About The Fair

Ormeau Lions Fair:
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Lions Club of Ormeau will be postponing this years Ormeau Fair until 2020. We have received excellent support both from Cr Donna GATES and the Shearers Rugby League Club in making Brien Harris Oval available to us however some logistics behind the scenes need ironing out. We do however look forward to bringing back the fair to Ormeau in 2020 and getting back to the country style roots of its origins. Ormeau Lions is a volunteer organisation committed to supporting the community and will continue to do so through other avenues and possible future events. For more information or feedback, or even enquiries for how you can help the Ormeau Lions Club please contact us through our email at

Thank you and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused

2018 was the 11th year of the Ormeau Lions Fair, which many now refer to as the ‘Mini Ekka. It all started 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 our eleventh year we moved to Ritchie Bros Auctioneers as the oval was no longer available. After a successful Fair in 2017 it was decided to return to Ritchie Bros again in 2018.
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. We are pleased to say 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. Why not follow us on Facebook for all the latest news – Facebook page.