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Just 16 more sleeps before another Festival of Fisher’s Ghost

Festival of Fisher's Ghost parade

Sixteen sleeps to go: the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost parade in 2014.

The countdown has started to this year’s Festival of Fisher’s Ghost – there’s just 16 sleeps to go.

Locals and visitors can look forward to a colourful twilight street parade, carnival rides, live music, street stalls and family entertainment from Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 11.

One of the longest running community events in the country, the world famous annual festival is inspired by the region’s most famous ghost story.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said this year’s Festival of Fisher’s Ghost was a celebration not to be missed and he urged residents to get involved and be part of the fun.

“The Festival of Fisher’s Ghost is a wonderful celebration of Campbelltown’s community spirt and you’ll have lots of opportunities to get involved,’’ he said.

A highlight of the festival is the vibrant Twilight Street Parade which will travel down Queen Street on Saturday, November 3 from 7pm.

Regarded by some as the official opening of the festival, the parade has two themes in 2018; Light and Life Under the Sea and The Legend of Fisher’s Ghost.

“Families are encouraged to line the street and watch, cheer and celebrate the diversity of our community and our rich history as the parade floats and community groups travel down the road,’’ Cr Brticevic said.

In a first for the festival, Pokemon Go will be part of the fun and fans can join a night of gaming at Catch ‘em all Campbelltown! at Mawson Park on Friday, November 9 from 5-9pm.

The festival parade in 2016.

The festival parade in 2016.

Local and national talents, including headline acts Bootleg Rascal and The Vanns, will play a mix of tunes at the Fisher’s Gig all ages music event at Bradbury Park on Saturday, November 3 from 3pm to 10.30pm.

Families can watch the original Ghostbusters movie under the stars at Fisher’s Flicks at Campbelltown’s Koshigaya Park on Saturday, November 3 from 9.15 to 11pm or treat their little ones to a day of creativity at Fisher’s Kids at Campbelltown Arts Centre on Sunday, November 4 from 10am to 2pm.

Crowds can enjoy the creative works on display at the prestigious Fisher’s Ghost art award exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre, buy a special gift or bargain at the Street Fair at Mawson Park and Queen Street on Saturday, November 10 or test their fitness levels at the Fisher’s Ghost Fun Run on Sunday, November 11.

The fun-filled Fisher’s Ghost carnival runs at Bradbury Park every Friday, Saturday and Sunday over both weekends of the festival and features two huge fireworks displays each Saturday from 9pm.

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