Pauline and Matthew Wallace at the Murgon Christmas Fair.
Pauline and Matthew Wallace at the Murgon Christmas Fair. Michael Nolan

Why each town should have a Christmas event

THE Murgon Christmas Fair is a special tradition for many people.

Fair committee member Paul Pratt believes it's very important to have an event celebrating the season.

"It's important for every town to have some sort of Christmas event, it just depends on how big you want to make it,” he said.

"It just depends on the scale of what you want to achieve, and I suppose you could say we've gone over and above what a normal Christmas carnival for a town this size would be, with all of the amusement rides we get.”

In order for the committee to function properly, Mr Pratt credits the financial support the Murgon Christmas Fair has received.

"This is all only possible from the business commitment from the 60 odd business houses that are helping to finance the night,” he said.

Mr Pratt believes these businesses like to get on board because it helps get the town ready for the season of giving.

"It helps everyone get into the Christmas spirit, for both locals and store owners. It's a big event for Murgon and this year if the weather is kind to us, it'll be sure to be a good night,” he said.

As well as it being a successful Christmas event, Mr Pratt says that the Fair is one of Murgon's main attractions.

"It's probably one of the only attractions as an event for people living in Murgon. People really rely on the fair for entertainment, and they really look forward to it,” he said.

"It's a bit of a big responsibility for the committee to make sure it goes well, but over the years it has grown into the function that it is today.”

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