Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

This four day annual event had me intrigued enough to make the trip into town on the Sunday to experience it. I was so glad I made the effort – it was great fun. Thousands of people turned up on the day to enjoy the festivities – not just a rock n roll festival like others I had attended.

Someone's Pride and Joys

There were a myriad of vintage cars, hot rods, cadillacs to inspect, live music scattered along the closed off main street of town – a fifties style Buddy Holly type band, a rockabilly band, numerous other rock and roll bands and of course an Elvis impersonator – I knew I’d find one somewhere!

The Token 'Elvis' Impersonator - he was pretty good too!

The park in the centre of town was the main hub of the festival, offering numerous food stalls with a huge selection of international tastes – tapas bar, Portugese kitchen, Turkish gozlemes, Sauerkraut Sisters selling German sausages and sauerkraut,Banging Gourmet sausage wraps, woodfired pizzas, paella stall, Asian catering tent, banana bread stall, Rotary stall selling burgers and sausage sandwiches, coffee stalls – something for everyone.

A rock and roll band entertains the diners, with plenty of dancers taking to the stage. Everywhere I look people are dressed in forties and fifties style.

Plenty of great dance couples to watch

I wander up and down the main street again admiring the cars on parade:

Of course - there had to be a pink cadillac!

Even a vintage car for the littlies

A couple of beautifully dressed entrants in the best dressed competition happily pose for photographs (click on photos to enlarge) :

"Miss Hilary Hoover" - her burlesque name

Sarah looking gorgeous in red

After enjoying part of a very tasty prawn tropical pizza, I was fortunate to catch a fabulous fashion parade of vintage clothes modelled by fun models who really got into the spirit of the festival. Enjoy this selection of photos of apparel from yesteryear:Vicki and Mick in western wear

Belinda in a fashionable stole - just like our mother's used to wear

Emmy-Lou as a fifties housewife

Mr Mick looking very cool as an aviator

Miss Vicki in stylish beachwear

Kelly in nightwear

Curvacious Belinda in gorgeous red floral

Emmy-Lou in overalls - doing her bit for the war effort

Vicki & Mick - spring day wear

Casey in classic street wear - beautiful

Kelly as a GI

Belinda and Mick looking glamorous

A lovely fun day, this really was a “Nostalgia Festival” – enjoying things from an ever fading past. Lovely to see there are still groups keeping this era alive.

Kurri Kurri is known as the ‘town of murals’ – here are some to enjoy:

A scene from the landing beach in Normandy, France

Scene of an old church

On a nearby cottage

Bullock team used for logging

The local public school - then and now

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