Thousands attend annual Boogong Festival

Halloween came early to Googong on Saturday, as thousands converged for the suburb's annual Boogong festival.

Both Googong residents and those from over the border in Canberra came dressed up in all types of spooky costumes for the annual festival, one of the biggest events on the calendar for the area.

Organisers expected for more than 15,000 people to attend the event, with plenty of zombies, witches and Pennywise the clowns out on show.

The event shifted to a new location this year from Beltana Park to a larger area near the woolshed, which was converted to a haunted woolshed for the night.

Googong project director Malcolm Leslie said the location was moved due to the popularity of the event.

“We like to reinvent the event every year, and the woolshed is an opportunity too good not to use,” he said.

In addition to the chance for people to dress up for Halloween, the event also featured roaming performers, including Crank the Clown, as well as fireworks at the conclusion.