The Port Fairy Folk Festival

The Port Fairy Folk Festival is an annual celebration of music, dance, and cultural diversity held in the coastal town of Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia. The festival, which began in 1977, has grown to become one of Australia’s premier folk music events, drawing thousands of visitors from around the world.

The festival’s origins can be traced back to a group of musicians who would gather at the local pub in Port Fairy to play traditional music. In 1977, this group decided to organize a small music festival, which they called the Port Fairy Folk Festival. The festival was a success, and it has continued to grow and evolve over the years.

Today, the Port Fairy Folk Festival is a four-day event that takes place over the Labour Day long weekend in March. The festival features over 100 acts performing on multiple stages, with a mix of traditional and contemporary folk music, as well as world music, blues, and roots.

One of the unique features of the festival is the focus on community involvement. The festival relies on hundreds of volunteers, many of whom are locals, to help with everything from setting up stages to serving food and drink. The festival also includes workshops and sessions, which allow festival-goers to learn about different musical styles.

Over the years, the Port Fairy Folk Festival has hosted many notable musicians and performers, including Paul Kelly, Archie Roach, and The Waifs. The festival has also become known for its commitment to promoting environmental sustainability, with a focus on reducing waste, while also promoting local produce, and supporting Indigenous artists and communities.

The Port Fairy Folk Festival is a celebration of music, community, and cultural diversity. With its rich history and ongoing commitment to social and environmental sustainability, the festival is a shining example of the power of music to bring people together and create positive change.

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TBH not sure I want to let others in on the secret that is Yambuk Lake C'van Park. Located out of the way, about 13mins drive from Port Fairy, this park is small, relaxed, perfected located near the lake and beach, and super friendly. Liz & Alf are perfect hosts - always ready to help and have a chat. internet is hard to come by at the park, so all kids are playing cricket, fishing or riding bikes - it's a joy to behold Dog friendly Clean amenities Recommended
Bernadette Vaux
Bernadette Vaux
2023-01-15
Had a great experience staying at this caravan park - Liz and Alfie were very hospitable! The park has all the amenities which are kept tidy. Note that the showers have a 5 minute timer. The beach felt very secluded which was nice and it’s a short walk from the campsite! Pet friendly camp site - we had absolutely no issues!
Abhinav Bidani
Abhinav Bidani
2023-01-08
lovely lady I spoke to Liz on the phone! Extremely bubbly and helpful. Best customer service that I have had in a long time! 🙂
rose posselt
rose posselt
2022-12-19
This is the second year we have stayed here, the custodians are friendly and helpful. Great views, and an awesome slide to keep the kids amused for hours. A small, friendly campsite with BBQ, Kitchen, Laundry and clean bathrooms.
M D
M D
2022-01-17
Liz and Alf are such lovely caretakers. The caravan park is nestled right on the banks of the Lake and just a stones throw away from the beach. A hidden Gem with so much to do in a relaxing environment.
Brad Giraud
Brad Giraud
2022-01-09
Alf and Liz are awesome, highly recommended camping spot for both unpowered and powered sites.
TJ Hudson
TJ Hudson
2022-01-01
It is an amazing place, it equipped with everything you need. People there are friendly I really feel like home. Highly recommended.
Asrar Alluqmani
Asrar Alluqmani
2021-12-22