Sunday, 9th September 2018 from 9am - 3pm
McNamara Park, Broke

Join us at the Broke Village Fair on Sunday, 9th September from 9am – 3pm at McNamara Park, Broke. The famous Vintage Car Display brings all sorts of vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, trucks and tractors and an amazing array of vintage farm machinery.

The kids will love the rides, animal display and lasertag while mum and dad can enjoy the festival atmosphere. Over 60 market stalls, children’s activities and rides, whip cracking, live music, bush poetry, Tug-o-War, rocker car racing and so much more throughout day.

Free mine tours to Bulga Open Cut mine will operate between 10am and 1.30pm for the whole family.

Entry: gold coin donation. Monies raised will go to local community groups including the Broke Fire Brigade and Broke Hall.

The Fair Line-up

Whipcracking with Australia’s ladies champ!  9.30am & 11am
Brooke Wicks, current Australian Ladies Whipcracking Champion will get the Fair off to a cracking start!   In between demonstrations in the main stage area she’ll share her passion for whip cracking and plaiting with a kids coaching clinic and plaiting demonstrations.  Bring your own whip or use one provided.

Tug-O-War Novice and Amateur Event 12.30pm
Fancy yourself a bit of a tug-o-war champ from way back? Nudge and the boys from the Macquarie Tug-o-War team are ready to take you on. It’s 6 a side, open to female and male, with junior and senior competitions. Don’t be shy – grab your burly mates (or not so burly) and see if you can bring them down!

Shannon-logoRocker Cover Car Racing: Prizes to win! 1pm
Fun for the family! Build your own car from a rocker cover and bring it along -- these mighty little cars have no motor, they are gravity powered! The cars will race in timed heats on our custom made 9 metre, 2 lane track. If you would like to enter a car, see below for the rules or email Jody

Prizes from Mike's Auto Parts

  • 1st Prize: $200 Voucher + Light Bar
  • 2nd Prize: $100 Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: $50 Voucher

Mine Tours to Bulga Open Cut – Bus Area
Jump on a bus for a Mine Tour to Bulga Open Cut at 10am, 11am and 1.30pm. You’ll learn about the whole mining process from our mine tour guides and you will see the mine equipment at work from the viewing area. Tours will leave on the hour from the designated bus area at the Fair. (Subject to weather conditions)

Vintage and Classic Car Display
Make sure you allow plenty of time to wander through the vintage and classic car display - hundreds of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and trucks for you to discover and enjoy as car clubs from all over NSW make the trip to Broke for the day.

Vintage Farm Machinery Display
Come and check out the vintage farm machinery which will be operating thanks to the Hunter Valley Vintage Farm Machinery Club.

Bush Poetry - Centre Stage - 11am and 12pm
For a cracking good yarn, join master storyteller and bush poet Bob Skelton AKA the Minmi Magster as he entertains the audience with his hilarious tales of mishaps, mayhem and calamity with poems, yarns and jokes relating to all facets of Aussie life. You can join in and share a story, yarn, poem or joke with him.

Chainsaw sculptor Stan Ray will amaze as works of art emerge from wood. It’s well worth a look!

Artist Blacksmith Doug Moseley will share his passion with smithing demonstrations on his portable forge.

Market stalls, local wines and food
With over 60 market stalls featuring local arts and crafts there will be something for everyone. Make some time to chat to local winemakers and olive growers and taste our local wines and olives.

Grab a bite to eat from our food outlets – try the good old fair food from Lions and Rotary, pizza, or indulge in some Texas BBQ style or Mexican cuisine. There will be plenty of tables and chairs or pull up a hay bale and soak up the atmosphere while you eat.

Music – Centre Stage
Live musical entertainment will be provided by local band The Broke Boys with some guest appearances by undiscovered local talent.

And there will be dancing, singing and karate demonstrations from our local groups, keep listening to the announcements for times of the display.

And something for the kids…

There will be plenty of children’s entertainment including the jumping castles, face painting, rides and lasertag. Our animal display includes calves, donkeys, chickens and more!

2017 BROKE FAIR PROGRAM (2018 Event info coming soon!)

  • Whipcracking with Australian ladies champion Brooke Wicks - 9.30am, 11am
  • Whip plaiting demonstrations and kids coaching clinic - all day
  • Vintage and classic cars, trucks, tractors and bike display – all day
  • Hunter Valley Farm Machinery display – all day
  • Live music from “The Broke Boys” – all day
  • Mine tours – 10am, 11am and 1.30pm @ bus zone
  • Bush poetry with the Minmi Magster – 12pm @ main stage
  • Rocker cover car racing – 1pm @ main stage
  • Tugowar: amateur and novice teams – 12.30pm @ main stage
  • Chainsaw sculpting & blacksmithing demonstrations – all day
  • Face painting, jumping castles, rides – all day
  • Market stalls, wine & olive tasting – all day
  • Laser tag - $5 for 15 minutes
  • Calves, chickens, rescue donkeys & more– all day @ Animal Display


Contact Jody Derrick on 0400 434 130
Stallholders: Contact Maxine or 02 6579 1036

Entry to the Fair is by gold coin donation, monies raised go to local community groups.


Broke Village Fair and Vintage Car Display Rocker Cover Races

What is rocker cover car racing? Rocker cover racing is a competitive event - vehicles are made from a valve cover from an internal combustion car engine, Valve cover racing is most commonly seen at car shows.

Competitors must construct a vehicle using a rocker cover from a car's engine. Usually it must have four wheels. It can be decorated or modified within the rules set by the organizing body. The rocker cover is powered by gravity. In a rocker cover race, two or more racing rocker covers are placed at the top of a specially constructed incline, which can be straight or curved. They are released at the same time and the first to cross a finish line at the bottom of the incline wins the race. Win lights or timers may be used to more accurately determine the winner of a race. Rocker cover racing is often an event for children at car shows, although adult valve cover race events are also seen. Rules vary – depending on the organiser.

The racetrack is a dual track – two cars at a time compete and the winner of each round progresses to the next round.

  • Cars must retain at least 75% of the original rocker cover.
  • Cars must not have any form of mechanical propulsion or steering.
  • Cars must weigh no more than 4 kg.
  • Cars must not be wider than 200mm.
  • Cars must not be longer, with all fixtures, than 500mm.
  • Sponsorship logos, racing stickers and car names are all encouraged.
  • Constructors wishing to wear racing clothes, fireproof overalls, helmets, etc., do so at their own risk of being laughed at.
  • Downforce wings, spoilers, air dams, etc., are all permitted provided they come within the nominated maximum dimensions of the car. They probably won't do any good, but we will all get a good chuckle out of them.
  • Cars must have a bumper bar, or external rigid spoiler or fixture, the full width of the car, no more than 40mm above the track and protruding no more than 3cm from the front of the car. This is for starting and timing purposes.