Members of the Flaming Sands Academy of Middle Eastern Dance at a previous Childers Festival of Cultures .
Members of the Flaming Sands Academy of Middle Eastern Dance at a previous Childers Festival of Cultures .

Ready for Festival of Cultures

THE Childers Festival of Cultures is set to be tastier than ever, with plenty of food stalls booked in for the event.

Organiser Nancy Calder said the festival would be a delicious mix of international cuisine.

“We will have plenty of food including Tibetan, Spanish, Japanese, Indian, French, German, Thai and Dutch,” she said.

Ms Calder said seafood would also be on the menu, with crayfish and calamari stalls.

“Food is a major part of the festival,” Ms Calder said.

“The food, wine, dance and music all go so well together.”

Ms Calder said after 15 years of organising the multicultural celebration, the food still excited and amazed her.

“I’m looking forward to trying the Spanish food,” she said.

“The Tibetan food will also be really interesting. People come up with great stuff.”

The organiser is not the only one who is excited about the scrumptious snacks that will be on offer.

“We have had people calling asking what will be at the festival,” she said.

“Food is a great way to show off your culture and you can have it in so many forms.”

Ms Calder said many people did not bother eating breakfast on the Sunday.

“People just come along and graze all day,” she said.

“It’s a great day for food.”

There will also be plenty of beverages on the day’s menu with several local wineries booked in to give taste tests.

Ms Calder began the festival 15 years ago after seeing statistics on the cultural mix in Childers.

“I read that 12.5% of people in Childers came from non English speaking backgrounds,” she said.

“It’s very true. We do have a really strong, diverse culture in Childers and we show that at the festival.”


Festival fun

The Childers Festival of Cultures will be held on July 24 and 25.

Day one includes a street party from 2pm to 10pm. Day two is festival day, which will include food, wine, arts, crafts and entertainment in the main street of Childers from 9am until 3.30pm.



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