There isn’t a parade this year, but the Festival of Fishers Ghost offers other exciting events for all ages including a sunset concert, twilight fair and rooftop roller-skating.
Rooftop Rollin’ in the Mall (Thur 3 – Sun 6 Nov)
Amateur roller-skaters and brave locals with trust in their balance are encouraged to visit the Campbelltown Mall upstairs carpark for Rooftop Rollin’ @ Fisher’s Ghost.
From Thursday 3 November to Sunday 6 November, the upper-level of Campbelltown Mall’s multi-deck carpark will be transformed into an open-air roller-skating rink, hosting both day and night sessions for Rooftop Rollin’ @ Fisher’s Ghost.
The event will feature two rinks; one for beginners looking for a casual skate, and an advanced rink for those more confident in their skills.
“Campbelltown Mall’s rooftop car park will be completely converted into a fun and interactive space that people of any age can enjoy,” Cr Greiss said.
“With the huge popularity of similar activities, such as the ice rink at Chill Fest, we wanted to add something to the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost that built on that excitement.”
Participants are encouraged to wear their craziest roller skating attire when skating, inspired by the theme of each session available online, and are also encouraged to bring their own roller skating gear if they choose. Gear will be available to hire for free throughout the event on each day.
Certain sessions require a booking. CLICK HERE to book.
Carnival relocated to Leumeah Commuter car park (3-13 Nov)
The popular Fisher’s Ghost Carnival will return to the festival program this year at a temporary location at the Leumeah Commuter car park, each Thursday to Sunday from Thursday 3 November to Sunday 13 November.
Features of this year’s carnival include Daredevil rides, Kiddies Carnival Alley, Sideshow Alley, Delicious foods and desserts and Show bags.
A quiet session in support of adults, youth and children living with disability will be held on Sunday 6 November from 10am until 12pm and will include a quiet tent with sensory activities, no PA announcements, no flashing lights on rides and no music on rides.
Entry to the carnival is free.
Twilight fair in the CBD (Fri 4 Nov)
Artisan products, free kids entertainment, food and music will fill the Campbelltown CBD during Fisher’s Twilight Fair on Friday 4 November.
From 4pm to 10pm the Figtree Hill Food, Entertainment and Kids Zone (Lithgow Street), Forum Q (Lithgow Street Mall) and the Market Zone (Queen Street) will be filled with plenty to do for people of all ages.
“It promises to be a great event full of different market stalls from local producers as well as a lot of fun for the kids so I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities,” Cr Greiss said.
The Figtree Hill Food, Entertainment and Kids Zone will feature a range of delicious food trucks and mouth-watering desserts, kids activities including a giant slide, face painting and balloon twisters alongside a photo booth, roving entertainment and DJ and live stage performances.
The Market Zone on Queen Street will be filled with live music, market stalls selling local goods and artisan products as well as showbags and a bunch of festival favourites.
Forum Q will feature the Fisher’s Ghostly Farm installation where you can learn more about the Legend of Fisher’s Ghost as well as free kids entertainment and free caricature drawings.
Travis Collins to headline Fisher’s Sunset Sounds (Sat 5 Nov)
Multiple Golden Guitar winner Travis Collins will headline a variety of country and rock artists when Fisher’s Sunset Sounds comes to the Campbelltown Commuter Car Park on Saturday 5 November during the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost.
Presented in partnership with The Beer Shed Brewing Co, the free event is on from 3pm to 10pm and will include a packed stage line-up, food, desserts and a pop-up bar serving local brews including craft beer and wine.
“This will be one of the biggest music events we’ve ever put on as part of the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost with an amazing variety of music,” Mayor George Greiss said.
The full artist line-up includes Jamie Preston (3pm), The Sulli-vans (3.50pm), Jay Seeney (4.30pm), Mahalia Barnes (5.50pm), Tori Darke (6.30pm), Simply Bushed (7.10pm), Dan Davidson (8pm) and Travis Collins (8.55pm).
If parking in the Campbelltown Commuter Carpark on Friday 4 November, please ensure your car is removed by midnight as the carpark will be closed for event preparation. The carpark will reopen to commuters on Sunday 6 November at 1am.
Tickets to the event are free but bookings are essential. CLICK HERE to book.
Fred’s Flicks (Sat 12 Nov)
Join local cinema buffs on Saturday 12 November, from 7pm to 10pm, for a night of free, family film fun, with a little bit of spooky thrown in. Family favourite Monster House will be screened at 8pm.
Arrive early and bring your picnic blanket and camping chairs to claim your spot for the evening. On-site food vendors including Hyper Foods, Miss Frosty and Xpresso Macarthur will provide popcorn, fairy floss and othercinema-inspired snacks for purchase.
Marsdens Law Group Fisher’s Ghost Fun Run (Sun 13 Nov)
Whether you are a competitive runner, or just wanting to enjoy a fun walk with family and friends, you’ll have plenty of time to complete either the 5km or 10km race on Sunday 13 November. Registration begins at 6.30am.
The gradual incline weaves around the Western Sydney University and TAFE NSW Campbelltown campuses, with scenic views of the city and surrounding hills. CLICK HERE for more details.