inbunpin Festival 2018 is almost here, and the whole community is busy preparing for Sandgate’s biggest showcase. Back for its 24th year, this year’s festival promises all the usual favourites as well as some new entertainment, sure to make for the best celebration yet.
Deagon Ward Councillor Jared Cassidy says this year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Community” and local schools, community groups, businesses and residents have spent hours preparing their stall or act.
This year, more than 160 stalls will be joined by festival first timers Queensland Penny Farthing and Historical Cycle Club (Pennies by the Sea) and the Queensland Association of Quidditch.
“There are a few new exciting additions to this year’s festival,” Cr Cassidy said.
“Pennies by the Sea will be joining us for the first time this year... to join in the Einbunpin fun.’’
The Pennies will hold their Tweed Ride on the morning of the festival and will finish within the festival arena. They will be holding an information stall and forming their famous Penny Stack later in the day. Visitors will also be welcome to take a photo with a Penny Farthing.
The Queensland Association of Quidditch will be conducting “Kidditch” workshops. The workshops will teach children the art of Quidditch and will take place in the festival arena from 12.40pm to 1.25pm.
“This is sure to excite all those Harry Potter fans within our community,” Cr Cassidy says.
Cr Cassidy encourages everyone to come along and soak up the village atmosphere of the festival on Sunday, July 29.
“ The Einbunpin Festival is one of the best ways to catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while because almost everyone who lives in the area attends,’’ he says.
“Whether you take time to listen to some of the local musicians on one of the four stages, check out the community artworks at the Bridge Gallery or pick up some delicious jams, cakes or crafts from one of the stalls, the day is sure to be a fun one.’’
For more information or to get involved, visit einbunpinfestival.org.au and follow the event on Facebook.
Sunday, 29th July
8.30am to 4pm
Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands
Brighton Road, Sandgate