A mo­ment of magic

Hun­dreds of myth­i­cal crea­tures will de­scend on Minch­in­bury this week­end for the pop­u­lar Fairies and Fan­tasy Fes­ti­val.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - Ali­son Bald­ing MT DRUITT-ST MARYS STAN­DARD, Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 9, 2015

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

Pic­ture: PETER KELLY

The Fairies and Fan­tasy Fes­ti­val, in Minch­in­bury, is al­ways a hit with peo­ple of all ages.

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