Business feature: Tilligerry Festival

Keep the kids happy: Face painting, jumping castles, Oakvale animal nursery farm and plenty of rides will be sure to keep children entertained all day.
Keep the kids happy: Face painting, jumping castles, Oakvale animal nursery farm and plenty of rides will be sure to keep children entertained all day.

No matter what your style, there’s bound to be something to put a smile on your face at the Tilligerry Festival this year. 

From yoga and thai chi to Circus workshops from Soulfire for the more adventurous, there is something to suit everyone.

With music from Kahiba Brass, sponsored by Lemon Jam, festival goers can enjoy 4 sets and will even have the chance to pick out a mystery song from the band as they entertain the audience right up to the time of the fireworks.

The fireworks are set to launch from a barge on the water at 8.30pm.

If you’re feeling lucky, make sure you get your raffle tickets for a chance to win $2,000.

The raffle will be drawn at 7:30 pm by Tilligerry Community Association president Fran Corner.

The Lemon Ukelypts will be delighting the crowds with a most unusual and refreshing delivery .

Lemon surprise will be encouraging participation with the feet.

From carnival rides to the jumping castle and show style entertainment, organisers are promising the largest festival yet.

The Tilligerry Auto Club will be on display, as well as Port Stephens FM 100.9 being in attendancewith Paddy Twohill as MC for the day.

Festival committee members, Fran Corner, Susan McDonnell, Kathy and Tim Davidson, Colin Newham, Wilma and Ted Kirby, Jenny Wilcox, Trent Alexander and past members, Charlie Bell and Sue Hamilton have been working to make this a stand out year for the festival. 

There will be 25 community sites in the business end of the park and over 50 market stalls in the car park area.

Festival parking 

Car parking for the day will be catered for in the large off lead dog walking area.

The entrance is located along Cook parade, just past the carnival rides location.

Both sides of the Main entrance into Henderson park are reserved for the Boat trailer parking during the day time of the festival.

For more information or to see the full program head to the Tilligerry Festival facebook page.