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Norton Street Italian Festa 2016

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by Faye (subscribe)
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The Norton Street Italian Festa celebrates its 30th birthday on the 30th October. This is one of Australia's largest street festivals, attracting over 140,000 visitors each year. With 240 stalls, great food, wine and entertainment, Festa will be an amazing celebration of all things Italian in the heart of Sydney's Little Italy. Entry to Festa is free.

Norton Street Festival 2016
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There will be free cooking demonstrations from the Masters of Italian cuisine throughout the day. Talented chefs will demonstrate and prepare authentic Italian dishes from various regions of Italy and share their passion for Italian food. The Nonnas will once again be cooking their delicious home made dishes. There will be an opportunity to taste the fabulous dishes that the chefs and nonnas produce. Chef Enzo Guarino, winner of the pilot program of My Kitchen Rules, will be the MC for the celebrity cooking stage which includes Luciano and Martino, The Italianos from My Kitchen Rules, Francesco Spataro, celebrity pizza chef, plus many more. The Leichhardt Long Long Lunch will again feature at the Festa with long communal tables to indulge in the best of Italian cookery.

As well as celebrating 30 years of Norton Street Italian Festa, this event day coincides with Grandparents Day in New South Wales so bring the whole family for a great day out tasting the best in products, food and coffee and don't forget the delicious gelato. One of the highlights of Festa are the many samples for visitors to try on the day.

Entertainment on the Main Stage will include Nina Ferro, fresh from her sensational appearance on The Voice 2016; the multi-talented band, Zumpa; the music and warmth of the trio, Mocambo Jam, plus many more. Families will have fun at the football clinics, see demonstrations of NSW freestyle football, and watch bubble soccer games.

There will be plenty of activities to keep the kiddies amused. Carnival rides, jumping castles, roving minstrels, stilt walkers, animal farms, puppet shows and much more.

As though all the above activities were not enough to entice you, there will be a Fashion Hub at the Town Hall featuring fashion, beauty and art & crafts; and an Antiques Show at Pioneers Memorial Park from 11am to 1pm, where you can bring your antiques and collectibles for a free appraisal by experts.

As well as all the food, fun and lively atmosphere, Festa will also showcase the largest collection of Italian cars, motorbikes and scooters ever assembled in New South Wales as part of Auto Festa. For the 'big kids' in us all who dream about driving an Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati or a Vespa, the Auto Festa will be held in Pioneers Memorial Park on Norton Street.

Auto festa, Norton Street Festa 2016

But wait, there's more. Win two return tickets to Italy flying Alitalia/Etihad. 6,000 raffle tickets are on sale, $5 each ticket, $10 for 3 tickets, $28 for 10 tickets and $50 for 20 tickets. Three other fantastic prizes are also offered. Click here for competition details.

raffle prizes Norton street festa 2016

Festa takes place on Norton St, between Marion Street and William Street. Street parking is available in surrounding streets and some parking meters and restrictions may apply. Click here for the parking guide in the area.
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Why? One of the largest street festivals in Australia
When: 10.00am - 5.00 pm 30 October 2016
Where: Norton Street, Leichhardt
Cost: Free admission
Your Comment
Going to this for sure, my father in law loves cars so the car festa will be perfect, thank you. !
by Trudencej (score: 1|52) 1129 days ago
There will be so much to do, Trudencej, and delicious food, I'm looking forward to going to this year's Festa.
by Faye (score: 3|1170) 1129 days ago
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