The Festival of Fisher’s Ghost takes place every November in Campbelltown to commemorate one of Australia’s most famous ghosts, Frederick Fisher. The historic event dates back to 1956, and today is an important community affair for the residents.
For 10 days the event line-up offers activities for all ages. Fisher’s Ghost Twilight Street Parade is a popular highlight, taking place on the first Saturday of the festival. It’s considered the official opening of the event, and showcases the famous legend of Fisher’s Ghost, as well as the diversity of the local community through creative decorations and lively parades. The theme for the parade changes each year.
The annual Fisher’s Ghost Fun Run attracts a large group of runners each year. Participants can choose from either the 5KM or 10KM fun run over scenic routes at the Western Sydney University in the Campbelltown Campus. Walkers will also be welcome to attend.
Fisher’s Ghost Street Fair returns to Mawson Park and Queen Street, which comes alive with over 100 stalls selling food, drink, fashion, lifestyle products, jewellery, home décor, and more. After shopping, take the family to the fun zone where kids are invited to enjoy the free events and stage entertainment.
Each year, the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award invites artists to participate in various art categories. Winners are given prize money, after which all works will be available for sale. Fisher’s Flicks is another highly-anticipated aspect of the event; an outdoor cinema that screens popular family-friendly movies. The Fisher’s Ghost Carnival, held at the Bradbury Opal, will be open during festival weekends. There will be rides, shows, entertainment, and food at the carnival. Entrance is free although there will be a cost for food and rides. Fisher’s Kids is a free event designed to inspire kids’ interest in art, while providing them with opportunities to unleash their creative side.
Other event highlights at the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost includes the Extreme Showcase, Fisher’s Gig, Fisher’s Ghost Competitions, and more. There is no need to reserve or book tickets as the entry will be free for most attractions.