Festival of Fools

Update (1 April): Tonight’s event is going ahead! See the program below. In case of wet weather, entertainment and workshops will move inside our local restaurants and community spaces. 

Come and explore Hunters Hill Village on April Fools Night as we celebrate Festival of Fools.

Hunter’s Hill Council is creating pop-up outdoor dining and entertainment spaces in the Village precinct as part of the NSW Government’s Festival of Place initiative. Spend an evening reconnecting with local businesses, catching up with friends, eating tasty take-away and watching fabulously quirky performances.

Join in a Treasure Hunt, take a Morris Dancing class or make a kid-sized Jester Hat at The Yarn.

This page will be updated with more event details closer to the date.

Jester-hatted Ibis will be hiding around the Village. Try and  spot them as you explore Hunter’s Hill Village during the Festival of Fools.

Instructions for the Treasure Hunt are coming soon.

Black Joak Morris will be dancing foolishly throughout the evening. Just listen for the sound of jangling bells and clashing sticks in a celebration of English Folk Dance.

A FREE (and simple) dance workshop will be held at approximately 7pm. No bookings required.

Black Joak will be dancing at the Joubert Plaza (71-75 Gladesville Road)

Video: Black Joak Morris dance the impressive Nine Man’s Morris at the National Folk Festival in Canberra.

Kid’s of all ages are invited to attend a FREE paper Jester Hat making workshop in the Yarn (our digital library and community space in the heart of Hunter’s Hill Village). All materials will be provided, but spaces are limited.

We’d love to see a sea of Jester Hats around the Village during the festival. Even if you can’t attend the workshop, you can always make your own hat using these handy templates and instructions.

Workshop Booking

The Yarn: 5.30pm – 6.30pm Friday 1 April, 2022
End of the Arcade @ 64 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill




Hunters Hill Village is the place to dine out on April Fools Night. Book a table to eat-in or grab a take-away (or two) and head to one of the pop-up dining spaces to catch some entertainment. Let’s stimulate the night-time economy in the Village whilst eating some delicious food.

Alcohol is only to be consumed in licensed areas.

Pop-Up & Casual Outdoor Dining & Entertainment Areas:

  • Joubert Plaza (71 – 75 Gladesville Road)
  • Joubert St North (next to Hunter’s Hill Hotel)
  • Agricultural Societies Council NSW Forecourt (49 Gladesville Road)
  • Mapledoram Corner (Cnr Gladesville & Ryde Roads)

Participating Restaurants (updates)


East West Physiotherapy will be running free assessments upstairs at 12 / 71-75 Gladesville Road. The Clinic will be open from 5pm till 7pm for:

  • Digital treadmill walking and running assessments
  • Postural and injury assessments

A Tae Kwon Do display will held at the Agricultural Forecourt. Time TBA.


We are delighted to present a great variety of performers and performances at the Festival of Fools.

  • Bubble Girl will be bubbling near the Sculpture.
  • DJ Brett will be spinning tunes next to the Hunters Hill Hotel
  • Jordyn Richards will be singing at Mapledoram
  • Traditional Graffiti will get their folk on at Joubert Plaza
  • Glaadesville Gypsy Jazzers will be playing guitar at the Agricultural Forecourt
  • Mamas & Co. Choir will sing at the Agricultural Forecourt
  • Ross, Alex & Naomi (RAN) will play at the Agricultural Forecourt
  • Singers from Hunter’s Hill High School and Dance Inc will seranade the Village.
  • Watch out for the roaming stilt-walking Jesters from Art De Masque
  • Black Joak Morris will clash sticks and wave hankies at Joubert Plaza
  • Frost Might will amaze with contact juggling

Joubert Plaza 

Performances between 5pm – 10pm

  • Black Joak Morris
  • Traditional Graffiti
  • East West Physiotherapy (Upstairs)

Agricultural Forecourt

Performances between 5.3pm – 10.00pm

  • Gypsy Jazzers
  • Tae Kwon Do display
  • Mamas & Co
  • Hunters Hill High School Singers
  • Ross, Alex & Naomi (RAN)

Mapledoram Corner

  • Jordyn
  • Hunters Hill High School Singers
  • Dance Inc Singer

Joubert St North

  • DJ Brett



Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
ABN: 75 570 316 011