Cur­ryfest big­ger and bet­ter in 2017

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NEXT week­end our beloved Cur­ryfest re­turns for 2017.

What be­gan as a com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion of Wool­go­olga’s unique Pun­jabi her­itage, has evolved into so much more than that.

Thanks to ex­cep­tional com­mu­nity sup­port and lo­cal busi­ness get­ting be­hind the event, not only does it bring the com­mu­nity to­gether, it boosts busi­ness, cre­ates ex­cite­ment and buzz and in­creases tourism.

Over the years, as vis­i­tor num­bers have grown, so has the fes­ti­val. What started out as a small one-day com­mu­nity fair has now evolved into one of the top Des­ti­na­tion NSW Flag­ship Events.

Cur­ryfest now in­cludes lead-up events right through­out Septem­ber and draws peo­ple not just from in­ter­state but over­seas as well.

While the lead-up events are al­ways hugely pop­u­lar, of course the Cur­ryfest mar­ket day is the main event.

This year on Septem­ber 23, Wool­go­olga trans­forms into a bustling hive of en­ter­tain­ment, de­li­cious cui­sine and fam­ily fun.

The main street is closed to traf­fic and lined with hun­dreds of food and mar­ket stalls.

The main stages en­ter­tain­ment boasts a huge ar­ray of cul­tur­ally di­verse per­form­ers, plus roving street per­form­ers and lo­cal re­tail­ers get be­hind the event host­ing spe­cial sales, of­fer­ing spe­cial ac­com­mo­da­tion dis­counts and host­ing stalls.

The Wool­go­olga Beach Re­serve is ringed with food and mar­ket stalls. There will be Nidz Kitchen cook­ing demon­stra­tions zone, a ded­i­cated Kids Zone and the Breathe Move Live Zone where those seek­ing their zen can visit for as long as they want.

This year, fes­ti­val lovers will get mul­ti­ple bites at the cherry – or the curry it may seem – with Wool­go­olga’s very own Eat Street Food Mar­ket on the back end of the fes­ti­val.

On Satur­day, Septem­ber 30, from 5pm Mar­ket St will be closed to traf­fic and opened for an evening food mar­ket event.

“It’s go­ing to be a very ca­sual, fam­ily friendly mar­ket at­mos­phere,” event man­ager Carl Mower said.

“Ob­vi­ously the restau­rants along the strip will be show­cas­ing their amaz­ing cui­sine and there will also be a few other food ven­dors par­tic­i­pat­ing.”

The evening will not only in­clude food but ac­tiv­i­ties such as chalk art for the kids.

For a full pro­gram and more in­for­ma­tion go to www.cur­ryfest.com.au

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

RIGHT: There is fun for all the fam­ily at Cur­ryfest.

What be­gan as a small com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion of Wool­go­olga’s unique Pun­jabi her­itage has be­come a huge event.

Plenty of en­ter­tain­ment is on of­fer at Cur­ryfest.

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