Last Friday saw Rankin and Templar Streets absolutely packed with activities, market stalls, food and entertainment for the Find It In Amazing Forbes Christmas Carnival. The Forbes town centre was buzzing with crowds of people who had come from near and far to take part in festivities. Numbers of participants, both vendors and carnival attendees, had significantly increased since last year’s carnival and there was something to delight the young and young at heart.
With ice cream and food vans, an animal nursery, mechanical bull riding, jumping castles, stilt walkers, craft stalls, live music and a licenced bar, Forbes residents’ main challenge was choosing what to do first and how to fit everything in.
Eugowra local girl Maddie Woodbridge, who attended the Carnival said, “It’s so good an event like this has so much for us to do for free, it allows families to get into the Christmas spirit without the added stress of having to pay for extras at this time of the year.” This time of the year is often a stressful and expensive time for people and the turnout for this year’s Carnival was clear evidence of their support and appreciation for this event in particular.
For those with young families in this time of economic strain caused by the drought, it is refreshing and encouraging to see so much available to all in the Forbes and surrounding communities.
By Alexandria Irvine