Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair
Time Out says
Jump on carnival rides, see traditional performances and peruse diverse market stalls at the largest festival of its kind in Australia
Bringing together thousands of Sydney residents from more than 35 communities across the city, the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair (MEFF) is a celebration following the religious holiday Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. This continuously evolving event has been running for 36 years in Sydney, with an aim to bring together and celebrate the many cultures that make up the city.
The huge neighbourhood party will return to Fairfield Showground, so you can expect gut-churning carnival rides for the kids along with market stalls, traditional live performances, animal shows and art workshops.
The full line-up of stallholders and performers will be released closer to the day, but if last year was anything to go by, you can expect to enjoy every kind of kebab, gozleme and kofte, as well as traditional Pakistani dishes and Indian-influenced curries. Cool your tastebuds with a sugar cane juice while you watch traditional folk dances, songs and plays on the central stage, plus circus performances, magic shows, fire-breathers and fireworks entertaining the crowd throughout the day and into the evening.
The markets regularly feature clothing, jewellery, books and homewares, plus classic carnival showbags, which the little ones can munch on while they get colourful making craft in the kids’ corner.