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Stringybark Festival 2019

Discover the wonders of our backyard!

  • Date Sunday 20 October 2019
  • Time 10am - 4pm
  • Address Rowville Community Centre, 40 Fulham Rd, Rowville
  • Cost Free entry

Stringybark is a free community event exploring everything local, home-made, creative, sustainable and adventurous in Knox.

2019 Program Highlights include:

  • Animals Galore: cute farm animals, native creatures and presentations
  • Backyard Tucker Stage: taste test the best from gourmet BBQs, jams, pickles and bush tucker with zero waste
  • Makers Market: explore all things home grown, hand-made and up-cycled and purchase some unique treasures
  • Get Active: play backyard games, jump, climb and get active with free attractions and sporty challenges
  • Busker’s Stage: in the food court where local singer songwriters share their talents
  • Children’s Play Space: giant games, toys and adventure play for the young ones
  • Community Stage: with loads of colorful performances and presentations
  • DIY Fun Stuff: get imaginative with creative arts, crafts and science play
  • Community Gardens: learn about sustainability with our local environmental groups
  • Living Local:meet local services, clubs and businesses and learn about what’s on offer in your backyard
  • Nature Playground: cubby building, animal face-painting and costume making in the playground
  • Veg Out: in the chill out space filled with books, quiet tunes and comfy stuff
  • Food Truck Feast: chose from a variety of healthy choices and festival favorites for purchase

Stallholder EOIs have closed for 2019

Stallholder and food vendor expressions of interest have now closed.

If you'd like to be involved next year, visit our Stringybark Stallholder and Food Vendors page for more information.

Get involved

If you are interested in volunteering at Stringybark Festival, please email events@knox.vic.gov.au for more information.


Stringybark Festival welcomes patrons of all abilities, and we are keen support a great event day for all, by providing the following accessibility features:

  • Accessible Amenities are available in the Rowville Community Centre and permanent toilet block near the playground
  • Accessible Parking is available in the Rowville Community Centre car park. Enter via Fulham Rd. Parking is limited.
  • Permanent sealed paths assist patrons make their way around the festival, including a new path leading up to the playground, however some activities take place on grassed/uneven surfaces and inside the Rowville Community Centre.
  • A Chill Out Space is available inside the Rowville Community Centre for those seeking refuge from busy crowds and noisy activities.
  • Rowville Community Centre Access Key is a resource to help those seeking a planned and calm approach to festival participation.

If you have any queries regarding accessibility at the festival, please call the Festival and Events team on 9298 8000 or email events@knox.vic.gov.au.

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. We ask that you leave your pets at home. An ATM is available on site.

Keep in touch

Visit this page again in June for all the Stringybark programming details.

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