Nepean River inspires launch of new festival in Penrith

October 10, 2016 by  

The Nepean River’s beauty will be the focus of a new festival to be held soon in Penrith, New South Wales .

The festival, to be known as REAL (River, Environment, Art and Lifestyle), will feature entertainment, music, food, tours, and workshops, according to Deputy Mayor Cr. Tricia Hitchen.

She said celebrating the Nepean River with a festival such as this will bring it to life and acknowledge the natural attraction as an important part of Penrith.

The river, she added, provided an opportunity to enjoy life’s simple things.

Flyers and posters advertising the festival emphasise everything from mindful living, art, music and food to the chance to explore the Nepean River in a new and exciting way.

Cr. Hitchen said the programme of events will be spread over two days, November 4 and 5, beginning with a casual and relaxing night of entertainment, food and music.

The final day will be full of interesting environment and health related activities, tours, talks and workshops to be enjoyed by all ages, she said.

Among the many activities available to festival attendees are a play van stocked with interactive games for kids, a commercial bakery housed in a shipping container, a vegetarian food truck, and a Bike ‘n’Blend where a blender fuelled by pedal power makes a selection of smoothies.

The festival, to be held at Tench Reserve, will be free to attend.