Ferragosto

Sydney's most loved Italian street festival will celebrate 25 years in 2022! Ferragosto is the City of Canada Bay's largest annual event, attracting a bumper crowd of close to 110,000 visitors to Five Dock – a suburb with strong Italian links.

This year, Ferragosto will be held on Sunday, 21 August along Great North Road, Five Dock from 10am to 5pm. Click here to view the program.

Explore the best of Italian culture, entertainment and cooking with more than 200 retailers, food and merchandise stalls offering delicious street eats and handcrafted goods. There will also be spectacular dance and music performances across five stages, children's rides and activities, fun competitions and more!

To keep up to date about this year's event visit the Ferragosto Facebook event page and click "Going".

Funding for Ferragosto 2022 has been provided by the NSW Government.

FerraTrattoria

In celebration of Ferragosto's 25th anniversary, celebrity chef Luca Ciano has curated a very special lunch menu to be enjoyed with friends and family.

During Ferragosto, guests will be treated to a delicious three course meal while seated at our Italian style long lunch table. A complimentary drink on arrival, live music and a VIP gift bag are all included in your ticket.

Tickets are strictly limited and available in three sessions:

  • 11am–12:30pm
  • 1pm–2:30pm
  • 3pm–4:30pm

Tickets include:

  • Access to the VIP long lunch space
  • A complimentary drink on arrival (non-alcoholic options are available)
  • Three course lunch, curated by celebrity chef Luca Ciano
  • Access to private bathroom facilities
  • Live music
  • Gift bag
  • Lucky door prizes

Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

Ferragosto history

Ferragosto began in 1998 as an initiative of Five Dock’s Main Street Committee. The event was originally held in the Garfield Street car park for the first few years but as it grew, it moved to Great North Road. It has now expanded from Queens Road to Lyons Road – approximately 800 metres in length plus most side streets. As the demand, size and costs of the event increased, so did Council's involvement.

The festival preserves its roots in the strongly-Italian local community, with considerable support and interest from local businesses, entertainers, community organisations and residents. The event draws a mixed crowd with close to 60 per cent of attendees coming from the City of Canada Bay and the rest from the broader Sydney area. The crowd demographics are mixed with all age groups represented and a broad cross section of cultures.

Sustainability at Ferragosto

At Ferragosto this year, we are actively working towards delivering a sustainable event in a number of areas.

Sustainable transport

Transport is often one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions for events. Here are some eco-friendly ways you can get to the festival:

  • Ride your bike. Bike parking is available at the event. Show us your helmet and go into the draw to win a $100 bike shop voucher! Read the terms and conditions here.
  • Catch the free shuttle bus.
  • Walk. Get your steps up and walk to the event!

Single-use plastics

Stall holders are banned from distributing single-use plastic bags, straws, cutlery, food packaging and balloons. If possible, bring along your own reusable bags, cutlery and cups to help reduce waste.

Water stations or bubblers will be available at the event. Bring along your refillable drink bottle and you'll have access to free drinking water all day.

Learn about sustainable living

Visit the Council Information stall and speak to the Sustainability and Waste Team about embedding sustainable practices in your daily life.

Carbon neutral

Emissions from this event are offset to ensure our operations remain carbon neutral. To do this, we invested in projects that reduced or absorbed greenhouse gas emissions equal to what we produced, through the carbon offset market.

Stallholder Information

This year we invite you to join us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ferragosto on Sunday, 21 August 2022. The City of Canada Bay's largest event brings the people of the City of Canada Bay and wider Sydney to Five Dock and pays homage to the Italian heritage of the local community. The festival garners considerable support and interest from local businesses, entertainers, community organisations and residents.  

To register your interest in becoming a stallholder at this year's event, please complete the online stallholder application and attach the information listed below no later than Friday, 17 June. Note: early bird applications close on Friday, 22 April.

Ferragosto 2022 - Stall Fees

Please read the information in the stallholder terms and conditions and stallholder information pack carefully as you will need to confirm you have read and understood them.

If you are a food or beverage vendor you are also required to read through the temporary food stalls fact sheet and requirements for temporary food stalls.

At the end of the online application process, you will be asked to attach the following documents:

  1. A copy of your current Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency with a minimum of $20 million cover.
  2. A copy of your Food Safety Supervisors Certificate (food and beverage stalls only).
  3. Signed copy of your food safety checklist (food and beverage stalls only). Please note this is compulsory for all applicants who plan to sell non pre-packaged food products.
  4. A completed list of equipment requiring power (gas or electric). This includes any electrical equipment such as cash registers or EPOS you may use on your stall and need power for. If there are none, you will still need to indicate this on this form. Please note power and water are not supplied.
  5. Photographs of your stall or food truck set-up — outside appearance, front and back, and internal layout showing all appliances,
  6. Evidence of not-for-profit status (if applicable).

Please be aware that plastic bags, polystyrene and helium balloons are banned at Council's events.

The NSW Government, under the NSW Plastics Action Plan, will introduce legislation to phase out selected single-use plastic items from 1 June 2022. For more information on what the ban means for you, visit Single Use Plastics Ban or email Council at environment@canadabay.nsw.gov.au.

City of Canada Bay reserves the right to refuse any application. If your application is unsuccessful you will be notified via email. If you are successful you will be emailed a stallholder agreement and invoice requesting full payment.

Applications will only be accepted via our online application form. It is the stallholder's responsibility to ensure your application has been submitted. 

If you have any questions please email events@canadabay.nsw.gov.au and a member from our events team will assist you.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Please contact events@canadabay.nsw.gov.au to be placed on a waitlist