Like many other towns in the area, Fryerstown burst to life in the gold rush days. Having been mostly a tent city, Fryerstown once had a population estimated at up to 15,000 people and featured 25 pubs and 5 breweries. The only reminders of these colourful days are a few decaying walls in paddocks and a handful of houses and shop fronts.
Usually a sleepy town that keeps to itself, Fryerstown comes to life on the Australia day weekend every years as it plays host to the Fryerstown Annual Antique Fare. Antique traders and collectors flood the area every year, setting up stalls in normally empty and very dusty paddocks to display their wares in the largest fare of its kind in the country. Although you have to come early to snag a bargain and beat the heat, a fun day can be had for all.
View Larger Map