Boolarra Folk Festival 2016

The Boolarra Folk Festival is a FREE annual community event held in the beautiful country township of Boolarra. The next Boolarra Folk Festival will be held on Saturday 5th of March 2016. Please come along and enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, whilst enjoying some fantastic live music. Our Art, Craft and Food Market will once again provide visitors with the opportunity to discover the work of many local artisans.


Check out our festival blog for details regarding the Boolarra Folk Festival Opening Night at ARC YInnar, Friday 4th March, plus more special events through the festival weekend!


Please visit our About the Festival page for further information!

In 2016 our Folk Festival Market will be bustling! Our Art, Craft and Food Market will once again provide visitors with the opportunity to discover the work of many local artisans. Food will be available from a range stallholders on the day; including homemade icecream, mini doughnuts, The PsyBus cafe, vegetarian, vegan & gluten free food, and baked spuds. Food will also be available from stalls run by local Boolarra clubs, Boolarra Primary School and Boolarra Landcare. The Boolarra Top Shop, Old Boolarra Pub and new Boolarra Pub will all be open for meals, alcoholic drinks and coffee. Free camping is available at the Boolarra Recreation Reserve (about a five minute walk from the festival site) with free showers and toilets. The Healing tent, alcohol booth and area, and drumming circle will all available again in 2016 for your enjoyment! Boolarra Folk Festival wine will be available for sale, and may be consumed on site. BYO alcohol may be consumed in designated areas. ATM: We have an ATM on site. We hope this will solve any problems people have had in previous years of not being able to get cash out! The Boolarra Folk Festival is an 'All weather event'! For the first time in 2016, the Boolarra Folk Festival will have free music at the Old Boolarra Pub on the Saturday night of the festival, and also in the afternoon on the Sunday. Please come along and support these new additions to the festival. There will be food and alcohol available at these events

Market and Food stall applications for the 2016 Boolarra Folk Festival are now CLOSED

Performer applications are now CLOSED

The Boolarra Folk Festival committee is extremely proud to have won Best Event at the Latrobe City 2014 People's Choice Awards. This is the fourth time in five years the BFF has taken out this award. Ray Stewart, Tracy Anderson, Rick Teychenne, and Darren Cornell are pictured right, receiving the award for the Best Event 2013.