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Festivals Across Australia - October 2019

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published October 2nd 2019
It will be silly to miss out on these events
The below list features the best free & ticketed Festivals that will be happening this October across Australia.

Do not miss out on these Festivals this October!

Sydney & New South Wales:

1. Manly Jazz Festival
When: Saturday, 5-7 October 2019: 10am-6pm
Where: The Corso/ Manly Beachfront, Manly
Cost: Free
Details: Whether you are a jazz lover or not, this event is a must! The Festival will showcase the diversity of music from traditional New Orleans jazz to funk, Latin, fusion, blues, gospel, swing and roots. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Northern Beaches Council Facebook


2. Old Bar Beach Festival
When: Saturday, 5 & 6 October 2019
Where: Old Bar
Cost: Free
Details: This action-packed family-friendly festival will showcase entertainment, mega markets, activities, classic car displays, shows, amusement & carnival rides, food trucks & stalls, fun run, children's entertainment, live music, Light the Night Lantern Walk, Kev Lee Memorial single fin cup, firework displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Old Bar Beach Festival Facebook


3. The 5 Rivers Outback Festival
When: Friday, 11-13 October 2019
Where: Balranald
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This festival will celebrate Balranald's connection with water, wood & wool, and all that is wonderful about living in rural and outback New South Wales. The festival will showcase a wide range of entertainment, events, performances, activities, displays, live performance from Thirsty Merc, exhibitions, dinner events, market stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Balranald's 5 Rivers Outback Festival Facebook


4. Craft Beer & Cider Festival
When: Saturday, 12 & 13 October 2019: 12pm-7pm
Where: Coogee Bay Hotel, 253 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee
Cost: Free entry and token tickets.
Details: This famous beachside epic festival will be jam-packed with all things beer & cider with pop-ups, tasting & sampling, entertainment including live jazz music, food pop-ups, and over 60 beers and ciders to sample. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Coogee Bay Hotel Facebook


5. Griffith Spring Fest
When: Sunday, 13-20 October 2019
Where: Griffith
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This spring festival will be filled with a range of exciting and fun events, entertainment, unique Citrus Sculptures, main street launch party, multicultural festival, performances, activities, displays, music performances, tours, competitions, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Griffith Spring Fest Facebook


6. Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
When: Friday, 18-20 October 2019
Where: Kangaroo Valley Showground, Kangaroo Valley & other venues across Kangaroo Valley-see website.
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This family-friendly festival will be a three-day celebration of music, poetry, dancing, and art & craft. It will feature over 50 entertaining acts from around Australia and overseas, interactive activities, sessions, workshops, performances, concerts, Kids Festival, competitions, events, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Facebook


7. South Coast Craft Beer Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 3pm-10pm
Where: Milton Showground, 107 Croobyar Rd, Milton
Cost: Early Bird Tickets: $40pp, General Admission: $49pp & General Admission Camping: $59pp
Details: This festival will be celebrating local beer, food and music. There will be entertainment, South Coast brewers, pop-ups, sampling & tasting, food trucks & stalls, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South Coast Craft Beer Festival Facebook


8. Karuah Oyster & Timber Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 9 am-8 pm
Where: Longworth Park, Karuah
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will showcase the two industries the town was built on Oysters and Timber. There will be jam-packed program filled with entertainment, activities, market stalls, oyster-eating competitions, wood chopping events, demonstrations, displays & exhibits, sampling Port Stephens Oysters, duck race, games, car displays, Junior Fishing Competition, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Karuah Oyster and Timber Festival Facebook


9. Granny Smith Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 9am-8:30pm
Where: Eastwood Town Centre & Oval, Rowe St, Eastwood & surrounding streets- see website
Cost: Free
Details: The Granny Smith Festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of one of the City of Ryde's most famous citizens, Maria Ann Smith- aka Granny Smith, who back in 1868, 'accidentally' grew the first batch of little green apples that bear her name. The Festival is Sydney's largest street festivals and will showcase entertainment galore, good old fashioned fun, activities, art & crafts, exhibitors, displays, market stalls, firework displays, competitions, street parade, animal farm, carnival & amusement rides, performances, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Granny Smith Festival Facebook


10. ChromeFest
When: Friday, 25-27 October 2019: From 9am
Where: Memorial Park, 46 Marine Parade, The Entrance
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will be a tribute to Classic American Autos, Hot Rods, rock 'n' roll, and rockabilly There will be entertainment, over 450 car shows on display, live performances, shows, acts, Pinup Doll Australia competitions and other competitions, market stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from ChromeFest Facebook


11. Oktoberfest in the Gardens
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: 1pm-9pm
Where: The Domain, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: There will be traditional Bavarian festivities, entertainment, games, activities, two massive big top beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco, demonstrations, competitions, performances, a massive range of imported German beer, cider, wine, and a range of other beverages, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oktoberfest in the Gardens Facebook


12. Shoalhaven River Festival
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Where: Scenic Drive, Nowra
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly community festival will be packed with entertainment, family-friendly festivities, market stalls, amusement & carnival rides, river activities, Marina Expo, Arts Precinct, parade, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Shoalhaven River Festival Facebook


Brisbane & Queensland:

1. Caloundra Music Festival
When: Friday, 4-5 October 2019
Where: Kings Beach Amphitheatre, De Vene Ave, Kings Beach
Cost: Tickets range from $17-$415pp
Details: There will be a diverse lineup of entertainment featuring the best of the Australian music industry as well as amazing international artists. There will also be food stalls & trucks, art and local culture, performances, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Caloundra Music Festival Facebook


2. Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast
When: Saturday, 5 October 2019
Where: Kawana Sports Precinct, 31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina
Cost: Tickets range from $19.95-$125pp
Details: The Kawana Sports Precinct will be transformed into a Bavarian-themed festival, and will be jam-packed with entertainment, activities, authentic German food & beverages, giant beer tent, German-themed alfresco dining, live performances, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oktoberfest On The Coast Facebook


3. Oktoberfest Brisbane
When: Friday, 11-20 October 2019
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: There will be a jam-packed program featuring traditional Bavarian festivities, entertainment, live performances & acts, KinderZone for the kids, traditional German performances, art & craft activities, free rides, Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane and Bavarian Strongmen competitions, Oktoberfest Tent featuring music, traditional German food & beverages, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oktoberfest Brisbane Facebook


4. Babinda Harvest Festival
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019: 3:30pm-10pm
Where: Babinda Showgrounds, Babinda
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly festival is the longest-running regional festivals and this year it will feature a massive line-up of entertainment, activities, Grand Street Parade, market stalls, live music, performances, shows, displays, carnival & amusement rides, food stalls & trucks, competitions, firework displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Babinda Harvest Festival Facebook


5. MOSAIC Multicultural Festival
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019: 10am-5pm
Where: Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly festival will showcase world music, dance, and cultural spectacular celebrations, creative and rich talents from Brisbane's diverse communities, renowned artists including the vibrant and energetic Sunny Coast Rude Boys, Izalco Latin America Band, Sasta Irish Band, Rwandan Cultural Dance Group, African Fusion, and many more. There will also be child-friendly activities, dance performances, international food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Multicultural Queensland - MDA Facebook


6. Wanderlust 108- Brisbane Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 7:30am-4pm
Where: Orleigh Park, Hill End Terrace, West End
Cost: Tickets range from $45-$135pp
Details: This festival will feature a 5km run, walk or strut, yoga meditation, motivational speakers, demonstrations, classes, performances, workshops, exhibitors, market stalls, musical entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Wanderlust Facebook


7. Island Vibe Festival
When: Thursday, 24-27 October 2019
Where: Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
Cost: Tickets from $80-$240pp
Details: This multi-faceted celebration of Island culture will include entertainment, exhibitions, interactive workshops, market stalls, pop-ups, circus festivities, eco-food stalls, craft markets, performances including over 80 reggae, roots, soul and electronic acts, Indigenous and Pacific Islander dance performances, cultural groups, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Island Vibe Festival Facebook


8. Goodna Jacaranda Festival
When: Friday, 25-27 October 2019: 25th: 4pm-10pm, 26th: 9am-10pm & 27th: 9am-4pm
Where: Evan Marginson Park, Cnr Woogaroo & Layard Streets, Goodna
Cost: Adults: $2.50pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: This much-loved community festival will be celebrating the wonderfully diverse lifestyle of the region. There will be entertainment, a massive line-up of activities, firework displays, The Yearly Talent Quest, competitions, sideshow alley, amusement rides, market stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Goodna Jacaranda Festival Facebook


9. Tablelands Folk Festival
When: Friday, 25-27 October 2019
Where: Maude Kehoe Place, Yungaburra
Cost: Tickets range from $55-$130pp
Details: This pop-up festival will showcase a colourful, vibrant celebration of music, poetry, and performing arts. There will be a line-up of entertainment, performances, acts, demonstrations, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Tablelands Folk Festival Facebook


10. The Hidden Lanes Festival
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Where: Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free
Details: This festival is a celebration of fashion, food, art, and music. There will be a massive line-up of events including entertainment, activities, live music, market stalls, carnival festivities, art & design trail, heritage trail, demonstrations, food & wine trails, pop-ups, culinary delights, innovative artwork, contemporary fashion, installations, fashion & beauty trails, music trails, masterclasses, workshops, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Hidden Lanes Festival Facebook


11. Bundaberg Lighthouse Festival
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: 12pm-8pm
Where: Burnett Heads, Bundaberg
Cost: See website.
Details: This festival will celebrate the lifestyle and culture of the region with entertainment, activities, spectacular firework displays, performances, art & photography exhibition, live music, Kids Zone, displays, exhibits, demonstrations, market stalls, carnival & amusement rides, live performances, shows, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Lighthouse Festival Facebook


12. Hocus Pocus Halloween Family Festival
When: Thursday, 31 October 2019: 3pm-8:30pm
Where: Oxford St, Bulimba
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Halloween festival will showcase entertainment, activities, art & craft, jumping castle, amusement rides, zombie beats, food stalls, sausage sizzle, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hocus Pocus Halloween Facebook


13. Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil
When: Thursday, 31 October 2019- 2 November 2019
Where: Surfers Paradise Foreshore, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Halloween festival will showcase ghosts, ghouls, zombies, entertainment, activities, costume competitions, street parties, family-friendly shows, horror makeup workshops, roving performers, Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk (on 2nd November), and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Visit Surfers Paradise Facebook


Melbourne & Victoria:

1. Tesselaar Tulip Festival
When: Tuesday, 1-13 October 2019: 10am-5pm
Where: Tesselaar Tulip Farm, 357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan
Cost: Adults: $29pp, Concession: $25pp & Children under 16yrs: Free
Details: This festival will celebrate tulips! There will be a dazzling display of over 900,000 tulips in bloom, displays, entertainment, kids activities, food stalls, market stalls, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Tesselaar Tulip Festival Facebook


2. Otway Oktoberfest
When: Saturday, 5 October 2019: 11:30am-5:30pm
Where: Prickly Moses, 10 Hoveys Rd, Barongarook
Cost: Tickets range from $15-$90pp
Details: There will be traditional Bavarian celebrations with entertainment, slap-dancing, beer-swilling, 4 new local craft breweries, beer and ciders, 14 featured taps with the best local craft beers, activities, masterclasses, traditional Oompah music, live band, yodeling competition, classic Bavarian food, brewery tours, prizes for best dressed, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer Facebook


3. Australian Multicultural Festival
When: Saturday, 5 October 2019: 10am-8pm
Where: Queensbridge Square, 3 Queens Bridge Street, Southbank
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural & family-friendly festival will feature entertainment, activities, live music, cultural performances, displays, shows, international food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mental Health Foundation Australia Facebook


4. Royal Geelong Show
When: Thursday, 17-20 October 2019
Where: Geelong Showgrounds, 79 Breakwater Rd, East Geelong
Cost: Adults: $20pp, Concession: $17pp, Children (8-15yrs): $15pp, Children under 7yrs: Free, & Family ( 2 adults 2 kids): $55 per family
Details: This family-friendly festival will boast with events, entertainment, activities, displays, exhibits, performances, demonstrations, nightly arena entertainment, farm animals, fresh produce, market stalls, pop-ups, firework displays, roving performers, art & craft, competitions, monster truck shows, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Royal Geelong Show Facebook


5. Oktoberfest in the Gardens
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 1pm-9pm
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
Details: There will be a massive line-up of traditional Bavarian entertainment, roving performers, live performances, shows, acts, sideshow alley, authentic German food stalls, Bavarian festivities, great beer, massive heated beer hall, silent disco, dodge ball game, wood chopping, demonstrations, competitions, large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine, and a range of other beverages, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oktoberfest in the Gardens Facebook


6. Spooktacular Funfest
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 12pm-4pm
Where: Waverley Meadows Primary School, 11-27 Columbia Drive, Wheelers Hill
Cost: Free
Details: This Halloween festival will feature spooky entertainment, giant inflatable slide, bubble soccer, funhouse, lucky dips, games, food stalls, fairy floss stalls, market stalls, art & craft, face painting, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

7. Whitehorse Spring Festival
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading
Cost: Free
Details: This community family-friendly festival will showcase entertainment, activities, interactive workshops, quirky talents, live performances, shows, roving performers, live music, face painting, visual arts, displays, exhibitions, market stalls, masterclasses, performing arts, acrobatic displays, literary arts, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Whitehorse Festival Season Facebook


8. Main Street Mornington Festival
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 11am-5pm
Where: Main Street, Mornington
Cost: Free
Details: This community family-friendly street festival will feature cultural lifestyle with entertainment, market stalls, pop-ups, shopping, wine & food stalls, live music, art & craft, large selection of Australia's best wine makers, performances, local peninsula based bands, roving performers, acts, shows, displays, exhibits, local art, kids entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Main Street Mornington Festival Facebook


9. B.I.G Festival
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: From 12pm
Where: Little Creatures Brewery, 221 Swanston St, South Geelong
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing
Details: This adults-only festival will be celebrating the region, the birthplace of its popular Furphy ale- Little Creatures will transform its extensive site into a music and entertainment venue and will showcase a mix of local and national talent, acts, performances, pop-ups, food stalls, The Resident Barber who will serve up some fresh cuts, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Little Creatures Brewing (Geelong) Facebook


Adelaide & South Australia:

1. Ceduna Oysterfest
When: Friday, 4-6 October 2019
Where: Cenduna
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly foodie festival will showcase all things oysters with entertainment, local seafood and local produce, live music, activities, open bars, carnival festivities, kids activities, competitions, food stalls, cooking demonstrations, tasting & sampling, seafood tastings, roving performers, acts, displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ceduna Oysterfest Facebook


2. SA Confest
When: Friday, 11 & 14 October 2019: 11th: 7am-11pm & 14th: 7am-9pm
Where: Pilwarren, Simpson Rd, Sunnydale, Riverland
Cost: Adults: $50pp, Concession: $30pp & Children under 16yrs: Free
Details: This festival will showcase around 100 adventurous people experiencing nature in a lively atmosphere of singing, chatting, and activities. There will be entertainment, steam room chanting, hot tub singing, mud bathing and swimming, workshops, demonstrations, yoga, massage sessions, crocheting and other art & craft activities, performances, acts, and more. Camping on site is available for $14pp per night. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide ConFesters Facebook


3. Oktoberfest in the Gardens
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019: 1pm-9pm
Where: Pinky Flat, War Memorial Drive, Adelaide
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: There will be a massive lineup of traditional Bavarian entertainment, activities, games, pop-ups, market stalls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, performances, displays, exhibits, sideshow alley, silent disco, competitions, large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine, and a range of other beverages, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oktoberfest in the Gardens Facebook


4. Fleurieu Folk Festival
When: Friday, 25-27 October 2019
Where: Willunga
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing
Details: This folk festival is South Australia's largest folk music festival and it will showcase three-day family-friendly festivities with entertainment, over 50 of the best local, interstate and interstate folk musicians, traditional and contemporary folk, acoustic, Celtic, blues, musical theatre, Americana, roots, and bluegrass, workshops, sessions, dance performances, activities, local food, market stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Fleurieu Folk Festival Facebook


5. Vegan Festival
When: Saturday, 26 & 27 October 2019
Where: Rundle Park / Kadlitpina, East Terrace
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
Details: This family-friendly and pet-friendly festival will showcase all things vegan with pop-ups, tasting & sampling, entertainment, live music, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, masterclasses, kids activities, market stalls, animal rights groups, exhibitors, vegan products, vegan food & beverages, vegan street parade, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Vegan Festival Adelaide Facebook


Perth & Western Australian:

1. Mandurah Yoga Festival
When: Saturday, 5 & 6 October 2019: 8:30am-6pm
Where: Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 303 Pinjarra Rd, Mandurah
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing
Details: Immerse yourself with unlimited yoga and mindfulness, with workshops, masterclasses, demonstrations, yoga sessions, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Yoga Festival Tribe Facebook


2. Jarrahfall Food & Folk Festival
When: Friday, 4-6 October 2019
Where: Jarrafall Bush Camp, Lot 1379 Vandals Rd, Dwellingup
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This family-friendly food & folk festival will showcase entertainment, family-friendly campout festival experience, live music, performances, market stalls, food stalls & trucks, demonstrations, free kids activities, displays, archery, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Jarrahfall Bush Camp Facebook


3. Geraldton-Greenough Sunshine Festival
When: Sunday, 6 October 2019: 10am-6pm
Where: Geraldton
Cost:
Details: This community festival will feature a myriad of talents, live music, art & craft, culture entertainment, activities, festivities, games, family-friendly activities, and more. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from Geraldton Greenough Sunshine Festival 2019, Sunday 6th of October Facebook


4. Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Where: Dardanup Town
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a lineup of entertainment, activities, family-friendly festivities, games, over 120 craft, food and novelty stalls, art & craft, lighting of the fire sculpture built by a local artist, performances, acts, shows, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival Facebook


5. Oktoberfest in the Gardens
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019: 1pm-9pm
Where: Langley Park, Perth
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
Details: There will be a massive lineup of traditional Bavarian entertainment, massive big top beer hall, silent disco, activities, roving performers, performances, authentic German food stalls, shows, acts, competitions, large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine and a range of other beverages, sampling & tasting, sideshow alley, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oktoberfest in the Gardens Facebook


6. Elmar's In The Valley Oktoberfest
When: Saturday, 12 & 19 October 2019: 11am-5pm
Where: Elmar's In The Valley, 8731 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing
Details: This Oktoberfest festival will showcase entertainment, live music, amusement games, old-fashioned games, competitions, tasting & sampling, authentic German food, tug-o-war game, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Elmar's in the Valley Facebook


7. Yello Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 1pm-6pm
Where: State Buildings, Cnr St Georges Terrace & Barrack St, Perth
Cost: Tickets from $45pp
Details: This unique adventure festival will be celebrating spring and the best that Western Australia has to offer with entertainment, a smorgasbord of tastes, performances, acts, shows, displays, art & craft, world-class Western Australian entertainers, beverage tastings, festivities, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from State Buildings Facebook


8. Mandurah Children's Festival
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Eastern Mandurah Foreshore, Mandurah
Cost: Free
Details: This child-friendly festival will showcase a massive lineup of child-friendly and family-friendly entertainment, activities, interactive workshops, masterclasses, performances, displays, exhibits, shows, acts, competitions, interactive activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from City of Mandurah Facebook


9. Boardwalk Beer Fest
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: 12pm-5pm
Where: The Marina Mindarie, 33 Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie
Cost: See website.
Details: This festival is a celebration of Western Australia's ever-developing craft beer scene and it will showcase entertainment, activities, kids activities, over 20 Western Australia's craft breweries and cideries, food stalls, pop-ups, tasting & sampling, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Marina, Mindarie Facebook


10. Perth Basant Festival
When: Sunday, 27 October 2019: 11am-10pm
Where: Langley Park, Riverside Drive, Perth
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly festival will be filled with vibrant festivities, entertainment, activities, carnival rides, kids activities, free kite flying, multicultural performances, over 100 food & market stalls, open DJ, demonstrations, workshops, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Perth Basant Festival Facebook


11. Spring Out Family Festival
When: Sunday, 27 October 2019: 10am-1pm
Where: Eaton Foreshore, Pratt Rd, Eaton
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly festival will be jam-packed with family-friendly festivities, entertainment, activities, games, amusement, carnival festivities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Shire of Dardanup Facebook


12. Mount Helena Whim Festival
When: Sunday, 27 October 2019: 9am-4pm
Where: Pioneer Park, Mt Helena
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase a wide range of entertainment, market stalls, activities, stage shows, performances, acts, concert bands, musical delights including blues, jazz and rock, food stalls, sausage sizzle, winery pop-ups, pop-ups, art & craft, pony rides, climbing wall, games, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from A Whim Festival Facebook


Hobart & Tasmania:

1. Devonport Food & Wine Festival
When: Tuesday, 1-31 October 2019
Where: Various locations across Devonport
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This foodie & wine festival will showcase all things food and wine with events, entertainment, cook-offs, exotic barbecues, family-friendly picnics, tasting & samplings, indulgent long lunches, pop-ups, culinary-themed dinners, local cuisine and produce, food & wine tours, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Devonport Food and Wine Facebook


2. Sheffield Tasmania Medieval Festival
When: Saturday, 12 & 13 October 2019
Where: Main & Spring Streets, Sheffield
Cost: See website.
Details: Step back in time at this festival! The festival will showcase all things medieval with entertainment, displays, exhibits, demonstrations, shows, jousting, steel sword combats, firing 6lbs cannons, belly dancing performances, archery, face painting, Tasmanian Psychic readings, pony rides, games, market stalls, merchant's lane, food stalls & trucks, a small bar, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Tasmania medieval festival Facebook


3. Paddling Film Festival
When: Wednesday, 16 October 2019: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: The Star Theatre, 217B Invermay Rd, Launceston
Cost: Adults: $20pp, Concession: $18pp, & Children: $12pp
Details: This film festival will be its first national tour and it will feature a selection of short films, dedicated entirely to paddle sports such as whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Paddling Film Festival Australia Facebook


4. Royal Hobart Show
When: Wednesday, 23-26 October 2019
Where: Hobart Showground, 2 Howard Rd, Glenorchy
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: This festival will celebrate all things Australian, from country heritage and agriculture to the charms of Hobart's bustling city. There will be entertainment, top-level competitions, workshops, hands-on learning experiences, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hobart Showground Facebook


Canberra & Australian Capital Territory:

1. Floriade
When: Tuesday, 1-13 October 2019
Where: Commonwealth Park, Canberra
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
Details: Developed in 1988 as a grand, one-off floral tribute to mark Australia's Bicentenary and Canberra's 75th anniversary, today, the Festival is still running and it features more than a million bulbs and annuals, displays, horticultural workshops, market stalls, pop-ups, art & craft displays, entertainment, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Floriade Facebook


2. Nightfest
When: Thursday, 3-6 October 2019
Where: Commonwealth Park, Canberra
Cost: Tickets range from $16.50-$31.95pp
Details: This night festival features a massive lineup of entertainment including The Veronicas, Electric Fields, Dave Hughes, Urzila Carlson, Busby Marou, and more performing on the stage, market stalls, light installations, food stalls, beer breweries, spirit, and winemakers, local food producers, shows, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Floriade Facebook


3. Taste of Taralga Festival
When: Friday, 5-7 October 2019
Where: Taralga
Cost: See website
Details: This foodie festival will showcase a multitude of events, entertainment, live music, performances, food stalls & trucks, tasting & sampling, activities, cultural entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from A Taste of Taralga Festival Facebook


4. Harden Kite Festival
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019: 11am-5pm
Where: Harden Picnic Racecourse, Burley Griffin Way, Harden
Cost: $2pp
Details: This festival is one not be missed! There will be kite-flying competitions for all ages, activities, face painting, classic car displays, lucky draws, prizes to be won, carnival amusements, jumping castles, rides, market stalls, workshops, international food market, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Harden Kite Festival Facebook


5. Japanese Film Festival
When: Wednesday, 16-20 October 2019
Where: Canberra City Centre, Bunda St, Canberra
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing
Details: This film festival is part of a massive national tour in Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne. It will showcase a variety of cinematic delights, hottest newly-released feature titles, cult, anime, drama, documentaries, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Japanese Film Festival - Australia Facebook


6. Great Australian Beer Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 1pm-10pm
Where: QEII Square, Dean St, Albury
Cost: See website.
Details: This beer festival is one of Australia's much loved and unique beer festivals and it will feature entertainment, live music, a selection of over 150 plus beers and ciders from brewers across Australia, pop-up bars, tasting & sampling, food stalls, gourmet food offerings, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Great Australian Beer Festival Albury Facebook


7. Goulburn Gundaroo Music Festival
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: 10am-10pm
Where: Gundaroo Park, 70 Cork St, Gundaroo
Cost: Adults: $33.15pp, Concession: $22.95pp, Children (12-17yrs): $22.95pp & Family (2 adults 3 kids): $78.50 per family.
Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase entertainment, live music performances, wine tasting from regional wineries, food & produce stalls, market stalls, art & craft, mechanical bull, roving performers, evening firework displays, 4x4 extreme displays, exhibits, displays, shows, demonstrations, kids zone, jumping castles, face painting, petting zoo, and more. Click here for the website.

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When: 1-31 October 2019
Where: Across Australia- see above
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