The Adelaide Fringe comes to Naracoorte

FRINGE FUN: Naracoorte Lucindale Council Arts and Culture Facilitator Jessie Lumb is excited to see local and professional artists on the stage this weekend for the Fringe Street Party this weekend. Photo: ELISABETH CHAMPION
FRINGE FUN: Naracoorte Lucindale Council Arts and Culture Facilitator Jessie Lumb is excited to see local and professional artists on the stage this weekend for the Fringe Street Party this weekend. Photo: ELISABETH CHAMPION

Naracoorte will play host to some of the Adelaide Fringe's best acts, as well as highlighting our great homegrown talent this weekend.

This Saturday, March 13, the town squares will be transformed into a mini Garden of Unearthly Delights with festoon lighting and buntings for the event, which has never been held in Naracoorte before.

Kicking off at 3pm on Saturday, the sound shell will host MJ Dance School, 11-year-old Frances local Phoebe Hocter, the Naracoorte Ukulele Club, Padthaway local Poppy Moyle-Read and local band the Fat Bottomed Girls Trio.

Following the local talents, some top-tier fringe acts will take to the stage including a fire juggler, acrobats, a balloon performer and the Ukulele Death Squad.

Naracoorte Lucindale Council Arts and Culture Facilitator Jessie Lumb said she was thrilled to be able to offer the event for the whole community.

"I am pretty excited just to hold something at all," she said.

"I've only been here since July last year but we haven't been able to hold anything and lots of events have been cancelled, so I think it is a great opportunity to have something for the community to come out and celebrate and have a nice, fun day" she said,

"It's for the community - it's free to attend and people can come and go as they please or stay as long as they like.

"I think people are ready to do things again, it's been a tough year for everybody.

"We've been lucky in SA but it still hasn't been easy so it feels really good to put something for everyone."

It will be a first for Naracoorte to host the event, which traditionally visits the bigger regional centres.

"I think it's really exciting it's coming to Naracoorte," Ms Lumb said.

"They normally only ever come to the bigger regional centres like Mount Gambier and Murray Bridge, so it's pretty special they are coming here."

As well as top-class entertainment, there will be market stalls, plenty of food and drink, a children's activity tent and a storytelling tent.

The Adelaide Fringe will be bringing their touring caravan with a photobooth ready to capture some special memories.

The event is free, family-friendly and fun for all ages.

There will be some road closures in place.