The Eurofest Committee acknowledges the support of
- Warringah Council
- Austrian Club Sydney
- Austral Armenian Club
- Czech Sokol Club
- Dutch Club Neerlandia
- Rural Fire Service
- St John’s Ambulance
- Bendigo Bank
Eurofest 2013 will be held on the weekend of September 14 and 15.
In existence since 1992, Eurofest has become one of Sydney’s premier multicultural events. It exists to showcase the dances, music, food and of course, beers of many nations. The elevated sound stage and a 9 metres square ground level dance floor are now under one roof.
We would be delighted to have you take part in EUROFEST 2013.
The festival consists of two days of non stop entertainment, from 10 am to 8.30 pm on Saturday 14th and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday 15th September.
The Grand Parade of Nations at 12.30pm on both days, with Flag unfurling, and the National Anthem will continue to be a very special part of the festival. Assembly for this part of the festival is at 12.15 pm each day. Do try to be there, carrying the flag of the country you represent, and if you are not an ethnic group – well the Aussie flag should also fly. Assembly is at the Austrian Club.
If you are interested and available, please fill in the attached form.
The earlier I get your form back, the sooner I can finalise the programme, and the more chance that you will get your preferred date and time.
Because of the interest in folkloric groups wishing to take part in the Eurofest entertainment programme, I cannot accept any bookings after 31st July.Performance dates and times: Available times 11.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4.30pm
Please choose your time slot carefully as it is hard to change once times have been allocated.
Maximum length of performance for any group including commentary is 30 minutes.
Single day – 30 minutes On both days 15 minutes each day.
Down load the Performance Application here and return it to Clare the Performance co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Chatswood, take the Forest Bus which goes to the Warringah Mall, get off at Bantry Bay road, then catch the free shuttle to the venue.
Take the 169 which goes via Dee Why to Frenchs Forest. Get off at Wakehurst parkway and Warringah Road, walk to Bantry Bay shops, catch the free shuttle to the festival.
From the East. Turn into Bantry Bay Road and drive to festival entrance where you will be directed to parking. Or park near Warringah Road and take the free shuttle to the venue.
Make use of the free shuttle bus from the Bantry Bay Road shops.
Eurofest 2013 will be held at Ararat Reserve on Saturday September 14th from 9.30am till 8 pm, and on Sunday September 15th from 9.30 am till 5 pm.
Several primary school bands will play between 9.30 and 11.30 each day.
A giant fireworks display is held at 7.30 pm. Food and other stalls will still be open. Families are invited to come and have a picnic tea before the fireworks.
Stall holders are invited to take a stall. Forms on stall page.
Entertainers with a folkloric background are invited to apply to perform. Forms are on Entertainers page.
The general public are invited to come along and have the time of their lives at this very special family festival.
[box]Eurofest was awarded Warringah’s EVENT OF THE YEAR for 2012[/box]
The Festival site lies on Ararat Reserve, nestled in the bush at the southern end of Bantry Bay Road. In the 1970s a series of land grants allowed several ethnic clubs to build club houses in waste land in the area. Having achieved this, the clubs joined together with Council and the State Government to clear land for a football field. The clubs then formed a committee to hold a multicultural festival on the site.
The theme was cross cultural awareness. The idea was to give the local ethnic community an opportunity to showcase their cultures, and the rest of the area an opportunity to visit and demystify the clubs. Above all the festival was to be a fun day for all the family.
And so Eurofest was born.
The first festival in 1992 was held on one day only. It proved to be so popular that from then on Eurofest became a two day event.
We are still looking for stall holders to participate.
PLACE: ARARAT RESERVE, GRATTAN CRESCENT, FRENCHS FOREST
DATE: SATURDAY 14th & SUNDAY 15th SEPTEMBER, 2013 Sat 9am to 8pm, Sun 9am to 5pm
SETUP: FROM 6.00AM ONWARDS. Cars are to be removed to behind the beer tent (20-50 metres away)
COST: $180 GENERAL STALL – both days
$100 General Stall Single Day : EXTRA EQUIPMENT
$440 FOOD AND DRINK STALLS : FETE STALLS $100.00
: TRESTLE TABLES $15.00
All Prices Include GST. All food, drink and food product stalls have the Council Inspection Fee included in the price.
SITE SIZE; 4 METRES FRONTAGE, 5 METRES DEEP.
EUROFEST 2012 STALLHOLDERS HAVE PRIORITY BOOKING OF THEIR OLD SITE ONLY
UNTIL 1-7-2013. SORRY BUT NO EXCEPTIONS !!!
[box] SEND PAYMENTS AND BOOKINGS TO: OR DIRECT DEPOSIT TO: D & L STEPHENS ENTERPRISES Pty Ltd ST GEORGE BANK PO BOX 10 BSB: 112 879 ACCOUNT NO: 043 372 613 BELROSE WEST NSW 2085 REFERENCE NUMBER: YOUR NAME OR PH.NO.[/box]
AND POST, FAX OR EMAIL THIS FORM TO D & L STEPHENS ENTERPRISES P/L
PH: 9975-2559, FAX: 9401-9263, 0412 056531
The Eurofest Management Committee whose voluntary work makes the festival possible.
President since inception in 1992, Hermann Wandl, died in May this year. His place at the helm has been taken by Jenny Wandl. Jenny has spent a life in community theatre, which makes her ideally suited to this task. Born in New Zealand, married in London to Hermann, and Australian since 1971, Jenny has spent most of her time in Sydney and in Killarney Heights. She is a keen skier, is Treasurer of her ski lodge, works as a volunteer for The Compassionate friends – ask her what that is – is on the Committee of the Austrian club and spends what little spare time she has with her 7 grandchildren.
Eurofest co-ordinator. David Stephens.
When the committee found the work involved in planning and organising such a successful festival became too much, David was asked to co-ordinate the whole show. Under his administration the Festival has grown each year. David’s insistence that we need fireworks has added another dimension to the festival. When not lining up tents and stalls, David runs the Narrabeen festival, where he does the same work, and for a change drives a bus.
Vice President and Treasurer Peter Chermak.
Peter’s roots lie in the Czech Republic. He is Treasurer of the Czech Club Sokol. He has been an active member of the Festival Committee for many years. His Hobbies are tramping and pistol shooting.
Assisting the Treasurer, Ray and Pat Cerny
Ray and Pat have been looking after the Eurofest finances for many years but have now decided to act in an assistant capacity.
Ray was born in the Czech Republic, but has lived for many years in Australia. A keen member of the Czech Club Sokol, Ray is also a dedicated sports shooter. His Australian born wife, Pat, is also his right arm in the running of Eurofest finances. Pat is a keen bridge player. The Cernys live in Forestville.
Secretary Lianne Stephens.
Lianne has been involved in Eurofest for several years, as part of her work with Apex Davidson. She is a tireless worker at Eurofest, her knowledge of several languages being an asset to the organisation. Lianne is married to Co-ordinator David, and has two grown sons who also help out at the festival.
Entertainment / Programme Co-ordinator Clare McGeehan.
For over 40 years Clare has been involved with all aspects of theatre. She has been the Eurofest Stage Manager from the beginning in 1992, and now takes over the role of finding, sorting out and organising the entertainment.
Licensee and Eurofest Bar Manager Frank Van Roosmalen
Frank and his wife Mia are long time members of the Dutch Australian Society Neerlandia. Frank is President of this organisation, and has held several management positions in the Dutch Community. The Van Roosmalens live on the Peninsula.