The Good Time Fair

The Good Time Fair On The River
29 March from 10am
Van Der Riet Street and Wharf Street, Port Alfred

The Good Time Fair

Van Der Riet Street and Wharf Street

Friday 29 March from 10am

As part of the Port Alfred Easter Festival, The Good Time Fair is coming to the Kowie from 10am right into the evening on Friday the 29th of March, uniting Wharf Street and Van Der Riet Street for the first time. All shops and restaurants will be open to join in the celebration.

The Good Time Fair kicks off The Port Alfred Easter Festival in style. The Easter Festival is a town-wide celebration uniting a multitude of events and attractions all over Port Alfred for everyone and their families to enjoy.

Get ready for a day filled with entertainment, delicious food, refreshing drinks, live music, and bustling markets.
The fun starts on Van Der Riet Street with a jumping castle, Easter Egg hunt, and mouth-watering breakfasts and lunches from 10am to 3pm. Then take a stroll over Putt Bridge to Wharf Street from 3pm for an afternoon and evening of live music, a second market, vibrant lights, tasty street food, two landmark restaurants to cater to your every whim, karaoke, a wife carrying competition (win your wife’s weight in beer!) and even a thrilling walk-the-plank challenge right into the Kowie River!

Stay tuned for more updates and details about all the exciting activities and events happening at the Good Time Fair. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable day of fun and unity!

Things to do in Van Der Riet Street from 10am to 3pm: 
Face painting and Sand Art Stall
Jumping Castles
The Art Bar 
Rock painting competition at 10am  Workshop Lilly Workshop at 11:00   and sip and paint at 14:00
Treasure hunt 
Maps will be sold at Tales and Fables 
Tales & Fables Bookshop
Story hour at 11am and book signing by David Hilton at 2pm
Market Traders Store 
10.30 am Karate demonstration with Sensei Clive.
11:00 am Easter egg hunt for ages 10 and under. R50 per entry.
11.30 am Easter biscuit decorating. R20 per biscuit.
Food specials available:
Graze by the River 
Lamb and chicken shawarmas and Gluten-free beetroot wraps 
My Pond
Mini Beef sliders and Savoury patoto waffles 
Poke’ bowls and sushi
Ocean Basket 
Squid heads 
Rise Café 
Calzone and loaded fries
Frienda house 
Stoom pot 
Flame grilled chicken burgers with variety of sauces and Pancakes with syrup or cinnamon sugar
There will also be cool crafty  stalls down the street. 
Things to do in Wharf Street from 2pm until 12am
Apple and Beer Bobbing

Eighteen26 and the Wharf Street Pub and Grill will have buckets outside their restaurants – Eighteen26 the beer and the Pub and Grill the apples

The Kowie Koei Kak Betting Square

Hosted by the Tab – place a bet on the square that the cow (or goat) decides to relieve themselves and stand the chance to win 50% of the takings.

Strongest Man (or Woman) Challenge

Hoist a 30 litre can of beer into the air and see how long you can stand the burn

Friday Lunch and Dinner

The Lady Biscay is extending their famous Friday lunch into an all day and evening affair – for the first time you’ll be able to have dinner on the boat as well as lunch

Set Events List

The Ulysses Sunshine Coast Bikers will drive through Wharf Street


The famous Wife Carrying Race begins – run through the gauntlet and stand a chance to win your wife’s weight in beer!


Walk the Plank with Spargs Furnishers

4pm – 6pm

Parent and Prawn Fishing Competition – all children entering must be accompanied by a parent for the event.


The band Midnight Buzz will be live on the street and continue until 9pm


Karaoke at the Tab begins and continues until late


The Wharf Street Pub and Grill will have a dance party in their infamous Dungeon from 10pm – dance your socks off until 12am!

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