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CANCELLED – Empire Bay Food and Fun Fair

Empire Bay Food and Fun Fair returns pictures of burgers, food van, dumplings and beers


Due to inclement weather the Empire Bay Food and Fun Fair has been CANCELLED.
President Carolen Barripp said “It was a tough decision to make to cancel the Fair. The committee felt the outside area surrounding the Hall will be soaked and end up like a “muddy mosh pit” from excessive foot traffic and vehicles in attendance.”
It is hoped the Plant Stall raising funds for local groups will be able to proceed on October 29th.
Stay tuned to the Chronicle for updates.

The highly anticipated Empire Bay Food and Fun Fair returns to Empire Bay after a two-year hiatus. It will be bigger, better and more diverse than ever before! 


On Saturday 15 October, the Fair will bring together over 20 mouth-watering food vendors and food artisans, and a performing stage featuring local artists throughout the day.


There will be plenty of culinary options from various food trucks, with Rigatoni for Toni bringing their pasta goodness, The Honest Cook will deliver delicious dumplings, Sangee will have vegan Indian delicacies, the Empire Bay Fishing Club hosting the ever-popular BBQ, and the ever-popular Mr Goaty will serve his one-of-a-kind gelato! 


Local favourite JenJams will be at the fair as will SweetAs Confectionary, Crooked Creek Biscuits, Emerald Tea Traders, Mountain Pride Farm Eggs and Curd Nurd Vegan Cheese and there’ll be local honey which will pair nicely with Tinapay Sourdough bread. It will be a foodie’s heaven.  


Everyone is encouraged Bring their picnic blankets, indulge in a cheese platter from Empire’s D’Lite while enjoying a glass of wine from the Empire Bay Tavern, cool local beer from Block ‘N Tackle and sample the apple cider from Sydney Cider. 

Performances by our talented local artists including Christie Chen, Ryan Baker and Mia McClean and the Verve Choir singing archipelago.

The Empire Bay Public School and Coast Christian College choirs will also perform, as well as the Central Coast Strings violin extraordinaire.


There’ll be plenty of fun for the kids too, A kiddie’s corner with free activities including hula hoops, Kanga and face painting.

For young and young at heart, attendees are encouraged to join in playing the African Djembe drum with The Big Drumming Event.

The local schools will also be offering food and fun at their stalls as part of their fundraising activities. The RFS fire truck will be there too.


“We are looking forward to seeing the Empire Bay Hall come to life on Oct 15. The Fair has grown to be a favourite event for locals and visitors, to enjoy delicious food, share a drink with family and friends while being entertained by local performers,” stated Carolen Barripp, President, Empire Bay Progress Association.


“Organised by the Empire Bay Progress Association, its volunteers are excited to be part of a unique event and have been working hard so that the community, together with visitors, will feel excited and safe to gather, share and celebrate,” added Carolen.  


All funds raised will be donated to local community groups.


Mark 11 am – 5 pm on Saturday October 15 on your calendar as the  Empire Bay Food and Fun Fair returns and head to Empire Bay Hall, corner of Gordon and Sorrento Roads, Empire Bay on the day to enjoy the village spring spirit!