Jacaranda Chat: Let’s get cultured

CULTURE TIME: Get ready for some fun this Jacaranda Festival with Culture on the Clarence. Photo: Adam Hourigan

ONCE again Grafton's 81st Annual Jacaranda Festival will be kicked off with another fantastic street party.

Culture on the Clarence is a community fair celebrating the broad range of local talent and cultural diversity within the Clarence Valley.

On Sunday October 25, thousands of visitors will converge on the main street of South Grafton in a family fun day of food and entertainment. The street is closed to create a magical place to wander between artisan stalls, children's activities, cultural displays and soak up the creative atmosphere of our vibrant community.

This year's event is shaping up to be bigger than the previous year's with arrangements in place for 80 stalls and displays. A fantastic cocktail of local music, artisans and street food create the perfect fusion of community pride and a great day out.

The main stage will showcase non-stop local entertainment including a fantastic variety of interesting bands, musicians and performance groups. Festival goers are sure to find something that gets their toes tapping with performances from all walks of life.

While the preparations are well underway the committee still has a number of vacancies for performers and market stall holders.

We are also looking for community groups to offer interesting displays and activities for children and families on the day. Your club may be able to set up and run a sporting activity, teach a skill, display your talents or make something with local kids.

Last year's community and sporting groups saw the event as a fantastic way to raise their profiles and build membership. Charity groups raised valuable funds and interest groups had an opportunity to provide information to thousands of festival goers.

Culture on the Clarence celebrates the unusual, creative, one of a kind and local flavours of the Clarence Valley. If you would like to join the fun, the Culture on the Clarence committee would love to hear from you.

Application forms are available on the Jacaranda Festival website at http://www.jacarandafestival.org.au or email cultureontheclarence @outlook.com.

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