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The Great Bason Fair


Sun 14 Feb 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Bason Botanic Gardens, 552 Rapanui Road, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: terry39q

The Inaugural Great Bason Fair is an Elizabethan Themed Family Fair featuring archery, fencing, hobby horse Jousting, games, live period music, actors and dance. Stalls include art, crafts, professions and food relating to Elizabethan times....but there will of course be coffee available.

The Fair follows four outdoor performances of MacBeth on the previous two days, marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Hence the Elizabethan theme. Members of the cast will be in attendance and Joined by Queenie, Black Adder and Baldrick, among others.
This is an alcohol free family event.

Held by the lake in the beautiful Bason Botanic Gardens, a garden of Regional Significance that has become a favourite destination for families, the Great Bason Fair offers entertainment, games for all ages and a look back at how people used to live their lives in Elizabethan times.

There is ample shade and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the food and non alcoholic drink on offer.
Games are supervised by Sport Wanganui.