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Stringybark Festival 2023

Stringybark Festival 2023 is a free community event celebrating homegrown creativity, sustainability and all things local.
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Stringybark Festival is an annual event celebrating all things homemade, home grown and upcycled in the City of Knox. This much-loved community event has been running for over 30 years and celebrates all things local in 'our backyard'.

Stringybark Festival will take place on Sunday 15 October 2023 from 10am to 4pm at the Rowville Community Centre and surrounding parklands.

Stringybark Festival has free activities for the whole family, including:

  • home-made, homegrown and nature play activities
  • gardening and sustainability workshops
  • stage performances from local and regional acts
  • a makers market with handmade and environmental products
  • cooking demonstrations on the backyard tucker stage
  • outdoor games 
  • amusements
  • children's activities.

This is family friendly, alcohol and drug free event. Entry is free

Please leave your dog at home, however guide dogs and companion animals are welcome.

Get involved!

Council invites local clubs, community groups, services, businesses, makers, performer, presenters, sporting groups and food vendors to register their interest in participating at this year's event. Applicants are encouraged to consider their links to the event theming, and how to operate as a low/no waste activity.

Applications close Friday 7 July.

Apply online to be a Stringybark stallholder, food vendor or performer.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please email

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Rowville Community Centre

40 Fulham Road

Rowville, VIC




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