City of Wodonga


Children's fair

Since its inception in 1990, the award winning Wodonga Children's Fair has been a major success and is a feature of Wodonga's calendar of events.

It is held in October each year and is a free event for families - both local and from afar, attracting up to 16,000 people.

The aim of the event is to celebrate families and young people, and to acknowledge the huge effort that families put into raising children to be active and healthy and make positive contributions to our community's well-being.

Wodonga Children's Fair is open to all families, giving them the opportunity to spend time together at an event where they can be entertained, informed, engaged, educated and most importantly have fun.

Each year, the council’s early years and events team is committed to expanding the program so that it will be bigger and better than ever before but the objectives stay the same.

  • To build a sense of community among children and their extended families in our city.
  • To stage an event that encourages people to visit our city and patronise our businesses.
  • To build on our partnerships with key stakeholders in the early years and children‚Äôs space.

Should you wish to sign up for future event updates, please email

Wodonga Children's Week 2014

Children's Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. It is based on the articles expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, highlighting play, well-being and protection.

This year, Children's Week will take place from Saturday October 18 to Sunday October 26.

Please download the Children's Week program to see what free and discounted activities are taking place in Wodonga.

Wodonga Children's Fair 2014!

Stepping back in time, this year the Wodonga Children's Fair theme will be 'games of yesteryear', focusing on games and activities from the years gone by.

Keep an eye on this page throughout the year for more updates.

Date: Sunday, October 26 
Time: 10am to 3pm
Venue: Wodonga Racecourse and Showground precinct
Theme: Games of yesteryear

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and headline acts as they are revealed on our Facebook event page.

Free shuttle bus

Taking the free shuttle bus service to the fair? The service will run continuously from 9am to 3.30pm throughout Wodonga.

Download the route here.

Program highlights for 2014 include:

  • Bananas in Pyjamas ‚Äď come and have your photo taken with them;
  • Come and make a Billy Carts with Supreme Incursions;
  • Step back in time with the Sovereign Hill School and try cursive writing with nibs and inkwells;
  • Get 'close-up' to Australian native fauna with Wild Action;
  • Learn the heel and toe polka with the Bungowannah Bush Band;
  • Hands-on with dinosaur casts, real fossils, live bugs, playing federation handbells and memories of childhood games with Museum Victoria;
  • Cuddle a farm animal in the Animal Play area;
  • Green Hat Workshops - technical building blocks designed to inspire creative minds; and,
  • Emergency Service display vehicles.

For full program details, download the program here.


The organising committee would like to thank the following sponsors:

 Supporting sponsor  Coles
 Community partners  Federation centres
   Garner Bros Civil Constructions
   Hume Bank
   Stuart Gordon Landscaping


PDFChildren's Week poster 2014 (PDF 497KB)

PDFShuttle bus routes, including times and locations 2014 (PDF 1794KB)

PDFWodonga Children's Fair program 2014 (PDF 410KB)

PDFHow to plan your day at Wodonga Children's Fair 2014 (PDF 1631KB)

PDFSponsorship prospectus (PDF 2023KB)

Last updated: 14/10/2014

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