Welcome from the Mayor
Welcome to the 2013 Burwood Festival, the largest spring celebration in Sydney’s Inner West.
Burwood Festival 2013 looks to be one of the biggest yet with X-Factor Winner Samantha Jade headlining a dazzling array of entertainers, heralding the arrival of spring, warmer weather, longer days and celebrations.
There is a fabulous line-up of talent on the main stage and I invite everybody to come down and enjoy what’s on offer. I guarantee there will be something for everyone…
Burwood Festival will feature fun hands-on activities, creative workshops, face painting, show bags, pony rides, a barnyard petting zoo and plenty of rides and amusements for children of all ages.
Council is proud to provide ongoing support to this iconic community event, which is free and open to all. We live in an area full of young families so I know how important it is to ensure Council provides fun-filled activities that the whole family can enjoy.
The festival is located in the picturesque Burwood Park, which is close to bus and train lines, so please try to leave the car at home and use public transport, walk or ride your bikes.
I’ll be in Burwood Park with my family enjoying the atmosphere and I hope to see you there too.
Burwood Mayor, John Faker
Get ready for some all-star entertainment at the annual Burwood Festival 2013.
Come down to Burwood Park from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 22nd September, and check out the festival’s stellar line up featuring internationally acclaimed Aria Chart-topper Samantha Jade. Samantha will headline a bill of class acts including popular boy band What About Tonight, X-Factor favourites Elem5nt and NOA, local and Young Talent Time runner-up Georgia McCarthy and up-and-coming electro hip-hop trio HTL – all sure to get the crowd singing and grooving along with them!
Burwood Festival will also ensure a fun day out for its youngest attendees – and the young at heart – with stage shows by The Minions from Despicable Me 2 and a meet-and-greet with Mr and Mrs Potato Head, as well as a Circus Workshop, Ronald McDonald and Friends show, face painting, pony rides and an animal nursery rounding out an action-packed day.
For those with a grumbling tum, Burwood Park will be transformed into a foodie’s paradise with award winning stalls offering cuisine from around the world. There will also be a boutique market area with chic and vintage clothes, arts, crafts and jewellery for sale.
This year the famous Classic Car Show will make its twenty-second appearance at the festival, bring together the best vintage cars from all over NSW and Australia, along with their admirers, to be judged by the NSW Council of Motor Clubs.
For sheer fun, discovery and excitement, there’s nothing like the Burwood Festival. Bring the whole family along for a day out they are guaranteed to enjoy!
For more information visit www.burwoodfestival.com.au.
After the festival…
Don’t miss your chance to win an iPad Mini after the fair – the Burwood Festival Photography Competition asks festivalgoers to use their camera-phone to instantly capture the ‘heart of Burwood Festival’ by snapping a photo of a special moment, person or your surroundings on Festival Day, and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First prize up for grabs is an iPad Mini, second prize is an $150 Exclusive Hair by Alain voucher and third prize is an Enfield Aquatic Centre 10 visit family pass that should come in very handy with summer just around the corner!
Entries close Friday 4th October at 5pm.
How to get there
Burwood Festival is easily accessible by public transport, so leave the car at home and catch the bus or train for a great day out.
CityRail has regular services stopping at Burwood Station and buses stop on Burwood Road, near the Festival entrance. Bus routes 400, 407, 408, 409, 415, 458, 462, 464, 466, 492, 499 and 525 will get you to Festival.
If you’re traveling with the family, find out about travelling with the Family Funday Sunday ticket. The Festival is just 12 minutes from Central Station and 15 minutes from Parramatta.
For more information and to plan your trip visit www.131500.info or phone 131 500.