Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Newtown Festival Returns in November

If you’re in Sydney, either a local or visiting, then keep the 9th November free! The Newtown Festival returns and this year, it honors Newtown Independence Day at the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. This cheeky claim to fame of independence starts at 930am and runs to 530pm and as one of the city’s largest community events, it’s worth checking out.

As an annual tradition, the neighbourhood center raises funds for local community goals, to build a thriving region and support vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  If you’re expecting this to be a tiny county fair type of event…think again. It attracts over 80,000 visitors who fall in love each November with the music, arts and grassroots style.
There are five stages (yes five) at the festival showcasing live music and entertainment while you prowl around from over 300 stalls. The stalls aren’t just about food and drink, they also focus on creative wares, sustainable products and all items local so when you purchase these, you’re giving back to the hood’s economy.

Due to popular demand, there are the usual garage sales, Writers Tent, roving performers and favourites. These include the Dog Show, Kids Zone, Live Art Hub, Eco Oasis, Bike Boulevard and Vocal Local Village. Maybe bring ear plugs as it’s going to be a fantastically noisy day.
Reverting to one important showcase of the Dog Show, if you’re bringing Fido to the event, make sure you arrive in the morning as your best friend (ever) could win a prize in one of the 9 events. If your pet has three legs, lost its eye way back when or a tail is missing, no worries. The Welfare for Most Disadvantaged competition is on at 940am and brilliantly, wobbly Fido may win first prize!
The organizers don’t charge advance tickets as you’ll be asked to make a gold coin donation at the gates. Every dollar raised goes right back into the neighbourhood, which will, no doubt, give you a great fuzzy feel good rush.
Only one hour away by bus and around 25 minutes by car, after the Festival closes you can head back over the stunning Harbour Bridge to Cremorne Point. Needing a place to stay? The most affordable boutique 4 star Sydney hotel is situated here. Take a look at the home page short video and you’ll see why Tripadvisor awarded Cremorne Point Manor a ‘fourth’ consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award.


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