Head to the winter Chill Out festival in Gloucester

FESTIVAL FUN: Visitors, all smiles at last years Chill Out festival in Gloucester. A great day out for the whole family with competitions and demonstrations.

FESTIVAL FUN: Visitors, all smiles at last years Chill Out festival in Gloucester. A great day out for the whole family with competitions and demonstrations.

Chill Out is an annual winter community event in Gloucester’s town centre offering great retail shopping, market stalls, rides, entertainment, plus gourmet food and local produce.

Hosted by the Gloucester Business Chamber, the festival is a fabulous showcase of the local shopping precinct and attracts many interesting market stallholders, along with plenty of main street action.

What: Chill Out festival

Where: Gloucester, NSW

When: Saturday July 22.

Why: The annual Chill Out festival brings the township of Gloucester alive for a great mid-winter day out. Come and celebrate the vibrant and friendly community of Gloucester

The event evolved after local business owners decided to develop an annual event as a positive way to celebrate the sense of community in Gloucester, and attract visitors to the region.

Organisers strive to create a genuine country fair atmosphere each year.

There are always plenty of activities and rides for the kids, plus a variety of great food and entertainment for the whole family.

Popular events in previous years have included:

Canine Capers dog show

Wood chopping events

Street entertainment

Carnival rides

Car show

Donut eating competition

Boot and beanie fashion parade 

Enjoy a ride on the Tin Hare heritage train ride and plenty more.

Visitors to Gloucester's annual Chill Out festival are invited to get into the spirit of the day by taking part in the headwarmer challenge by creating a unique hat to fit into one of the competition categories. Entries close July 14 prior to the festival.

Non stop entertainment. Cruise the main street of Gloucester to enjoy terrific music and all-day entertainment, plus great stalls and retail shopping.

Don't miss the local retail specials, footpath bargains and market stalls at Gloucester's mid-winter Chill Out festival on Saturday.

More information: Go to the chamber website www.gloucesterchamber.com.au.