Dear Business Operator,
The fifth annual Storyfest is back for the 2020 autumn school holidays (Saturday 28 March to Monday 10 April 2020).
Storyfest is Central Geelong’s children’s festival full of fun and creative experiences for children aged 3-16 years. The 14 day festival offers fun activities, live performances, hands on workshops, and exhibitions hosted by Central Geelong businesses and Central Geelong Marketing.
Storyfest aims to, increase the number of families visiting and enjoying Central Geelong during the autumn School Holidays, create economic benefit for Central Geelong businesses and raise the community’s appreciation of Central Geelong and the experiences it has to offer.
Your business is invited to participate in Storyfest by; presenting an activity, delivering an activity for Central Geelong Marketing, running a competition, providing a free venue for CGM to use to run activities from, or by providing a special offer for a product or service. Easter activities and specials can also be submitted for inclusion in the program.
Last year's event featured 294 activities, 10,813 participants and a total economic output of $401,079. The Storyfest webpage saw 6,000 views, 31,607 reach on social media and over 10,000 people received direct mail/email about Storyfest.
There's no cost for Central Geelong businesses to participate in Storyfest. Register your offering by COB Friday 7 February 2020.
2019 Business Participant Testimonials
LEAH WOLFE – THE CAROUSEL
Participating in Storyfest encourages more families and children to visit The Carousel during the school holidays. In 2019 we hosted three diverse experiences that broadened The Carousels offering and bring new people through our door. This is a wonderful program and we will continue to be part of future Storyfest programs.
SIMONE MUGAVIN – GEELONG GALLERY
Geelong Gallery participated in the 2019 Storyfest program, presenting five fully-booked activities that were very successful. Storyfest is an important community event for Geelong families and the businesses located within Central Geelong. We are looking forward to participating again next year!
AMBER, COURTHOUSE YOUTH ARTS
Our participation in Storyfest has helped us to further develop and diversify our own school holiday program, expanding our offerings to the youth of Geelong and also helping us reach a wider audience. Storyfest has allowed Courthouse Youth Arts to showcase the range of experiences we offer to a larger network, helping us to dramatically increase participation and visitation.
Click here to download the 2020 Storyfest program.
Click here to download the 2020 Storyfest video.