We respectfully acknowledge the Jaara people, traditional custodians of the land on which the Town Folk Festival takes place.


Town Folk Festival is a one day event. The Sunken Oval/Main Stage gates open at 12pm and close at 11pm. Shedshaker and The Bridge stages will run throughout the day until midnight.

  • Town Folk Festival is happening across multiple venues on Walker Street in the grassy end of Castlemaine. The Sunken Oval, Shedshaker Brewery and The Bridge Hotel all within a short walk of each other. All three venues will have food and drink options available.

Not if it sells out in advance : )

Yes. Very family friendly. However, given this is a licensed event all youth and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Ages 3 and under do not require tickets.
  • Ages 4 to 12 (as of Nov 16) will require a pre-booked free ticket. 

The gift of music! Other kids activities to be posted here soon.

No, we do not have concession tickets available.

Yes, please see our Accessibility Guide here.

No, sadly furry friends will need to stay home for this one. Assistance animals are allowed, please see Accessibility Guide for more information.

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Yes, volunteering is working for your ticket! Be sure to send an email to and register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

Check your junk/spam/promotions folder, you should receive confirmation within minutes of purchasing your tickets. If still no luck please email

Yes. Camping chairs, low chairs and any equivalent is allowed. There will be a designated “chair zone” where these can be situated for the day. Once this zone is full we cannot guarantee a chair spot so please arrive early if bringing a chair.

TFF is a licensed festival, bringing together breweries, pubs, winemakers and distilleries, so you can buy all the drinks you’ll need on the day. This means no BYO. Please show your support and respect, by not bringing your own.

Yes, but you will be missing out on the food truck extravaganza we are planning.

Playing times will be posted on this website closer to the event. Note: the main stage will feature The Teskey Brothers, Marlon Williams, Ngaiire, Tek Tek Ensemble, Grace Cummings, The Maes and Yirinda, so these artists do not clash.

There will be a water refill station at the Sunken Oval

Designated festival parking is on Richards Road at the Don KR factory. A free shuttle bus will transport you from there to the festival (2 mins drive)

Castlemaine Taxis will be running as usual, but be prepared for long wait times if arranging pick up in busy periods. Call 133 008

You may leave and come back as you wish throughout the event

TFF will go ahead rain, hail or shine! Luckily, we expect it to shine.

For complaints and feedback, please contact us at We strive to learn, grow and build ourselves and our festival community to be better. If you have comments to help us get there, we’d love to hear them!

If you need assistance or see someone else who needs help, please alert volunteers so that they might arrange for the appropriate help to be given.
Help text line (mobile number for people to text if they need assistance?)

E-tickets will be scanned by staff. If arriving separately it is up to you to ensure each person in your group has their e-ticket with barcode ready to scan.