Event information

The multi-award winning Boolarra Folk Festival is unique to Gippsland. It is the only free folk festival that is an all-day event and is staged in one of the most beautiful parks in Gippsland! Our 16th festival is sure to be a fantastic day.

When: This year the Boolarra Folk Festival will be held on:

Boolarra Folk Festival Launch: FRIDAY 2ND March 7 pm at ARC Yinnar

7 pm           BRASSWIND CIRCUS
8 pm           DAN MUSIL AND BEAU ATKINSON
9 pm           MOLLIMOR
 
ADMISSION $12, BYO SUPPER, BAR WILL BE OPEN, CALL  (03) 51 631 310 FOR BOOKINGS, TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

 

BOOLARRA FOLK FESTIVAL SATURDAY 3RD MARCH

Market: 10 am to 4 pm in Railway Park FREE ENTRY
Music: 11 am to 8 pm in Centenary Park  FREE ENTRY

FEATURING:

BOOLARRA PRIMARY SCHOOL KIDS DRUMMING,  DREAMTIME DANCETROUPE, PHILL SCHUHMANN, THE STEAMING MONZAS, TWO CELTS, SHANTYTOWN, DAVE DIPROSE, THE ROYAL HIGH JINX, THE NIGELLAS, COALVILLE ROAD, JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO AND BOOMULELE

 
For set order and times, please buy a program on the day from our Information Tent $3!

Paddock Parking on Saturday $2, all parking proceeds go back to the festival.

 

BOOLARRA BOWLING CLUB Open for drinks and sandwiches till 8pm. Buskers welcome!!

 
BOOLARRA COMMUNITY HOTEL SATURDAY 3RD MARCH 2018
 
8 pm – 11 pm      BOOLARRA SOCIAL CLUB
 
FREE ENTRY, BAR OPEN, MEALS IN THE BISTRO
 
 
BOOLARRA COMMUNITY HOTEL SUNDAY 4TH MARCH 2018
 
11.30 am – 1.30 pm        BORDERLINE and HOLLANDER ROAD
1.45 pm – 3.30 pm          WOLF AND WILLOW
 
FREE ENTRY, BAR OPEN, MEALS IN THE BISTRO

 

About the Festival

ATM & Eftpos Facilities

We will have a mobile ATM on site.

 

The Music Stage

The Music Stage is located in Centenary Park and will feature free music from 11 am to around 8 pm. The Boolarra Community Hotel runs an Alcohol Tent and Enclosure near the Skate Park. Alcohol bought in this area must be consumed in this area. B.Y.O. Alcohol may be consumed in Centenary Park but otherwise please observe the alcohol and smoke free areas. New in 2018, we will run two extra food stalls in the music park from 3 pm to 8 pm to cater for evening meals!

 

The Information Tent

The Information Tent is located near the stage. Please feel free to make any enquiries here. In 2018 our fine Boolarra Folk Festival Wine will be for sale throughout the day at the Boolarra Folk Festival Wine Tents which are located in Railway and Centenary Parks. As with all our merchandise, proceeds from Boolarra Folk Festival Wine sales go towards funding next year’s festival. Please also see our Information Tent for T-shirts, Programs, Stubby Holders and Stickers, or give a gold coin donation. Tickets for our raffle (prizes revealed on the day) are also available at the Information Tent. So please help us keep the festival free and buy some merchandise!

 

Market & Food

There will be a delicious range of food available to purchase in the food court at the market, including vegetarian and gluten free options.

Acoustic buskers are welcome to perform in Railway Park. No amplification allowed.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must be on leads at all times.                                                     

 

Drumming Circle

Steve Schultz will be running a drum circle program at this year’s festival. He will set up in the Boolarra Memorial Hall and will run one afternoon session from 1.30-2.30 pm. Entry is free. If weather is bad, the drum circle will be held in the Multipurpose Building on the corner of Church and Irving Streets.

 

arcBOOLARRA FOLK FESTIVAL LAUNCH

The Boolarra Folk Festival will kick off with a pre-festival launch at ARC Yinnar on Friday 2nd of March with music from 7 pm to 10 pm, $12 entry fee, BYO supper. Drinks available at bar prices. Phone ARC Yinnar 51 631 310 for bookings, tickets also available at the door.

 

 

Gallery

Festival 2014

Festival 2009

Accommodation

One of the features of the Boolarra Folk Festival is the opportunity for visitors to bring a tent, caravan or even a swag and just camp out at the Football Ground or out on the grounds of the Boolarra Pub. Showers and toilets will be supplied at the Football Ground and also electric bbq facilities. There will be no fee for camping at either venue so this is a great opportunity to bring along the whole family and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our lovely village.

There are also bed and breakfast facilities in Boolarra and at the nearby Hazelwood Pondage Caravan Park for your use at very reasonable rates.

 

Commercial Hotel-Motel
70, Ridgeway, Mirboo North 3871
(03) 5668 1552
email: ndicker@ozemail.com.au
$60.00 per room/per night (inc Continental Breakfast)

 

Ponderosa Bed & Breakfast
Neil & Kate Cartwright
38 Guthries Hill Road, Boolarra 3870
T 03 5169 6592
M 0429 696 592
E neil.cartwright@bigpond.com
W bbponderosa.com.au
Cost: $120 dbl

 

Mirboo North Golf Club
(03) 5668 1515 / 0409 566815
Double $70.00 per room/per night (inc Continental Breakfast) Queen & Single
Single  $66.00 per room/per night (inc Continental Breakfast) 3 x Single
Extra person $20.00 per night.
All rooms have Kitchenette/Reverse Cycle A/C
BBQ Facilities available.

 

Grand Ridge Brewery (Mirboo North)
Bar: 11am – Late (7 days)
Restaurant: Open for lunch 12 – 3pm, 7 days
Dinner 6pm – 9pm Thurs – Sunday (Bookings advisable)
Accommodation: Self contained Californian bungalow,
4 bedroom. Sleeps 9. Open fires. Private bookings or Individual guest room rates.
PHONE: (03) 5668 2222
Website: www.grand-ridge.com.au

 

Lake Narracan Caravan Park and Camping Ground
Shore Rd, Newborough 3825
Contact Managers, Gary & Kerryn Patton on
03 5127 8724
or email bookings@lakenarracan.com.au
www.lakenarracan.com.au/

 

Other accommodation options to explore;

Latrobe Visitor Information Service Accommodation Listings
Jumbuk Cottage
Montford Manor, Traralgon

 

The Committee

Rick Teychenne        President

Natasha Blake           Secretary

Kath Aveling              Treasurer

Chelsea Stewart        Music Coordinator/Event Administrator                         

Kate Reiske                Publicity Coordinator

Kristy Mills                Market Coordinator

Gab Francis               Food Coordinator

Ariane Ramsay         Sponsorship/Event Administrator

Merrick Hilton         Wine Sales

Chris Blake                Compliance Coordinator

Ray Stewart               The Post Office Restoration Project Coordinator

Wendy Stewart         Information Tent Coordinator
 
Russell Rogers         Logistics Coordinator

 

OTHER COORDINATORS, OFFICERS AND ARTISANS

Grant McNeill             Stage Manager

Colin Brick                   Road Management

Bronwen Hilton         Website Design and Production & Facebook

Brett Van Hoorn         Sound Engineer

John Cargill                  Car Parking Coordinator

Jared Mills                    Official Photographer
 
Ray Machen                  Sound at the Boolarra Hotel

Gordon Leys                 Traffic Consultant

Jacqui Healey              Amenities Cleaning