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Priory Fair offers fun for the whole family – and the dog

May 23, 2016
Priory Fair offers fun for the whole family – and the dog

The annual Priory Fair offers plenty to do for every member of the family – even the four-legged friends are catered for with a fun dog walk and dog show at the Fair this Saturday, 28 May 2016.

Canine capers have become a firm favourite with Fair-goers, kicking off the day’s activities with a fun 3km walk from the St Dominic’s Priory main gate at 07.00. Registration for the walk is from 06.30, at R20 per dog. All dogs must be on leashes and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Priory Grand Champion will be selected from the winners in the best pedigree, cross-breed, best condition and puppy categories, while prizes are also on offer in fun contests such as best sausage catcher, prettiest leash, best-dressed handler and dog “couple”, and the dog the judges would most like to take home.

Registration for the dog show opens at 08.00, at R40 per dog, and the event starts at 09.00.

Part of the proceeds of the dog walk and show will go to the PE Animal Welfare Society. For more information and pre-registration, contact Angela on 082 493 2188.

St Dominic’s Priory pupils will also be contributing to the entertainment on offer at the Fair, with the Priory’s Got Talent show from 17.00 in the school hall (R20 entrance). Pupils will be showing off their skills in singing, rapping, dancing, comedy, piano, poetry and acting.

The Priory Fair is renowned for bargains and treasures to be found on the White Elephant and second-hand book stalls, as well as a vast array of home-made cakes, sweet and savoury treats, plenty of food stalls, tea garden, crafts, plants and other goodies.

The beer tent is the place to meet, with a festive atmosphere, braai and big-screen sport, while the St Dominic’s Priory jazz and marimba bands perform on the Golden Dreams stage alongside a host of local entertainers.

Musical entertainment also features in the demo arena, with the youthful Booysens Park Violins and renowned cabaret artist Niqui Cloete-Barrass. Sports, martial arts, dance and a snake demonstration round out the entertainment programme.

The Priory Fair is a carnival of entertainment for children, with funfair rides, jumping castles, go-karts, pony rides, games, balloons, face-painting and plenty more to keep them busy.

The Fair opens officially at 09.00. Entry to the Fair is free, and parking is available on the school grounds and surrounding area.

Contact the school on 041 396 2800 for more information or visit www.priory.co.za