Bring It On! Festival

Bring It On! Festival is a free music, sporting and arts festival that attracts thousands of people to Fairfield Showground in April each year. Bring It On! Festival is for all ages, and a drug and alcohol-free event.

 Festival Photo Gallery 2019 

Getting There

Fairfield Showground (Main Entry)

443 Smithfield Road, Prairiewood will get you to our Main Entry where the entry signs are visible.
See map on the main page. 

By Train

The closest train stations to Fairfield Showgrounds are Fairfield, Canley Vale and Cabramatta.

Plenty of train services will run to get you there and home again. Visit Transport NSW or all the details you need to plan your trip. 

By Bus

There are bus stops located in and around Fairfield Showground.

To plan your trip, visit Transport NSW.

By Car

For the latest traffic information, check Live Traffic NSW.

Sign up for the Rainbow Run

Rainbow Run is an un-timed 400m circuit in which Rainbow Runners are splashed from head to toe as they conquer different obstacles to make their way to the finish line. Participants will commence with a quick warm up and conclude Rainbow Run with a Finish Party.

Online registrations for the Rainbow Run are now open. Register your spot to receive a Rainbow Run info pack on the day.

Registrations: Applications close 11.59pm, Friday 27 March 2020.

Time: Participants will report to the Rainbow Run registration area prior to entering the circuit on Saturday 4 April 2020. Participants will receive their Rainbow Run info packs prior to commencing.

If you are under 18, you will need to make sure that your waiver form is signed by your parent or legal guardian.

REGISTER FOR RAINBOW RUN

DOWNLOAD THE WAIVER FORM HERE(PDF, 287KB)

READ RAINBOW RUN TERMS AND CONDITIONS(PDF, 331KB)

RAINBOW RUN FAQs

What is Rainbow Run?

Rainbow Run is an un-timed 400m circuit in which Rainbow Runners are splashed from head to toe as they conquer different obstacles to make their way to the finish line. Participants will commence with a quick warm up and conclude with a Finish Party. There are only 2 rules – wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in colour.

Does it cost to participate in the Rainbow Run?

No, it is free to participate. Make sure to register your spot.

How can I register for the Rainbow Run?

Registrations are available online on the Fairfield City Council website

If you are under 18 years, you are required to complete a waiver form by legal parent/guardian prior to participating in the Rainbow Run.

Please read the Terms and Conditions(PDF, 331KB) prior to the day.

Can I register for the Rainbow Run on event day?

Registrations will not be taken on the day. Register now to secure a spot by visiting this page

A cloak room / pram parking valet will also be available here to secure your items or to keep a spare change of clothes. 

Is there an age restriction for the Rainbow Run?

No, Rainbow Run is for all ages and all abilities.

Can I bring my bike or scooter?

Due to safety concerns, unfortunately we cannot allow for any bikes or scooters on our course.

Is the event wheelchair friendly?

Our courses are all wheelchair friendly. However, many of our events are on grass or possibly uneven ground. Therefore, we suggest an all-terrain wheelchair or bring along a friend with you who can help you out through some of the trickier parts of the course.

Also keep in mind, your wheelchair will get colourful! Be sure to protect your wheelchair if this is of concern to you.

What should I wear to Rainbow Run?

Rainbow Runners will need to bring your own white t-shirt (or buy one for $3 from Kmart!) and comfortable shoes. Make sure to bring along your hat, water bottle and apply sunscreen.

Will the colour ruin clothes or running shoes?

The colour does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colourful.

The colour may stick to your shoes a little more, so you may notice a spec or two in the weeks following the run. Let it be a reminder of how great your day was! Or if you would prefer to keep your runners in perfect condition, we suggest you wear an old pair.

How can I protect my hair?

While the coloured powder will usually wash out after a few washes, we do suggest you take a few extra precautions on event morning, especially if you do have blonde hair.

We recommend you put oil through your hair before participating. This could be a morrocon oil, coconut oil or even a leave in conditioner. You may also want to get creative and cover your hair with a wig, hat, shower cap or bandana, especially if you do not want to risk having any colour in your hair post event.

If wet weather is predicted, we strongly recommend you take these precautions and cover your hair. As the powder tends to stick more when it is raining, it is much more likely to result in damage to your hair (It can take up to 14 days to remove all traces of the colour from your luscious locks!).

Can I run with my pet?

For the safety of our runners and animal friends, we do not allow animals on the course.

How is the colour administered along the course?

There will be five different colour stations where our event volunteers will splash you in colourful powdered paint to ensure that you look multi-coloured.

You will see friendly faces along the course whose main goal is to splash you in colourful powder to ensure that you look like you ran through a beautiful rainbow by the time you cross the finish line.

What happens after I finish the course?

At the finish line, pose and smile for the camera for your chance to win some great prizes. Dust off at the cleaning station and head over to the recovery area. Visit our food stalls and grab a warm hot chocolate, yummy donut or fresh piece of fruit to re-fuel.

How does the colour affect the inside of cars?

Ponchos and/or garbage bags will be provided on exit to use in cars or on public transport.

Does the Rainbow Run affect runner vision? Or breathing?

The colour powder used at The Rainbow Run event is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. Our bright colours are a combination of corn starch, baking soda, and FD&C dyes. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our certified colour throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some Rainbow Runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.

Are cameras and phones safe to have in the colour zones?

Our photographers are generally fine shooting from a medium distance of 15 metres, but to be totally safe we always recommend covering cameras/phones with a protective dust wrap. Those colourful powder particles are sneaky and the Rainbow Run is not liable for any damage that might be done to your camera!

Is the Rainbow Run timed?

The Rainbow Run is not a timed event. Runners tend to take their sweet time out there and we realised no one really cares about their speed. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.

What happens if there is bad weather?

A little rain won’t stop the Rainbow Run. It even makes the colour brighter! If there are major weather warnings during the weekend of the event, check the city event webpage, and stay tuned for emails with updates.

Please check our Facebook page for the most up to date information and latest status.

Accessibility Information

Accessible Parking 

Accessible parking is available at Fairfield Showground (subject to availability). There are a total of 16 accessible parking spaces.

Drop off zone is available at the entrance from Smithfield Road. Please ensure that you display your Mobility Parking Scheme Permit on your dashboard. 

Mobility Parking Scheme

If you hold a mobility parking scheme permit, you can enjoy free parking for a certain period of time in designated parking zones.

The concessions for mobility parking permit holders are shown below:

  • Where parking is limited to more than 30 minutes, the permit holder can park for an unlimited time;
  • Where parking is limited to 30 minutes, the permit holder can park for two hours; and
  • Where parking is limited to less than 30 minutes, the permit holder can park for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Mobility parking scheme permits do not allow a vehicle to stand or park in areas signposted:

  • No stopping
  • Taxi zone
  • Bus zone
  • Loading zone
  • Work zone
  • Clearway.

Pick Up and Set Down Areas

Patrons can organise to be dropped off and picked up in existing 'No Parking' pick up and set down areas in Fairfield Showground.

Drivers are permitted to stop for up to 2 minutes to drop off or pick up passengers or goods in areas signposted as ‘No Parking’. However, when staying in the ‘No Parking’ zone, drivers must remain within 3 metres of their vehicles.

Drivers with Mobility Parking Scheme (MPS) can stop in the ‘No Parking’ zone for up to 5 minutes to drop off or pick up passengers or goods as long as the driver remains within 3 metres of the vehicle.

Accessible Toilets 

Accessible toilets (larger wider cubicle with door opening outwards) are available in designated areas. Designated accessible toilets are located as follows;

  • Next to the Parklands Function Centre.

Quieter Areas

Whilst everyone is welcome to attend the Festival, if you prefer less people, the quieter areas of the Festival are located between the markets and AFL field.

The Festival is a fun place to be with a hive of activity, however we understand that some families supporting people with a disability, may have to plan their day more carefully to ensure there are some quiet time and space to relax. 

We understand that some people with physical disabilities requiring a wheel chair, or people suffering invisible disabilities such as autism may find the environment more challenging.

We encourage Carers to bring their own noise cancellation headphones, ear plugs or devices to help people who are unable to cope with the noise generated at busy areas and amusement rides.

Plan Your Day

Use the entertainment program which has event highlights and the around the site guide to assist you in planning what you would like to see, or use as a guide to avoid that area.

  • The Festival is generally quieter between 12pm and 2pm.
  • AFL field is generally quieter between 12pm and 2pm.

Guide Dogs and Service Animals

Guide dogs and service animals are welcome to attend the event but we would ask they display their identification badge or medallion at all times. Due to the nature of the event, please consider whether your dog/service animal will be comfortable with crowds and noise. You might consider the use of an alternative aid if attending the event.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating

Wheelchair accessible seating is available in all areas. Wheelchair accessible seating allows an 800 x 1200mm space with an adjacent companion seat.

Wheelchair Access to Rainbow Run

Our courses are all wheelchair friendly. However, many of our obstacles are on grass or possibly uneven ground. Therefore, we suggest an all-terrain wheelchair or bring along a friend with you who can help you out through some of the trickier parts of the course.

Pram Valet

Pram Valet is available at the Rainbow Run registration table located at the entry of the AFL field. Parents with prams can park their prams in the designated pram valet area. Event volunteers will be monitoring Pram Valet by implementing a ticketing system.

Park your prams at your own risk. We are not responsible for damage or theft to prams or pram contents. Ensure that you take your valuable belongings with you.

Accessible and Special Needs

If you have any accessible or special requirements, please contact the Major Events Team:

Getting to Fairfield Showground

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).

Entertainment

Expressions of interests to perform at Bring It On! Festival held on Saturday 4 April 2020 have now closed.

Our full entertainment program will be provided in March. Make sure to secure your tickets to gain entry!

Get Your Tickets Now 

FAQs

What is the date for Bring It On! Festival 2020?

Bring It On! Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, click here

What time will the festival run?

12pm to 6.30pm.

Is the event free?

Yes.

When does the entertainment program start?

The main stage will be jam packed with entertainment from 12pm to 6.30pm.

What entertainment will there be on the day?

Participants can register to participate in Rainbow Run. Rainbow Run is an un-timed 400m circuit in which Rainbow Runners are splashed from head to toe as they conquer different obstacles to make their way to the finish line. Participants will commence with a quick warm up and conclude with a Finish Party. Register now by visiting www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/rainbowrun.

This year, Bring It On! Festival will run alongside the Fairfield City Markets which holds more than 600 stalls of new clothes, toys, food, sporting gear, household items, jewelry and more.

How can I get to Bring It On! Festival?

You can travel by car or public transport to Fairfield Showground. For more information, visit the Getting There tab.

I would like to perform at the event. What do I need to do?

Our entertainment program is currently full. However, we can add you to our entertainment database. Please send an email with your details to events@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

I would like to volunteer at the event. What do I need to do?

Applications for volunteering have closed.

I would like to be a stallholder for the event. What do I need to do?

Applications for stallholders and community stakeholders have closed. However, we can add you to our stallholder database. If you are interested in becoming a stallholder for future events, please send an email with your details to eventinfo@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

What happens if it rains?

In the event of wet weather the event site will be assessed to determine the suitability to continue the event and program. 

Please check our Facebook page for the most up to date information and latest status.

Ticketing

What happens when tickets are sold out?

For safety reasons, people will be refused entry once the site reaches maximum capacity.

How much are entry tickets?

Bring It On! Festival is a free event. You will need to secure tickets to gain entry to the event.

Can I get a refund?

No. We have a no refund policy as this is a free event. Please choose carefully.

If tickets are sold out, can I purchase them on the day?

If you miss out, you will be placed on a waitlist. As soon as tickets are available, we will contact you. Please send your details (name, age, and contact number) to events@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

I haven’t received my booking confirmation email from TryBooking.

A booking confirmation will be sent to your inbox. If it is not there, please check your junk mail folder and if it is in the junk mail folder, remember to mark the email as 'not junk'.

I can't locate my ticket from TryBooking.

To locate your lost ticket, please visit the TryBooking website and enter in your email.

I can't find my transaction details for my credit card statement.

To locate your transaction, please visit the TryBooking website and enter in your details.

I’m having trouble printing my ticket. What can I do?

Ensure that the correct printer has been selected when you are taken to the print page pop up. Alternatively, please save as PDF onto your desktop, open the PDF and try printing again.

Tickets can also be presented on your smart phone, tablet or iPad upon entry. Make sure the backlight on your phone is set nice and bright. Scanners work much better with a bright screen and it will save you time at the venue entrance changing it if your ticket won't scan.

I have a question about my tickets that isn't answered here.

Please visit the TryBooking website for more information.

What if I have a super sweet question that isn’t answered here?

Email to the Major Events Team at events@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9725 0288.

Terms & Conditions of Entry

Read the Terms & Conditions of Entry here(PDF, 186KB).

Location

Fairfield Showground, 443 Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood 2176  View Map

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