You can be part of Riverfest in Campbelltown (and Mud Fun) on Saturday August 30 in Koshigaya Park from 11:00am to 3:00pm. With a focus on environmental sustainability and the celebration of cultural differences, Riverfest is a melting pot of ideas, creativity and fun!
There will be tasty treats from around the world, traditional dancing, interactive workshops, stalls and entertainment. Riverfest is a drug and alcohol free event and, for safety reasons, the BBQ facilities will not be operational during the event.
For the first time, Mud Fun will be appearing at Riverfest , promoting mud as a way of connecting communities back to the earth. The group will lead some communal mud stomps to the rhythm of live drums and involve people in using mud to create a host of mud bricks. The bricks will be sun-dried and used to build creative designs or turned into practical community projects. The mud fun workshop will be one of many interactive workshops on offer at the event.
Try your hand at kirigami, a variation of the Japanese craft origami, which involves cutting and folding paper to create an array of fantastic ‘pop-up’ designs such as snowflakes or orchid blossoms. There’ll also be sushi tasting and a variety of Japanese cultural displays celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Campbelltown-Koshigaya Sister City relationship.
Create a Rio carnival style mask, feather headdress or beaded necklace in the wake of the FIFA World Cup atmosphere, plant your own seedling and watch it grow as part of a workshop hosted by Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, or create your own mini water cycle. There’ll also be a chance to learn Maori cultural arts and crafts, or set out on an adventure along the Riverfest Passport trail for the chance to win some great prizes.
If you are visiting for Riverfest, Rydges Campbelltown can look after all your accommodation needs.