Dam good festival fun at Warragamba

Warragamba’s annual Dam Fest is on this Sunday and it once again promises to be a big show.

This year there will be a new sheep shearing demonstration and dog show which is sure to entertain one and all.

Event founder and organiser Carmen Chetcuti said the free festival, which is run in conjunction with the Warragamba Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre, would be a “fabulous day for the whole family”.

“Dad can head to the swap meet and the car and bike show,” she said.

“Mum can shop as she wanders through the market stalls and kids can go on amusement rides, see the magic show, reptile show and meet and take a picture with Frozen’s Elsa and Anna.”

There will also be a petting zoo for kids to cuddle furry creatures and showbags will keep them entertained for days.

The adventurous can also take a helicopter ride over Warragamba and the dam.

There will be live bands and performances throughout the day including an Elvis Presley tribute show.

Goulburn’s Short Notice will also take to the stage as will Rock n Roll Dancers.

There will be a NSW Fire and Rescue demonstration and St John’s Ambulance will also be there to provide information for those at the festival.

“It will be a very popular event,” Ms Chetcuti said.

“I promise no one will get bored.

“It will be a great day for the whole family to bond.

“The festival is also a good excuse for the descendants of those who built the dam and lived in the town to check out Warragamba.

“The festival is an opportunity for everyone in town to make some money because Warragamba is doing it tough.

“The local soccer, netball, little athletics and dance club will have their own market stalls.”

Ms Chetcuti said the festival was a fun and safe event that people of all ages would be able to enjoy. 

This year the festival will raise money to help the Warragamba Anzac Day Committee purchase an Anzac soldier statue which will stand in the town’s memorial park.

Details: Warragamba Recreation Reserve from 10am to 4pm. Swap meet held from 6am until 1pm.