Woodford Folk Festival 2023/24: Everything You Need To Know

21 December 2023 | 2:44 pm | Jessie Lynch

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Woodford Folk Festival

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The Woodford Folk Festival, an annual celebration of art, music, and community, is set to mark its 35th year, with the upcoming 2023/24 edition promising to be a spectacular six-day event.

Here's everything you need to know to make the most of this unique cultural experience.

Dates & Venues

The Woodford Folk Festival will run for six days and nights, starting from December 27th and culminating in a grand New Year's Day Fire Event on January 1st.

The festival takes place at Woodfordia, a former dairy farm that has been transformed into a lush village with over 120,000 subtropical rainforest trees, creating a haven for butterflies and wildlife.

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What’s On

The Woodford Folk Festival features a diverse array of artistic performances and activities across various categories, including Arts & Crafts, Ceremony, Children's activities, Circus & Cabaret, Dance Workshops, Meditation in Motion, Music performances and workshops, On the Streets performances, Places and Spaces, Sessions, Special Performances, Talks and Ideas, Walks and Wanders, and Word Comedy.

To explore the full program and find specific artists, visitors can use the provided filters on the festival's website.

Ticket Purchase

All tickets must be purchased online using Mastercard or Visa Card. Phone transactions are also available by calling the festival office at 07 5496 1066 between 9 am and 5 pm AEST, Monday to Friday.

How To Get There


Woodfordia, the picturesque venue for the Woodford Folk Festival, is situated in the Moreton Bay region. Nestled in a rural valley surrounded by natural bushland, it provides a serene backdrop with a breathtaking view of the Glass House Mountains.


For those arriving by car, Woodfordia is located about an hour and a half drive north of Brisbane, 40 minutes west of Caloundra, or an hour south of Noosa. Detailed driving directions are provided for both northern and southern routes.

Coast and Country Bus Services

Coast and Country offer convenient and affordable bus services to and from the festival site.

The 'Hail and Ride' and booked services operate between Caboolture Train Station and the Festival precinct, making stops at Wamuran, D’Aguilar, and Woodford town. Timetables, including the option to bookmarked services, are available on their website.

Woodford Festival Express

Operated by Coast and Country, the Woodford Festival Express provides comfortable air-conditioned coaches for season campers. The service runs routes from Brisbane CBD, North Brisbane, and around the Sunshine Coast.

All fares are for return journeys. Terms and conditions, including strict ticket requirements and the absence of food or beverages (except bottled water) on board, should be noted.

Pickup/Drop-off Locations Include:

  • Roma Street

  • Chermside

  • North Lakes

  • Caboolture Train Station

  • Nambour

  • Maroochydore

  • Caloundra

Cycling to Woodfordia

For the environmentally conscious and adventurous, cycling to Woodfordia is encouraged. Festival organizers provide a free luggage service for Brisbane-based patrons with a Season ticket. Luggage drop-off and pick-up can be arranged through Epic Cycles. The ride becomes easier with this service, especially when combined with the train/bicycle option. Cyclists receive priority at the Ticketing area and can camp at One Less Car Camping, a dedicated space for non-motoring Festivilians.

A detailed Cycle to Woodford Guide/Map is available for download. Safety and responsible cycling practices are emphasized.


Woodford Folk Festival advocates carpooling as an eco-friendly and efficient alternative. Festivalgoers are encouraged to share rides, reduce the number of cars on the road, ease parking congestion, and contribute to environmental conservation. A Car Pool Search Page is available for those looking to share rides.

Private Transfer

For a more personalizsd option, private transfers can be pre-booked. Various providers offer services for up to seven people with luggage, and prices start from around $2 per kilometre.

Woodford Folk Festival offers multiple transport options to cater to the diverse preferences of its attendees, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey to the heart of this vibrant cultural celebration.

What to Bring

All Festivillians Quick Guide

  • Your festival program

  • Hat & sunglasses

  • Sunscreen (Note: For lake swimming, use all-natural, non-toxic sunscreen)

  • Small hand fan

  • Comfortable shoes (suitable for potential summer rain)

  • Refillable water bottle (Three Mt. Beerwah Spring Water refill outlets available for cheap refills)

  • Light-weight raincoat

  • Light jumper for the evening

Campers Quick Guide

  • Tent with ropes and pegs or campervan mattress and bedding

  • Tarp with poles, ropes, and pegs (if desired)

  • Hammer

  • Large water container

  • Towels

  • Toiletries (all-natural products, please)

  • Battery-powered light

  • Torch

  • Chairs and table (if desired)

  • Rope for clothesline

If self-catering, then:

  • Esky

  • Gas stove (Important safety warning regarding portable butane gas cookers. Check here for compliance)

  • Pots and pans

  • Detergent

  • Brush and washing-up bowl

  • Cups / crockery / cutlery

  • Basic food supplies (ice and basic supplies available from the onsite General Store)

Camping Tips

  • Facilities: While basic, toilet and shower facilities are available. Peak times for showers are mornings and late afternoons.

  • Campgrounds: Due to limited use, campgrounds may not have perfectly level sites. Some trees offer shade, but it's advisable to bring your own shade arrangements.

  • Weather: Prepare for summer weather ranging from hot days to thunderstorms. Campers should be ready for any weather conditions.

  • Campsite Comfort: Consider your camping gear for a comfortable temporary home. Raise bedding off the ground for better air circulation.

  • Water Conservation: Woodford is self-sufficient, and water is sourced from on-site tanks. Conserve water by limiting showers and turning off taps when not in use.

    For more comprehensive information, refer to the festival’s Camping at Woodfordia page.