HILLS KITE FESTIVAL

World record holder Bob Moore and The Hills Women's Shed founder Dr Padmini Howpage
World record holder Bob Moore and The Hills Women's Shed founder Dr Padmini Howpage

Kites of all shapes and colours will be flying high at Castle Hill Showground on Sunday, November 24 for the inaugural Spring in the Hills Kite Festival.

World record holder Bob Moore will be among the expert kite flyers will showing people the ropes, literally, during the fun family afternoon from 1pm to 5pm.

You can bring along your own kite or buy a kite kit for $5 at the festival. It won’t just be about kites though.

There will be food trucks including Ice cream, churros, cup cakes, faluda, a mobile coffee van, and a sausage sizzle. There will be a ladies fashion stall too.

Bob Moore from Baulkham Hills took ten years trying to break the world record for altitude record with his friends Roger Martin, Michael Jenkins and Michael Richards.

They finally broke the record in September 2014 at the Cable Downs sheep station near Cobar after more than 40 flights.

Next year he is attempting to break his own record. He was nineyears- old when he flew his first kite.

“I was a bit of a nerdy kid so I liked astronomy and the clouds. I have always made my own kites from newspaper, brown paper or anything I could steal from my mothers sewing box. My neighbor was a bully and I was flying a kite and used to shoot them. I said I would break the world record so he couldn’t damage it.” It only took nearly 60 years but he did it.

The event is being organised by The Hills Women’s Shed and the Coco Youth Group to encourage community gatherings who hope to make it an annual event.

For details visit the Hills Women’s Shed website positivevibes.org.au/the-hills-womens-shed/ or the Facebook page The women’s shed – hills shire