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Stringybark Festival

Sunday 21 October 2018, 10am - 4pm
Rowville Community Centre, Fulham Rd, Rowville and Stud Park Shopping Centre

Image of The Basin Primary School on the Community Stage at Stringybark Festival 2018

Stringybark Festival is a free community event where Knox comes together to.

The 2018 program features included:

  • Nature play and fun sustainability spaces
  • Jurassic Knox – a fun fossil sand-pit dig
  • The ‘Imaginarium’ – an immersive project exploring extinction
  • Active amusements – free jump, bounce and climb rides, sporty challenges, dancing and games spaces
  • Stage entertainment featuring local bands, community performances and headliners Nicky Bomba with Melbourne Ska Orchestra,  and The Mighty Buzzniks who lead the Knox: Amplified music collaborations
  • Market & Community Sites - presented by local community groups, services and businesses
  • Kitchen Revolution – learn the art of waste free cooking, enjoy taste testing and skill up on composting
  • Delish Food Trucks – classic festival favorites, cultural cuisines and healthy options
  • Stringybark at Stud Park - ride the trackless train to visit Stud Park activities including the ‘Nature Corridor’, free face-painting and nature costumes, CFA Firetrucks and the amazing Geo-Dome Arts Play Space featuring Wildlife Creations with nature artist Chaco Kato



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Stringybark at Stud Park

22 September to 21 October at Stud Park Shopping Centre, Rowville

This year saw an exciting new event program partnership with our Stringybark neighbours, Stud Park Shopping Centre, who developed an amazing month long program of free nature, arts and food activities in the lead up to Stringybark Festival!

Stringybark at Studpark was jam-packed with a program, ideal for keeping the family busy during the Spring School Holidays including the “Nature Corridor”, the “Geo Dome” and the “Kitchen Culture” precincts located within Stud Park shopping centre,

Stud Park continued the fun on festival day, featuring:

  • A special trackless train ride to the shopping centre
  • CFA Firetruck displays
  • Free face-painting and nature costume making
  • Knox Community Gardens activate the ‘Nature Corridor’
  • Wildlife Creations with Chaco Kato in the Geo-Dome Arts Play Space

Stallholder, Food & Market Sites

Please note stallholder and food vendor sites for 2019 are not open yet, please sign up to our Stringybark Stallholder Mailing List to receive news and reminders about submitting your Stringybark Festival Stallholder Expression of Interest.
Stringybark Festival Stallholder Mailing List

Also, why not check out the Knox Festival Stallholders EOI opening soon.

Accessibility at the festival

Knox City Council is committed to making Council’s festivals and events accessible to all community members. Please find details below regarding accessibility that were available at the Stringybark Festival.

The festival which is located on the grounds of Rowville Community Centre, had stalls and activities situated throughout the site including inside the community centre and the indoor basketball courts, on sealed pathways, the outdoor basketball and tennis courts as well as on the grass. There were connecting paths through the site. The site has a steep incline and decline located south of the playground, which may be difficult for a non-motorised mobility aid to go up or down unassisted. There was limited accessible parking available at the Rowville Community Centre car park – enter from Fulham Road. Accessible toilets were provided on site.

If you have any queries regarding accessibility at the Stringybark Festival or any other Knox City Council event, please call the Festival and Events team on 9298 8000 or email events@knox.vic.gov.au and we will be happy to try and assist you with any access requirements.

Photos from Stringybark Festival 2018

Here is a collection of photos taken at the 2018 Knox Stringybark Festival. Click a photo to view the full size photo.
SandpitCFA DisplayCommunity StageSlimeScoutsWoodiesArchery AttackKitchen RevolutionMarket StallsFood CourtFace Paint

Stringybark Festival is a drug, alcohol and smoke free event.

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