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Crows Nest Festival 2017

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Free Family Festival

In recent years Crows Nest has become a foodie destination in its own right and competes with other inner city locales to provide some of Sydney's unique and tastiest eating and drinking venues. From Hungarian to sustainably caught lobster, you can find it in this quaint north side suburb.

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Crows Nest Festival - Image courtesy of the Crows Nest Festival Facebook page


To capture the community spirit, great food and gastronomic heart of Crows Nest, on Sunday 15 October 2017 the streets and laneways of Crows Nest will be transformed into a place where family and friends can gather at long communal tables to enjoy cooking demonstrations and street entertainment for the annual Crows Nest Festival.

In its 28th year, the festival offers a great day out for family and friends to gather and discover a variety of local foodie feasts and entertainment in a relaxed pedestrian-only atmosphere.

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Crows Nest Festival - Image courtesy of the Crows Nest Festival Facebook page


The Festival attracts over 50,000 visitors each year and is a highlight of the Lower North Shore's annual event calendar.

History of Crows Nest

Crows Nest is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Prior to European settlement, the lower north shore of Sydney was home to the Gorualgal (east) and Cammeraygal (middle and north shore) people. The creeks, harbour inlets and mangroves made it an abundant and fertile land for the original inhabitants.

Its geographical location combined with its rugged landscape which was difficult to farm, meant the lower north shore remained isolated after early European settlement of Sydney. Those who did settle were mainly tree cutters and boat builders.

In 1821 the area was part of a land grant awarded to Edward Wollstonecraft. The property ran from present-day Wollstonecraft to the north of Crows Nest. Edward built a house on the property and according to his business partner Alexander Berry, named it "Crows Nest" due to its elevated position. A "crows nest" is an enclosure near the top of the mast of a tall ship where the look-out stands watch.

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Image of crows Nest - Image Courtesty of the NSW State Archives


Modern settlement of the North Shore was slow, even after the North Shore line was completed in the 1890's. The suburb became desirable after the completion of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932.

Crows Nest is now a multicultural suburb with residents from England, New Zealand, Ireland, Japan, India and China.

Festival Highlights - Whats on at the Festival

With over 200 stall holders there will be Christmas stalls, fashion, jewellery, bags, eco-friendly children's and baby goods, bespoke homewares and designer items for the family pets.

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Crows Nest Festival - Image courtesy of the Crows Nest Festival Facebook page


There will be 4 stages including a cooking stage with local 'chefs with taste' preparing favourite recipes and sharing tastings of fantastic dishes.

For the little kids, there will be a number of rides and interactive play activities to keep them entertained, including inflatable rides, a petting zoo and pony rides.

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Crows Nest Festival - Image courtesy of the Crows Nest Festival Facebook page


There will also be craftspeople, face painting, street entertainers and musicians.

For those who love adventure, you can fulfil your pilot dreams and have a turn in the jet simulator of a 737 or check out a Jaguar, Land Rover and Audi which will be on show.

The iconic 100-year-old Crows Nest Hotel will be opening for all to enjoy with a new courtyard and rooftop terrace.

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Crows Nest Festival - Image courtesy of the Crows Nest Festival Facebook page


There will be something for everyone and the festival is a real family and community day out. So get your tribe together for a long lazy lunch and enjoy some shopping and great entertainment on Sydney's leafy Lower North Shore.

When: Sunday 15 October 2017

Where: WILLOUGHBY RD (and various cross streets), CROWS NEST - from the five ways at Pacific Highway, up Willoughby Rd to Atchison St ┬ľ the entire shopping precinct of Crows Nest.

Time : 10am to 5pm

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Why? For a great family day out
When: Sunday 15 October 2017
Phone: Highlights info row image 0434 143 918
Where: Willoughby Road, Crows Nest
Cost: Free
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