Port Fairy, you were amazing!

Wow! Just… wow!! That was amazing!

The curtain is closing on the 42nd annual Port Fairy Folk Festival and we could not be happier! Beautiful sunshine, smiling crowds and extraordinarily talented artists from around the world – it was a weekend to be remembered for all the right reasons.

Our heartfelt thanks to our army of volunteers who every year turn up in droves to ensure the smooth operation of a very complex event. It simply wouldn’t happen without you.

Our thanks also to the people of Port Fairy who welcome us into their hearts, homes and community for the long weekend. It’s not difficult to see how Port Fairy has been touted as the world’s most liveable small community!

And of course, thank you to YOU, dear Festival-goer, for being a part of the annual Folkie magic. We eagerly look forward to your thoughts and feedback about the 2018 Festival and can’t WAIT to see you back in Port Fairy this time next year.





Stage set for a magnificent Festival!

It’s finally here! Today marks the beginning of the 42nd annual Port Fairy Folk Festival!

And with the sun tipped to shine throughout the weekend, the stage is certainly set for a magnificent Folkie!

To help you get the most of your Festival experience, you can download the free Folkie app. The app not only details the full program, but it also helps you plan and personalise your itinerary so you’ll never miss your favourite performers.

More information about the app here.

Don’t have tickets yet? Great news – there are still a few available. But you’ll need to move quickly!

If you miss out on tickets, don’t despair. Thanks to the support of our friends at Visit Victoria, this year’s FREE Village Program has been substantially bolstered with more music, art and performance at various venues throughout the village.

On behalf of the Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee, we wish you a wonderful Folkie! We can’t wait to see you in Port Fairy!

FREE Village Program brings music to the people!


Port Fairy is set to hitch up her skirts to party this weekend with the long-awaited arrival of the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival.

But this year, the fun, vibrancy and colour will extend well beyond the Festival Arena with an expanded free Village Program! In fact, the entire village is set to come alive with music, art, performance and eclectic markets.

The free program kicks off on Friday evening with the All-Abilities Choir and opening parade, continuing into the evening with live performances at the adjoining Lecture Hall and nearby St Patrick’s Primary School Hall.

The Village Program, which continues throughout the weekend, includes book launches, yoga, dancing, workshops, book readings, art competitions and musical performances from a plethora of well known artists. The full program is available here: Village Program

All of that said, there are still tickets available to the main Festival event! So, regardless of how you prefer to enjoy your Folkie, the fun is accessible to everyone!

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!