2BOB Radio is proud to confirm that the Taree Envirofair and Multicultural Festival will be held on Saturday June 11 and organisers promise this year’s event will be as bright and entertaining as ever. 

Gates will open at 9am and finish at 4.30pm – with a gold coin donation requested upon entry.

This will be the 29th Envirofair with the focus once again being on the 5R’s    Reduce Reuse Recycle Renew and Repurpose. 

This year, 2BOB has also added ‘Recovery and Revival’ as key themes due to the ongoing impacts of fire, floods, drought and Covid within our local communities over recent years. The multicultural aspect of the festival will include food and information stalls, as well as live world music.

There will also be the return of a variety of market and food stalls along with environmental and cultural Information stalls and displays, plus environmental speakers and kids activities, including a hands-on exhibit from Australian Wildlife Displays. 

Expect too, fantastic entertainment on stage from local dance groups and musicians including: Ian Papworth, California Dave, and Luca Saunders, along with world music ensemble Music of Joy. Musical entertainment will be headlined by Pam Hata, who will woo the crowd with wonderful songs celebrating her Maori heritage.

“Envirofair is a great place to find new ideas, hear great local music and of course, enjoy tasty and nutritious food!” said Brendan Parker, Envirofair Coordinator.  

“Combining Envirofair with a Muliticultural Festival means we can reach a broader audience with multicultural displays and a line-up of world music and dance performances to entertain the wonderful folks of the Manning and beyond. Where else can you get this much entertainment for a gold coin?!

“This fair is a celebration of the advances we are making in the right direction regarding the health and preservation of our environment. Recycling is now the norm, single use plastic bags are gone, renewable energy is everywhere, and now we are even seeing electric vehicles sold locally,” said Brendan. 

“Back when Envirofair started in the 90’s, environmental issues were still largely fringe concerns, but now this awareness is embedded into our everyday lives. The growing popularity of Envirofair over the years reflects that trend.” 

2BOB is also happy to announce that it has received a grant from The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands to help provide a Covid- safe Festival.

Interested stallholders are invited to contact 2BOB via their facebook page or email admin@2bobradio.org.au  or ring 2Bob Radio station on 65526200.

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