Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair

THOUSANDS of people turned up to Fairfield Showground last Sunday to celebrate the 30th annual Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair (MEFF).

The event attracted people from about 35 different communities and had more than 150 market and food stalls on the day.

Participants were also treated to thrilling rides, cultural performances and cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse, Dora the Explorer and Kung Fu Panda.

Festival president Mehar Ahmad said one of the biggest attractions on the day was the Walk With a T-Rex puppet.

"We also had a reptile show and farm animals on display, which the children absolutely loved," she said.

Community leaders from the Muslim and interfaith community, along with Fowler MP Chris Hayes, Fairfield MP Guy Zangari and Fairfield Council's deputy mayor George Barcha were also in attendance on the day.

The event started at 10am and finished with a spectacular fireworks display at 8pm.

Ms Ahmad said for the first time this year and in response to demand from the community, she will be holding another festival, Eid al-Adha, at Fairfield Showground on October 12.

For more information about the event, visit meff.com.au or call 0432 608 350.

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