the north and south carnivals, then it's off to the other Capitals, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, then some regional shows in Victoria.

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by benclare » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:53 pm

I'd love to do a tour of the country like that! I don't doubt the show industry is hard work though.

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by princess » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:06 am

Putting up and pulling down is pretty constant during this run, I would think, I have never done this run, but would've liked to have, gets you away from the cold of the south

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by Mixerholic » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:44 am

Hey Princess what runs have you done? I never have worked at a show or carnival before. I'd love to but I couldn't handle the long days and nights :oops:
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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by Top Gunner14 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:53 pm

benclare wrote:Yes you're right. Until a few years ago Easter carnivals used to run at Merrylands, St. Marys and I am fairly sure there used to be one in the Liverpool area too. Just outside Sydney, there was Gosford, the Entrance and Newcastle Foreshore.

These days it's the RES and Sydney family Show and not much else. The next few months will see a heap of spring fairs and school fates which can sometimes be okay, not to mention Penrith Show at the end of August.

So wish I was in Brisbane at the moment!
We'll have a heap of Spring fairs in September, end of August is the Ramadan festival at Bankstown which has a few big rides including the Power Surge. I'll have to try and get a few photos this year too.

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by pigdog69 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:36 am

Well north lakes is on today let's hope for big crowds

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by Steve07 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:13 pm

will the north lakes fair be still running on the last day Saturday next weekend, cause i havent had a chance of going to it, im hoping i will be able to make it that day to see whos there in rides and may take a few photos of it???

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by PNC » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:19 pm

i was at north lakes on saturday, its a great line up, my kids had a blast

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by Steve07 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:22 pm

that sounds like you had a great time there PNC... i will be attending it on the last day this Saturday, so hopefully its still running!! :)

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by Funderstruck » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:11 pm

Yes we will deffinately be still running on Saturday.

Come say G'day when you get there

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by Steve07 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:44 pm

didnt get to go to the fair, would of been great if i attended it, had work commitments so didnt get a chance to go, hopefully ill get to go to it next year....

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Re: 2 Carnivals & Ekka

Post by Josh in Rocky » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:15 pm

Anyone know how the other carnivals went? Sounded like some good times!
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