Save the date! Multicultural Food and Beer dates announced for 2014

Barcham 9 April 2013

2014 seems way too future to actually be a year we will live in, but live in it we shall and while we are living there will will feast on beer and foreign meats!


Canberra’s cultural diversity will again be on display at the 2014 National Multicultural Festival, when the three-day event is held on 7, 8 and 9 February next year.

The festival had its most successful weekend to date this year, attracting record crowds of more than 250,000 people over the three days, a record 420 stalls, and 25,000 visits to the Multicultural Festival website.

“Mark your calendar for these dates, the National Multicultural Festival is back next year and planning is already underway,” Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch said.

“A web-based app was also trialled which proved popular, so we will look at what improvements can be made to the app and how it can be expanded for next year.”

Ms Burch said the Festival organisers would reflect on changes introduced at this year’s event, including the significant expansion of the footprint to accommodate more stalls and the return of a Fringe event to make next year’s even better.

“It won’t be easy to top this next year, but I know event organisers are looking ahead to make the 2014 National Multicultural Festival better than ever.

I will now spend the rest of the year readying my body for the feast.

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