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“The best of the MidCoast in one location”

ABOUT 2018 LAKESIDE FESTIVAL

The first Saturday of November 2018, discover the unique culture and personality of the Midcoast at our Lakeside Festival. Enjoy only the best local food, wine, live music, workshops and artistic talents as we bring together a variety of eclectic entertainment right to the shores of Forster Tuncurry’s dazzling blue Wallis Lake.
This is a family friendly and licenced event. FREE ENTRY for Kids 12yrs and under. Under 18’s must be in direct supervision of a parent or guardian at all times.
Our event stretches over Lone Pine Memorial Park, John Wright Park, & Tuncurry Memorial Hall for maximum fun!

FOOD, MARKETS, CRAFT BEERS, WINE, ART you name it..

There’s lots of different stuff happening at #LFEST18, the best part about it though, is there is only ever just enough so that you don’t feel like your missing out on anything. No overlaps, no line ups, no hassles, no worries.
There’s great food options for all diets, a licensed bar, undercover spaces to chill, markets to peruse, art to view, workshops, kids activities, a skate ramp, playground, morning yoga. A festival experience like no other.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF #LFEST18

    1. PURCHASES TICKETS EARLY FOR THE MUSIC EVENT – Ticket sales go fast! We have a limited capacity so don’t delay getting a hold of those passes.

    TICKETS are available (from 17 May) and at the GATE. Click here for full details>>
    TICKET INFO

    This is a family friendly and licenced event. FREE ENTRY for kids under 12yrs with kids entertainment available, face painting and rides (under 18’s must be in direct supervision of a ticket paying parent or guardian)
    No BYO food or drinks and sorry no pets.

    Create + Grow Market

    CREATE + GROW MARKET

    2. Start your journey through the festival nice and early Saturday, November 3, with some yoga at the Create + Grow Market. Kicking off from 8am at Lone Pine Memorial Park, Tuncurry till 1pm live music will play throughout the day, providing the background for all market-goers as you discover local displays, fresh produce, yummy food and beverages, craft and hobbie stalls, environmental stalls, upcycle stalls, demonstrations, kids playground and so much more.. perfect time to get the Christmas shopping done.
    More details CLICK HERE

    Workshops + Activities

    WORKSHOPS + ACTIVITIES

    3. Join in on some NEW WORKSHOPS!! We have introduced workshops for all ages this year from yoga, painting, kids crafts, gardening, recycling activities and more to come. Bookings maybe required. Various venues, dates and times – more details available soon
    Get the kids active with this years activities:

    • Toddlers Sandpit
    • Look at me Photobooth
    • Tie Dye workshop
    • Instagram Photo Frame
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Amusement Rides
    • Obstacle Course
    • Public Playground – Lone Pine Memorial Park

    -DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED –

    More details CLICK HERE

    Art Prize Exhibition

    ART PRIZE EXHIBITION

    5. Pop into the art gallery for a gold coin donation at Tuncurry Memorial Hall from 9am til 1pm all weekend showcasing local artists’ paintings, photography and other works.
    More details CLICK HERE

    Music Festival

    MUSIC FESTIVAL

    6.Shake your tail feathers to 8 hours of genres such as blues, rock, folk, jazz, indie, country, cover bands and so much more on a single intimate stage. The festival is a non-profit event, organised by volunteers with support from Great Lakes Council. All proceeds are directed to the next year’s festival.
    This is the sixth year the Music festival will be held in John Wright Park, Forster Tuncurry from 12pm to 8pm.
    2018 MUSIC LINE-UP

    Headlining acts:

    RUSSELL MORRIS

    BONDI CIGARS

    THE MASON RACK BAND

    Supporting local acts:

    GALLERI

    CRANKY DUCK

    THE BLACK NOR-EASTERS

    BELLI BADI

Also featuring:

  • Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony performed by members of the Forster Local Aboriginal Land Council.
  • Sundara Tribe– belly dancers
  • Lucky Door Prize Fill in our survey found inside this year event program for your chance to win some amazing prizes thanks to our sponsors.

    More details CLICK HERE

VIEW/DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL PROGRAM

8.Click through to view and download a copy of the official festival program for 2018. Also included is some more hints and tips on how to maximise your experience at #LFEST18

DOWNLOAD – available soon

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Parking Options

10.As there is no designated parking on site and there is limited parking in town. Ditch the car and take advantage of our available taxies.Special discounts are available for Lakeside Festival goers. If you do require parking here are some suggested places.

SITE MAP

11.Download a copy of our site map. – COMING SOON –
Download PDF

RECYCLE & HELP FUNDRAISE

12.Leave nothing but footprints. Please recycle when possible and take care of our beautiful water ways. Keep our paradise rubbish free
We have designated bins for your aluminium cans. Help us fundraise for the GREAT LAKES WOMANS SHELTER with our RETURN AND EARN scheme. Donate towards PROJECT 2020 and help the women and children experiencing Domestic Violence in the Great Lakes to be safe and supported.

WHO IS INVOLVED?

The Lakeside Festival provides an avenue for cultural experience engaging the local and wider community. Volunteers, local neighbourhood services, high school students and youth groups, disability groups, marketers, artists, designers, market stall holders, harvest community, food and beverage vendors, performers and participants join together to create a positive and well organised cultural event for the wider community.
Since the first Lakeside Festival in 2013, thousands of people have visited the Great Lakes to be part of the Festival. It is encouraging to see the local community acting as tourism ambassadors for the area and proudly showcasing their region to enhance the image of the Great Lakes and the community where we live and work.

Lakeside Festival showcases our local area, businesses, culture and creativity.

LAKESIDE CREW

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