I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
The City of Canada Bay's annual Concord Carnival will take place on Sunday October 13, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, on Majors Bay Road. The theme this year is 'quirky circus'.
There will be around 80 stalls at the event, and they will be selling a range of food, wine and merchandise. Also present will be amusement rides, stage and roving entertainment and activities for the kids.
On the Main Stage, a schedule of entertainment will run for the entire day. It will include bands, dances, zumba fitness sessions, DJs, martial arts and speeches. The stage will be located on the corner of Wellbank Street and Majors Bay Road.
Culinary whizzes (whatever their age) should make plans to stop at the Concord Kitchen, which will make its debut at this year's Carnival. Alice Zaslavsky, one of the hosts of Channel Nine's 'Kitchen Whiz', will be there, showing everyone how to make culinary delights from avoidable food waste for the Environment Protection Agency's Love Food Hate Waste project. Local chefs will also be showcasing their talents in cooking demonstrations.
In line with this year's theme, a quirky piece of original theatre (complete with circus stunts) will tell the story of a mermaid who meets a sailor but cannot love him because she is confined to her tank. That is, until he proposes a nifty solution. The Mermaid Side-show will run at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
Sustainability is important to the city of Canada Cay, and as well as trying to minimise the environmental impact of the festival, the Council has also organised for a particularly special roving entertainer--Goliath the Elephant--to join the festivities. Goliath is eight feet tall (only a baby, really) and made from recycled saris, just like his handler, the Maharajah of Recycling. Alphonso and his giant poodle Fifi will also be doing the rounds.
For a variety of real animals, you should take your kids over to the Golden Ridge Animal Farm. It doesn't cost anything for them to enter this petting zoo, but if they want to feed the animals, a cup of feed can be bought for $1.00.