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Mernda Community Fair 2017

The Mernda Community Fair is a day of fun, low-cost, family-friendly entertainment!  The 5th annual Mernda Community Fair will be held on Sunday 2nd April 2017 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Our new venue is Buttercross Park, on the corner of Mernda Village Dr and Dalmeny Way.  We’ll be having:

  • Local community groups
  • Local sports groups
  • Local businesses
  • Food trucks and stalls
  • Pony rides
  • Fair rides – Chair-O-Plane, Maze with Lazer Tag, Jumping Castle
  • Face painting
  • Animal Farm
  • Reptile Show
  • Classic Cars – 49-59 Ford Customline Car Club of Victoria
  • Main stage with performances
  • Chinese Lion Dance
  • Market area

All activities are cheap or free, so you won’t need to worry about spending too much!

If you would like a stall, please click on the appropriate link for Market stalls or Community stalls

For more details, see the Mernda Community Fair on Facebook, or you can read about the 2016 Mernda Community Fair here!

Mernda Community Fair 2016

The 4th annual Mernda Community Fair  has finished, and the organizing team would like to thank everyone who played a part in bringing the community together on Sunday 6th March!  We are volunteers who run the event in our spare time because we believe that Mernda needs something like this, something which makes Mernda feel like a home rather than just a place to live.

Please give your feedback at this link here, so we know what to change and improve for next year:

Mernda Community Fair 2016 Feedback

We hope to see you again next year!
– The Mernda Community Fair organizing team

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Mernda Community Fair 2016

stallholder poster 2016We are pleased to announce next year’s Mernda Community Fair will be held on 6th March 2016 at Mernda Villages Town Centre. Stall applications are now available here. Applications will close on 5th February 2016.

The fair in 2015 offered free and low cost entertainment such as petting zoo, reptiles, fire engine rides, jumping castle, pony rides, mobile skate park and many more.

We welcome small businesses, food vendors, community groups, dance, sports groups and so on to apply for a stall.

Apply online now.

Have your say on law and order issues for Mernda and surrounds

Acting Senior Sergeant Jason Gaffee visited MADRA for the monthly meeting last week (3rd Weds of each month) at the Mernda Village Community Activity Centre.

He is looking for feedback from residents about law and order issues in the Whittlesea City Council area, particularly in Mernda and the surrounding areas, where the new police station is being planned. Knowing what residents would like addressed will help when considering which specialised teams to base in the Mernda station.

He also updated the MADRA committee on the progress of plans towards the establishment of a 24 hour police station in Mernda in the very near future, and staffing levels required.
Gaffee is keen to understand community priorities for policing, and can be contacted on 9716 2102. MADRA is also happy to pass on any concerns.

He also let us know that he is asking his officers to be available to chat with the community, so if you see some police sitting and having a coffee, stop by and have a chat!

MADRA members thank Acting Senior Sergeant Gaffee for his time and interest in visiting community groups, and for being committed to having the police involved in the community.

Mernda Community Fair 2015

Preparations for the 3rd annual Mernda Community Fair to be held on Sunday 29th March 2015 are well underway!  The previous two events attracted thousands to the center of Mernda Villages to find out about what’s happening in their local community, and to take part in the great free and cheap activities on the day!  There will be something for everyone, with fun and entertainment for all ages.  Local community, sports and dance groups will be in attendance, and we will have a market area with a wide variety of goods for sale.  Music and performances will be running throughout the day, as well as free balloon art, and super cheap pony rides and face painting.

This year the YMCA will be bringing their mobile skate ramp and providing free clinics, right in the middle of Mernda Villages!  Skateboards will be provided.  We also have extreme mountain bike demonstrations from an Australian Mountain Bike Trials champion, petting zoo, reptile display, fire engine rides, classic cars display, and more!

If you are interested in having a stall please complete the online Stallholder application form.  We encourage all local community organizations and businesses to get involved, including sports, dance, self defence, schools, and local businesses.

Date: Sunday 29th March 2015
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

If you are interested in being one of our sponsors, please contact us at communitylife@madra.org.au. MADRA would like to thank our Gold sponsors Stockland and Costa Group, and our Silver sponsors Trafman, Bendigo Bank and the City of Whittlesea!

We hope to see you all there :)

For all the latest updates on the Fair, please visit (and like) our Mernda Community Fair Facebook page!