Food and family fun on the menu at Camden Cultures festival

It might have been a short event but that didn't stop hundreds of people from attending the inaugural Camden Cultures event on Saturday.

Strong winds meant revellers had to brave icy conditions to attend the festival held in Oran Park.

Camden Council was forced to call the event off at 7.30pm due to heavy rain.

The council planned the festival to celebrate the region's multicultural locals as a part of the state government's Multicultural March initiative, which aims to foster inclusive and contributing communities.

Camden mayor Peter Sidgreaves said the event was a chance to recognise Camden's growing and diverse population.

"We're celebrating the 113 nationalities, 85 birthplaces, 65 languages and 38 religions in the Camden area," he said.

The free event included live entertainment, a fashion parade, a range of international food stalls, children's activities including a jumping castle and garden games.