July 30, 2016 - July 31, 2016
About FeNaClNG – The Lions Club of Karratha/Dampier main activity and fundraiser each year is the annual FeNaClNG Festival. The name, FeNaClNG, comes from the chemical symbols of the three main production and export commodities in Karratha and Dampier: Iron Ore-Fe, Salt-NaCl and Natural Gas-NG [not strictly correct but it makes the name work!]. The Festival is of such importance locally that a public holiday is declared.
FeNaClNG is similar to an Agricultural Show – without the agriculture. There are displays of handiwork and crafts from all sections of the community, food stalls, stalls selling novelties, clothing, souvenirs and jewellery. Also, there are sideshows with rides and all sorts of activities to separate the younger set from their money.
Local community groups use the festival as an opportunity to raise funds. The Festival also provides local people with an opportunity to showcase their talents so the crowd is entertained with displays of Tae Kwon Do, Cultural Groups, local bands, dance groups, dog training and so forth. Locals also participate in the entertainment as entrants in Tug-o-War competition.