Every year, on the last Sunday in November, around 50,000 people flock to Adelaide’s west to attend the amazing Semaphore Street Fair. From its simple beginnings in 1994 as an event to celebrate the end of a bike race, the fair has grown and developed over time to become a major event attended by locals and tourists alike. Offering everything from belly dancers to a medieval tournament, the 2018 event is shaping up to be one of the best ever.
Admission to the fair is free, and there are lots of free, family-friendly activities on offer. These include live bands, the Yellow Brick Road (where the first 400 children to complete the trail get gifts from a number of sites along the way), a dazzling array of street performers, and the annual Semaphore Pets and Garden Pet Parade. Visitors will also enjoy browsing a wide variety of quality stalls (perfect for getting a head start on Christmas shopping), tempting food vendors, pop-up bars, amusement rides, and fascinating displays.
This year’s fair will be held on Sunday, 25 November, from 11 am to 5 pm. It will stretch along Semaphore Road from the Esplanade to Swan Terrace, and also along the Semaphore Foreshore. Check out the event’s Facebook page for news and updates in the lead-up to the fair – https://www.facebook.com/SemaphoreStreetFair/.
Interested in being a stallholder? The organisers have a rigorous set of selection criteria to ensure that the Semaphore Street Fair continues to reflect the best of what the local community has to offer. No further applications are being accepted for stalls this year, but further details on becoming a stallholder can be found at http://www.semaphorestreetfair.com.au for anyone who is interested in next year’s event.