Welcome to CurryFest

What began as a community celebration of Woolgoolga’s unique Punjabi heritage, has evolved into so much more than that. Thanks to exceptional community support and local business getting behind the event, not only does it bring the community together, it boosts business, creates excitement and buzz and puts the beautiful region we call the Northern Beaches on the map in the tourism industry.

Over the year, as visitor numbers have grown, so has the festival. What started out as a small one-day community fair has now evolved into one of the top Destination NSW Flagship Events. Curryfest now includes lead up events right throughout September and draws people not just from interstate but overseas as well.

While the lead up events are always hugely popular, of course the Curryfest market day is the main event. This year on September 23, the town of Woolgoolga transforms into a bustling hive of entertainment, delicious cuisine and family fun. The main street is closed to traffic and lined with hundreds of food and market stalls.

The main stages entertainment boasts a huge array of culturally diverse performers, plus roving street performers and local retailers get behind the event hosting special sales, offering special accommodation discounts and hosting stalls.

The Woolgoolga Beach Reserve is ringed with food and market stalls. There will be ‘Nidz Kitchen’ cooking demonstrations zone, a dedicated Kids Zone and the Breathe Move Live Zone where those seeking their “dhyana” (zen) can visit for as long as they want.

The future for Curryfest is a bright one. All three tiers of government have supported the event. Local business, Regional Australia Bank, have jumped on board as major sponsors and dozens of local businesses and organisations support and promote the festival. On top of that, major volunteer organisations within the region give their time and energy to assist with the event along with many individual volunteers. With the $5 entry fee (children free) to Curryfest, thousands of dollars have been donated back to the community, as a Curryfest thank you to the volunteers and community at large for their ongoing support.

We hope you enjoy your time at our much loved festival!