Campbelltown’s main street will be abuzz with almost 100 stalls, live entertainment and kids’ activities on Saturday, November 12, 2016, for the Fisher’s Ghost Street Fair.
The fair will be held on the second weekend of the annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost – Australia’s only major festival to be inspired by an apparition. Other festival activities from November 4 – 13 include a carnival, parade, youth gig, an outdoor cinema, fun run and an interactive horror experience.
The street fair will run from 10am to 2pm and will see Queen Street lined with close to 100 stalls selling food, showbags, handmade jewellery, lifestyle products and fashion. Mawson Park, adjacent to Campbelltown’s main street, will become a dedicated kids’ zone, with a host of fun and free activities for children. A program of live stage entertainment will run throughout the event including a performance by spooky band, Kallidad. A West Tigers activity zone, animal farm, Kung Fu Panda and roving magician will also entertain crowds.
Legend has it that the ghost of ex-convict Fred Fisher appeared in Campbelltown in 1826, pointing a local farmer to a nearby paddock. Fisher’s body was then found buried in the paddock, which led to the arrest and hanging of his murderer. The story has proved popular through the years, with the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost now broadening to showcase Macarthur’s rich and colourful history, cultural diversity and sense of fun.