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Ben Thompson

2018 Feature Concert Series starring Ben Thompson Thursday 11 January to Sunday 14 January 2018 Parkes Leagues Club 194-196 Clarinda St Bookings: Tickets will be on sale from Monday 11 September 2017 Inquiries: 02 6862 6000  UK Elvis Tribute Artist Ben Thompson is set to wow audiences in his first ever Australian performance. Ben will appear in four high-energy concerts,…

Markets

Cooke Park Thursday 11 January to Sunday 14 January 2018 The Festival Markets in Cooke Park showcase a wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts. Cooke Park Markets Cooke Park, corner Clarinda, Short & Welcome Streets Thursday 11 January:       Midday to 9:30pm Friday 12 January:        …

Viva Splash Vegas

Cool off at the Festival in the ‘Viva Splash Vegas’ pool party. This family-friendly event is full of music, games and competitions. Further 2018 event details to come.…

Poets’ Breakfast

Congratulations to our 2017 winners of the Poets Breakfast: Open: Jane Ferrari Novice: Amy Butler Peoples Choice: Jane Ferrari Start writing now for 2018. Watch this space for more details. Entry forms available from June 2017. For registrations & inquiries contact: Lorraine Job 0418 474 539…

Busking

Thank you to all the buskers who helped the crowds shake, rattle & roll at the 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival. Congratulations to 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival Busking Competition winners: 1st: Jeff Hancox 2nd: Gavin Chatelier 3rd: Rockabilly Classics Many of the Elvis tribute artists you see performing at venues across the Festival started out as buskers right…

Miss Priscilla

Congratulations to our 2017 Goodsell Machinery Miss Priscilla Dinner competition winners. 2017 Miss Priscilla Face of the Festival Winner – Jackie Batt Stylist – Adele Hawke Picture Perfect Winner – Pamela Taggart Stylist – Donna Davis Styles of the 60s Winner – Hannah Barber Stylist – Adele Hawke If you’re a stylist or budding think you…

Festival Boulevard

The Festival Boulevard will return in 2018. Clarinda Street will be transformed into a pedestrian friendly zone with fantastic dining, shopping and free entertainment experiences on offer. Stay tuned for more details……

Rock the Boat Raffle

Congratulations to our 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival Major Raffle winner, Kim Farrell from Orange, NSW. Stay tuned for details on 2018 raffle details… Proudly sponsored by Rock the Boat Cruises  …

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

Congratulations to our 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winners: 1st place:      Brendon Chase 2nd place:     Sean Spiteri 3rd place:      Matt Birse Brendon will now represent Parkes Elvis Festival in the semi-final round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, USA during Elvis Week in August. He…

Finale Concert

Details to come on the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival finale concert to be held at Parkes Leagues Club on Sunday 14 January at 8pm.…

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