ABOUT THE GAME
How it works
• 1 hr. bowling (per person)
• 4 bowls (per team)
• 2 teams (per rink)
• 6 rinks (on the green)
• nearest (to the jack)
On arrival: Sign in via the Covid QR code. Settle in, have a walk around and check out the street food vendors, grab a drink from the bar and be welcomed by the venue host. If playing bowling, you will be advised on where you will be based. Below is a run through of a typical bowls session:
A quick introduction by the venue host explaining of the rules and what the next 55 mins will consist of.
Bowls 5-45 minutes
It’s now time to start bowling. In your teams, it’s now your turn to crack the jack amongst friends and colleagues. Keep a watchful eye out for the venue host- as they will be hand picking the best players to be entered into the The Australian Bowl Off.
The Australian Bowl Off 45-57 minutes
Your lawn bowling experience might only just be getting started. If you have caught the eye of the venue host, you might just be taking part amongst other hand picked players to be featured in the Great Australian Bowl Off; a sudden death end to establish the best bowler of the hour.
Prizes 57-60 minutes
A great hour of bowling fun, you won and now it’s time to enjoy the celebrations. Soak up the winners glory amongst your friends and family. Start the conversation with ‘who’s up for coming again?’ over a selection of street food dishes and a couple fresh cold beverages.
WHAT IS FESTIBOWL?
Festibowl is a great day out having fun whilst playing a shorter faster form of barefoot bowling. Combining street food vendors, bars, beats and much more.
DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO BOWL TO TAKE PART?
Absolutely not. All levels of players are welcome to play. We will have a Festibowl Pro on hand to help assist, should you want it. Beginners and seasoned players will be out on the greens all enjoying the wonderful community atmosphere.
DO YOU SELL TICKETS?
Festibowl is FREE to attend for the general public to eat, drink and spectate at your local weekly pop up. To participate in bowling, you are required to pre-book individually or as a group. To complete your booking of $10 per person please complete the registration form on our Festibowl page by following the link.
WHAT ARE THE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES?
Please view our Facebook event page to check the venue location you plan to attend, the opening and closing times will be listed there. Each of our Festibowl venue partnerships showcase the weekly event on a different day and opening/closing times, so please read each individual hosting venue event details carefully as there are slight changes between them all.
HOW MANY PEOPLE BOWL PER RINK?
At Festibowl, we encourage teams of 4 with 2 teams bowling per rink.
HOW MANY RINKS ARE ON THE GREEN?
Festibowl offers between 6-12 bowling rinks (48-96 bowlers) to its customers per hour. (Depending on the venue location we may be able to offer more rinks to play on).
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
There is no dress code. We do however ask bowlers to play bowls barefooted as we need to keep the lawn safe from any damages.
WHERE CAN I EAT AND DRINK?
There are no set rules apart from one, no food or drinks to be consumed whilst standing on the lawn bowl greens. Pick up a meal from one of our incredible street food vendors and take a seat wherever available on the outdoor seating around the venue. We also have seating inside next to the bar for those that just want a liquid meal.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Festibowl will be cancelled if there is a thunderstorm. Please check the Facebook event pages to keep up to date with any news regarding weather cancellations.
DO YOU CATER FOR ALL DIETRY NEEDS?
Our street food vendors do cater for all dietary needs. You may want to check beforehand as we will be showcasing themed food festivals that may not meet your dietary requirements on certain dates. But we will try our best to accommodate all our guests.
FOOD AND DRINK
At each event we will have a wonderful range of street food vendors. There is a fully licenced bar available serving beers, wine and spirits. We please kindly ask our guests to acknowledge our Festibowl venues are not a BYO for any sort of food or drinks.
WANT TO MAKE A GROUP BOOKING?
Please view our Facebook event page, click the venue location you plan to attend and click the link to directly book with the venue.