This year will be the 34th Woodford Folk Festival. This largest gathering of artists and musicians in Australia is held annually over six days and six nights, from Dec 27th through to January 1st. The festival attracts more than 2,000 local, national and international, artists, musicians and presenters to put on over 438 acts to an audience of an estimated 132,000 people. The festival closes with a spectacular showcase to see in the New Year, the Fire Event on New Year’s Day.
Woodfordia, the site of the Woodford festival, is a former dairy farm that has been lovingly regenerated with over 120,000 subtropical rain forest trees and plants to create a habitat for butterflies and wildlife. During the festival it becomes a village that hosts over 25,000 people daily. During the event, the festival is actually the 67th largest town in Australia.
The 2018/19 programme will be launched this month, so keep an eye out at: www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/programme/2018-programme/
Explore other options in Maleny
If you’re a first-timer or returning to the Woodford Folk Festival with children, then you might not want to spend all your time camping on the site. This festival is a six-day event and so if you wanted to do other things during this period, then you could do much worse than stay in or near Maleny, just 37km away from Woodfordia where the festival has been held for the last 25 years. It is easy to dip in and out with some single day tickets.
Less than an hour’s drive away, Maleny is the perfect place to visit if you want a break. With its art galleries, restaurants, scenic walks, botanical gardens, restaurants and amazing local food and wine production, there is a lot on offer.
If you want to go further afield in the Hinterland before during or after the folk festival, and fancy an amazing location without the canvas and with all modern amenities, then somewhere like Blue Summit Cottages is the perfect place to stay.
Come and see – you’re guaranteed a warm welcome!