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article imageGlebe Street Fair 2012 in Sydney Special

By Richard Milnes     Nov 18, 2012 in Entertainment
Sydney - Unlike a year ago it was a beautiful, sunny day and over 100,000 people were estimated to have attended the 29th annual Glebe Street Fair, held on Sunday, 18 November 2012.
Organisers
The Glebe Chamber of Commerce run Glebe Street Fair and it is sponsored by City of Sydney Council.
Official opening
Following the Aboriginal ‘welcome to country’ given by Gumaroy Newman, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney, Robyn Kemmis, officially opened the 2012 Glebe Street Fair in the absence of Lord Mayor Cover Moore who was sick.
President of The Glebe Chamber of Commerce, Sofi Lidgren and acclaimed Australian brain surgeon Dr Charlie Teo also spoke at the official opening.
Deputy Lord Mayor Robyn Kemmis officially opens the Glebe Street Fair 2012.
Deputy Lord Mayor Robyn Kemmis officially opens the Glebe Street Fair 2012.
Stalls
Stalls ran all along the approximately one kilometre stretch of Glebe Point Road between Parramatta Road and Bridge Road, which had been closed to traffic.
Anyone who had been to the Newtown Festival exactly a week earlier may have had a feeling of déjà vu as many of the stalls could be found at both events.
It was a good opportunity to stock up on gifts for Christmas with stalls selling items such as leather goods, arts and crafts and clothes.
Even the police had a stall and were allowing people to have a look inside their police car without being arrested.
There were plenty of food options to choose from including the familiar Turkish Gozleme stall that is starting to become as common as McDonalds.
A public art project “Faces of the Fair’ involved members of the public having their faces photographed. These can be viewed on the Glebe website.
Glebe Street Fair 2012.
Glebe Street Fair 2012.
Music, dancing and other entertainment
There was a stage at the junction with St Johns Road and another at the Parramatta Road end of Glebe Point Road.
A latin dancing group processed down Glebe Point Road.
In Foley Park, on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Bridge Road, there were some ponies for children to ride and the Guide Dogs stall offered the opportunity for people to meet some trainee guide dogs and try out being blind.
Glebe Street Fair 2012 - yellow bearded dragon and stimson python
Glebe Street Fair 2012 - yellow bearded dragon and stimson python
Glebe Street Fair 2012
Glebe Street Fair 2012
Glebe Street Fair 2012
Glebe Street Fair 2012
More images of the official opening and Glebe Street Fair can be seen here. A report on the 2011 Glebe Street Fair can be seen here.
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