Porter’s Liquor Lansvale Annual Father’s Day Wine Fair – Saturday 5 September

PortersLiqourWineFest21If you’re looking for a last minute Father’s day gift – then look no further!

Porter’s Liquor Lansvale Annual Father’s Day Wine Fair is on again. This Saturday, come down to the Lansvale store and try before you buy!

Lansvale Fathers Day Wine Fair 2015 FBThere will be all sorts of liquors available for tasting including wines, spirits and beers and like every good wine fair, some tasty nibblies will help cleanse the palate between tastings. There will be a number of great promotions on so you can of course grab a bargain.

So if you’re in the area, come on down.

Details:
Shop 11 Lansvale Shopping Centre
Cnr of Hume Highway and Cutler Street Lansvale
Porter’s Liquor Lansvale Annual Father’s Day Wine Fair
Saturday the 5th of September
From noon to 5pm

Love,
Festival Girl

Let’s Go Greek Festival | 30 August 2015

enjoying-the-festival-01Opal! Let’s Go Greek Festival is on this Sunday in Parramatta.

Hosted by the Greek orthodox parish and community of Parramatta, the festival is as big as they get. Come along to find authentic Greek food, live Greek music, dancing and entertainment including the Byzantine choir group, and a marketplace with over 60 stalls.

This is a kid friendly zone will have carnival rides, face painting, farm animals and even a science show. Even Dorothy the Dinosaur will be there.

Are you an MKR fan? Special guests Vicki and Helena from MKR 2014 will also be joining the festival – don’t forget to say hi!

Stick around until 6.15pm for a spectacular don’t miss fireworks display… and best of all, it’s free entry!

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Details:
Let’s Go Greek Festival
Sunday 30 August
By the river at 163-165 George Street Parramatta

Parking: Ample Street parking around the festival

Shuttle bus service: A free shuttle bus service will be available throughout the festival to take you from the free parking that is available at Parramatta stadium (Pirtek Stadium) at O’Connell Street Parramatta to our festival and back. There is also free parking facilities next to the stadium at Parramatta pools which is a very short walk to the shuttle bus pick up area at Parramatta stadium.

There is also parking at 30 George Street Parramatta which has 2 hours free or $10 for the whole day.

For more info, head to www.letsgogreekfestival.com.au

Images from here

Love,

Festival Girl

Little Havana Street Fair Top Ryde 2015

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_3So I went along to the Little Havana Street Fair in Top Ryde last weekend. Sydney was having temperamental weather as usual, but none the less, the weather held us just enough to enjoy the pleasantries.

I was really excited about going along to this festival as it’s the first time I had actually even heard about the event. What I was probably most excited about was the idea that I hoped a Cuban festival would focus on a number of Central American countries and would hopefully highlight that there is a difference between the cultures of South and Central America especially to an audience who might be familiar or unfamiliar with both.

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Mmm Alfajores… If you’ve never tried them, they are basically a sandwich made with two baked biscuits and a filling of ‘dulce de leche’ (literally translated it means ‘sweet milk’, sometimes also called caramel). Want one now?! Get your butt down to a Latin bakery or these guys ALFACHOC stat!

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_2LOVE DEM APPLEZ – so what they do is take ordinary candy apples, and make them super exciting by covering them in any topping you can think of, just delish!

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_4I’ve seen these guys from the GOURMET DOG BARKERY a couple years back at Petfest and I’m thrilled to see these amazing looking doggie treats are still going good. Doggie cigars – too cute!

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_5Mmm churros, perfect for a chilly day

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_6 Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_8 Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_10OMG Salami in a cone. Where have you been all my life? Aren’t the SALUMI guys clever…

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_9 The sounds of Cuba come to Ryde and dancers certainty knew how to their thing and shake their booty.

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_12 Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_11 Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_13 Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_14Some gorgeous fair trade textiles and garments from the TOUCAN SHOP. The Toucan was acutally one of my favourite animals as a kid…unusual choice? Maybe favourite isn’t exactly the right term, but I was definitely intrigued by it. Also, I was also obsessed with the Rockfish and Vultures… I guess cats and dogs just didn’t cut it hehe

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_20 Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_19My favourites included the free salsa tastings from CHILLI MAMA (yum!), some delicious Argentinian BBQ from EL GRINGO.

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_18 Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_16RETRO DAMES had took these gals back to the 1950’s era… Ah what a gorgeous era.

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Don’t you just love these peacock Rattan chairs – these are definitely on my bucket list

Havana-Festival_Ryde_2015_15I’m hoping this fair is back on next year, but you can find out all you need to know about this year’s event from here.

Did you make it along to the festival? What did you think of it?

Love,

Festival Girl