City of Wodonga


Children's Fair

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 we’re committed to making sure the fair is bigger and better than ever, but still achieves the same objectives:

  • 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; and,
  • To build on our partnerships with key stakeholders in the early years and children’s space.

Children's Fair 2018 will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 10am to 3pm. Applications for stallholders are now open and close 5pm Friday, July 27.

Please forward event enquiries to council's Event Co-ordinator, Duryarne Streat, by emailing

2018 Wodonga Children's Fair - Expressions of Interest

Does your community organisation want to help out at a great community event and fundraise at the same time? Volunteer with us at the 2018 Wodonga Children's Fair.

We're calling for expressions of interest for the following areas:

  1. Car parking crew;
    Help manage the parking of cars in two parking areas for the duration of the event.
  2. Pack-down crew; and,
    Pack up marquees, flags, rubber mats, signs, and umbrellas.
  3. Clean-up crew
    Help manage the waste including collect all wheelie bins and return to a nominated site and pick up rubbish across the venue and car parks (gloves and rubbish bags provided).

PLEASE NOTE: All volunteers must wear enclosed shoes and high visibility vests/shirts in addition to a hat, sunglasses and sun cream. No children (under 16 years of age) are permitted to assist in these activities due to dangers from moving vehicles and forklifts.

Please register your interest before 5pm on Friday, August 31 with the council's Event Co-ordinator Duryarne Streat.


Performance and Entertainment

PDF2018 Children's Fair event manual (PDF 2884KB)

SAMPLE.DOCSafe Work Method Statement (SWMS) (SAMPLE.DOC 113KB)

Last updated: 07-08-2018

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