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Fetes, Fairs, Festivals in New South Wales and the ACT

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The Fetes, Fairs and Festivals website is a comprehensive guide to the many community-based special events held throughout Sydney and New South Wales. A spectacular array of music and cultural festivals, high adrenalin sports and exciting family entertainment is hosted in New South Wales and ACT every year. Here is just a sample of what's on offer.

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June 23 to 25 - Good Food and Wine Show

Sydney New South Wales

Enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new ideas, products, tips & hints to inspire your next foodie adventure! With hundreds of local and international exhibitors, your new favourite food and drinks are only a sample away. Whether you’re into sweet or savoury, beer or wine, we’ve got you covered!read more

June 24 - Winter Magic Festival

Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW

The Winter Magic Festival is a free, annual community event, celebrated around the Winter solstice in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. It is the weekend when artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and community take over one of Australia's most famous townsThis allows the whole town to become a performance space. The streets are lined with market stalls and everybody who attends is encouraged to dress in costume.....read more

June 24 - Lismore Lantern Parade

Lismore NSW

The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night of the year, being the Winter Solstice. The Lantern Parade attracts in excess of 25,000 people each year and provides a safe and enjoyable experience for all those involved. The festival celebrates community, art and nature with arts, crafts, workshops, regional cuisine, a spectacular parade, lanterns, parade bands, street theatre, music, carnival dancers, illuminated puppets, fire art and pyrotechnics. There will be market stalls and entertainment in the heart of the city throughout the day, followed by the dazzling parade through the streets, culminating in the mesmerising fiery finale at Oakes Oval....read more

June 25 - Chand Raat Eid Festival

Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill Sydney

The Chand Raat Eid Festival is an opportunity for families to get together, do Eid shopping and eat delicious foods from a variety of stalls. The community groups and individuals place variety of stalls containing handicrafts, art, painting, clothes, jewellery, henna, bangles, shoes, food, toys and many other traditional items. The festival also provides children amusements and rides and live multicultural performances. CREF, being a non-alcoholic family event, provides fantastic opportunity to families and youth to enjoy wonderful amusements, entertainment activities and delicious variety of foods. 4pm to midnight...read more

June 30 to July 2 - Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival

Ballina Northern Rivers NSW

Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival brings you three events over three days, showcasing the best produce, products, restaurants, culinary expertise and entertainment the region has to offer, along with premium wines, craft beer, cider and spirits.....read more

July 1 - Sawtell Chilli Festival

Sawtell NSW

Save the date - July 2 - for the hottest festival on the Coffs Coast. Join us in Sawtell where Australia’s leading chilli product manufacturers and Sawtell Foodies will put a diversity of cuisine on show. A great day out for families, regardless of whether you like it hot and spicy or more mild, there will be a huge range of stalls, cafés and restaurants to cater to your tastes. Plus kids’ rides, entertainment and music, chilli tasting, competitions and giveaways....read more

July 1 to 16 - Bathurst Winter Festival

Bathurst NSW

Staged in the beautiful, heritage CBD of Bathurst, the Bathurst Winter Festival is a showcase of the vibrancy, creativity and family friendliness of the region. Illuminated heritage buildings, an outdoor ice rink, a giant Ferris wheel and twilight markets with local food, wine and craft beers allow visitors to embrace winter and to have outdoor fun, all in the historic and architecturally beautiful Town Square. This two week event embraces the distinct seasonality of the region (it's cold in winter!) and celebrates the significant cultural heritage of Australia's oldest European Inland settlement. .....read more

July 1 to 2 - Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair

Richmond NSW

From jousting, archery and combat to crafts, cooking and games, Winterfest offers entertainment to watch and activities to try. You can also browse the offerings of our carefully selected merchants. There’s something for all ages....read more

July 13 to 16 - Bastille Festival Sydney

Circular Quay Sydney NSW

Uniting individuals and countries in the spirit of Bastille Day, the Bastille Festival will take place at one of Sydney’s most iconic locations, Circular Quay, across four huge days and nights over the Bastille Day weekend. A celebration of food, wine and art, the Festival’s jam-packed program involves over 100 performance artists, more than 100 specialty food offerings from countries such as France, Germany, Greece, Portugal and Switzerland; and an incredible selection of beer and wines from some of the most reputable vineyards in France, Spain and Italy. ....read more

July 27 to 30 - Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

Lightning Ridge NSW

The Lightning Ridge Opal festival is a four day event held over the last week in July and includes the Opal Queen Ball, Opal & Gem Festival, IOJDAA Trade Show and Jewellery Competition. Attracting over 4,000 visitors to the town it is the largest on the Opal event circuit. Jewellers, buyers, wholesalers, miners, rock hounds, lapidary enthusiasts and tourists are invited to experience the best Lightning Ridge has to offer with this culmination of information, spectacular jewellery, collectables, great deals and fantastic networking opportunities....read more

July 30 - Wideview Public School Winter Wonderland fete

Wideview Road, Berowra Heights NSW

On Sunday 30 July, Wideview Public School is hosting its biennial Fete. This year, the fete will have a ‘Winter Wonderland’ theme, with Berowra’s first ever synthetic ice rink taking centre stage. Come along for a fabulous day out for the whole family. Our attractions include an Ice Rink; Carnival Rides; Live Entertainment; Market & Food Stalls; Roaming Frozen characters; Kindifarm; Bouncy Castle; Moving Bodies Softplay Zone; Face Painting; Snow Cones, Fairy Floss & Popcorn; and lots more!....read more

July 9 - Multicultural EID Festival

Fairfield Showground, Smithfield Rd - Prairiewood

The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair is the first, largest and longest running Multicultural Eid festival in Australia, being one of the most anticipated events on Sydney's multicultural calendar. Welcoming tens of thousands of people from over 35 communities, with over 150 stalls, amazing traditional cultural performances, free entertainment, thrilling rides! It is a family fun day for all. Come celebrate Australian Multiculturalism at its best! Whatever your taste in shopping, food and entertainment, the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair is for you, your family and friends!...read more

July 29 - Bankstown Bites Festival

Bankstown, Sydney

Living up to its reputation as one of Sydney’s best and most loved food festivals, Bankstown Bites attracts over 7,000 people each year. Foodies from all over the Sydney metropolitan area and beyond come along to enjoy the perfect combination of guided food tours, cooking demonstrations and a diversity of food stalls. The Bites Food Tours explore the world of exotic and tasty culinary treats that we in Bankstown take so much for granted. Be astounded by the number of restaurants, cafes, patisseries and grocery stores that make up the Bankstown CBD. The aroma of spices and smallgoods, and the temptation of Sydney’s finest Lebanese sweets are far too much to resist with festival-goers stocking up on treats to take home. In the Bankstown Arts Centre there will be entertainment, art, crafts and displays for all ages. More than just a food festival, Bankstown Bites is food for the mind and food for the soul! See you all at BankstownBites! Expect a smorgasbord of food, tours, demonstrations and free entertainment! 10am to 4pm...read more

July 30 - The Nowra Chilli & Chocolate Festival

Shoalhaven City Turf Club, Albatross Road, Nowra

The Nowra Chilli & Chocolate Festival is a one day festival to embrace, promote and sell Chilli & Chocolate related products. Highlights of this wonderful family-friendly event include a variety of exhibitors such as Chilli and Chocolate related products, on-site entertainment, children's activities, lucky door prizes and much more! 9.30am to 4pm...read more

August 5 - Strathfield South Public School Great Fete

457 Liverpool Road, Strathfield South Sydney

On SATURDAY 5th AUGUST 2017 from 10AM till 4PM we will see our wonderful school and community come together for what we know will be a GREAT FETE! Come along and join us for a wonderful day with plenty of things to see and do for the whole family. There's lots of Rides for all ages, International Food, Trash and Treasure, Pre-loved Books, Games and Plants, Cakes and Sweets, Entertainment, Auctions and much more. 10am to 4pm....read more

August 6 - Moocooboola Festival

Hunters Hill, Sydney

Moocooboola Festival attracts over 20,000 people to a free and outrageously fun family and community day. This Festival this year bigger and better than ever featuring music, comedy, dance, rides, dog show, food and wine, a market bazaar, community information stalls, rock climbing wall, circus playground, walk in Animal Farm and much more. 9.30am to 4.30pm - Hunters Hill, Sydney...read more

August 6 - West Pennant Hills Public School Spring Fair

This year's West Pennant Hills Public School Spring Fair promises to be a fabulous day out for the whole family. There's heaps of fun rides for all ages, lots of great stalls and yummy food, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Books, Plants, Trash & Treasure, Luck Dip, Showbags, Cakes, Sweets, BBQ, Devonshire Tea, loads of entertainment, Raffles, Arts and Crafts plus much more! 10am to 4pm - Church Street, West Pennant Hills...read more

August 11 to 12 - Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Bangalow NSW

The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival returns with a celebration of authentic local food, music & old-time entertainment, in the heart of the Byron Hinterland...read more

August 12 - Sherwood Ridge Public School Fete - The Sherwood Show

Rosebery Road, Kellyville NSW

Sherwood Ridge Public School's biannual fete, The Sherwood Show, will be a fun day out for the whole family. There will be Rides, Jumping Castles, Tombola, Market Stalls, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Plants, Trash & Treasure, Lucky Dip, Showbags, Chocolate Wheel, Cakes, Lollies, a Silent Auction, yummy food, and much more. Entry is free, with all day Entertainment, 10am to 3pm...read more

August 13 - Wallsend Winter Fair

Newcastle NSW

The Wallsend Winter Fair is a free fun filled, family friendly day. It is one of the largest, if not the largest street event in the Newcastle LGA; attracting up to 30,000 visitors throughout the day. The Wallsend Winter Fair brings generations together to support local business, market stalls, community groups, charities, schools, sporting groups, local entertainers, talent schools and more. The day commences at 9am with the Grand Parade. Browse through approximately 120 vibrant specialty stalls and local businesses, that will be offering unique arts, crafts, gifts, clothing, jewellery and much more. Take a break and enjoy the many fresh and tasty food cuisines on offer in the food precinct and from our local cafes & restaurants. Visitors can also sit back and enjoy local musicians, school bands, choirs and dance schools perform on our two stages. Visitors that enjoy the thrill of amusement rides… we have two precincts offering the latest rides for all the family. You are sure to find something for everyone at this FREE family event. 9am to 4pm....read more

August 18 to 20 - Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival

3518 Armidale Road, Nymboida NSW

The Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival (19 to 21 August) celebrates our wonderful Aussie outdoor life style with music, poetry, dance and food. Friday starts with the Bush Poets evening, Saturday ramps up with bands, whip cracking, blacksmithing, camp cooking and many other Aussie activities and finished with the Bush Dance. Sunday is Market Day, with roving musicians, dog trials and kids activities. The Festival is hosted by Nymboida Camping & Canoeing. Accommodation available on-site....read more

August 20 - Ferragosto Festival

Five Dock, Sydney

Sydney's favourite Italian food and culture festival, run by the City of Canada Bay, is back at Five Dock this year. There is something on offer for the whole family, with over 170 market stalls, live cooking demonstrations, music and dancing, kids rides, automotive displays, activities and roving performers. Best of all, the event is free. Don't miss it!.....read more

August 19 to 20 - Malaysia Festival

Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour Sydney

Malaysia Fest is an annual community and cultural festival traditionally held at Sydney’s glorious Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, but will be held at Pyrmont Bay this year. As a cultural event, Malaysia Festival seeks to promote and raise awareness about Malaysia’s cultural diversity to the Australian community through our amazing cuisine and colourful cultural performances. Famous Malaysian restaurants will be manning food stalls, and Sydney’s own Malaysian student population will be providing a myriad of cultural performances for the delight of the Festival’s visitors. 12noon to 9pm - Pyrmont Bay, Sydney...read more

August 26 - Riverfest

Camden Road, Campbelltown

With a unique focus on environmental sustainability and the celebration of cultural differences, Riverfest is a melting pot of ideas, creativity and fun! The event, held each year on the last Saturday of August, aims to raise awareness of the city’s local environment and cultural diversity. Try tasty treats from around the world, be entertained by groups performing their traditional dance, have a go at wide range of recycled craft projects or get some tips on sustainable gardening. With loads of interactive workshops, stalls and entertainment, learning about our sustainable environment and celebrating our cultural differences has never been so much fun - and there is something for everyone!...read more

August 26 - Thornleigh West Public School Spring Fair

Giblett Avenue, Thornleigh NSW

Thornleigh West Public School comes alive for Spring Fair this year, which promises to be the best ever! With rides, Kindifarm, games and face painting the kids will be entertained all day, while Mum can go shopping at the market stalls. Don’t bring lunch as there is loads of food stalls to make sure you don't go home hungry....read more

August 26 - North Rocks Public School Fete

359 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks NSW

The Fete will be held at North Rocks Public School (enter and park from Tiernan Avenue at the Don Moore Reserve). There will be a whole amusement park on the back oval! Fantastic activities and crafts for the kids, entertainment all day long, fresh food, raffles, prizes, art and craft stalls and so much more! Come and show your support for the school and the local community! We will also feature cupcakes, sweets and the ever needed coffee so that you can have the energy to look around and enjoy an hour or two browsing the stalls. 10am to 4pm ...read more

August 26 to 27 - Penrith Show

Station St, Penrith

This year's Penrith Show will feature Arts & Crafts on display as well as ring events, Poultry Pavilion, Dog High Jump events, Cage Birds, Dairy Goats, Cooking and Preserves, School Subjects and Junior Art, Photography, and Woodchop. Farm animals will be here for both days of the Show. There will be Side Shows and special events for all the family to enjoy....read more

August 27 - Uruguyan Latin Festival

Fairfield Showground 443 Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood NSW

The Uruguyan Latin Festival returns for its 28th year.Art culture and entertainment collide to showcase Sydney's rich and diverse Latin culture. Entertainment by more than 21 artist including live performances. Live music. No need to go hungry as this is where you will find Australia's largest South American Barbecue. A compulsory $10 donation (children under 12 free) at the door puts you in the draw to win a lucky door price to the value of $3000.00! 10:00 am to 9:00pm....read more

August 27 - Italian Wine + Food Festival

The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve – Hickson Road Entrance, Sydney

Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in August with the return of the Italian Wine + Food Festival. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for the connoisseur, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian-speaking wine lover. And snacks...lots and lots of snacks. The festival is all about celebrating wine, food and culture together in inimitable Italian style. 11am to 9pm.....read more

August 27 - Miranda North Public School 60th Anniversary Fair

162b The Boulevarde, Miranda NSW

Miranda North Public School is holding its 60th Anniversary Fair on Sunday 27 August 2017. This will be a great day out for the whole family with carnival rides, sideshow alley games, food, drinks, stalls, entertainment, activities and much more. Mark the date - we hope to see you there!! 10am to 2.00pm.....read more

September 2 - Willoughby StreetFair

Chatswood CBD NSW

The North Shore’s biggest street party, where you can watch the colourful street parade, wander the great variety of market stalls and enjoy entertainment throughout the day on the numerous stages. With children’s entertainment and activities, mouth-watering cuisine, sustainability lane and classic cars, this year’s StreetFair is sure to please....read more

September 2 to 3 - The Taste of Coogee Festival

Coogee Oval, Coogee Beach

For those who love fine food, wine and beer, the Taste of Coogee Festival will be a celebration of all the local talent and fare that we are fortunate to have around us. Showcasing local restaurants, cafes, delis and other food based businesses, the day promises to be full of gastronomical surprises. Entertainment for the day includes Master Chef cooking demonstrations, other foodie shows to keep the whole family engaged. The kids will be kept happy with rides and the gorgeous parkland and beachside that is Coogee. Come along to the Taste of Coogee Festival and enjoy a fabulous day with the whole family....read more

September 3 - Strathfield Spring Festival

Strathfield, Sydney

Family fun on Father’s Day! Don't miss the Strathfield Spring Festival on Father's Day this year - Strathfield Council's biggest annual event with carnival rides, headline entertainment, merchandise stalls, community displays, showbags, lots of food and games and giveaways. There's lots of fun for all the family with Father's Day competitions, special offers, a Kidz World of fun for the little ones, Sports Quarter with clinics, giveaways and more!...read more

September 9 - Gunning Fireworks Festival

Gunning, Country NSW

Gunning must be the only place where you can experience a display of fireworks second only to Sydney's New Years Eve with over one hour of fireworks demonstrations! Other highlights include amusement rides, market stalls, food stalls galore, face painting, air brush tattoos and of course fairy floss, live music and lots more. 3pm to 9pm...read more

September 9 - Central Coast Grammer School Spring Fair

Arundel Road, Erina Heights NSW

Enjoy a dazzling array of market stalls, thrilling rides for children of all ages, musical performances from student ensembles, entertainment, the Chocolate Wheel and the fun-packed KidsZone bursting with dozens of arcade-style games and pony rides. The popular International Food Court serves up tasty, authentic cuisine from around the world including South African, Italian, Chinese and Mexican dishes. Freshly brewed Inca coffee will waft across the courtyard and you will be enticed to relax with your coffee and a delicious piece of cake from the popular Pavillion Café. There are of course all the kid’s favourite treats including snow-cones, fairy floss, ice cream and cupcakes. The Champagne & Oyster Bar has become an institution at the Fair in recent years and is a very popular spot for parents to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun. Set in our stunning school grounds, the Spring Fair is a wonderful, colourful family day with something to interest everyone. 9am to 4pm....read more

September 9 - Oatlands Public School Diamond Jubilee Fair

Belmore Street East, Oatlands NSW

Oatlands Public School are celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee Fair. The fair will host rides & games, face painting & craft, live entertainment, an artisan market, food vendors, historical exhibition, live mural painting, school garden activities, service displays & much more. This family event is chock full of fun for everyone. If you are interested in getting involved as a sponsor, vendor, stallholder or entertainer, contact us at oatlandsps.diamondjubilee@gmail.com...read more

September 9 to 10 - Eurofest

Ararat Reserve Frenchs Forest

Eurofest is an annual Multi-Cultural Festival held at Ararat Reserve Frenchs Forest on the 2nd Weekend of September each year. Highlights of this event include Arts and Crafts, Entertainment – Dancing & Music, European Beers, Multi-Cultural Foods, Fashion Accessories, Over 100 Stalls, Rides for the kids and Fireworks on Saturday at 7:30pm...read more

September 10 - Spring into Corrimal

Corimal, NSW South Coast Sydney NSW

SPRING INTO CORRIMAL is the Illawarra's largest annual one day family festival attracting over 30,000 people. The event features a colourful grand parade along Princes Hwy from 10am, and throughout the day showcases free entertainment, a huge variety of stalls, multicultural food, rides, showbags, a car boot sale, activities for all ages, plus loads more....read more

September 10 - Festival of the Winds - Bondi

Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi NSW

Australia's largest kite flying festival is on again at Bondi Beach. The skies will be full of kites of all sizes and shapes flown by professional local and international kite flyers, whilst below, dance and music from around the world will entertain. Festival of the Winds also brings you food stalls from all over the world, children's rides, workshops, demonstrations, roaming entertainment, puppet shows, art exhibitions in the Bondi Pavilion Gallery, a full day's entertainment program and all sorts of activities. This is a great day out for all the family. 11.00am to 4.00pm - Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi...read more

September 10 - Avalon Public School Fete

The Avalon Public School Fete is on Sunday, 10 September 2017, 9 am – 3 pm. We have a bumper fete planned with visitor numbers expected in the thousands! There will be over a dozen amusement rides for all ages, pony rides, face painting, games alley, tie dying, gourmet food, cakes, showbags, cosmic dance party and silent disco, raffles, DJ music, pre-loved books and clothes, silent auction and artisan markets. Bring all your family and friends (unfortunately not your furry friends - no dogs allowed on school grounds) and follow our Facebook page for the latest news! - Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach...read more

September 10 to 24 - Camden Festival

Camden NSW

Every September, Camden Festival enlivens and transforms Camden with a variety of activities and events. The program on offer is diverse and aimed to cater for all. It's a celebration of Camden and what the Camden Local Government Area has to offer and best of all, spring is in the air! Whether you like the relaxed atmosphere of an afternoon Picnic in the Park or the fun and vibrant Kids Fun Day, an outdoor movie experience at Cinema Under the Stars or wining and dining at the picturesque Camden Town Farm at ‘TASTE' Food, Wine & Music Festival there is something to suit all....read more

September 16 - Jerry's Plains Community Fair

Recreational grounds Wambo Street, Jerrys Plains, Hunter Valley

The Jerry's Plains Community Fair is a fabulous annual event, held in Jerry Plains NSW. Jerry's Plains is situated in the beautiful Hunter Valley on the Hunter River & surrounded by picturesque farming land, mountain ranges, heritage buildings & world renown horse studs Coolmore & Darley. Sites are available at $10 per 4x4m. We have been averaging 55 stalls ranging from used goods, new products, fresh food & veg, pickles jams etc to interesting displays of vintage cars, bikes & more. 8am to 4pm...read more

September 16 to October 15 - Floriade

Commonwealth Park, Canberra

Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. This iconic Canberra event showcases one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park and entry is free. The event welcomes more than 400,000 local, interstate and international visitors each year. One of the highlights of Floriade, is NightFest. Over five amazing nights, Commonwealth Park comes to life after dark with this exclusive program of events featuring great live music acts, renowned comedians, cutting edge DJs, night markets and roving entertainment... read more

September 17 - Lugarno Lions Spring Festival

Peakhurst, Sydney

It’s just outside the Shire, but if you are looking for some family entertainment, then this is the place this weekend. The Lugarno Lions Club Spring Festival is the largest carnival south of the Easter Show, attracting more than 40,000+ visitors each year! Lots of activities have been planned for the day and they include Jousting, Sports Expo, Carnival Rides, International Food Court, Dog Agility Shows, Classic Car Show with 300+ classic & vintage vehicles, 200+ stalls and heaps of live entertainment....read more

September 23 - Flavours of Mudgee

Mudgee, Country NSW

Flavours of Mudgee is a street festival which brings together 60 local stallholders and their regional wine, food, and produce. The street festival sees the closure of Market Street as crowds gather at the culmination of the annual Mudgee Wine and Food Festival. Entertainment, a demonstration stage, and balloons for children complement the food and wine offerings at an event which is for locals as much as visitors....read more

September 23 - Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival

Westport Park - Port Macquarie NSW

The country's best boutique and craft brewers will be taking over the idyllic coastal town of Port Macquarie for this year's Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival. Come along and enjoy unprecedented access to the most exciting brews, tunes and food Australia has to offer, just a stone's throw from Sydney on the mid North Coast of NSW. The family friendly event will see the kids' games arena blown out of proportion with a giant double slide, mechanical bull for kids of all ages and countless games and activities to keep the small humans occupied while mum and dad enjoy all things beer and cider. A smattering of live music will serenade punters, with a stellar line-up to be announced next month. The best of local food vendors will be on hand to ensure bellies are full; and after the raging success of last year's inaugural Keg Toss, organisers have also introduced a far less physical option: "The Keg Roll" offering prizes for individuals and taking registration for corporate and private teams or anyone who may have a friendly rivalry that needs leveling.....read more

September 23 - Curryfest - Woolgoolga

Beach Street Woolgoolga NSW

Curryfest celebrates the unique Punjabi heritage of Woolgoolga, immediately obvious from the Sikh temple on the hill as you enter town. For the last ten years thousands have descended on the beachside town to soak up Indian music and dancing and sample curries from all over the world. The main festival day features over 150 food and market stalls, a special kids zone with rides and entertainment, a mindfulness and meditation zone for those seeking inner peace and two stages of entertainment. As well as main festival day, increasingly lead up and follow on events are encouraging a longer stay....read more

September 23 - Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

Cowra NSW

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival is a major event on Cowra’s tourism calendar, celebrating the birth of spring. It attracts performers from across Australia and around the world. Locals, Australian and International visitors alike have the opportunity to experience traditional elements of Japanese culture. Sakura at the Cowra Japanese Garden is celebrated annually in September when the cherry blossoms are at their peak. This year's festivities include Cultural Activities & Demonstrations, Stage Performances, Martial Arts Arena - Karate, Aikido and Sumo Wrestling. Check out the many varieties of market stall that will be on offer or watch a demonstration on raking a (karesansui) or "dry landscape" Zen garden or maybe give it a go yourself. All this while you enjoy the beauty that is on offer at the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre.....read more

September 23 - Surry Hills Festival

Surry Hills Sydney

One of our favourite spring festivals is back in September, celebrating all there is to love about the colourful inner city ’burb. The free, family-friendly day includes stages of bands and performing arts shows, hands-on activities in laneways and interactive arts installations that help tell the stories of the area. Crown St, Hill St, Shannon Reserve, and Ward Park - Surry Hills, Sydney...read more

September 30 to October 8 - Mattara Festival

Nobbys Beach Reserve, Newcastle East NSW

Mattara - Festival of Newcastle is a celebration of, and by the people of Newcastle and the Hunter, through a diverse range of skills and performances, at the picturesque Newcastle Foreshore. Dance, theatre, sculpture, art, food, music, and environmental awareness are all on display in a fun atmosphere. Newcastle, North Coast...read more

October 7 - Maitland Riverlights Multicultural Festival

- Maitland, Hunter Valley NSW

Celebrating diversity through food, music, dance and interactive experiences, Riverlights transforms Central Maitland into a global village. Visitors can see, taste, feel and experience the different cultures being demonstrated. Highlights include a range of exciting activities such as live music, dancing, language classes, lantern making and cooking demonstrations. Riverlights really shines at night, with spectacular fire shows, a festival lantern parade and the iconic paper lantern flotilla, where hundreds of paper lanterns are floated down the Hunter River, a truly memorable spectacle. 4pm to 9pm...read more

October 7 to 8 - Spirit of the Land Festival

Lockhart NSW

The Spirit of the Land Festival is a colourful and vibrant celebration of the land. With artistic sculptures, fine arts and photography, lively markets, boutique stalls, fabulous foods, vivid open gardens, amazing entertainment, stylish vintage vehicles, the Festival is a fantastic experience for friends and family to enjoy.....read more

October 13 to 22 - Festival of Mosman

The Festival of Mosman is a community celebration running over 10 days in September. It features an array of cultural and community events including open air concerts, art exhibitions, food fairs, explorations of historical sites and formal recreation activities at various sites throughout Mosman. Various locations in Mosman, Sydney...read more

October 14 - Harden Kite Festival

Harden Picnic Racecourse - Burley Griffin Way - Harden, NSW

The Harden Kite Festival is not to be missed! Kite flying competitions for all ages and skill levels, and lots of fun activities for the whole family. There will be lots of free activities for the kids including helium balloons and face painting. The popular balloon twisting artist returns this year to entertain the crowds. A classic vehicle display for car enthusiasts. Lots of prize money and lucky draws to be won along with a jumping castle, merry-go-round and lots of food and market stalls. Bring your own kite or buy one on the day. 11am to 5pm...read more

October 21 - Culinary Carnivale

Spencer and Ware streets, Fairfield NSW

Fairfield’s renowned Spanish and Latin American Food Festival, Culinary Carnivale, will return on 21 October from 11am to 4pm in Spencer and Ware Streets Fairfield. Culinary Carnivale will again offer a mouth-watering menu showcasing cuisines from Spain and Latin America, accompanied by Brazilian dancers, drummers, Mexican singers, football stars and a whole lot more in a friendly family atmosphere. Last year's culinary delights, the popular 10m long asado barbecue, as well as stalls offering gelato, South American sweets, empanadas, and freshly squeezed juices sweetened with sugar cane are set to return. Also on the menu are giveaways and free amusement rides, jumping castles, performers and activities.....read more

October 21 - McAlister Fete

Cooper St Reserve, Princes Hwy Engadine NSW

McAlister Fete returns this year with another great day out for the whole family. The fete has been part of Engadine's history for over 40 years now. It is an annual community event at the Cooper St Reserve. Come along and enjoy plenty of delicious food, amusement rides, petting zoo, entertainment, performances and much more. Save the date!!....read more

October 21 - Karuah Oyster & Timber Festival

Karuah, NSW

Come to the Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival that showcases the two industries the town was built on. Come along to sample beautiful Port Stephens Oysters and watch some of the states best Axemen compete in various Wood Chopping events, as well as stalls and entertainment. Fun for all the family....read more

October 22 - Hills Grammar Spring Fair

43 Kenthurst Rd, Kenthurst NSW

The Hills Grammar Spring Fair is back and one you don't want to miss. It will be held on Sunday 22 October 2017 from 10am - 4pm. Come along and enjoy lots of rides, entertainment, amusements, raffles, market stalls and so many amazingly yummy food options. This is a day guaranteed to be full with fun. We look forward to you joining us for a fantastic family day out.....read more

October 28 - Haldon Street Festival

Lakemba, Sydney

Festival audiences experience the ambiance of unique international cuisines, diverse cultures and great community spirit in a fun filled atmosphere. Haldon Street transforms into an Arabian Bazzare and is closed to provide open space for pedestrian traffic, dining, roving entertainment, free amusement rides and over 60 stalls full of international and gourmet food, merchandise, jewelry and produce....read more

October 28 - Marayong Heights Public School Fete

4A Guerie St, Marayong NSW

Come join us for a fun filled family day out!!! We have carnival rides, stalls, local entertainers, prizes , airbrush tattoos, face painting, showbags and Great food! Its all happening on Sat 28th October at our school on the hill. Hope to see you there!!! 10:00am - 4:00pm. Stall holders wishing to participate please email mhpspandc@gmail.com.....read more

October 28 - Rylstone StreetFeast

Louee Street Rylstone NSW

StreetFeast is one of Rylstone-Kandos District’s premier annual events allowing patrons to enjoy the scenic beauty of the district and sample the diverse range of local foods, produce, wines, art and craftwork. As always there will be plenty to see and do with the street market and buskers providing live entertainment from 10am. Bag a bargain, find a treasure, or just sit and enjoy! There will be live music centre stage throughout the afternoon. Children are most welcome and there will be lots of stalls, displays, and activities to keep them entertained, including a Jumping Castle and Face Painting.....read more

October 29 - Marulan Kite Festival

George Street Tony Onions Park Marulan

The annual Marulan Kite Festival is on again. Bring the family and join in the fun. There will be a children's pet show this year, an art show, photography and visual art competition, the CWA cake and cookie competition, show and shine vintage and veteran car display, running with parachutes in two man teams, lots of new and interesting stalls, display stands, delicious gourmet food and lots more. The Terminus Hotel will once again host their infamous Billy Boil Cup....read more

October 29 - Gymea Village Fair

Gymea Rd Gymea, Sydney

Attracting over 50,000 patrons the Gymea Village Fair will be bigger and better than ever. Boasting more than 195 stall holders from food stalls to fashion, wine to flowers the stalls line the length of Gymea Bay Road from The Kingsway to President Avenue. On offer will be the traditional, homemade, the unusual, beautiful arts and craft, handbags, clothing and of course Christmas cakes and preserves. Our stage is packed with nonstop entertainment including local talent from all over The Shire and Sydney. Kids shows, band, dance acts, all of which will keep you entertained as you enjoy the festivities. There are rides and showbags to make sure that everyone has a smile for the entire day. There is something for everyone! 9am to 4pm ...read more

November 3 to 5 - Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival

Ballina NSW

Put on your hat, dust off your boots, tell your friends and neighbours the 2016 Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival is on it's way this June. Proudly supported the Ballina Shire Council this years festival is a community project of the Rotary Club of Ballina. This is one of the only, if not the only event in the northern rivers area that is held in 7 various locations throughout Ballina with over 30 artists providing FREE entertainment in clubs, hotels, Fawcett Park, and the Ballina main CBD street. This year includes an opening night " Country Rockin & Roast Night" Friday 10th June and a main feature concert with Tania Kernaghan on Saturday night the 11th June at Cherry Street Sports Club Ballina with a nominal cover charge.....read more

November 4 - Radford College Fete

1 College St, Bruce ACT

Radford College Fete is on again on Nov 4 from 3-7pm. Come and enjoy the twilight fair and enjoy food, music, novelty stalls, white elephant, books, pre-loved clothing, cakes, sweets, drinks, performances, side show alley and much more!....read more

November 4 - Telopea Park School's La Grande Fete

NSW Crescent Barton ACT

Looking for a great free family day out? Come along to Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête from 2:30pm to 7pm on Saturday 4 November! One of the largest school fêtes in the ACT, the event promises multicultural food, fun and entertainment stretching into the balmy twilight hours. La Grande Fête is famous for its international food stalls, carnival rides and a fantastic range of entertainment! There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied – from dodgem cars to show bags! And for the “big kids”, the event will again feature the annual Canberra French Car Clubs display, preloved clothing and books, the monster Raffle Extraordinaire, beer and wine and a cornucopia of food....read more

November 4 - Deepwater Scarecrow and Wool Festival

Short St, Deepwater

Deepwater Scarecrow and Wool Festival is a free family and community oriented event, held in mid-spring, where quirky scarecrows spring to life as do the plants, signalling an end to Deepwater's dormant, frosty, wintry months. Visitors to the festival held annually at the Deepwater Oval can experience not only the scarecrow creations, but also local fleece on display, spinning demonstrations, local history, shearing demonstrations, Woolly Games for all the family, live animals, live musical entertainment, festival markets, Treasures in the Sand, dancing displays, and much more! Come and experience the atmosphere of this friendly village....read more

November 4 to 5 - Bitter and Twisted International Boutique Beer Festival

Maitland Gaol, John Street, East Maitland NSW

It won't be long and Maitland Gaol will swing open its heavy gates to host the best beer festival in Australia! The Bitter and Twisted International Boutique Beer Festival will be held inside the walls of the ex-maximum security prison, Maitland Gaol and will showcase over 50 craft beers, a nationally recognised entertainment line-up and the best prison food you'll find! Sunday is family fun day - with loads of kids activities!....read more

November 10 to 12 - Majors Creek Festival

Short St, Deepwater

Majors Creek Festival will take place in a number of venues in and around the Majors Creek Recreation Ground. Performers include folk/roots, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, blues, Americana, singer songwriters, and more. ‘Majors’ has always been known as one of the friendliest small festivals on the eastern seaboard and a place where people enjoy rubbing shoulders with their musical heroes at the bar or in one of the concert venues. ....read more

November 11 - Ballina Prawn Festival

Ballina - Northern Rivers NSW

Set on the banks of the glorious Richmond River, the Ballina Prawn Festival is one whole day and night of fun, laughter and community. From tasting the delicious sizzling prawns, mingling amongst the buzzing crowds, or taking an exhilarating spin on the Ferris wheel, the Ballina Prawn Festival delights young and old. This quirky celebration of rich local heritage has a raft of unique, often hilarious and very entertaining activities where audience participation is warmly encouraged. Festival visitors can enjoy exciting rides, great music; delicious food and can even join in the hilarious DIY Raft Race! The Ballina Prawn Festival is a quintessential Aussie event and a wonderful celebration of the laid backed Ballina lifestyle and brings together thousands of local residents and visitors from throughout the Northern Rivers and beyond....read more

November 11 - St Thomas the Apostle Parish and School Fete

Boddington Crescent Kambah ACT

Join us at the St Thomas the Apostle Kambah parish Community fete for a fabulous day out for all. There's heaps to do for the whole family including Performances, Entertainment, Show Bags, Cake Stall, Trash 'n' Treasure, Craft Stall, Plant Stall, Community Displays, Tombola, Carnival Rides for all ages, Sideshow Games, Hot food, Devonshire tea, Ice cream, Cakes & slices, Fruit salad and much more....read more

November 12 - Brisbane Water Oyster Festival

Ettalong Foreshore, Ettalong Beach

The annual Brisbane Water Oyster Festival is on the second Sunday of November each year at Ettalong Beach right on the recently upgraded beach and waterfront. It is a superb day out for the whole family and lovers of fine food and wine. The day includes fine wine from our neighbours in the Hunter Valley and food from around the world. With over 40 art and craft stall as well as exhibition stands. The day commences with a full program of live, on stage entertainment. This is a great day out for the whole family! 9.30am to 4pm....read more

November 18 - Central Coast Dogs in the Park

Marine Parade, The Entrance NSW

This year's Central Coast Dogs in the Park will be based around our draw card attractions where locals can participate in all activities such as Central Coast DockDogs Club Competition or even Rescue Community Agility Race course and the ever popular Meet Alice the Dingo & Mini Dog Races & Pet Adoption Day Proposed activities for the event include dog sport demonstrations, best dressed pet competitions, dog races competitions, dog trick contest and interactive stalls. The opportunity also exists to raise money for a dog related organisations. 9.00am to 4.00pm....read more

November 18 - Mid Mountains Festival

Lawson Village Lawson NSW

Mid Mountains Festival is a fun family-focused event bringing people together to celebrate and showcase local businesses with fantastic local performers, folk music, children's activities, competitions, exhibitions and workshops of artists and crafts people from the Blue Mountains. With food stalls, free family activities, Lawson Library Booksale and the Beard and Mo Comp, don't miss out on celebrating in this family friendly atmosphere!...read more

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