Despite a worrying downpour of rain the 31st anniversary of the Glebe Street Fair saw the expected thousands of visitors head to Glebe Point Rd to enjoy free entertainment across three stages, more than 250 stalls and the 100 or so businesses that line the street.
The well-behaved crowd, estimated by organisers and the police to be more than 100,000, peaked at around 1.30pm, walking shoulder to shoulder but moving efficiently throughout the Fair, taking the time to chat with the stall holders, pick up some lunch from the local cafes, and enjoy a dance by stopping to listen to the variety of music emanating from the stages. The street was still filled with people at the event closing time of 5pm.
The forecast of early rain was never going to stop this event. Everyone was so excited about the prospect of fine weather after the deluge last year. Even before lunchtime, there was no doubt that the expected crowds were arriving, and we certainly turned on a great show for them.