Oatley Village Festival returns

All the fun of the fair: One of the biggest events on the St George calendar, the Oatley Village Festival returns on October 20.
All the fun of the fair: One of the biggest events on the St George calendar, the Oatley Village Festival returns on October 20.

One of the largest annual events in the St George area, the Oatley Village Festival returns on Saturday, October 20 from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Held at Frederick Street, Oatley and at Oatley Memorial Gardens, the festival attracts more than 15,000 visitors each year.

Organised by Lions Oatley, the festival raises funds for a variety of community groups and has enabled  Lions to contribute more than $170,000 over the past five years to local projects.

This year’s festival will have more than 180 food, craft and novelty stalls.

Attractions will include a large Lego display, amusement rides, animal farm, face painting, the popular Trash and Treasure, and Harley Davidson rides.

There will be a lively program of live entertainment including bands and dance groups on centre stage and roving bands circulating through the crowds.

A feature of this year’s festival will be an auction organised by Oatley Cottage of more than 60 quilts at the Oatley Uniting Church to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.

Off-street parking will be available nearby at the Georges River College Oatley Campus at the north end of the park.

For local residents, a festival courtesy bus will be available for free pick-ups and returns. For details, contact Jubilee Community Services 9am to 4.30pm on 9579 6322.

Volunteers are welcome on the day. For details email festival@oatley.org.au.

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