What’s On


Entertainment for 2024 is in the planning stage.

For the Kids

Fun, fun, Fun

This year we will again have a Kermis (Carnival) and an entry ticket ($10)  for children, entitles them to unlimited rides all day. The rides will be inside the pavilion so weather will not be an issue. For a small extra charge there will be: Face Painting, (maybe -Pony Rides & Petting Zoo), Sand Painting, a free photo booth, children’s games  and Kees Honden. Dogs on a lead and responsibly cared for, are welcome. Teenagers will also be asked to pay $10 entry and for that they will be able to compete in the Sjoelbak competition (multiple times) for great prizes, play mini-golf, challenge each other on the Meltdown challenge and we are working on more. 


Virtual Reality & Photo Booth

Phototainment provides a large 42-inch interactive touch screen display that itself provides an enhanced experience. The live mode on the large screen means you can exactly see yourself with ease even from a distance and make any adjustments to your pose before the photo is clicked. The large screen is then complimented by a high-resolution DSLR camera that guarantees image quality. Everyone will get a free printed photo as well as their photo being emailed to them. 

Chris Boek

Master of Ceremonies

Chris was born in the Netherlands and leads Zuiderkruis one of our Dutch musical groups. He has a distinct style and flair that will bring colour to the stage.

Dogs are Welcome

Bring your dog dressed up to the nines and ideally in funky Dutch way.
Please – on a lead and clean up after them.. we will have water dishes available for them.. and remember Dogs love Frikandel!!

Ben Plunkett

Entertainment Manager

Rotary Casey President and musician Ben Plunkett, will be the  Entertainment Manager 2024. Ben has 3 main passions in life: photography, travel and music. His business, Plunkett Media, serves his first passion. He has travelled to 8 countries so far and looking forward to travelling somewhere new very soon! Ben isn’t performing currently (his claim to fame is performing on stage to a packed Fed Square in 2011) but loves playing drums and singing when he gets the chance. Ben’s really looking forward to seeing everyone perform and the event as a whole 😄

Paul Rubens

Event Manager

Paul was born in s’Hertogenbosch,  and arrived in Melbourne as a 5 year old. He has been involved in the Melbourne Dutch community as a business man since 1956 and has attended or worked at every Holland Festival since the first one at the Dandenong Showgrounds. Paul is a Rotarian and runs the festival for the Dutch Community and to raise funds for worthy charities and community organisations supported by the Rotary Club of Casey..