Performance and stallholders applications now open for Winter Magic

The Winter Magic Committee wants to hear from stall owners and performers interested in taking part in this year's festival.

Returning in 2019: Hands Heart and Feet  will be at this year's Winter Magic festival. Photo: Brigitte Grant Photography

Returning in 2019: Hands Heart and Feet will be at this year's Winter Magic festival. Photo: Brigitte Grant Photography

Festival president Naomi Parry said: “We are pleased to announce that the festival has opened applications for performance and stallholders.

"We had an amazing response to our community arts program and can confirm that we will be funding festival darlings like Hands, Heart and Feet, Wagana Dancers, and Ghawazi Caravan, as well as supporting new works from Blue Mountains Steiner School, Katoomba High and Gateway Family Services, who embraced our winter solstice theme.”

The committee is budgeting carefully and has no doubt it will be able to present a stellar program of performance, street theatre, art, music and entertainment on Katoomba Street.

"We have confirmed most of the traditional Winter Magic venues and will be adding some new ones," Ms Parry said.

"Blue Mountains Makers is co-ordinating stalls for us and we know this is going to be a top quality event.

"We are not through the woods yet, and we will need all of our past sponsors and some new ones to help us pull this off, especially as we have invested in high quality risk and traffic management."

The funds council allocated to the festival last year are being devoted to planning for 2020-2025.

"That makes it all the more critical that business and community come on board," Ms Parry said.

Volunteer applications are also open. See www.wintermagic.com.au.