Fruitopia is a family affair
MUSIC, dog competitions, a bake-off and games for the whole family are some of the activities for the third Fruitopia, to be held on Sunday at the Lismore Showgrounds.
Fruitopia is an annual family-friendly activity organised by the Tropical Fruits, a social group for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and intersex people in the Northern Rivers.
"We also have dogs; we have sons and daughters; we are part of families and we want to meet the community and show them a good time," said one of the Tropical Fruits volunteers.
The programme starts with 'breakfast with the butches' from 9am.
The morning will continue with games for the kids such as musical hay bails and face painting.
Flamboyant performer Fanny Waterfalls said there would also be live music and cabaret during the afternoon.
Michael Rogowski of The Channon, and his dog, Minnie, will enter the "pet most look-alike its owner" competition.
They have won the title for the past two years and the 10-year-old Cavoodle and her owner are in top form for the competition.
Organiser Nelida Contreras explained there would be no entry fee to the showgrounds, and everyone is invited to enjoy the family- friendly day.
AIDS Council of NSW Northern Rivers Branch will host a bake-off called, " Go on, cake my day".
Tobin Saunders, community health promotion officer at the local AIDS council, invited the Lismore community to bring in their best cakes.
"Cakes, tarts, slices, biscuits, flans and grandma's special recipes, they are all welcome," Mr Saunders said.
"Drop off your creations from 9am at the ACON stall and you can win some fun prizes."