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Stringybark Festival

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

Tribal stage at Stringybark

Stringybark Festival is a free community event where Knox comes together to ‘make, do, play and connect’.

The 2018 program features include:

  • 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 sees an exciting new event program partnership with our Stringybark neighbours, Stud Park Shopping Centre, who have been busy developing an amazing month long program of free nature, arts and food activities in the lead up to Stringybark Festival!

Visit “Stringybark at Studpark” and enjoy a jam-packed Spring program, ideal for keeping the family busy during the Spring School Holidays. Discover the “Nature Corridor”, the “Geo Dome” and the “Kitchen Culture” precincts located within Stud Park shopping centre and join in the fun!

The Stud Park free fun continues 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

Check out the ‘Stringybark at Stud Park’ full program on the Stud Park Shopping Centre website.

Stallholder, Food & Market Sites

Please note stallholder and food vendor sites are now closed. 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 at the Stringybark Festival.

The festival is located on the grounds of Rowville Community Centre, with 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 are connecting paths through the site. There is 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. Limited accessible parking is available at the Rowville Community Centre car park – enter from Fulham Road. Accessible toilets are provided on site.

If you have any queries regarding accessibility at the Stringybark Festival, 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.

Transport Options

We encourage you to leave your car at home and walk, ride your bike or jump on board our free Community Bus.

For bus times, please see the Community Bus timetable. Bike racks are available at the Fulham Road entry.

Volunteering at Stringybark

Event volunteers

Each year, Stringybark Festival is supported by a large number of student and community volunteers who help us deliver this event over the weekend. Volunteering is a great way to get involved with your local community, meet new people and learn new skills.

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer for upcoming Knox Festivals and Events, please visit our Volunteering At Knox Festivals & Events page.

Alternatively you can contact one of the friendly Festival and Events team on 03 9298 8000 or email volunteers@knox.vic.gov.au.

Photos from Stringybark Festival 2017

Here is a collection of photos taken at the 2017 Knox Stringybark Festival. Click a photo to view the full size photo.
Backyard BuzzCFA DisplayCommunity StageCompost RevolutionGiants of KnoxI C RoboticsJurassic KnoxKitchen RevolutionMC AprilTribal StageWild Action

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

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