The Newtown Festival is a yearly event produced by the Newton Neighbourhood Centre to support those who need assistance in the local community.
With a range of live musical performances, live art exhibitions and a dog show, there is heaps to enjoy during this community festival.
The Newton Festival is held in November each year and brings together people from all around Newton to raise money for many noble causes. Head over to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park in Newtown and check out the many fun activities on offer. There is an eco-village which aims to raise awareness about global environmental issues and aims to educate people about how they can help. Visitors will be able to learn about gardening and sustainable food practices.
There will be heaps of food and drink vans selling all kinds of tasty treats including burgers, fries, pizza, hot dogs and tasty desserts. You will find all kinds of cuisines including modern Australian, Italian, Greek, Spanish and African plus many more.
Check out the market stalls on site where you can purchase a fantastic range of hand-made goods, fashion products and beauty items. Kids will love the kids zone where they can play, sing and create with heaps of arts and craft stalls, storytelling, colouring and gardening. A highlight of the Newton Festival is the Dog Show with competitions including Most Unique, Doggie Dash, Celebrity Look-a-Like and of course Champion BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever).
After you have checked out all the fantastic stalls on offer, relax as you listen to some live entertainments on one of the many stages. There will be heaps of local bands and artists playing tunes for both young and old.
To get to the festival, take the train as Camperdown Memorial Rest Park is located one block from King Street which is well serviced by trains and buses. The main entry gates are via Lennox Street with additional entry gates on Church Street & Australia Street.