Sustainability Fair 2018

Sunday 4th November was a great day.  The 2018 Sustainability Fair was fabulous.

A record number of participants (exhibitors, workshop providers and speakers) provided more action to keep the large crowd of attendees at the Sustainability Fair for longer. There were twice the number of speakers, new workshops and 15 more stalls. See more detail on our What to see and do page

We had such a great response from people wanting to contribute to the Fair that we filled all the opportunities well before the Fair.

For any questions about the Sustainability Fair, please email

Upcycling Competition

New and beautiful or useful things made from something people were no longer using were part of our upcycling display.  Big or small, we found a space to display people’s creativity for the day.

Our upcycling was judged in our classes -Most Beautiful, Most Useful or Most Creative. Voting for the People’s Choice award was well supported.

More information in the Uraidla Show Book and entry forms,  Email for more details –

Scarecrow competition

New Scarecrow Competition categories challenged creativity

Primary Students: Junior Primary (K-3), Primary (4-7)

Open:  Oldest and boldest, Most hipster, Most spikey

Read all about it in the Uraidla Show Book


We are a proud partner of the Uraidla Show

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What happened at the Sustainability Fair?

11.00 Living off the grid (Nigel Levings)
11.30 Granny Skills (Rebecca Sullivan)
12.15 Retro fitting houses (Andrew Marsh) :
12.30 Workshop – Encouraging Native Bees
1.00 Native Bees (Dr Katja Hoogendoorn)
1.30 Understanding Solar Options (Finn Peacock, Solar Quotes) :
1.30 Workshop – Native Bees (Jenny Kemp)
2.00 Hypotheticals Music
2.00 Workshop – Beeswax wraps (Megan)
2.30 Fashion Parade
3.15 Auction and Raffle Draw & Prize presentation
3.30 Uraidla Concert Band
4.30 Alex Harris Music

Solar companies continue to be a key attraction to our visitors.  This year Allstate Solar, Tru Blu Solar and Solar Warehouse all showed their latest products.  Adelaide Geo Exchange also joined us this year.

Many of your favourite activities and exhibitors returned to the Fair.  There was keen interest in the recycled fashion show, the tool remakery, the snake catchers and the Hills Harvest Exchange.  Shopping opportunities were provided by Earthings, FunGuy Funghi, Priscilla’s Emporium, Botanical Curiosities, Earwigs and other stalls.

Refreshments were enjoyed at our SustainabiliTea Bar, Hutt St Coffee cart, Locapops iceblocks, Kokochi pancakes, Quince catering Paella and the famous Sustainability Fair pizza oven.

Creating sustainable lives

Our theme for the Sustainability Fair on  4th November 2018 was living sustainably.
Visitors were able to explore sustainability in our homes, in our gardens and environments and in the choices we make about products, about reusing, recycling and repairing.  Our exhibitors were keen to talk about their sustainable practices and how people can live more sustainably.

What’s the news about the Sustainability Fair?

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2 weeks ago

Uraidla Sustainability Fair

Another fabulous fair done and dusted just in time as the rain came through. Thanks to our extraordinary band of volunteers who make this event a success each year, the exhibitors who all share our passion for creating a sustainable future, Uraidla Primary school who generously lend us their school, musicians who all volunteer their time, speakers and everyone who comes along. Hope to see you all in 2019. Check out the photo of our lovely security guard looking for the owner of a lost dog. 🙂 ...

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We are now looking for interested groups to be involved in the 2018 Sustainability Fair. Please email us on if you are interested.