Inaugural Village Fair raising funds for Bogan Gate community groups

Over 30 stalls, vintage machinery, classic cars and more will make for a great family day out at the inaugural Bogan Gate Village Fair on Sunday, September 29 from 9.30am until 3pm.

Organisers Kellie Thomas and Keira Idien say the event aims to bring the community together and to raise much needed funds for local groups and organisations.

"We love the idea bringing the whole community and visitors together for a relaxing and enjoyable Sunday out in Bogan Gate," Kellie said.

"Money raised from the Village Fair will go towards some of our amazing community groups and organisations, like the Bogan Gate Railway Arts and Crafts Shop, who are doing it tough as a result of the drought."

"The Railway Arts and Crafts Shop is run by a long-standing community group, and is integral to the lifeblood of our town - famous for their delicious home-made baking and Devonshire Tea.

"The aim is to raise enough funds to cover the Shop's rent for the next year."

As well as a range of food, drink and market stalls, there'll be a Tupperware cooking demonstration at 11am, a fashion parade at 12pm, vintage machinery and classic car displays, and of course, Devonshire Tea.

With each Devonshire Tea purchased at the Arts and Crafts gets you an entry into the Lucky Door Prize.

The Railway Arts & Craft Shop stall will also be selling raffle tickets.

There'll be plenty to keep the kids entertained.

Bogan Gate P&C have a free colouring competition and playdoh fun, a jumping castle, and Parkes PCYC will be running a range of children's activities throughout the day.

The NSW Police and Trundle SES will be in attendance, with Rural Fire Service manning the barbeque.

The organisers are also encouraging budding musicians to try their hand at busking.

For more information, head to or visit the Bogan Gate Village Fair Facebook page.