37th edition of the Broke Village Fair declared a success | PHOTOS

TERRIFIC TRIO: Broke Village Fair organising committee members Jody Derrick (president), Maxine Alexander (secretary) and Teegan Hayward (publicity officer) declared today's 37th edition as a success.
TERRIFIC TRIO: Broke Village Fair organising committee members Jody Derrick (president), Maxine Alexander (secretary) and Teegan Hayward (publicity officer) declared today's 37th edition as a success.

Sunny skies and visitors from across the state combined forces this afternoon to celebrate the 37th edition of the Broke Village Fair.

A predicted 5,000 visitors spent the afternoon at McNamara Park between market stalls and food vans while motor-enthusiasts were heaven when observing the 280 vintage vehicles on hand.

Local members of the organising committee Jody Derrick, Maxine Alexander and Teegan Hayward, declared the day as a success.

"Today was a success because we had a really good committee where everyone pitched in and did their bit," Derrick revealed.

"The local fire brigade also helped us out a lot and the band (Rockface) played all day so they were fantastic."

"The Singleton Bulls junior rugby club also helped around today to raise for their upcoming New Zealand tour and they were helpful as well," Hayward added.

The annual event has been close to home to Maxine Alexander since she attended the inaugural edition held near the town's general store in 1983.

"It has grown from a double decker bus and few vintage cars to no double decker bus and 280 vintage cars in 2019," she recalled.

"The local scouts also did a tremendous job helping us out as well.

"Everyone is just happy, they come down here and enjoy the day and it's a happy day for everyone."

As thousands poured into the town, which had a population of 292 in the 2016 census, local identity Mick McCardle (president of the Broke Residents Community Association) was able to network with many visitors who may wish to call the town home.

"I've been here for three years and went from the sea-change to the tree-change," the self proclaimed 'Broketerrian' explained.

LOCAL IDENTITY: Mick McCardle (president of the Broke Residents Community Association) has declared himself as a Broketerrian since moving to the town in 2016.

LOCAL IDENTITY: Mick McCardle (president of the Broke Residents Community Association) has declared himself as a Broketerrian since moving to the town in 2016.

"Today's numbers were really good and everyone that I spoke to had a very good day.

"Our group's involvement here was to raise awareness throughout the community about what we're doing and we had a fair few people ask us what has been going on.

"Not too many people know about Broke but it's a great community and there's a lot of support for the community and everything else."

AND if vintage cars, food stalls, a variety of wine tasting, live music, wildlife and superb weather was not enough; this installment included some medieval knights.

"Most people are generally shocked at first because they don't expect to see people in medieval costumes with weapons in front of them but it's been an amazing crowd here," the group's spokesman Callum Hurst said.

Children of all ages enjoyed interacting with the Waratah based Swordteam who made their first appearance at the event.

LIVE ACTION: There were plenty of demonstrations from medieval performers Swordcraft who had made the journey from Waratah.

LIVE ACTION: There were plenty of demonstrations from medieval performers Swordcraft who had made the journey from Waratah.

"You get to see a bit of history brought into the modern which is then sportified for everyday people," the 31-year-old added.

"Our ultimate aim is to get people more interested in the history and the hobby and it doesn't matter where they're located."

The entertainers will now have 12 months to sharpen their weapons ahead of the 38th edition of the exciting event.