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A Festival filled with entertainment for all interests
Camden will come alive with the Camden Festival that will enliven and transform the Camden region with a variety of activities and events.

There is something for all interests and ages with a diverse program that is aimed to cater for all!

This celebration will include a relaxed atmosphere to welcome spring with picnic in the park, a day of fun for the kids, cinema under the stars, skateboarding, relay, exhibition, food, wine and music festival, youth movie night, garden open weekend, Open days, and golf events.

Below is the list of the events happening throughout the Festival:

Picnic in the Park
When: 11 September 2016: 10am-3pm
Where: Macarthur Park, Menangle Rd, Camden
Details: Spring is in the air and this is the perfect event to celebrate it. The event will feature a picnic in the park with high tea, food stalls, jumping castle, face painting, entertainment including live acoustic music, petting zoo, floral crown making, pot plant painting and Camden Council will be handing out free native plants! Click here for website.

Kid's Fun Day
When: 14 September 2016: 10am-2pm
Where: Curry Reserve, Elderslie
Details: This is the perfect kid's entertainment where Curry Reserve will transform into a children's wonderland with a fun day of activities, entertainment, roving entertainment, face painting, character appearances by Batman and his Batmobile, clowns, animal farm, novelty stalls, amusements, free BBQ lunch and much more. Click here for website.

Camden Country Women's Association Open Day
When: 14 September 2016: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Where: Camden Country Women's Association Room, Lower Argyle St, Camden
Details: There will be craft activities, cultural displays and gourmet high tea to enjoy. Click here for website.

Skate Clinics
When: 17 September 2016: 10am-2pm
Where: Kirkham Skate Park, Hilder St, Elderslie
Details: With the assistance of Skateology- Camden Council, this free skateboarding event will feature an opportunity for young people to have fun together while practising their skills with a professional skateboard teacher. This is a free event and will include helmets, skateboards and other protective equipment. Click here for website.

Cinema Under The Stars
When: 17 September 2016: From 5pm
Where: The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, Mount Annan.
Details: Grab a blanket and get comfy in front of the huge 12x7 movie screen. There will be two great family films: Zootopia (PG)- from 6:15pm & Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) from 8:15pm. There will be ice-cream, popcorn and coffee available for purchase. Click here for website.

Camden Rotary Relay For Life

When: 17 & 18 September 2016: from 9:30am
Where: Camden Showground, Onslow Oval, Camden
Details: Relay For Life is an overnight, community event where teams of 10-15 participate in a relay-style walk or run to raise funds for Cancer Council. Click here for website.

Camden Park House & Garden Open Weekend
When: 17 September 2016: 12pm-4pm & 18 September 2016: 10am-4pm
Where: Historic Camden Park House, Elizabeth Macarthur Ave, Camden
Details: The 80 room Historic Camden Park House will be opened to the public to admire the 1834 home of colonial pioneers John and Elizabeth Macarthur. (It is opened only once a year) and this event will include open house and garden tours, gift & plant stalls, history talks, Devonshire tea and BBQ lunch.
House & Garden Tours: Adults: $15pp, Concession: $12pp, Family : $40 and Garden Tours Only: $10pp. Click here for website.

Life in Lemnos & Battle of Crete Exhibition
When: 17-23 September 2016
Where: Narellan Library, cnr Queen & Elyard Streets, Narellan
Details: This special event will feature a photographic exhibition of touching photos of ANZACs from WWI Lemnos between 1915-1917 and the ANZAC experience in WWII during the Battle of Crete 1941-1945. Click here for website.

Taste Food, Wine & Music Festival
When: 25 September 2016: 12pm-5pm
Where: Camden Town Farm, Exeter St, Camden
Details: This tasty and fun event will feature the finest food, fresh produce, jams, chutney & preserves, wine & beer, cooking demonstrations (1pm & 3pm), meet & greet (2:15pm), live entertainment, children's cooking workshops, jumping castle, face painting, live music and much more. Click here for website.

Youth Movie Night
When: 29 September 2016: From 7pm.
Where: United Cinemas, Camden
Details: This event is suited for young people (12-25yrs), who live, work or study in the Camden Local Government Area, they can watch Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for just $5pp. There will also be a popcorn and drink combo available for $5. Click here for website and for ticket purchasing click here.

Golf NSW Regional Qualifying Event
When: 29 & 30 September 2016: From 12pm
Where: Camden Golf Club, Lodges Rd, Elderslie
Details: Camden Golf Club will be hosting this qualifying event for the NSW Open Golf Championships. This fun and exciting event is one to see as the public are welcome to come. First tee off is at 2pm. Click here for website.

Be sure to scribble in the dates and have fun with this list of events that will be happening throughout the Camden Festival!
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Why? There is something for everyone throughout the Festival...
When: 11-30 September 2016
Where: Various locations across Camden & surrounds- see website
Cost: Free, ticketed & fundraising events.
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