Fifties Fair 2014

Put on your Sunday best and be seen at Rose Seidler House, home of the Fifties Fair.

This year, we’re proud to feature Rusty Pinto’s Shotdown from Sugartown, who will be travelling from Perth for an exclusive Sydney performance.

Shotdown from Sugartown is Perth’s rawest rockabilly and honky-tonk blues band, fronted by internationally recognised blues and rockabilly vocalist Rusty Pinto with double bassist Jay McIvor and guitarist Jon Matthews. Rusty has toured extensively across Australia and has performed in England, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Italy and the US. Shotdown from Sugartown wowed audiences at the 2013 Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Weekender in Victoria, and they are now working on their first album.

Pat Capocci will also rock the Fifties Fair stage with their blend of western swing, jazz, country and blues. Local Sydney boy and one of Australia’s most respected practitioners of rockabilly and roots music, Pat Capocci performs regularly throughout Europe and in Australia, and has played alongside some of the most respected international artists, including Deke Dickerson, Big Sandy, Imelda May and Justin Townes Earle. Known for his energy and passion, Pat is a Fifties Fair favourite and returns in 2014 fresh from his debut gig at Viva Las Vegas in April and a European tour.

The Sydney Morning Herald’s 2013 ‘Chef of the Year’ winners, Porteño’s Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz, will be firing up the burners again with a menu inspired by traditional Argentinian barbecues. 

We’re excited to welcome Al and Jim, the boys from The Nighthawk Diner for their debut appearance at Fifties Fair. Pick up a delicious burger or sub from ‘Queen Latifa’, their 1959 International ‘Harvester’s Scout’ truck.

Also new to the fold is Madame Pop, with her retro cart of all-natural artisan ice pops. 

Satisfy your craving for the taste of good old-fashioned cakes with classics by Birgitta’s: A Little Indulgence

Wash the sweet treats down with organic teas by The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar or freshly roasted coffee from Allpress Espresso.

You can shop for the finest in 50s fashion, furniture and vintage wares from a number of leading dealers (see full list below).

Get styled by Sterling Hair, our in-house barber shop, or get pampered by Miss Pixie at Boogie Bop Dames, the Fifties Fair hair and beauty salon.

Come dressed in your best 1950s threads and join in our fabulous fashion parade for the chance to win a prize! Christina Batista –2013 Masterchef contestant, and modern mum with 50s inspired style - will join us on stage again to present the prize.  

Throughout the day, you can show off your jive and rock’n’roll moves in our dancing demonstrations and admire the classic cars display.

Come inside and marvel at Rose Seidler House, Sydney’s iconic 50s home, with its original furniture and fixtures, and be inspired to create your own vintage dream home.

Getting to the Fifties Fair is easy. We operate a free shuttle bus on the day (all day) between Turramurra Ralway Station and Rose Seidler House.

Ticket price includes return shuttle bus from Turramurra Railway Station, entry to Rose Seidler House and the full program of music and entertainment.


Fifties Fair 2014 Official Program

Main Stage Program

10am Limpin’ Jimmy & The Swingin’ Kitten
10.45am Rusty Pinto’s Shotdown from Sugartown
11.40am Swingtime Australia
12pm Pat Capocci
1pm Best Dressed Competition
1.30pm Swingtime Australia
2pm Rusty Pinto’s Shotdown from Sugartown
3pm Pat Capocci
3.45pm Limpin’ Jimmy & The Swingin’ Kitten

Tickets available IN ADVANCE ONLY – no door sales at the event. Due to the unique nature of the site, tickets to the Fifties Fair are limited and sell out fast.

General $49

Member/Conc $39

Group of 4 or more $35 each

When & Where

Sunday 24 August 2014 10AM–4PM

Rose Seidler House

71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076
+612 9989 8020