Festival of Fisher's Ghost 2018: Modified carnival's fun for everyone

NEW: Mayor Brticevic said the "format of existing events can often be adapted and enhanced to ensure they are even more inclusive, and this is an example of just that".
NEW: Mayor Brticevic said the "format of existing events can often be adapted and enhanced to ensure they are even more inclusive, and this is an example of just that".

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Everyone loves the excitement of a carnival, but for people with disability and their families, it can be challenging to navigate the crowds, queue for rides and enjoy the atmosphere.

That’s why this year’s Festival of Fisher’s Ghost carnival will introduce a new initiative: the Quiet Carnival Hour.

People with with disability will have exclusive access to the event for one hour on Sunday 4 and 11 November.

“For quiet hour, we will be limiting the numbers, keeping the noise of music and rides down, stopping PA announcements, have less lights and the rides will be free,” Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic said. “There will also be a quiet tent for relaxing, which will include some sensory activities.

We will be limiting the numbers, keeping the noise of music and rides down, stopping PA announcements, have less lights and the rides will be free.

Mayor George Brticevic

“Council is committed to doing all we can to support residents with disability and ensure events are inclusive. We have proudly partnered with Joylands to offer the Quiet Carnival Hour.” 

Quiet Carnival Hour will allow adults, youth and children with disability access to the carnival from 10.30am to 11.30am with their family or carers, where they can ride for free and enjoy the atmosphere. Bookings are essential and numbers are limited.

  • To pre-book to attend the Quiet Carnival Hour, visit www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/FishersGhost/ProgramOfEvents/FishersGhostCarnival.