CELEBRATING THE SEASON: Chris Gunnourie and Genevieve Gleeson. Biloela Florist will be   open for the spring fair.
CELEBRATING THE SEASON: Chris Gunnourie and Genevieve Gleeson. Biloela Florist will be open for the spring fair. Vanessa Jarrett

Spring fair is an exciting addition to calendar

A SPRING fair can be added to everyone's calendars this year thanks to the Callide Dawson Chamber of Commerce.

The fair is set to take place in September and will close down the CBD area of Kariboe Street with late night trading, street dining, stalls and a fashion parade.

For the children there will be face painting, street chalk art, an old fashion bike parade and balloons.

President of CDCC, Genevieve Gleeson, said it was going to be a great event.

"We are looking at the lighting and decorating ideas to brighten up the event and give it the spring feel,” she said.

Mrs Gleeson said the aim of the spring fair would be to bring the community together.

"We are hoping that the fair allows people to reconnect with businesses in the main street, have a fun night and maybe win some 'Callide Dawson Coin' or the bonus prize of Fly Corporate flights,” Mrs Gleeson said.

The idea came from discussions at CDCC meetings.

"The chamber wanted a way to get people involved in the Callide Dawson Coin Shop Local draw,” Mrs Gleeson said.

"Last year the same event was impacted by Christmas parties so we wanted to have a draw night that everyone could be involved in.

"We also wanted to encourage people to support our retail areas, especially the main street.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Mrs Gleeson encouraged everyone to come along and have fun.

"We are encouraging the whole town to support this event, we are trying to have some good old fashion fun, while supporting our traders in what has been a tough year economically.”

Mrs Gleeson said businesses had been eager to jump on board.

"We have spoken to all the businesses in Kariboe and Callide Street, they are all positive about taking part,” she said.

"Businesses outside of the main streets are welcome to have a stall out the front of one of the shops.”

Mrs Gleeson encouraged anyone who was interested to become involved.

"We do however want to remind people that this is a chamber event supporting local business,” she said.

"There are not any market stalls or rides its about supporting interacting and being a community.”