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Long Running Community Festival
Nicholson St Public School Halloween Festival is on Saturday 28th October. Image courtesy of event Facebook page.
Nicholson Street Public School in Balmain East is having their 30th Annual Halloween Festival, this Saturday 28th October from 2pm to 7pm.
This famous community event, organised by the P & C Association includes market stalls, rides, and the entire school is transformed into a Halloween extravaganza. Activities start from just $2 and funds raised go towards the school.
The festival includes kid-favourites:
The Monstrous Mega Drop slide $3-$4
The Box Maze $4
The Duck Pond $2
A Chocolate Wheel $4
The Cake Walk $3
The Lil Shop of Horrors $2-$10
The Haunted House $4
All the attractions are kid-friendly so nothing too scary and there are multiple ride options which work out cheaper. You can also pick-up second-hand kids books from $1 from the Horror Stories stall and custom Halloween decorations from $3 to $5 at the Tombola stall.
Check the event guide for what's on. Image courtesy of event Facebook page.
Everyone is encouraged to dress up, so don't be surprised to see little witches, ghouls, ghosts and goblins roaming the streets. Whilst the event is a highlight for pupils of the Nicholson St School, friends of the school are also welcome to attend.
You can find the Halloween Festival at: Nicholson Street Public School 23 Nicholson St. Balmain East
The event starts early so little kids can partake in the festivities and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. Make note of the following items when fun stuff happens:
2.00pm Gates Open Come early with the little spooks and enjoy the space while it's a little calmer.
4.00pm The Halloween Walk Best dressed parade and prizes at the Cake Walk.
4.30pm Competition Winners Announced
Pumpkin Carving /Colouring Competition/ Poster Competition - Centre Stage.
4.45pm Cobden & Hayson Commission Free Auction
A great opportunity for anybody looking to sell their home in the Inner West within the next 12 months.
Halloween Live Auction
Incredible Auction prizes including a signed 2016 State of Origin Jersey and a Bondi Lifeguard Experience at Bondi Beach.
Halloween Raffle Draw
Prizes include x-box and Sydney FC season passes!
6.00pm Dastardly Disco
Show us your Halloween Jive with Dr Death and his Dastardly Disco.
7.00pm Graveyard Shift
Last Shout for Halloween munchies from the Yummy Mummies.
If you forget to dress up, you can always visit the Beastly Beauties stall who will transform you with face-paint, fake tattoos and hairspray. Prices range from $3 to $7.
The Tombola's are almost as famous as the Halloween Festival, for $3 to $5 you can buy a delightfully decorated jar, filled with Halloween treats.
The Lucky Dip Prize $4 is a highlight for kids to spend their pocket-money on, but beware, picking through the prizes might have to involve passing a scary trick first.
The Nicholson Street Public School Halloween Festival is one of the premier attractions in the Inner West, perfect for little kids, but is a fun afternoon out, for all.
Full attraction list of the Nicholson St Public School Halloween Festival. Image courtesy of event Facebook Page.
Good to know.
Parking in Balmain East is scarce at best. You can catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Balmain and the school is a short walk up the hill. Bus #442 from Canterbury goes along Darling St to Balmain east, as does bus #433 from Millers Point (via Central Station and Glebe).
An entry fee applies. Cash is easiest on the night and have plenty of small notes and coins for all the attractions and games.