Lady Luck Festival

Farewell Lady Luck, we’ve had a blast…

After 14 years of celebrating, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that the time has come to bid farewell to our Lady Luck Festival. Whilst we understand the disappointment this may bring; our decision was not made lightly. However, it has become necessary due to several factors that have made it increasingly challenging to continue the event in its current form.

The Lady Luck Festival has always been a cherished event, however, the rising costs associated with the festival, including the expense of closing the streets and general operational costs, have placed a significant strain on our budget. In addition, the impacts of declining visitor numbers particularly amongst the younger generations have made it increasingly difficult to justify the expenditure.

Rockabilly culture will always hold a very special place in our hearts. While we have always strived to offer an exceptional experience, we recognise that our festivals must evolve to meet the shifting expectations of our community and visitors.

We would like to sincerely thank our supporters and sponsors, our fabulous stall holders, car enthusiasts, car clubs, residents, and visitors alike. Your dedication and enthusiasm have been instrumental in making this event a success. We would also like to thank Penny Finlay and pay tribute to Karl Percival both of whom were founding members of the Lady Luck Festival.

Highlights of the 2023 Lady Luck Festival

Lady Luck festival founder Karl Percival.

Remembering Karl Percival

The Carrington supports the Black Dog Institute in memory of Karl Percival – a long serving staff member and Founder of the Lady Luck Festival. Follow the link below to donate in honour of Karl – your generosity is warmly appreciated.

The Black Dog Institute believes EVERYONE deserves peace of mind. For more information, please visit

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders through methods such as clinical services, research, and education.

The term ‘Black Dog’ comes from the metaphor most famously used by Winston Churchill to describe his own depression. His famous ‘V’ for Victory salute is referenced in the logo as a symbol that depression can be overcome. The victory sign casts the shadow of a black dog which is a metaphor for a disorder that is constantly lurking in the background, however the emphasis is on the positive being more powerful than the negative.


  • Mood disorders affect more than 1 in 7 Australians, less than 50% of those will seek professional help.
  • Suicide is the highest cause of death in men under the age of 44, more than skin cancer and the national road toll.
  • 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness in a 12-month period
  • 1 in 33 Australians will experience bipolar disorder in their lifetime
  • 1 in 10 males will experience depression in their lifetime.
  • Men are at greater risk of their depression going un-recognised and untreated when compared to women.
  • Men commonly manage their symptoms by using drugs and alcohol which will often make symptoms worse.
  • 1 in 6 women will experience depression in their lifetime.
  • Approximately 1 in 7 women will experience post-natal depression.
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