Dropping a bombshell at the Fryerstown Antique Fair

WEEKEND FEATURE: Fryerstown - Going old school

A PROFESSIONAL burlesque troupe from America turned heads at the annual Fryerstown Antique Fair this weekend.

The Atomic Bombshells from Seattle, who are on their first ever visit to Australia, decided to drop in and strike a pose ahead of their show at the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine on Sunday.

The group joined thousands of buyers and sellers from across Australia who flocked to Fryerstown for the three-day event.

This year marks the 39th year of the fair, started in 1975 to raise money for the Burke and Wills Hall where it is held.

It has grown over the years with crowds of up to 10,000 flocking to Fryerstown to rummage through antiques, Australiana, collectables, furniture, old kitchenware, vases, pottery and numerous odds and ends.

The old Fryerstown State School is also hosting lunch and afternoon tea during the fair to raise money for the next stage of building work.

Fryerstown School facilities co-ordinator Denise Button said there was a good turn-out.

“There are loads of people around, I don’t know how many exactly but many thousands,” she said.

"The Atomic Bombshells also made a visit and came through the fair to meet people.

“We have been hugely busy at the school serving lunch and afternoon tea.

“We are travelling along to meet our target.”

The fair continues until Monday. 

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