Blooming Wistaria spring festival

31 Aug 2016

Cumberland Hospital: September 17, 18 & 24, 25

Members of the community are invited to attend the annual Wisteria fete on the grounds of Cumberland Hospital for a blooming good time filled with family fun and entertainment.

People enjoying a past Wistaria spring festival 

The fete is a major fundraising event of the hospital, with all money raised to help rehabilitate mental health patients and enhance their stay.

Some of the major attractions this year include the Parramatta RSL Caledonian Pipe Band, motorbike rides, dance troupes, a live DJ, karaoke, a vast variety of stalls and wood-turning displays.

Cumberland Hospital’s Wistaria Festival committee chair Margaret Bannister said the festival was well renowned for its appetising and fresh hamburgers, kebab sticks, Hokkien Noodles and Devonshire teas.

“The fete has been a popular family fun day for more than 86 years, with more than 1000 locals visiting each year,” she said.

“Many people walk around the colourful spring gardens, have something to eat, relax or shop from the various stalls, while raising money for the hospital.”

“People can also visit the hospital museum and view the historic artefacts on display to learn about the history of mental health care in Parramatta.”

“This year the Western Sydney Wanderers and GWS Giants have supported us with some merchandise which we will be raffling”.

City of Parramatta Art Society will hold their free art exhibition in the PARC Building on the hospital grounds throughout the duration of the Festival.

For more information about the Wistaria Festival,
contact Cumberland Hospital on 9840 3000.