The festival is produced by the Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee which is a not-for-profit organisation.
There is a 12 member committee and a small part-time staff. The festival director, Jamie McKew, is assisted by Program Administrator, Sandy Brady. The main office is administrator is Robyn Bartlett.
The committee meets all year round. As the festival approaches a team of over 400 is assembled to run the festival. In addition members of at least 24 organisations join assist and provide invaluable services including catering, cleaning, first-aid, transport, Green Room, instrument lock-up and transport, crowd control, access, gates, SES and more bringing total volunteers and workers up to 1800.
The Friends of the Festival are a large team of volunteers who work on venues, doors, as stage managers and emcees, cleaners, on bars and many other tasks.
In the final two weeks leading into the festival, a mighty construction and electrics crew assembles to build the huge Hockers and a myriaad of small marquees and tents, install stages, lighting & power supply, communications, toilets, water, drainage
Bruce Leishman: President: Manager – Sponsorship, Licenses, Insurances
John Young: Vice President: Manager – Community Liaison
Bernie Waixel: Treasurer
Gayle O’Keeffe: Secretary
Shane Lenehan: Manager – Ticketing
Heather Dumesny: Coordinator – Craft Market
Bob Handby: Manager – Health, Food Concessions
Ann Holmes: Manager – Artist Accommodation
Gordon McLeod: Manager – Security
Jack Smits: Manager – Construction
Margaret Whitehead: Manager – Friends of the Festival Volunteers
Heath Cameron: Manager – Waste Management & Amenities
Jamie Mc Kew: Festival & Program Director, Media & Marketing
Sandy Brady: Program Office Administration, Artist Liaison
Robyn Stewart: Office Manager
Robyn Bartlett: Administration Assistant
THE FESTIVAL AMBASSADOR