Culinary Carnivale brings Latin culture to Fairfield streets

Headline act: Christine Anu.
Headline act: Christine Anu.

Australia’s most iconic female Indigenous entertainer Christine Anu said she is looking forward to “watching the Latino singers and dancers” at this year’s Culinary Carnivale on October 21.

Anu  – who gave us songs like My Island Home, Party and Sunshine on a Rainy Day –  is the headline performer for the Spanish and Latin American Food Festival held in Spencer and Ware Streets, Fairfield. 

 “I have heard so much about this event. Culinary Carnivale unites culture with food and music. It’s going to be great and I can’t wait,” Anu said.

“I am looking forward to watching the Latino singers and dancers.”

Anu forms part of an entertainment line-up described by Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone as the “best yet”.

The seventh edition of the festival will feature:

  • Uruguayan drumming and dancing of Comparsa Urumbe.
  • The breathtaking dancing of the Latin Stars Samba Troops.
  •  Victor Valdes Y Su Mariachi.
  • Sonido De Los Andes 
  • Dancers Tierra Colombiana.
  • Musicians Los Pibes 
  • Quetzal Guerrero.
  •  Dauntless Movement Crew.
  • Free amusement rides.

“Culinary Carnivale is a signature event in Fairfield, attracting visitors from far and wide to enjoy the food and be enthralled by the colourful family friendly entertainment,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The line-up of entertainment is our best yet and has a mix of everything from traditional and contemporary that is sure to interest all ages and members of the family.”

The entertainment will compliment the vast array of food options available with food lovers to enjoy the return of the popular 10 metre long asado barbeque that will cook up pork choripan and pork and beef spare ribs.

There will also be a large range of wonderful Spanish and Latin American treats, such as Spanish seafood paella, empanadas, caramel dulce de leche, churros and gelato. 

  • The free festival is part of Good Food Month and runs from 11am to 4pm.