Thousands of Sydneysiders passionate of all things French will gather on the Oval of Killarney Heights Public School for the 15th annual French Market for a chance to immerse themselves in a true French cultural experience.
For the first time, workshops and activities in French will be offered to our visitors throughout the day: family yoga; kids athletics exercises; children’s book reading; a talk on bilingualism; wine and beer tasting, and more.
The historical display from the 1er d’Artillerie de La Marine Inc., a French naval artillery re-enactment group, will be back this year and will engage visitors of all ages.
Over 60 stalls of well-known professional merchants from all over Sydney will display and sell authentic French products such as saucissons, foie-gras, pâtés and other terrines; macarons, croissants, baguettes; French cheeses; books, magazines, DVDs and Blu-Rays in French language; jewellery and fashion accessories inspired by French culture; French vintage small furniture and poster reproductions, and so on.
Visitors will also be able to eat with a French twist: a merguez (sausage) barbecue, raclette, sweet and savoury crêpes, waffles, French fries and croque-monsieurs; while listening to some French music in the background.
Dodgem cars, jumping castle, climbing wall, face painting, games, fairy floss, snow cones and more will enchant the younger crowd.
It promises to be a fabulous social or family outing! The market attracts an estimated 7000 visitors per year.
Free - a gold coin donation would be appreciated and would go towards the French-English Bilingual Program run at the school.
FANS, the French-speaking Association of the North Shore, a not-for-profit association running a French-English bilingual program at Killarney Heights Public School. Members of FANS will be channelling their inner Manu Feildel by baking up a storm and donating quiches, cakes and other treats to be sold at the market. All proceeds go to the French-English bilingual program.