Plenty of excitement for young and old

MORE than 90,000 people are expected to flock to the heart of Cabramatta on Sunday, September 23, to celebrate South-East Asian culture with food, live entertainment and fireworks at this year's annual Moon Festival.

There will be live performances across three stages by a range of diverse acts including dance group Justice Crew and Australia's Got Talent 2012 grand finalists Kookies N Kream.

Other highlights of this year's festival include the ever-popular noodle and moon cake eating competitions, a prawn-peeling competition and cooking demonstrations by acclaimed chefs Lin Mei and Zhou Zhang, who were flown in from Chengdu in China's Sichuan province.

Festival organiser Cheryl Bosler said there would be gourmet food stalls, line-dancing, children's dumpling making workshops, and a spectacular firework finale at 8pm.

"This year's highlights — besides the stalls and rides for the children — would have to be the big pink Moon Festival lantern, which comes out only once a year and is hung under the Pailau Gate," she said.

"The other highlight is the children's lantern parade led by the Moon Goddess.

"The children will receive a lantern bag in exchange for a gold coin donation and they will walk from Freedom Plaza to the main stage."

The Cabramatta Moon Festival will run from 11am to 8pm.

For more information, call 9725 0222.

Visit tinyurl.com/plazafest.

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