- held annually in October by the Portland Development Association.
Enquiries - The Secretary, Portland Spring Fair, PO Box 40, Portland NSW 2847
A Great - Good Fun - Family Entertainment Day..
"THE SPRING FAIR WILL BE BACK IN 2012"
BETTER AND BIGGER THAN EVER...
Magic shows with white doves
Old fashioned games hosted by Stretch the Clown
There will be...
Sculptured balloon animals
Show Bags - many types for girls and boys of all ages
SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER, 2012
10am – 4pm - Portland Showground
Visit our beautiful Yester Year signs all around town (as featured in the Australian Geographical Magazine). View the tributes to our old buildings and their unique history throughout the town’s many individual exhibitions on the day. Did you Know?...click here
Children’s Art Show Competition -
Great 'Decorated' Pram Race
Running around the Streets of Portland! Dressed up and pushing a pram!
Much, much more to keep you ENTERTAINED:
Display by the local fire brigade
Should you choose to stay for the weekend
- we have affordable pub accommodation at - The Imperial Hotel and The Coronation Hotel.
The House on the Hill, on Wolgan Street, offers beautiful B&B accommodation.
Portland's Clubs - The Portland RSL Sports Recreation Club, the Portland Bowling Recreation Club and the Portland Golf Club all offer gaming and licensed refreshments.
More surprises are to be added to the day, so keep up to date by visiting this website.
Chocolate wheel spins
Wine Tasting by local vintners
...with plenty of prizes for everyone.
Be a part of Portland’s Family Heritage
We invite you to be a part of Portland’s Family Heritage and forever be remembered with your name engraved on a brick that will be used to build the replication of the Bandstand in Saville Park. Come back every year and visit your brick. You will be most welcome!
You may be visiting us for the first time, or you are returning to visit friends and family. Perhaps you are one of our first families that settled in these parts. Or, maybe you are just going to fall in love with our town! For whatever the reason, we now have a special opportunity that allows you to be part of our current history that is commemorating our past. The replication of the once famous “Bandstand/Rotunda”- this structure was widely used by the Cement Works and their families for outdoor activities and for live music.
Our 'Yester Year' - Did you Know?
Portland is noted for its’ national and state heritage and geological value
In 1863 Thomas Murray established the first site of the cement works and by 1894 Portland was gazetted as a village
The Old Cement Works (with various name changes and lastly known as Blue Circle Southern Cements Works) was famous from as early as 1901 until 1991 for producing rare white cement and some 18 million tons of cement was quarried
We are known as “the town that built Sydney” and our special cement was also used in the new Parliament House in Canberra
No 20 Williwa Street, in the row of old Cement Work Houses is said to be haunted
There were originally four Bottle Kilns built around 1888. Two are still standing on the original site which today is closed parkland around a dam that is home to local wildlife. Raffins’ Mill can be seen housed in the old stone building also on the site
To this day Portland still has a Town Common covering some 650 acres and can be entered via Ridge Road, Portland