Every year the Goodna Jacaranda Festival is held under a canopy of purple blossoms. Held in the last weekend in October, the Jacaranda Festival is a family event with something for everyone. Here are some highlights from this year’s Jacaranda Festival.
Tread the jacaranda flower carpeted oval and surrounding streets around Evan Marginson Park. This years display of purple blossoms was nothing short of breathtaking. The best spot for viewing the Jacaranda’s is from Brisbane Terrace.
Saturday night had a bustling crowd leaving standing room only in Sideshow Alley as groups of people gathered trying to win a prize and have a go at thrill rides.
A variety of community groups and local business set up stalls every year to broaden awareness in the community and sell their goods.
The show bags were back this year with plenty of sweet treats.
Battle of the bands
Saturday evening, musicians rocked it out for the top title in a battle of the bands.
Who could resist an obligatory fairy floss or dagwood dog? If typical carnival fare is not your thing, the Goodna Jacaranda Festival has a lovely array of food stalls to choose from including wood fired pizza to burgers.
Rides for little thrill seekers
The festival has plenty to keep young families entertained with slides, a pirate ship ride, face painting and a petting zoo.
Rides for big thrill seekers
Looking for a little more excitement? The Festival had a number of rides to which got the adrenalin pumping! Including a spine-tingling flip through the sky as you swing 360 degrees.
The fireworks display is always a winner with the family, with the best viewing spots being on the lawn in front of centre stage and from Brisbane Terrace behind the festival oval.
Quest for talent
Friday night, festival goers were entertained by performers from the Quest for Talent Finals.