North Perth: Hyde Park Fair back for another weekend of fun

L-R Kim Rogers, Nikki-Marie Rogers (Face painting artist), Ian Wooten (North Perth Rotary), Geoff White (Secretary/Treasuer North Perth Rotary) and Mudji Nielsen (Past Pres North Perth Rotary) Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d490981
L-R Kim Rogers, Nikki-Marie Rogers (Face painting artist), Ian Wooten (North Perth Rotary), Geoff White (Secretary/Treasuer North Perth Rotary) and Mudji Nielsen (Past Pres North Perth Rotary) Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d490981

PERTH’S longest-running free community event is ready for another weekend of fun.

The Hyde Park Fair is back for its 32nd year hosted by the Rotary Club of North Perth, with markets, entertainment, rides, animals, crafts, a multicultural food feast and more.

Rotary’s Mudji Nelson said the event was an all-year project, with the club striving to make it bigger and better each time.

“It’s rewarding to see children and families spending time together,” he said.

Many stallholders return year after year, including face painting artist Nikki-Marie Rogers, who is back for her tenth year.

Fair coordinators Lucy Tearne and Jacqueline King-Small said the event drew over 50,000 people to the park.

“It supports so many small businesses, so it’s a win-win for everyone,” Ms King-Small said.

The event has raised more than $1 million for the Rotary Club of North Perth’s community projects over the years.

The Hyde Park Fair runs on the Labor Day weekend, March 2-4, from 10am to 9pm on Sunday and 10am to 5pm on Monday.