A town fair to celebrate Mernda’s community spirit will take over Buttercross Park next weekend.

Organised by the Mernda and District Residents Association, the fair will feature pony rides, street performers, food trucks, a petting zoo, a jumping castle and carnival rides.

Association president Tom Joseph said the community fair, which is now in its third year, gave Mernda residents a chance to come together and celebrate their suburb.

He hopes residents will show their support for the event by coming along and having fun.

“This year’s event will be different from the others,” he said.

“It is much bigger and better. This is the first time we have had rides.

“We organise it to bring the community together.”

Mernda Community Fair is on Sunday, April 2, at Buttercross Park, Mernda Village Drive, from 11.30am until 3.30pm.

Details: www.facebook.com/MerndaCommunityFair