The countdown has started to this year’s much anticipated Festival of Fisher’s Ghost.
There is so much on offer, starting from this Thursday, November 3, including the popular Fisher’s Ghost Carnival.
The carnival was originally planned to be held at Bradbury Oval.
However in light of recent weather conditions and forecast rain over the coming weeks, the decision has been made to move it to the Leumeah commuter car park for this year.
The carnival fun will be held each Thursday to Sunday during the Festival, between November 3 and 13.
Features of this year’s carnival include daredevil rides, kiddies carnival alley, sideshow alley, foods and desserts plus show bags.
A quiet session in support of adults, youth and children living with disability will be held on Sunday, November 6 from 10am until 12pm and will include a quiet tent with sensory activities, no PA announcements, no flashing lights on rides and no music on rides.
Also starting from this Thursday, November 3, will be Rooftop Rollin’ @ Fisher’s Ghost at Campbelltown Mall’s upstairs carpark – for amateur roller-skaters and brave locals with trust in their balance.
From this Thursday and until Sunday, the upper-level of the multi-deck carpark will be transformed into an open-air roller-skating rink, hosting both day and night sessions.
The event will feature two rinks; one for beginners looking for a casual skate, and an advanced rink for those more confident in their skills.
“Campbelltown Mall’s rooftop car park will be completely converted into a fun and interactive space that people of any age can enjoy,” says Mayor George Greiss said.
“With the huge popularity of similar activities, such as the ice rink at Chill Fest, we wanted to add something to the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost that built on that excitement.’’
Participants are encouraged to wear their craziest roller skating attire when skating, inspired by the theme of each session, and are also encouraged to bring their own roller skating gear if they choose.
Gear will be available to hire for free throughout the event on each day.
Numbers will be capped to 110 skaters per session to ensure the safety of attendees.
Food and drink will be available from several vendors at each session, and a live DJ will fill the airwaves.
Certain sessions require a booking through the Council website, with select ‘Rock up N Roll’ sessions available to attend without a booking. Themes for each session are available online.
Artisan products, free kids entertainment, food and music will fill the Campbelltown CBD during Fisher’s Twilight Fair on Friday, November 4.
From 4pm to 10pm, the Figtree Hill Food, Entertainment and Kids Zone (Lithgow Street), Forum Q (Lithgow Street Mall) and the Market Zone (Queen Street) will be filled with plenty to do for people of all ages.
“The Twilight fair will bring a great variety of family entertainment to the Campbelltown City Centre over the course of the evening,” says Mayor Greiss.
“It promises to be a great event full of different market stalls from local producers as well as a lot of fun for the kids, so I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities,” Cr Greiss said.
The Figtree Hill Food, Entertainment and Kids Zone will feature a range of delicious food trucks and mouth-watering desserts, kids activities including a giant slide, face painting and balloon twisters alongside a photo booth, roving entertainment and DJ and live stage performances.
The Market Zone on Queen Street will be filled with live music, market stalls selling local goods and artisan products as well as showbags and a bunch of festival favourites.
Forum Q will feature the Fisher’s Ghostly Farm installation where you can learn more about the Legend of Fisher’s Ghost as well as free kids’ entertainment and free caricature drawings.
Details on all these 2022 festival events can be found on council’s website here.