Less Than 5 Weeks to go………..

WoW!!! It’s less than 5 weeks till the 2018 Yackandandah Folk Festival kicks off in earnest and we’re starting to get a little bit excited. Our program will be finalised shortly and up on here for you to peruse so you can begin planning who you’d like to go and see.

Our new T-shirts are currently being printed and should be available soon.

After a fairly exhaustive search, we have secured a new location for our “Youth Shed” right in the heart of the shopping district. The old venue has been taken over by The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, who’ll no doubt be demonstrating some of their skills around town during the weekend.

Once again, we will be holding a Bush Dance immediately following the Opening Parade, which begins at the more normal time of 6.30pm Friday evening and features a local brass band leading the procession in the main street.

Speaking of the main street of Yackandandah- this year, it will be closed to through traffic in it’s entirety for the duration of YFF. This will enhance the strong village feel of the festival and allow families to walk between all venues in complete safety.

Ticket sales continue to be strong but don’t despair-there’s still plenty of time to purchase your tickets and book your spot at one of our two terrific camping grounds.

Opening parade

Celebrate Something Special!
6.30pm Friday 23 March 2018, High Street

Join us in celebrating the 21st wonderful year of the Yackandandah Folk Festival.

Full parade details and inclusions to be announced shortly.


Waste Reduction

A big focus for the 2017 Festival is waste reduction. Please help us with this goal by bringing your own re-usable water bottles, coffee cups and cloth bags, refusing one-use plastic packaging & bags, and ensuring waste is disposed of in the appropriate bins. Read more about our green initiatives here.


Planning for the 21th Yackandandah Folk Festival in 2018 is well and truly underway and we need your help! If you’d like to volunteer for the festival, please register here or contact Louise Kaye-Smith 02 6027 1742 for more info.

Yack Folk Festival goes Solar

We’ve teamed up with Yackandandah Community Development Company (YCDCo) to fund 3kW of their 12kW yEnergy solar installation. Located onsite at the community owned Yackandandah Farm and Fuel outlet, the Folk Festival’s contribution will generate enough renewable energy to offset the electricity usage of the festival. The permanent installation is believed to be an Australian first for Folk Festivals. We’re proud to be taking responsibility for our impact on the environment and continuing to host a great weekend of entertainment. These panels will indirectly neutralise the carbon emissions associated with the festival. This initiative was recently featured in the Border Mail’s Pulse section.