Thousands attend 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival

Published Monday, 5th September 2016

Sunday’s sunshine and clear blue sky set the scene for a wonderful day at the Cabramatta Moon Festival.

Fairfield Council’s hallmark event attracted an estimated 90,000 visitors who experienced the cultural diversity of Fairfield City.

Celebrations began with the longest lion dance parade ever held in Cabramatta making their way through the festival streets. Twenty-five colourful lions showcased their vibrant acrobatic moves to the loud beat of drums and cymbals.

The more than 120 stalls selling treats such as moon cakes, noodles, seafood, fresh coconut juice, sweet corn and more were kept busy all day. The meat jerky, meat floss and snack foods was the most popular to the festival this year, evidenced by the queues at the stall for the most of the day.

The festival included crowd favourites such as noodle eating, prawn peeling and moon cake eating competitions as well as popular sideshow games and amusement rides such as a giant slide, Hurricane, Round Up, and much more.

Headline act TIMOMATIC set off the night with screaming fans trying to get close to the Aussie pop sensation and local born K-Pop sensation Prince Mak had every girl in the audience crying with his rendition of If You Were my Girlfriend.

The evening ended with an amazing light show that included fire breathing by local entertainment group Dauntless Movement Crew and a spectacular fireworks display where 6,000 individual fireworks were launched from two locations over the town centre.

Fairfield City Council thanks all of the 200 volunteers, Cabramatta LAC – NSW Police Force, St John’s Ambulance and Fire and Rescue NSW who provided assistance in the lead up to and on the day of the event. Without the continued support of our volunteers and valued sponsors a festival of this scale would not be possible.

Sponsors for the 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival

Mekong Mounties Group
Blue Star Air Conditioning
Vodafone
Seven Network
News Local Fairfield Advance
WorldRemit
Ettason
Peter Warren Automotive
2AC Chinese Radio
Dan Viet Newspaper
SBS Radio
TVB Australia
Asian Inspirations
Australian Chinese Buddhist Society
B.K.K Shopping Centre
Bupa
Cabramatta Bowling Club
Cabra-Vale Diggers
Canley Heights RSL & Sporting Club
The Warwick, Warwick Farm
Ibis Styles Lansvale
Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Krispy Kreme Australia
Leo Gardens
Nestle
Royal Umbrella Rice
Wei Wah International

ENDS

Media enquiries: Suzie Sekulic, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au