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20 October Events 2014 (Free & Ticketed)

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published September 25th 2014
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To keep entertained this spring, October is the month that will certainly tick the boxes regardless of your budget, location and of course interest.

Check out below for twenty October Events that will suit all budgets and interests around Sydney.

1. Garden to Table- juices and leftovers workshop (Mt Annan)
When: 11 October 2014- 1pm-4pm
Where: Marcarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, 1 Mount Annan Dr, Mount Annan
Cost: Free
Details: A workshop that shows us how easy it is to prepare mouth-watering fresh juices straight from the garden using fresh fruit & vegetables.

2. 24hr Fight Against Cancer Event (Campbelltown)
When: 18 & 19 October 2014, start at 10am
Where: Campbelltown Athletics Centre
Cost: $15 per team member
Details: Help raise funds to support cancer treatment. There will be food stalls and entertainment, for more information check the website 24hrfight.org.au/

3. Narellan Rhythms Festival (Narellan)
When: 18 October 2014: 3pm-7pm
Where: Nott Oval, Cnr Elyard St & Richardson Rd, Narellan
Cost: Free
Details: Annual community celebration of cultural diversity in Camden. There will be plenty of free entertainment and cultural activities for the whole family and of course feasting on yummy food from all around the world and much more...



4. Food n Groove (Bexley)
When: 25 October 2014: 11am-5pm
Where: Bexley Oval, Stoney Creek Rd, Bexley
Cost: Free entrance
Details: A festival filled with celebration of music, food and dance from around the world, market stalls, kids rides, interactive sustainable food, demonstrations, and of course a feast of food to sink those teeth in...

5. Bargo Public School Fete (Bargo)
When: 11 October 2014, 11am-6pm
Where: Bargo Public School, Southern Rd, Bargo
Cost: Free entrance
Details: Entertainment, kids rides, market stalls, prizes, competitions, and the list goes on...

6. Parramasla Festival (Parramatta)
When: 17 -19 October 2014
Where: Multiple venues around Parramatta - check website.
Cost: Free entrance
Details: An Indian festival like no other- filled with live music, poetry, dance, food galore, art, market stalls and plenty more for the whole family to enjoy.

7. Gymea Village Fair (Gymea)
When: 26 October 2014: 9am-4pm
Where: Gymea Shopping Village, Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea
Cost: Free entrance
Details: Boasting in excess of 190 market stalls and with plenty of entertainment & activities to keep the kids entertained including rides... this is one fair not miss.

8. Kings Cross Festival (Potts Point)
When: 11 & 12 October 2014: from 10am
Where: Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
Cost: Free entrance
Details: Fabulous food of the precinct, a Sunday long table lunch (literally!), market stalls, dancing, music, live entertainment, rides and plenty more!



9. Oktoberfest BBQ Madness (Woolloomooloo)
When: 4 October 2014: 11:30am-6:00pm
Where: Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel, 2 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo
Cost: Dishes start from $10.00
Details: Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel will be transformed into a traditional German Beer Hall, complete with authentic tasty Deutschland delights on offer; it will be truly one Oktoberfest!

10. Darling Harbour Fiesta (Darling Harbour, Sydney)
When: 4-6 October 2014 & 11-12 October 2014
Where: All over Darling Harbour, Sydney
Cost: Free entrance
Details: Shake those hips and put on those dancing shows for a Latino spectacular event.

11. Smooth Festival of Chocolate (The Rocks)
When: 4-5 October 2014: 9am-5pm
Where: The Rocks, Sydney (check website for full details)
Cost: Free
Details: Tantalise those taste buds with the seductive, sweet, and indulgent chocolate! The festival is all about sweet things from sweet dessert, boutique chocolatiers, pastry chefs and ice-cream makers that come together for an event to tempt you with their tasty creations...

12. Captivating Canapes Event (Surry Hills)
When: 9 October 2014: 6pm-7:30pm
Where: William Angliss Institute Sydney, Ground Floor, 26 Waterloo St, Surry Hills
Cost: $25.00
Details: An event that shows you how to make impressive nibbles at your next dinner party. Create canapé delights in state-of-the-art cookery kitchens using quality equipment and ingredients. An evening filled with tips and techniques!

13. Barbecue on the Pier (Walsh Bay)
When: 4 October 2014: 12pm-10pm
Where: Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay
Cost: $25
Details: Relax by the harbourside and soak in the spring sunlight, all while you indulge in a BBQ featuring fresh seafood and local produce. Linger over cocktails, champagne, artesian beers and premium wines from the bar...



14. Belshazzar's Feast (Sydney Opera House)
When: 8-9 October 2014: From 8pm
Where: Sydney Olympic Park, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Cost: Adults: $50-$100, Concession: $36-94 – check website for full details.
Details: Exotic colours, irresistible rhythms, and the full majesty of choir, massive orchestra and brass bands is what the Belshazzar's Feast is all about, including one of the most thrilling pieces of music ever written!
Getting here is easy- a five minute walk from Circular Quay train station or by bus.

15. Southern Orchid Spectacular (Caringbah)
When: 3-5 October 2014: 9am-4pm
Where: Caringbah High School, 85 Willarong Rd, Caringbah
Cost: Adults: $5 & Children under 15yrs: Free
Details: Beautiful displays of Orchid, plants for sale, free advice on how to grow the perfect Orchid. There is plenty of parking, lunch and coffee can be purchased at the event.



16. Good Pub Food Festival (Miranda)
When: 1-30 October 2014: 12pm-9pm
Where: Miranda Hotel, 590 Kingsway, Miranda
Cost: $25
Details: Best pubs chosen by The Sydney Morning Herald Good Pub Food Guide, the event has gone all out to create the perfect pie and Pale. So why not come down and indulge in the slow-braised beef cheek pie with mash, peas, pickled cabbage and carrots and complete it with Coopers Pale Ale!

17. Wentworthville Community Garden Open Day (Wentworthville)
When: 11 October 2014: 10am-2pm
Where: Wentworthville Community Garden, 73 Fullagar Rd, Wentworthville
Cost: Free entrance
Details: Everyone is invited to view the award winning community garden, there will be a wide selections of fresh veggies, craft & cake, trash n treasure, a sausage sizzle, Devonshire tea, and plant and seedling sale.

18. Pets Day Out (Mosman)
When: 12 October 2014: 10am-2pm
Where: Mosman Square & Village Green, Spit Junction, Mosman
Cost: Free
Details: A very popular and much loved free community event filled with fun and colour for all kinds of animals, their owners and animal enthusiasts. Demonstrations, prizes, and plenty of activities for everyone including your pet!

19. Growers' Sausage Sizzle and Spring Picnic (Pyrmont)
When: 4 October 2014: 7am-12pm
Where: Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Cost: Free entrance
Details: With around 70 stalls packed with fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the farm, cheeses, meat, poultry, olive and macadamia oils, vinegars, preserves, grains and so much more. And the event is not an event without the BBQ Madness with a fine-food sausage sizzle!

20. Night Noodle Markets (Hyde Park, Sydney)
When: 10-26 October 2014: Mon-Tue: 5pm-9pm, Weds: 5pm-10pm, Thurs & Fri: 5pm-11pm, Sat: 4pm-10pm & Sun: 4pm-9pm
Where: Hyde Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney
Cost: Free entrance
Details: The festival comes alive with colour, sounds and smells of Asian hawker markets. The festival consists of a record 50 stall holders bustling with tempting meals from restaurants around Sydney some of the line up include Mamak, Longrain, Din Tai Fung & New Shanghai...
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Why? Get out and about with events during October
When: 1-30 October 2014 (check above)
Where: Multiple venues- check above
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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