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‚Äôs 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 - Experessions of Interest (closing 5pm Friday, July 27)

There are four area in which we are seeking expressions of interest:   
          1. Food Vendor
          2. Recreation Clubs and Organisations
          3. Market Stall and Community Stall
          4.Performance and Entertainment

You will find specific information for each area in the table below.

Please have a copy of the following documents ready and saved on your computer, as these documents will be required to be uploaded during the EOI process:
‚ÄĘ Material Data Safety Sheet (if you have hazardous material in your outlet)
‚ÄĘ A photo of the outlet (food vendors)
‚ÄĘ Suggested menu including pricing (food vendors)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

If your application is successful, you may be asked to supply the following in accompaniment to your Letter of Agreement (LOA):
‚ÄĘ A copy of Certificate of Currency of Public Liability Insurance to the value of
$10 million
‚ÄĘ Completed Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)
‚ÄĘ WWCC or VIT details for the event contact on the day
‚ÄĘ Copy of WorkCover Insurance (if applicable)

If you are unsure of any of the above or would like further information regarding the 2018 Wodonga Children's Fair event, please the council's Event Co-ordinator Duryarne Streat

Food Vendor

The food vendor EOI is for those wishing to sell food and drink at the event as a lunch or snack option for both commercial and not for profit organisations.

The food vendor EOI applications will be assessed by the Children's Fair Committee and the council's Environmental Health team.

 To complete the food vendor EOI please click here

For further information about the food vendor EOI please email food vendor
co-ordinator Melissa Nagle  or call (02) 6022 9281

NOTE: In response to feedback we have recieved and as the event continues to grow, food vendors will be located throughout the event precinct and not solely within the traditional 'food court'. The committee will allocate site locations and we will clearly communicate with food vendors to ensure best outcome for all involved. All food sites will be promoted and published in the 2018 Wodonga Children's Fair program.

Recreation Clubs and Organisations The Children's Fair Recreation Oval is for sporting and recreation clubs that wish to promote themselves and can offer a free, child-friendly, hands-on activity for patrons at the event.

 To complete the EOI form for recreation clubs and sporting organisations Click here

 For further information about the recreation club and sporting organisation EOI please email the recreation oval co-ordinator Nigel Cunningham or call
(02) 6022 9285

Market Stall and Community Stall

If you are wanting to sell items for a profit, you are classified as a market stall - please tick market stall in the EOI application.

If you are promoting a business or organisation, and not selling itmes on the day, you are classified as a community stall - please tick community stall in the EOI application.

To complete the EOI form for a market stall OR community stall click here.

For more information about the market stalls and community stalls EOI, please email the market stall and community stall co-ordinator Duryarne Streat or call
(02) 6022 9356

Performance and Entertainment

This is for those wishing to perform at Children's Fair 2018. This may be on a stage or as a roaming performer around the event precinct. This opportunity is open to young people, dance groups, schools, circus performers, all genres of music and cheerleaders to name a few.

To complete the EOI form for performance and entertainment click here

For further information about the performance and entertainment EOI, please email the performance and entertainment co-ordinator Samantha Lampe or call (02) 6022 9232

Performance and Entertainment

Last updated: 02-07-2018

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