Huge fete awaits

Edie Clutterbuck, Macy Taylor, Joey Williamson and Tom Watts are busy preparing for Clairvaux Carnivale. (Ivan Kemp) 308143_01

After a four-year absence one of Geelong’s biggest school fetes is back.

The Clairvaux Carnivale is run by the Clairvaux Parents & Friends Association it is one of Clairvaux Catholic Primary School’s biggest fundraisers.

Committee member John Watts said it is a massive day out and families come from all over Geelong.

“It’s one of the biggest fetes in Geelong I reckon,” he said.

“In the past they have had 2000 to 3000 people there. It’s a big area so everything is pretty spread out.”

In the past, the school has used the money raised from the fete for shade sails over playgrounds, resurfacing of the netball and basketball courts and refurbishing of the hall.

Fete goers can sign up early for a $25 all-you-can-ride ticket, which offers unlimited rides all day. The cost is $35 at the gate or individual rides are $8.

A massive day of fun is on offer with quality rides, a huge range of hot food options, the Cheer toastie truck, High Tea with live entertainment, a massive silent auction including Geelong Cats AFL items, a signed cricket bat from Aaron Finch, face painting, petting zoo, dunk tank, gift stalls, lucky dip wine bottles and more.

Entertainment will also include Dazzling Dan The Magic Man and live music from popular musician Riley Catheril.

The silent auction includes Stanley tools, gift vouchers, a Mercedes Benz for the weekend, sporting memorabilia, beauty treatments and more.

St Bernard’s Parish will offer a playgroup for the young ones.

The fete is on Saturday, November 19 from 10am to 3pm at Clairvaux Primary School in Belmont. Details: