Last year was the 11th year of the Ormeau Lions Fair, which many now refer to as the ‘Mini Ekka. It all started back in 2004, as a vision of Norm Jessen (Ormeau Lions President from 2005 to 2012).
Norm’s dream was to fill up Brien Harris Oval with a ‘Fair’, we now know as the Ormeau Lions Fair. In 2017 we moved to Ritchie Bros Auctioneers as the oval was no longer available and we needed more space.
At the first fair we couldn’t charge for attendance as we didn’t have a fence up around the oval and on the second year we had a fence up, but we still didn’t charge to come in. After 11 years the Fair still has free admission.
Every year now we have many stall holders and food vendors plus Dance Companies, school music and dance contests, Pony rides, the animal farm, Ekka Style Rides – The list goes on……
All profits raised during the Ormeau Fair goes straight back into the community to help support schools, hospitals, underprivileged people and many other charity organisations.
We are looking forward to another great Ormeau Fair in 2018 and seeing you there as well. The dates for this year’s Fair are the 15th and 16th September.