August 3rd – Moocooboola

I'm gonna eat you

It’s the first Sunday in August, and the Moocooboola Festival is in full swing.

Moocooboola is the aboriginal term for “Meeting of Waters”, indicative of the Hunters Hill Peninsula jutting out between the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers.

Held routinely on the 1st Sunday of August since 1980, the Hunters Hill community festival plays host for up to 20000 locals who strolled, walked dogs, pushed prams, and purchased bric-a-brac on the day.

As the cliche goes, there’s something for everyone. A stage where local schools bands, dance troupes, RSL acts and activity groups perform, and stalls featuring¬†everything from the local Scouts brigade, wine tasting, sport, leisure, craft, and funeral services.

And then there’s the carnival fare, including all sorts of sausages (not sure about the grey ones), curly fries on a stick, and of course, where there’s a crowd, there’s a Turkish Gozleme seller.

And not to forget the carnies.

The Boronia Park bottom oval plays host to all sorts of inflatable challenges for the kids, the odd vomitron (note – the Tea Cups qualifies in my book), and of course the Dodgem Cars.

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