History of the Festival

Fisher's Ghost Festival pirate ship float 2018

The Festival of Fisher's Ghost tradition began in 1956 when 1500 people gathered in the dead of night in hope of catching a sight of the famous ghost.

Since then this unqiue festival is inspired by the famous legend of the ghost of Fred Fishers and is rich in community history. Local families have decades of fond memories of attending the much-loved festival.

In this section you'll get to explore how the festival has experienced huge growth since its early beginnings and continues with the aim to provide a positive community focus with fun activities for the whole family.