Spectacular Chinese lion dancing, a sunset lantern parade, Asian food, farmer and boutique markets, a major big art exhibition, Chinese musicians, school performers and other historical attractions will enliven Young this month when the town celebrates the annual Lambing Flat Chinese Festival.
The Festival will be held on Saturday March 30 with most activities in the town’s CBD Town Hall block. The Lambing Flat Chinese Festival is a multicultural activity that celebrates Harmony Day and the contribution of the Chinese to the development of Australia.
Last year, a guest nation element was introduced to the Festival, an important multicultural event for Hilltops. South America is the 2019 guest nation and lively Samba dancing features on the twilight program.
Asian food stalls and a cultural market will be set up in the Town Hall block in Boorowa Street from 5pm to 9pm with boutique and artisan markets in the Millard Centre, and a 9am to 2pm Farmers Market in Anderson Park. The big art and sculpture exhibition at the Town Hall is an added attraction.
This year, the Festival entertainment will start from 5pm with an official opening followed by lion dancing, Brazilian Samba performers, schools’ performances and traditional Chinese music.
Members of the Asian and South American community from the wider region are expected to visit the town for the festival. The festival program is available to download from www.visithilltopsregion.com.au
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