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Swing into the silly season with a fab community market
Community events have become the norm in Brisbane as people look for local events for the family. With the rising costs of transport, a fast-paced lifestyle and needing to do more and more, it's nice to see this trend catching on as people opt to meet their neighbours, spend their money at independent businesses and markets, and indulge in fabulous food with great entertainment as one community group.
These events also work on the concept of slowing down, enjoying the little things in life and working together to create a fun experience for all.
Last year was the largest festival the community has seen so far with the 19th annual Sherwood Festival coming to Sherwood Road once again. This year, the organisers aim to break records with more than 15,000 people to walk through the gates as they make their way in to a fun-filled, family atmosphere.
Sherwood set to come alive - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia
This year there will be more food stalls, more boutique clothing and goods, more local community driven tents with the profits going straight back into the community. There will be a Free Animal Farm for the kids (and adults) to ooh and aah over the baby animals. There will also be free face-painting and rides to keep the children occupied while the adults find their own amusement.
There are four stages for entertainers to wow audiences on the night and 101 different stalls, ranging from food stores to craft stalls. Listen to carols from the local choir or see the Nativity Play to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Catch the train or park locally to access this great local event with the heart of the businesses, community groups and residents all joining together to make this festival come alive.