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Haus of Fruits: Category is Family

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Lismore Showgrounds

116 Alexandra Parade

North Lismore, NSW 2480


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Tropical Fruits presents: Haus of Fruits - Category is Family ~ Parade ~ DJs ~ Cabaret ~ Cafe ~ Licenced Bar - Art Exhibition ~

About this Event

This year we are focusing on family - whether it be one you are born into or one you have created. Our FUN, SAFE & INCLUSIVE motto could not have a more perfect theme this year. Heading into 2020 with clear vision beyond these times, we come together to celebrate our families and what they mean to us.

The Tropical Fruits NYE Festival is a four-day LGBTIQ celebration held at the Lismore Showgrounds in sub-tropical Northern New South Wales, the welcoming heart of the Rainbow Region on the land of the Bundjalung people.

On December 29th we kick off the Festival and show our pride with a Street Parade through the Lismore CBD ending at Lismore City Hall, with our Opening Soiree. Festival events include three amazing main parties: New Year’s Eve party, New Year’s Day Pool Party and New Year’s Day Recovery Party. NYE will include four feature dance floors where we can show off without shame. We will hear from headliners Kitty Glitter and DJ Blacklow (both direct from the USA), Queen of Hearts (Berlin) and DJ Joelby (fresh from the UK). We will keep up our swagger until the wee hours with these and many more of the best DJs Australia has to offer including Sandi Hotrod, Colin Gaff, DJ Ruby in the Dome and many, many more*. The main NYE Party will also feature stylish performances from the Cabaret and displayed works of LGBTIQ artists in the art exhibition. *See the website for a full list of more than 20 DJs across all Festival events.

This is a NYE about a culture and community that has risen from the hardships cemented in the Stonewall riots 50 years ago to become one of love, inclusion, tolerance and support of each other and our differences.

So…in the tradition of Paris Is Burning (the movie), Pose (the TV show) and of course Rupaul’s Drag Race, we invite you all to gather your family together, form a Haus and decide which category you want to show off for the Fruity world. This is perfect opportunity to strut your stuff or walk the runway catwalk and sashay for your life!

Remember to book accommodation early or better yet take in the whole experience with our on-site camping facilities, camping must be pre-booked and spaces are limited.

Tropical Fruits hopes you have an amazing Haus of Fruits Festival, please remember to drink lots of water, party safely and look after yourself and your friends... Happy New Year!


Tickets on sale September 1st

Volunteer registrations open September 1st www.tropicalfruits.org.au

Street Parade: Dec 29th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Opening Soiree: Dec 29th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Camping Party: Dec 30th 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm -- Camping Pass Holders Only

New Year’s Eve Party: Dec 31st, 8:00 pm – 6:00 am -- Ticketed Event

Pool Party: Jan 1st, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm -- Ticketed Event

Recovery Party: Jan 1st, 4:00 pm – 1:30am -- Ticketed Event

Festival Camping: Dec 27th – Jan 3rd -- Ticketed Event

Festival Volunteers Needed: Dec 27th - Jan 3rd -- Registrations via our website


Tropical Fruits prides itself on being a Fun, Safe & Inclusive social club and invites all it's members and guests to come and enjoy our events in a safe and respectful environment that embraces all the diversity of our community.


About Buying Tickets

Tickets available :

Earlybird NYE (reduced price NYE, available for a short time only)

NYE Main Party

Three Party Pass (NYE, Pool Party and Recovery Party)

NOTE: Pool Party and Recover Party tickets are available as part of the Three Party Pass or at the Door

Bookings will incur a service fee and credit card fee.

All tickets are available as:

Member (current financial members of Tropical Fruits only, member number required)

Concession (current student, senior, pensioner, low income HCC, emergency services concessions accepted)

Guest (everyone else - general admission)

To renew or become a member go to https://tropicalfruits.org.au/membership

NOTE: All tickets must bear the name of correct attendee. Please avoid using the 'copy data from' function when purchasing multiple tickets. To change the details on tickets, here is a step by step guide for attendees to update their information.

Attendees are required to provide proof of membership or concession status when collecting their armbands, or be liable to pay the full price for tickets. Photo ID is required for all armband collections.



Party tickets do not include camping, camping is sold separately. All camping must be pre-booked - no walk-ins available. To secure your spot simply purchase a camping ticket using the link provided in your party ticket confirmation email.

There are 5 ticket options to choose from based on date of arrival. All tickets include camping for 1 person in either a tent or van from the date of arrival on the ticket with check out any time before the campsite closes on 3rd January.

Date of Arrival - Cost per person

Arrive December 27th - $210 +BF

Arrive December 28th - $175 +BF

Arrive December 29th - $140 +BF

Arrive December 30th - $105 +BF

Arrive December 31st - $70 +BF

Online ticket sales will remain open until December 31st or until capacity is reached. We strongly advise booking early to avoid missing out.

For more info about camping: https://tropicalfruits.org.au/nye/camping

PLEASE NOTE - you will need to provide the order number for your party ticket during the camping booking process. This is the ten digit number on your party ticket confirmation email.

This is a LGBTIQ 18+ Event.


Join the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/718090778631509/

Register to volunteer: https://tropicalfruits.org.au/nye/volunteer

Find out more: https://tropicalfruits.org.au/

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Lismore Showgrounds

116 Alexandra Parade

North Lismore, NSW 2480


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