About The Fair


This 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 this our eleventh year we moved to Ritchie Bros Auctioneers as the oval is 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……

We could not hold a successful fair without our wonderful Sponsors. Please check out our Sponsors page and give them your support.

All monies 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. When the date is set we will announce it here on this web site and on our Facebook page.