2017 Festival

Port Fairy Folk Festival

– behind the scenes and up front and centre

A snapshot of what makes this festival so special

In 2017 the Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee commissioned a mini documentary to be made to highlight the many special attributes of this extraordinary event. The 41st Port Fairy Folk Festival continued the tradition of celebrating music, arts, culture and community. This documentary gives you a snapshot of the camaraderie of the volunteers, the special place the festival holds in the hearts of artists and audiences alike, and what this event means to the sea side village of Port Fairy. It is a unique story and one that is worth telling. We hope you enjoy and discover just that little bit more about the festival.

Produced by The Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee
Filmed & Directed by John Handby
Interviewer: Derek Guille, Port Fairy Folk Festival Ambassador
Artwork: Reg Mombassa

Artist Applications for 2018 have closed

Artist applications opened in May and we have received over 1000 applications from across the country and the globe. As always we have been blown away by the quality and variety of applications. Thank you to all who have applied.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of September, 2017.

Food & Craft Stall Applications opening in September

We will keep you posted on the opening dates.

Reconciliation Victoria Community HART Awards

We are honoured to have been shortlisted as finalists for the Reconciliation Victoria Community HART Awards for our 2017 Opening Ceremony. Other finalists in our category were COHEALTH for their Wellness Dreaming – Prevention Team, The Sovereign Hill Museums Association/Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation Learning Together Festival and Victorian Aboriginal Health Service Healthy Lifestyle Team.

We would like to congratulate the Sovereign Hill Museums Association/Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation for winning the award. We are proud to be in such fine company to be working with great people and organisations to help achieve reconciliation together. We would also like to congratulate Tarerer Festival for their honourable mention in their category. To find out about all of the finalists and Reconciliation Victoria please visit www.reconciliationvic.org.au

Other Updates

Work will be commencing next term on our schools program, which will once again culminate with community performances and the opening ceremony. We will also be expanding this program to schools in surrounding areas. The focus of the program will further develop creative collaborations which commenced this year. We are enormously proud of the creative team that worked on our schools program and opening ceremony this year, and we are truly excited about what will be created for 2018.

We are also delighted to advise that we will be expanding our gallery and village program for 2018. Work is well underway and stay tuned for some announcements.

Thank you once again for subscribing to the Port Fairy Folk Festival E News, and for all of those of you who are artists remember the new cut off date for applications for 2018 is 30 June 2017.

Click here for our online application form and guidelines.

We hope your 2017 is safe and wonderful and we hope to see many of you in 2018.