Devontae Aubrey blowing bubbles at the 2017 Murgon Christmas Fair
Devontae Aubrey blowing bubbles at the 2017 Murgon Christmas Fair Michael Nolan

The Murgon Christmas Fair hopes for clear skies

AS THE Murgon Christmas Fair approaches on December 14, the committee is hoping for the gift of good weather.

Paul Pratt explains how a storm took over last year's Fair.

"Last year we got washed out. It was going to be a bumper of a night and there were heaps of people, but about an hour into it, a hell of a storm came over,” he said.

"As soon as there's any lightening, the ride operators had to shut their machines down, and it was very disappointing because it was going to be a great night.”

This year, the committee are confident that attendees won't be disappointed.

"It's going to be good this year, and it'll make up for what people missed out on last year. If the weather stays good and it's a nice, mild night, we've got the same main attractions, and a couple new smaller attractions that we know everyone will enjoy. It'll be a great night for families,” Mr Pratt said.

In order for the Fair to stay successful, the committee needs another stable event.

"The one thing we can't control is the weather,” Mr Pratt said.

"In the last couple of years, the weather hasn't been kind to us, and we do get a down pour, so people tend to pack up and go home. When this happens, we really have to think about the dollars and cents of it all.

"We need a good year to get us back on our feet, and we're very conscious of that... but we're confident that this year will be very worthwhile.”

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