Uncover treasures at community fiesta

There will be plenty to enjoy at the Bakers Square Community Fiesta on October 25.
There will be plenty to enjoy at the Bakers Square Community Fiesta on October 25.

The Bakers Square Community Fiesta will run from 10am to 4pm and will include live music, culture workshops, a range of food, art exhibits, stilt-walkers, children’s sculpture and craft workshops and sales of recycled clothing and other treasures.

Garden guru Chris Ferreira said the idea, which doubles as a local Garage Sale Trail event, came about after a few locals began chatting about how they could show off the park.

‘So far it has been an exciting experience, working smoothly with very few hiccups,’ he said.

‘Hopefully, the end result of the fiesta will be to bring the larger community together in a celebratory fashion on the day itself.’

Fellow organiser Maniisha Bluntschli said themes from the national Garage Sale Trail event, which promotes reuse and aims to reduce landfill waste, would be woven throughout the fiesta.

‘That includes great second-hand treasures for sale, including a huge recycled clothing bazaar, to examples on how to reuse, up-cycle and reform any manner of household waste and unwanted materials into wonderful new forms and functions,’ she said.

There will a space for people to hold their own garage sales and sell their secondhand gear free of charge.

For more information, visit Bakers Square Community Fiesta on Facebook or call Astrid Higgins on 0487 990 081.