2012 & 2013 Review

2012 Review

The inaugural Queensland Taiwan Festival was held on Sat & Sun 22-23 Sept 2012

The festival was an amazing success with:

  • More than 50,000 visitors to Mt Gravatt Showgrounds
  • 1651 participants to break the Guinness World Record for the largest drum lesson
  • Over 70 exhibitors including over 40 specialty food stalls
  • Traditional, Cultural and Magical performances from Taiwan
  • Over 200 volunteers
  • Queues up to 50 metres of people buying famous Taiwan snack food
  • Raised money for charity and community organisations including the donation of two first-aid vehicles to St Johns Ambulance.

 

2013 Review

The second Queensland Taiwan Festival was held on Fri & Sat 6-7 Sept 2013

The festival was even more successful than its first year:

  • More than 70,000 visitors to Calamvale Community Sporting Fields
  • Over 1000 students from Calamvale Community College participated in the learning of Taiwanese Indigenous Dance and Culture
  • Over 90 exhibitors including over 50 specialty food stalls
  • Three performance groups sent from Taiwan Government for this event
  • Over 200 volunteers
  • Free stalls allocated to charity and community organisations for fundraising.

 

The Taiwan Festival generate publicity for sponsors, exhibitors & stall holders via:

¨      Local TV and Radio

¨      Taiwan TV News broadcast to Chinese communities world wide

¨      Main stream and ethnical Newspapers and Magazines

¨      Website and social media

¨      Over 30,000 shared invites on Facebook

¨      Over 100,000 flyers & letterbox drops

¨      Roadside banners, posters, T-Shirts & Caps

¨       Festival publicity

The Queensland Taiwan Festival is now one of the largest Multicultural Festival in Australia, receiving funding from Queensland State Government as an important part of the Queensland Multicultural Week; it is also supported by the Brisbane City Council and local Ward Office with funding and fireworks. It is considered to be the largest Taiwan Festival around the World.