Streets of Childers come alive

A mul­ti­cul­tural show­case

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DI­VERSE cul­tures will be on dis­play with mouth-wa­ter­ing cui­sine and show-stop­ping en­ter­tain­ment at the an­nual Childers Fes­ti­val.

Com­mu­nity and Cul­tural Ser­vices port­fo­lio spokesper­son Cr Judy Peters said the an­nual fes­ti­val was now in its 21st year.

“Childers Fes­ti­val is a mul­ti­cul­tural cel­e­bra­tion fea­tur­ing hun­dreds of food and mar­ket stalls and a jam-packed en­ter­tain­ment line-up,” Cr Peters said.

The fun starts on Thurs­day, July 28 with a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer ev­ery day lead­ing up to fes­ti­val day on Sun­day, July 31. Fes­ti­val day will fea­ture free en­try to non-stop en­ter­tain­ment across five stages and hun­dreds of food and mar­ket stalls.

Cr Peters en­cour­aged res­i­dents to join the cel­e­bra­tion early and take ad­van­tage of the Satur­day night street party on July 30.

“Satur­day from 2pm a mix­ture of vis­it­ing and lo­cal tal­ent will kick off cel­e­bra­tions in style, with non-stop en­ter­tain­ment un­til 10pm on stage one in Cres­cent Street.

“A se­lec­tion of food stalls will also set up on Satur­day evening.”

On Sun­day, July 31, cel­e­bra­tions will close the Bruce High­way and spill on to the streets of Childers which, for the day, hosts en­ter­tain­ment and cui­sine from just about ev­ery cor­ner of the globe.

“This year’s fes­ti­val, which is free to at­tend, will fea­ture over 400 food and mar­ket stalls. Some of the na­tions rep­re­sented by our food stalls in­clude In­dia, Greece and Ar­gentina, just to name a few.

“We’ll even have a stall holder pro­vid­ing a mod­ern twist on Aussie bush tucker.”

A stel­lar en­ter­tain­ment line-up would pro­vide a full pro­gram from 9am to 3.30pm across five stages in ad­di­tion to rov­ing en­ter­tain­ers.

“Many of the old favourites will be re­turn­ing, along with some ex­cit­ing new acts. There will be mu­sic to suit ev­ery­one, with roots and funk, reg­gae, Celtic, Latin and Caribbean. A num­ber of lo­cal acts will also take the stage, in­clud­ing tal­ented young per­form­ers Phoebe Jay and Matthew Munro.

“Street per­form­ers and rov­ing en­ter­tain­ers will be pop­ping up through­out the day to de­light young au­di­ences, in­clud­ing free cir­cus work­shops in Cres­cent St. Young fes­ti­val go­ers will also en­joy free face paint­ing and the op­por­tu­nity to visit RSPCA Queens­land’s Ed­u­ca­tional Mo­bile Unit filled with com­puter games, in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties and much more.”

For more in­for­ma­tion and the full pro­gram, head to childer­s­fes­ti­val.com.au.

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