Scottsdale hosts North East Party in the Park

A maker’s market, live music and immaculate March weather will make up the main attractions at Scottsdale’s first ever North East Party in the Park later this month.

Set to be held at North East Park on March 18, the event will feature a selection of gourmet food stalls and will follow in the footsteps of a winter festival hosted by the Scottsdale Football Club last year.

Event organiser Dana Chorley said the event’s management committee was hoping bus services from Bridport, Winnaleah and Ringarooma would help bring in a crowd of between 500 and 1000.  

“Last year we did Winterfest just as a tester at our clubrooms and that went so much better than expected, so we decided to do it on a bigger scale in the summertime and we've had heaps of really good feedback,” Miss Chorley said.

“Our social committee has decided over the last couple of years that we want to get more involved in the community so that's our aim with these events.

“We want to support all of the local businesses around here as well because there's a few that have got their own vans and stuff now, and there's even some that don’t have vans who are setting up their own stall for it, so anything we can do to support local business is good.”

Festival goers are encouraged to bring picnic rugs and chairs to the event, however patrons will not be permitted to take in their own alcohol.

Miss Chorley said the event would include plenty of options for families, with children’s activities to run until 6pm. 

“There's a whole kid’s zone in the park which has got things like laser tag, the hurdy gurdy swing and Fairy Tales and Pirate Sails are doing face painting and that sort of stuff.

“We’ve got a couple of singers on board and we've also got a Fijian group doing some fire dancing and stuff like that so it's all going to be in good fun.”

North East Party in the Park will run from 3pm to 9.30pm on March 18.

Entry is $5 or $15 per family. 

For more information visit the North East Party in the Park Facebook page.