Cabramatta Moon Festival
Cabramatta Moon Festival celebrated in style
The Cabramatta Moon Festival celebrated its 21st year on Sunday with a smorgasbord of food, entertainment and community spirit.
More than 90,000 people packed Cabramatta’s Freedom Plaza and surrounds to celebrate the traditional harvest festival as well as the amazing colour and spirit of Australia’s largest South East Asian community.
Visitors flocked to the traditional lion dance and children’s lantern parades, the food stalls – including the new District 8 dining precinct, and the ever-popular prawn peeling, noodle and moon cake eating and children’s chopstick challenges.
There were also carnival games and rides, community demonstrations, market stalls and cultural performances throughout the day.
SBS Pop Asia host Andy Trieu and K-Pop star Kevin Kim had the evening crowd enthralled, ushering in powerhouse performances from Harmony, DanceKool featuring Niramsin, and Australia’s Got Talent grand finalists Lil Kookies and Kookies N Kream, before the spectacular 8pm fireworks finale.
Fairfield City Council thanks the generous Festival sponsors and partners whose support helped make the day possible: Mekong Mounties Group, Blue Star Air Conditioning, Cabra-Vale Diggers and District8, Ettason, Australian Chinese Buddhist Society, BKK Shopping Centre, Bupa Australia, Cabra Bowls, Cabramatta Hotel, Cabramatta Flower Spot, Central Equity, Commonwealth Bank Cabramatta, High Connect - Telstra T-Partner, Loving Hut Cabramatta, MatchWorks, Medibank, Optus Prepaid Services, Remedy Kombucha, Teabags T-Shop, Western Sydney Airport, Western Union, 7News, 2AC Chinese Radio, Dan Viet Newspaper, SBS Radio, TVB Anywhere, and Vision China Times.
Fairfield City Council also thanks Fairfield City Police Area Command, NSW Fire and Rescue, St Johns Ambulance, NSW Ambulance and the entire Cabramatta community for their support and involvement.