Kiama Rotary’s John Worstencroft is hoping for a big turnout at the club’s 24th annual Antiques, Art and Retro Fair at the Kiama Leisure Centre on the weekend. Picture: GEORGIA MATTSTHE South Coast’s biggest antique fair is set to take place in Kiama this weekend, when the Kiama Rotary Club hosts its 24th annual Antiques, Art and Retro Fair at the Kiama Leisure Centre.

The fair is the club’s major fund-raiser for the year.

Organisers are expecting more than 1000 people to pass through the doors.

“It’s become really well-established now and would easily be the biggest fair on the South Coast,” Kiama Rotary Club member and fair co-ordinator John Worstencroft said.

“We get a lot of people from the Kiama area but we get other people who will come from Sydney, Tenterfield, Canberra – anywhere across the state.”

The fair offers people the opportunity to have items appraised and the club will also help people who are looking to sell items.

“A lot of people might have something around the house that they want to know a bit more about, how old it is or what it’s worth, and for $5 they can have an item appraised,” Mr Worstencroft said.

“If somebody wants to sell an item, we can help facilitate that for a commission that will go towards our efforts.”

Last year’s fair raised about $12,000 for the club and they are hoping for a similar figure this year to help them with their work in Papua New Guinea.

“We have a sister club in Madang in Papua New Guinea that we sort of adopted and we’ll be focusing a lot of the money we raise to help them,” Mr Worstencroft said.

“We’ve sent a few containers worth of supplies to help them with things like education and health care and we want to do more to help them improve their schools and hospitals.”

The fair will take place from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Entry is $10 for adults, $7 for concessions. Accompanying children are free.

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