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Stringybark Festival

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Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October 2016

Rowville Community Centre, 40 Fulham Rd, Rowville 3178
10am - 5pm both days

Wow, what an amazing Stringybark Festival in 2015! It was certainly a 30th celebration to remember.
Some of the highlights included our giant animal zone dubbed StringyARK, our performance areas including the Tribal Stage and Future Food presentations, the Young Inventor Hub deemed a fun and messy makers space and our Lantern Parade.

Planning is well underway to deliver another action-packed fun-filled program for 2016, so keep an eye on this page for updates.

Become a Stallholder

Edible Arts at Stringybark Festival 2015

Applications for the 2016 festival are now open! Visit the Food Stallholder page or Market Stallholder page for more information or to apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Festival and Events team on 03 9298 8269 or email

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. Site maps can be downloaded here or obtained on entrance to the festival.

If you have any queries regarding accessibility at the Stringybark Festival, please call the Festival and Events team on 9298 8000 or email and we will be happy to try and assist you with any access requirements.

Free Entry (conditions apply)

Free entry applies to:

Seniors Card holders As part of Seniors Week, attendees who present their valid Seniors Card will gain free entry.
Community Bus users Attendees who travel to the festival via the FREE Community Bus will gain free entry on presentation of their bus token.
Bike Riders Attendees who ride their bike to the festival will gain free entry. The bike valet service is available.

Transport Options

African performers at Stringybark Festival 2015

In the spirit of sustainability, 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.

Waste Wise

The Stringybark Festival is a Waste Wise Event and one of only three events in Victoria that reached Gold Waste Wise Accreditation in 2008, achieving more than 80 percent waste diversion from landfill. Not only will this achievement be maintained in all future years but we will continue to work towards 100 percent total diversion from landfill.

A recurring feature at our festival is the Wash Against Waste (WAW) trailer. This fully equipped trailer provided by Sustainable Living Foundation, and generously operated by the Rowville Lions Club over the weekend, is an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable crockery and cutlery.

Volunteering at Stringybark

Children cooking outside at Stringybark Festival 2013

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, please contact the Festival and Events team on 03 9298 8000 or email

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Stringybark Festival, please submit your expression of interest.

Sponsors in 2015

Stringybark 2015 Sponsors

Photos from Stringybark Festival 2015

Here is a collection of photos taken at the 2015 Knox Stringybark Festival. Click a photo to view the full size photo.
Stringybark MCEdible ArtsWild ActionGlow-in-the-dark Ping PongThe CloudRobotics

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