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by Gary Brown (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics. I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
Let your hair down at the Oatley Village Festival
The Oatley Village Festival is one of the largest annual community events in the St George area, attracting over 15,000 visitors each year. It is open from 8.30am on Saturday the 15th of October 2016 and concludes at 4.30pm.

The oatley Village Festival is the place to be on the 15th of October. Image courtesy of the event organiser.

There will be over 180 fabulous food, craft and novelty stalls for bargain hunters. There is something for everyone and the young and adventurous have not been left out, as the attractions include amusement rides, animal farm, face painting, and the ever popular Harley Davidson Bike rides.

Look for a bargin at the Trash & Treasure stalls. Image courtesy of the event organiser.

Where else could you experience a ride on a Harley motorbike, find a bargain at the Trash and Treasure, watch a movie at the 7D Movie Cinema or just enjoy the stage entertainment?

Hop on a harley davidson bike. Image courtesy of the event organiser.

This year, the new Quilt and Craft Corner provides a magnificent display of over 30 quilts. A wide range of handmade crafts will also be available for sale.

Get a photo with the Town Crier. Image courtesy of the event organizer.

An award winning town crier will again be on hand to greet and entertain guests of all ages.

There will be roving bands. Image courtesy of the event organiser.

Non-stop live entertainment of dance groups and bands, including the popular Hips band. Roving bands include crowd favourites Hot Potato Jazz Band are back, plus St George Sutherland Scottish Pipe band.

Also, the 2017 Oatley Calendar will be officially launched. This year the calendar features paintings of local landmarks.

Amateur photographers are again invited to compete in the Festival Photo Competition with great prizes to be won. Entry is open to anyone with a camera and a creative mind. Check the website for more details.

Off-street parking will be available nearby at the Oatley Campus at the end of the park. Smart commuters will avoid parking hassles by walking, cycling or catching the train to Oatley - the festival is just a stroll across the road from the train station.

For local residents, a FESTIVAL COURTESY BUS will be available for FREE pick-ups and returns.

Oatley Village Festival has raised funds for a wide range of local community projects. Community support has enabled Oatley Lions Club to contribute over $170,000 in the past five years to local community projects.

Get your face painted at the Oatley Village Festival. Image courtesy of the event organiser.

Last year the festival raised $35,000 to support local community projects, including children's cancer research and other local charities.

Volunteers are always welcome to help on the day. For details email

For more news and updates visit the website at
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Why? Let your hair down at the Oatley Village Festival.
When: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Phone: 0412 532 260
Where: Frederick Street Oatley and the Oatley Memorial Gardens
Cost: Free entry, but you might want to take some spare change to buy something.
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