Tregear Festival to celebrate suburb's rich history and community spirit

Blacktown deputy mayor Tony Bleasdale with Shalvey Community Centre dancers Cylina Evans, Demi-lee Measures, Kaitlyn Evans and Alearah Donovan. Picture: Blacktown Council

Blacktown deputy mayor Tony Bleasdale with Shalvey Community Centre dancers Cylina Evans, Demi-lee Measures, Kaitlyn Evans and Alearah Donovan. Picture: Blacktown Council

Tregear’s past a present will be celebrated next weekend as the final touches are being put on this year’s Tregear Festival.

Local talent and the suburb’s community spirit will be front and centre when the festival sets up camp at the corner of Aurora Drive and Wilkes Crescent.

The community is encouraged to make their way down to encourage singing, dancing and live music.

Show bags, market stalls and rides will also feature on the day.

Blacktown deputy mayor Tony Bleasdale said Tregear was a suburb of rich history.

“The Tregear community and its story dates back to 1871 when John Kings Lethbridge bought land in this area.

“Mr Lethbridge built a fine homestead, which he called ‘Tregeare’ after his great uncle’s property in England – now known as Tregear. 

The Shalvey Community Dance Group will perform at the festival.

The Shalvey Community Dance Group will perform at the festival.

“But the Tregear Festival is much more than about celebrating the local community and its history.

“It also provides a great opportunity to showcase local talent and community pride.”

The festival will include performances from Tregear Public School, Shalvey Community Centre Dance Group, Blacktown City Community Band and Nadia’s Performance Studio.

Cr Bleasdale said the festival would celebrate “the community spirit that is alive and thriving in our great district”.

“The Tregear Festival is a great day out for the whole family, and best of all – it’s free,” he said.

“Tregear may be a small suburb but it knows how to put on a great fun day.”

The festival has been organised by the Tregear Festival Committee and Blacktown Council.

  • The festival will be held on Saturday, August 26, from 9am to 3pm,
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