Capricorn Festival moves

Kane Nyssen, Jo Holding, Siobhan Bishop and Derek Young will be at this year’s Capricorn Festival. Picture: Emma Goodwin
Kane Nyssen, Jo Holding, Siobhan Bishop and Derek Young will be at this year’s Capricorn Festival. Picture: Emma Goodwin

The annual Capricorn Festival will shift north to Charnwood Reserve on March 21 after organisers decided it had outgrown its usual venue at Old Nursery Park in Yanchep.

Acumen principal Jarrod Rendell said having the festival in Two Rocks for the first time was part of the developer’s commitment to community initiatives in the area.

‘The Capricorn Festival is an event for the combined benefit of both the Yanchep and Two Rocks communities, so we believe it is only right that this year’s event is hosted in Two Rocks,’ he said.

‘For Capricorn Village Joint Venture as the event organisers and major sponsors, it also coincides with the launch of the Atlantis Beach development.’

Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels (TRYACT) and Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade will be among 30 stallholders at this year’s event.

Brigade treasurer Moira Young said they would be there and encouraged people to find them to say hello.

‘We’re always happy to have a chat about any concerns local residents might have,’ she said.

‘This year we have an activity for the children ” it’s like a coconut shy but no coconuts and the children pay $1 and knock down tin cans with a few tennis balls.

‘We’ve got loads of prizes and you can be pretty certain that your child will win something since we’re well known as pushovers when it comes to kids.’

TRYACT treasurer Jo Holding said the charity would also have a stall to attract more members and donations for its transport service for cancer patients.

Ms Holding said they would be selling the latest Entertainment Book to raise funds and she would have a stall of information from all community groups.

She said groups that wanted to be included could drop flyers off at the Capricorn Community House before Saturday.

The festival will feature food vendors, including Mexican and Greek, ice-cream and coffee vans, farm animals, pony rides, climbing wall, jumpy castle and face painting.

Local band The Convicts will perform, as well as local talent groups.

Mrs Young said the brigade was also raising funds through calendar sales and a bidding system at the Grill’d Clarkson burger store.

TRYACT will hold its AGM on March 25.