The stars of Newtown’s hospitality scene have tasked themselves with the challenge of reinventing traditional carnival food classics for the upcoming 37th annual Newtown Festival.

Taking place at Camperdown Park on Sunday 8 November, the festival will see the likes of Bloodwood, Oscillate Wildly, Earl’s Juke Joint, Rising Sun, The Stinking Bishops, Oldtown Newtown, 212 Blu, Black Star Pastry, Hartsyard, Brewtown, Continental Deli, Mary’s, Young Henrys, N2Gelato and The Courthouse Hotel working in groups to collaborate on festive menu items – all of which will sit at a price point of $10.

The menu curation is being spearheaded by Claire Van Vuuren of Bloodwood and will include a hot chip poutine with beef and beer gravy with cheese curds (vegetarian option also available), from Hartsyard and The Stinking Bishops; chicken steak waffle with chipotle maple and candied pancetta from Bloodwood, Mary's, Oldtown Newtown and Bach; 'corndog' with oscilated sauce (vegetarian) from Bloodwood and Oscillate Wildly; and gelato topped crunchy caramel biscuit with freeze dried raspberry and red shiso syrup from Brewtown, n2Gelato and Black Star Pastry.

All profits from the event will be donated to ‘First Response’ – a frontline emergency response service run by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, which deals with drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness and homelessness within Sydney’s inner west.

In terms of beverages, Mary’s and Young Henrys will be curating the festival’s bars.

YH.jpgRichard Adamson from Young Henrys & Jake Smyth from Mary's pictured with
Jenny Leong, Greens MP for Newtown.


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