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.
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 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.
I wander up and down the main street again admiring the cars on parade:
A couple of beautifully dressed entrants in the best dressed competition happily pose for photographs (click on photos to enlarge) :
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
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: