Stringybark Festival 2019 - Sunday 20th October - Discover the wonders of our backyard!

  • Date Sunday 20 October 2019

  • Time 10am - 4pm

  • Address Rowville Community Centre, 40 Fulham Rd, Rowville

  • Cost. Free entry

This year's Stringybark Festival FEASTivities are inspired by the flavours, smells and dishes served up in our own 'backyard.' Everything and anything you can imagine that happens on and in the backyard grill, spit, smoker, roaster and toaster, will be there. This is cooking like you've never seen it! There will be live presentations on how to pickle your own vegetables and fruits, along with an abundance of tips on how to turn your backyard into a bush tucker forest. A riot of homegrown goodness and flavour filled treats awaits.

In 2019, we are again upping the ante on sustainable food practices and the reduction of waste, with a particular emphasis on ethical and locally sourced produce.

The Festival kicks off at 10:00 am with free breakfast for the early comers follow by our first presentation commencing at 11am.

We invite you into our backyard, into our kitchen and into an event where doing your best is about doing what comes naturally. We look forward to sharing this incredible event with you and the community.

Stringybark is a free community event exploring everything local, home-made, creative, sustainable and adventurous in Knox.

2019 Program Highlights include:

  • Animals Galore: cute farm animals, native creatures and presentations

  • Backyard Tucker Stage: taste test the best from gourmet BBQs, jams, pickles and bush tucker with zero waste

  • Makers Market: explore all things home grown, hand-made and up-cycled and purchase some unique treasures

  • Get Active: play backyard games, jump, climb and get active with free attractions and sporty challenges

  • Busker’s Stage: in the food court where local singer songwriters share their talents

  • Children’s Play Space: giant games, toys and adventure play for the young ones

  • Community Stage: with loads of colorful performances and presentations

  • DIY Fun Stuff: get imaginative with creative arts, crafts and science play

  • Community Gardens: learn about sustainability with our local environmental groups

  • Living Local:meet local services, clubs and businesses and learn about what’s on offer in your backyard

  • Nature Playground: cubby building, animal face-painting and costume making in the playground

  • Veg Out: in the chill out space filled with books, quiet tunes and comfy stuff

  • Food Truck Feast: chose from a variety of healthy choices and festival favorites for purchase