Newtown Festival

One of the first things I did when I arrived in Sydney last year was visit the Newtown Festival. It’s the city’s largest community festival, and has been running for decades.

We went again yesterday and found the same friendly, interesting atmosphere. There was lots of food (I had a steak sandwich, a few cold beers, and some tasty churros), plenty of stalls with crafts and other interesting bits for sale, and a great deal of entertainment. There were three stages of bands (I caught bits of Skipping Girl Vinegar, The Snowdroppers, megastick fanfare, Mr. Bambles, and a few others whose names I can’t recall). There were dog shows and kids’ rides and more than enough family fun. It was pretty hot, so I alternated between sitting in the shade and sitting on the sunny open lawns.

Meanwhile, the inaugural Woolhara Festival saw much smaller crowds in their fancy-pants part of town. I guess poetry readings can’t compete with hula-hoops and lemonade in this town.

Crowds at the Newtown Festival

"Crowds" at the Woolhara Festival


1 Response to “Newtown Festival”

  1. 1 nicole
    December 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    HAHAHAH, your crowd photo, first guy in front of the camera, my old teacher, mr mc cullock
    i love google images.

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