Major events in Festival of Fisher's Ghost cancelled for 2020

Major events in Festival of Fisher's Ghost cancelled for 2020

Several of the most popular parts of the Festival of Fisher's Ghost will not be going ahead this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The pandemic has put paid to the annual street parade, fun run and carnival.

However, The Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Fisher's Kids, Fisher's Ghost Investigative Ghost Tours, Heritage Walking Tours and the Dharawal National Park Guided Indigenous Walking Tours are all still going ahead.

The Festival of Fisher's Ghost is one of the biggest events held in Campbelltown each year, and regularly attracts thousands of people to take part in various activities.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said it wasn't an easy choice to cancel the bigger events this year.

"The decision to cancel this year's major Festival of Fisher's Ghost events was not taken lightly, but the health and safety of our community is at the forefront of all our event planning," he said.

"While the main events may not be happening, there are still many activities for people to enjoy including the wonderful Fisher's Ghost Art Award exhibition at the Campbelltown Arts Centre."

More than 800 artists have entered works into the prestigious Fisher's Ghost Art Award, including a large number of local entries.

The exhibition opens Saturday, October 31 at the arts centre and also in an online format.

The winner will be announced online the day before.

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