Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

Lions Park will set the stage for an evening of pure magic next month, the first of its kind hosted by Forbes Shire Council.

Roving magicians will weave their way through the crowd, entertaining with their sleight of hand and their mysterious ways.

Forbes Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM urged residents and visitors to bring their chairs and rugs for sunset on Lake Forbes and the bedazzlement of magical mastery, free of charge. Food vendors will be on site, and after the four roving magicians have cast their spell, a stage spectacular will take place from 7pm to 8pm.

A sensory friendly session has been scheduled for Friday October 6 from 1pm – 3pm.

“We recognise that some people have differing needs that might not suit a large event such as the one at Lake Forbes on Saturday evening,” Mayor Miller said.

“We are offering an up close and personal magic show at the Town Hall on Friday afternoon – it will not have the big bangs and loud music! It is free of charge, but please RSVP to as numbers are limited.

“It is exciting to welcome magic back to Forbes after an extremely successful magic show last year - the magicians had so much fun and loved the interaction with the community and are looking forward to their return!,” Mayor Miller said.

“Lions Park is fast becoming a hub for exceptional social gatherings, with the area perfectly framed works completed under the Lake Forbes Activation Project funded by the NSW Government. It is the perfect place for the community to connect and enjoy the outdoor space,” Mayor Miller said.

“What magical event will Council pull out if its hat next?”

The Forbes Magic Festival is on Saturday 7 October from 5pm until 8pm. Tickets are free but essential, head to: Forbes Magic Festival Tickets (


Forbes Magic Festival Poster