A moment of magic
Hundreds of mythical creatures will descend on Minchinbury this weekend for the popular Fairies and Fantasy Festival.
The festival, affectionately nicknamed fairy day, is a great excuse for the family to get dressed up and have fun. (It) encompasses many of the aspects that make up the Creative Spirit Centre – family, creativity, small local business and a hint of magic. – KATHY LATORRE
IT’S time to dust off your wings for the fourth annual Fairies and Fantasy Festival at Minchinbury this weekend.
The festival is a way to celebrate the birthday of the Creative Spirit Centre and includes a mix of market stalls, rides, face painting and creative activities in a picnic atmosphere.
There will also be a free jumping castle, entertainment and some very special guests, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer, Minions, and SpongeBob SquarePants, and revellers are encouraged to dress as their favourite fantasy character.
The festival will start at 10am on Sunday, and all proceeds from the event support children’s charity KidsWest.
Organiser Kathy Latorre said the fairies and fantasy theme “encompasses many of the aspects that make up the Creative Spirit Centre – family, creativity, small local business and a hint of magic”.
“The centre was opened on International Angels Day in 2011, and has developed as a community of shops, services, and a cafe that offers a peaceful experience and social hub,” Ms Latorre said.
“The festival, affectionately nicknamed fairy day, is a great excuse for the family to get dressed up and have fun.”
The free-entry event will be held on the grounds of the M Centre, on the Great Western Highway, Minchinbury.
Festival-goers can purchase a $5 showbag full of samples from businesses inside the centre.
Details: 9625 7257.
Bianca Rooney, 3, is all set for the Fairies and Fantasy Festival. Picture: DAVID SWIFT
The Fairies and Fantasy Festival, in Minchinbury, is always a hit with people of all ages.