What’s On In November

Welcome To November

When it comes to entertainment and events for the whole family, November is one of the best months of the year in our local community, with a full calendar of fun set for the Campbelltown/Macarthur region.

From our iconic Festival of Fishers Ghost and Campbelltown 2020 event, to the Crusty Demons, Jacaranda Festival and plenty of Christmas events, you just won’t know how to fit everything in.

Here is our pick of our favourite events for the month for you to enjoy.


When: From 10AM, Friday 1st – Sunday 10th November

Where: Various locations in Campbelltown. Check Program for details of each event.

Cost: Free Entry


History meets horror at this locally haunted ten-day Halloween fair

Australia’s only apparition-focused festival is setting up spooks in Sydney once again. The Festival of Fisher’s Ghost has been taking over Campbelltown since 1956 with a host of free, quirky events around the region commemorating emancipated convict Fred Fisher, who’s said to have appeared to police in 1826 in post-living form to guide them to his remains and murderer.

This year, the celebrations are running from November 1-10, kicking into gear on Queen Street for the annual parade on Saturday, November 4. The parade showcases the legend of Fisher’s Ghost, a unique part of Campbelltown’s history, and the diversity of the local community in a vast array of creative forms. It’s energetic, lively and colourful, and this year the parade theme is: We Could Be Heroes.


This will be a ghostly affair and attendees are encouraged to dress to a theme, with this year’s party celebrating heroes in all their forms, from Wonder Woman to local emergency service workers and volunteers.

The following weekend there’ll be a huge street fair, which in the past has seen hundreds of stalls offering food, show bags, handmade jewellery and fashion, as well as a play zone for families and kids.

For those with more of a fierce constitution, there’s thrilling carnival rides and games on Bradbury Oval throughout the festivities. Other festival highlights include Nerd Con (a sci-fi and fantasy gathering similar to Oz Comic-Con), the opening night of the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award exhibition on November 1, and the fun run that’ll round out the festivities on November 10.

For further information on various events and locations throughout the festival, download the program via https://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/FishersGhost/ProgramOfEvents.



 When: 6:00PM-10:00PM, Friday 1st & Friday 15th November 2019

Where: Mawson Park, Cnr Queen Street and Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown

Cost: Free Entry

Experience an evening of culinary delights from a variety of street food vendors, wander through boutique market stalls and be entertained by live performers, all within the heart of the Campbelltown CBD.

Together with market providers Eat Shop Love, we’re making the first and third Friday of each month a foodie haven in Mawson Park.

Indulge your taste buds and enjoy open-air dining under ambient lighting, nestled within the green spaces of one of the city’s most popular parks. Even the little ones will be entertained by a range of activities – there’s something for everyone!

Patrons are encouraged to utilise public parking throughout the Campbelltown CBD. Parking locations including road side, Broughton Street and Short Street car parks.


When: Games Day Event: 10:30AM-2:30PM, Saturday, 9th November 2019

Games Week Events:  2.30pm, Monday, 4th November 2019 – Saturday, 9th November 2019

Where: Multiple Library Locations. Check program for details.

Cost: Free Entry

Read, learn, play! Campbelltown City Library will join over a thousand libraries around the world for the eleventh annual celebration of gaming in libraries – also known as International Games Week!

Like many libraries across the country and around the world, Campbelltown City Library will offer a special gaming program suitable for the whole family in celebration of International Games Week!

This special week will see all of their library branches will be celebrating with a variety of gaming events for all ages. Take a look at the schedule here.

Games Week events

  • Gaming Madness: Monday 4 Nov to Friday 8 Nov 2:30pm – 5pm at HJ Daley, Eagle Vale, Greg Percival and Glenquarie Libraries. Challenge your family and friends to board games and console games!
  • Library Mini Golf: Wednesday 6 Nov to Thursday 7 Nov 3pm – 5pm at Eagle Vale Library. Play a game of mini golf inside the library!
  • Building Blocks Challenge: Monday 4 Nov to Friday 8 Nov 2:30pm – 5pm at HJ Daley Library. See what you can build using different coloured building blocks!
  • Chess Club: Tuesday 5 Nov 2:30pm – 4:30pm at Eagle Vale Library. Challenge the Chess Master!
  • Giant Chess: Monday 4 Nov to Friday 8 during library opening hours at Greg Percival Library. Challenge your family and friends to a game of giant chess! 

For further information go to: https://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn/InternationalGamesWeek



When: From 11AM, Tuesday, November 5th 2019

Where: Multiple venues

Cost: Check venue for details

Can’t decide where to go to celebrate the Race That Stops The Nation?Well, our great community has a lot of fun options for you to get dressed up and celebrate the Melbourne Cup in style at one of these fabulous events happening  locally.

Here is our pick of the best. Click on the venue for further details.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Wests League Club 

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at The Cube, Campbelltown

Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup Terrace Party at Campbelltown Golf Club

Melbourne Cup at Macarthur Tavern

Melbourne Cup Day at Club Menangle

Melbourne Cup Extravaganza at Ingleburn RSL


 When: 10:00AM – 2:00PM, Saturday, 9th November 2019

Where: Mawson Park, Queen Street, Campbelltown

Cost: Free

Join the launch of Campbelltown 2020, a year long program of events and activities that celebrate the rich Aboriginal history, bicentennial milestones and future aspirations of the city.

The launch will feature a series of ‘yarning circle’ talks led by the local Aboriginal community, as well as free activities and giveaways for the whole family.

Learn more about Campbelltown’s history, the Campbelltown 2020 program, and how you can be involved in the celebrations!

For further information go to: https://macarthur.com.au/events/campbelltown-2020-launch/.


 When: 10:00AM – 2:00PM, Saturday, 9th November 2019

Where: Camden War Memorial Pool, Corner of Oxley and Mitchell Streets, Camden

Cost: Free

 The countdown is on for the Camden War Memorial Pool Family Fun Day! The theme of the day is Country and there is plenty of fun for the entire family to enjoy!

Please see below an outline of events:

  • From 10am – 2pm FREE entry into the pools.
  • 10am – GIANT games (Giant Jenga, Giant connect 4, Giant egg and spoon race and more) 10.30am – Outdoor Family Zumba
  • 11.15am – Naturopath seminar – Topic: Seasonal foods and hydration in warmer weather.
  • 11.30am – Our youth team are going to be running “Street Gym” on the back oval
  • 12pm – GIANT games continued
  • 1pm – 360 EVOLT Body Scans taking place!
  • 2pm – Best dressed and lucky door prizes.

During this time there will be:

  • A Kids zone where there will be face painting, colouring competitions and more!
  • A Youth Zone where youth services will be present with information and activities.
  • Photo booth with country themed props
  • Coon Cheese Toasty Van on site from 10am – 2pm!

For further information go to: https://macarthur.com.au/events/camden-war-memorial-pool-family-fun-day/


When: 5:30PM – 10:00PM, Saturday, 16th November 2019
Where: Narellan Town Centre, 326 Camden Valley Way, Narellan   

Cost: Free Entry

Christmas in Narellan is back for 2019!

This year the fun continues with great entertainment, activities and fireworks. Enjoy face-painting, tattooist, giveaways, kids’ entertainment and many great prizes on offer throughout the night.

Christmas in Narellan is about local business giving back to the community that supports them throughout the year, in the form of a free community Christmas Event.

Don’t forget to bring your blanket to sit on the grass!

For more event information go to: http://www.christmasinnarellan.com.au


When: 5:00PM – 10:00PM, Saturday, November 9th 2019
Where: Club Menangle, 170 Menangle Road, Menangle Park

Cost: Free Entry 

Aussie Night Markets are on at Club Menangle and offer an international food market teeming with over 40 international street food vendors, a dessert section, high quality art and craft, kiddie rides and entertainment. 


When: 6:00PM, Saturday, November 16th 2019

Where: Campbelltown Sports Stadium,

Cost: Adults from $86.70 and Children from $52.05

The Crusty Demons of Dirt are back and bigger than ever in 2019, and they are bringing back some of your favourite Crusty Demons OG’s along with some new blood that will go bigger, faster, higher, and more insane than before.

Dirt bikes, new tricks, carnage, along with an incredible production, all set for one hell of a show. Front flips, double backflips, 360’s, you name it, the Crusty Demons are taking Action Sports shows to a whole new level.

This event is not something you’re going to want to miss!

For ticketing and event information visit: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/9146b118-ba59-4f1f-b231-545995691953


When: 4:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday, 23rd November 2019

Where: Camden Town Centre, Argyle Street, Camden

Cost: Free or Gold Coin Donation to some areas

A fantastic family event celebrating the unique town of Camden. From live music and stalls to Santa, Fireworks and the Christmas Tree lighting, there will be something to excite everyone.

Saturday’s activities include:

Markets throughout the evening / night
– with lots of quality stalls for fun and shopping (with Christmas only weeks away)

Dine under the Jacarandas on Argyle St
– sample the fare Camden locals and stalls have to offer
– dining areas are available throughout the festival

Santa’s Tent
– a Gold Coin donation to the Dilly Drought Drive
– an opportunity to take a Santa Selfie

Santa’s Mailbox
– post a letter to Santa in Santa’s mailbox – it will be around town before the festival (check Facebook for locations)
– Santa’s mailbox will be at the Christmas Tree roundabout during the festival.

Children’s Activities and Amusements

Main Stage Entertainment: 

Katie Perry & Taylor Swift Tribute

Luke Koteras & Chris Sebastian

Camden’s Community Christmas Tree Light Up
– Mayoral Christmas Card Competition Winner announced, then help light the tree with the Mayor.

Jacaranda Trees Light Up

Two Stages Providing Music and Entertainment


For further information on the event, go to: https://camdenjacarandafestival.org/


When: 2:00PM – 10PM, Saturday, 23rd November 2019 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM, Sunday 24th November 2019

Where: Lakeside Lawn, The Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan

Cost: Adults $10, Kids Free

The AnnanROMA festival is bigger and better this year. Running over two days at the beautiful Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan, the festival will showcase the best in the business!

Everything from international cuisines, BBQ and smoked meats, burgers, desserts, gourmet condiments, brewers and bubbles, cider, craft beer and wine cellar doors will be on offer for you to enjoy.

Roaming entertainment, live music, market stalls, a kid’s zone and a heap of other activities will also make for one amazing day out with the family.

For updates and information on ticketing and VIP packages, head to the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/annanROMA/events/?ref=page_internal.



When: 4:00PM – 8:00PM, Saturday, 30th November 2019

Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown

Cost: Free Entry

Presented by C-A-C, Handpicked, the 2019 Annual Makers Market showcases Western Sydney and the Macarthur region’s diverse community of artists and makers.

Handpicked provides an alternate Christmas shopping destination and is an afternoon out for the whole family to find a gift or self-gift that supports local artists and makers.

Experience a unique range of stalls featuring a bespoke offering of artwork, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woven pieces, leather goods, living sculptures and more.

A series of workshops for children and adults will be running throughout the afternoon and for the foodies, a selection of stalls will be serving up dinner and dessert.

Handpicked coincides with the 57th Fisher’s Ghost Art Award exhibition. The gallery will extend opening hours during the market until 8pm, all works within the exhibition are available to purchase.

For further information go to https://c-a-c.com.au/handpicked-2019-annual-makers-market/.