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Twilight street parade to add spark to Fisher’s Ghost Festival

Festival of Fishers Ghost is a celebration of Campbelltown tribes and cultures.

The Festival of Fishers Ghost is a celebration of Campbelltown tribes and cultures.

Carnival rides, street stalls, a street parade, live music and family entertainment will attract big crowds when Campbelltown once again celebrates its world famous Festival of Fisher’s Ghost.

Campbelltown’s largest and longest running community event – this will be its 62nd year – will be on during November 3-12.

This year promises an exciting, revamped program, including a colourful and vibrant twilight street parade along Queen Street.

For many years the parade, which launches the festival every year, has been held during the middle of the day on a Saturday.

Following a review and some tweaking, the festival is expected to be a success.

A range of festival sponsorship opportunities are available and Campbelltown City Council is calling on businesses and the wider community to get behind this community celebration.

Sponsorship opportunities include: Festival Grand Champion $8,000; Festival and Parade Partner $6,000; Fireworks Sponsor $4,000; Live Stage Sponsor $2,000; and Friend of the Festival $500 minimum.

Benefits include generous business exposure through a variety of channels, including radio advertising, posters, council’s website and Facebook, invitations to the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost afternoon tea, and VIP seating at the street parade.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said sponsors contributed to the success of the popular festival which attracted crowds of up to 100,000 people over the two weeks of activities, primarily families, year in and year out.

“Our much loved festival is our city’s opportunity to shine, and this year’s program sees the return of fun-filled favourites, including the carnival at Bradbury Park, Fisher’s Gig, and the fun run, in addition to new events and a new-look street parade and street fair,” he said.

“The excitement of the revamped program is sure to attract new visitors and seasoned festival goers alike, and I would encourage local businesses to take the opportunity to not only support their local community but to boost the profile of their business.”

Expressions of interest close on Friday, September 22.

♦ For more information, call council on 4645 4517, or download a sponsorship prospectus at fishersghost.com.au

 

 

 

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