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Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair 2017

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Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair is on Sunday 9th July 2017.


The 2017 Multicultural Eid festival & Fair is on Sunday 9th July at Fairfield Showgrounds. It's a fun day out with plenty of kids entertainment (unlimited rides for $35), music, cultural performances and scrumptious ethnic food. It's the largest and longest running Eid festival in Australia.

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Teacup ride is always a favourite. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


The covered markets make for a fascinating experience. Sifting through cultural artefacts and paraphernalia different to what you'd find at most weekend markets in Sydney. Stalls also include jewellery, clothes, saris, books, olive oils and perfumes with plenty of bargains on offer. Last year a selection of stalls gave out eclectic freebies including calendars, money boxes, pens, frisbees and instant noodles.

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Adorn yourself with glitz and glamour from the markets at the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


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Get a henna tattoo at the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


A highlight for the kids will be the Unlimited Kids Rides Pass for only $35. They can spin on the teacups, fly high on the free fall or race their friends on the dodgem cars. They can slide down the giant slide, admire the view on the ferris wheel or take over the high seas on the mini pirate ship. The adventurous can also blast into space on the rocket ship.
Additional rides for the thrill seeker include an outdoor climbing wall and tethered acrobat.

Another popular attraction is the Taronga Zoomobile where zoo keepers show off spiked and scaled critters including an echidna, blue-tongued lizards and a friendly python.
Inquisitive visitors are welcome to have a hands-on experience with the animals and are encouraged to ask plenty of questions.

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Meet spiked and scaled critters at the Taronga Zoo Mobile. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


You'll find food from around the globe represented including simmering curries, charcoal grilled tandoori chicken and naan.
If you feel like something else then there's smoked wood fired Turkish pizzas and gozleme and grilled sausages and burgers. Of course, kebabs and stir fries can also be found. Health devotees, vegetarians and fussy eaters are all catered for. Snacks start from $2 with meal deals available in the $10-$15 range.

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Lots of fresh tasty food will be available at the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


No fair in Australia is complete without showbags. You'll find an assortment of showbags available featuring all the latest trends to suit everyone. More important is the selection of chocolate and lolly showbags also found at the fair.

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Free fall ride for the adrenalin seekers. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


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There are plenty of interesting things to buy like this traditional toothbrush. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


The festival runs from 11am to 9pm, finishing off with fireworks. There are cultural performances throughout the day including dancing, singing and band performances. A schedule can be collected on arrival near the main gate.

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Market stalls at the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


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Perfume bottles for sale. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


Important Information
There is limited free parking outside the entrance to the showgrounds with additional on-street parking available nearby. Shuttle buses run from Fairfield station to the Showgrounds.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.

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Sample olive oil at the markets. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.


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Why? A great day out for the family sampling the cultures of Sydney.
When: Sunday 9th July 2017, open from 11am-9pm
Phone: (02) 9823 2063
Where: Fairfield Showgrounds 494 Smithfield Rd Prairiewood
Cost: $5 entry, children under 3 years old are free.
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This definitely looks different :))
by RC (score: 3|1221) 877 days ago
Sounds like a lovely celebration!
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