—Just a quick note to thank you and Rosa and everybody else who worked tirelessly to make the Street Fair a huge success. It was a pleasure dealing with all of you – always so helpful and patient and with such a positive attitude.

——It is by far the most successful, promotional event that our precinct has ever had in the eight years that I have had my Gallery, and I was proud to be a trader in Coventry Street and to be associated with this event. As most of the people said, who came through my Gallery on the Sunday, we hope that this will become and annual event to pencil in on the calendar and look forward to each year.

Best wishes

Allana Reid
—Afrikana Gallery

I want to say thank you to you all and express our gratitude for the HUGE effort you clearly put in to getting Scout About up and running in 2012. I appreciate that a lot more goes on behind the scenes than what we as the “traders” see, so please know that all you did was appreciated.

Everything from the workshops leading up to the day through the set up on the day to the pack up at the end was professional and relatively seamless from what we experienced.

The festival was a huge success for us, clients and visitors that stopped by on the day were having a great time and our staff had fun on the stall too; they’re already talking about what we can do to be bigger and better next year. So many people responded in surprise when they heard it was the first time Scout About had been held. We ended up with enquiries for office space, blocks of flats and even an Owners Corporation query so despite having no expectation of business there were some leads but best of all we felt part of the South Melbourne community and we were very proud.

Please pass on our thanks to your teams of people that helped pull it all together, you should all be very pleased with yourselves.

Thank you,

Pernille Cavanough
Dixon Kestles & Co Pty Ltd

—Well done and congratulations on a huge event last weekend I think that the success storey was amazing and thanks to you all for getting it together and making it the success that it was. Hope you are now planning for the next one. Well done Sam and Co tremendous result.

John C M Pratt
Dixon Kestles & Co Pty Ltd


—We had an awesome day and would LOVE to attend next year if you can book us in 🙂

Congratulation to you Sharon and the team at Flying Colours Events

—You professionalism showed with every aspect of the organisation to all the minor details

—You did an amazing job. Look forward to working with you again in the near future

——Leno Latturo
—Simply Spanish

—Hi Sharon,

Congratulations on a fantastic job with the South Melbourne Street Fair! It was definitely great to see the community come together and I am certain that more businesses will jump on board next year after seeing the success from the first one.Thank you for the opportunity and hopefully I can be a part of it again in 2013.

Kind Regards,
Janis Murillo

Thanks for such a great festival – it was a full on manic day – and a perfect branding opportunity.

Thanks for all your hard work – please also thank the team

Libby Williamson
The Party Room for Kids

—Hi Sharon,
Thanks – wow there was A LOT of people – Amazing!
Thanks for all your hard work,

—House of Snowball

—Just wanted to say thankyou for the opportunity to be a part of the festival and also for the amazing performance opportunities that have gone with it!

I’ve had so much positive feedback from the current members of the Glee Club and also lots of new interest thanks to the Scout About website and the performances.

Again, thankyou so much and hope we can do it all again next year!

Vicky Jacobs
Glee Club

THANK YOU for letting Father Bob and Myself be a part of the first Scout About Festival – We had a blast :)))))))))

Kind Regards

——Josh Willkins
Social Enterprise Manager
—Father Bob and Reign Water

The street fair was marketed and promoted well and appeared to work well for retailers and bring people to South Melbourne.

—Wealth Enhancers—

—The festival…which was in every way excellent. Huge sales, excellent exposure, and having the kids area down Union St was received incredibly well. We had nothing but positive feedback from customers, some saying it was the best street festival they’ve been to…pretty great… But all and all…hugely successful…I have HUGE plans for the next one!!

Carolyn Mee
Freestyle Espresso

—G’day Sharon.

—Thanks again for putting on such a great day. The fair will do a lot to raise the profile of the area for local businesses and I’m sure (apart from the odd grump) it will be something that residents also look forward to.

—We would of course like to be involved in the future should the SMBA decide to go ahead with another. We have also started to consider how we might improve both our marketing assistance and presence in the future.

—Thanks again,

—Nick Yates
—Central Equity