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Celebrate 20 years of Italian festival, Ferragosto

Join the fun this Sunday in Five Dock

Media Call – Italian street festival, Ferragosto

What: Ferragosto Italian street festival celebrates 20th anniversary

Interview/ filming opportunities: Australian Idol finalist and ARIA award winning artist, Cosima De Vito, Salt Meats Cheese co-owner and celebrity chef, Massimo Mele, gelato sundae building competition for children, Paw Patrol and City of Canada Bay Mayor, Helen McCaffrey

Where: Great North Road, Five Dock

When: Sunday, 20 August from 10am-4pm, best media opportunities between 1pm-2.30pm

Media contact: Fiona Armstrong-Bunker, 0477 345 098



Great North Road, Five Dock will come alive with the tastes and sounds of Italy this Sunday.

With four stages, more than 120 stalls, Italian motor vehicle displays, amusement rides and a petting zoo, Ferragosto promises to be the perfect way to explore the beauty of Italian culture in Five Dock and celebrate the vibrant multiculturalism in the City of Canada Bay.

Highights include:

·         Australian Idol finalist, Cosima De Vito performing (1.40pm)

·         Renowned chef Massimo Mele demonstrating his cooking prowess (2pm)

·         Salt Meats Cheese’s cheese making demonstration (12.30pm)

·         Nick Jr.’s PAW Patrol Ready for Action Show (11am, 12pm, 1pm)

·         Dance @ Nikki Webster (11.30am)

·         Sundae building competition for children with Duccio Gelato (1.30pm)

·         Gelato blind tasting competition with Cremeria De Luca (2.20pm).

The event will also feature authentic Italian food with pizza, pasta, cannoli, Italian ginger bread, gelato, antipasto, homemade sausage and sweets, just some of the delights that  will have event-goers’ tastebuds dancing. There is even a twist on an old classic, with deep friend lasagne.

Full festival guide: http://bit.ly/2w8Cc4W