News / Community / Business / 7th April 2022
Easter Bunny comes a hopping
Food, coffee, art, craft, plants, vintage cars, solar observing, Easter Bunny. This can only mean one thing - Coonabarabran’s annual Bunny Bazaar!
Back with a bang on Easter Saturday, the popular annual event offers a morning of fun and entertainment for the whole family, attracting tourists and locals alike, along with former residents eager to catch up with family and friends in their home-town setting.
Hosted by Coonabarabran District Chamber of Commerce, organisers are busy preparing for another Bunny Bazaar blockbuster with a day chock-full of events.
John Street will be closed to traffic, creating a giant plaza, enabling easy and safe access for all as they check out the many stalls, entertainment and local shopping specials.
A big drawcard this year will be the new Easter Hat Competition. It will be an open entry, with youngsters encouraged to get as artistic and decorative as possible.
Judging will commence at 9am at the front of the post office, with major prizes on offer for the best looking hats.
Local businesses will throw open their doors, many offering great Easter specials, while the streets will be lined with the usual market stalls, along with many new to the Bazaar.
There will be music and buskers and, of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny.
“The last couple of years have been pretty quiet because of COVID-19,” Chamber of Commerce president, Donna Burton said.
“We’re looking forward to finally having a Bunny Bazaar without those impacts.
“It’s traditionally been one of Coonabarabran’s biggest days of the year and hopefully we can get back to that stage.”
John Street will be closed off to traffic from 7.30am until 2pm.
IMAGE: Vintage cars on display at last year's Bunny Bazaar in Coonabarabran.