Program

Festival Program

The program is a work in progress. As the Festival draws closer the program will develop, there is much more to be included. Whilst the items shown below will occur, they may or may not appear at the times, places or in the order shown. Official programs will be available at the gate or you can print this page.

Friday
Time
Main Marquee
Workshops Marquee
Competition Marquee
6:30pm – 6:50pm
Kimberley Gill
7:00pm – 7:20pm
7:30pm – 10:30pm
The Bushwackers Bush Dance
10:30pm – 11:30pm
Andrew Clermont & Friends
Sandford Supper Club
Saturday
Time
Main Marquee
Workshops Marquee
Competition Marquee
9:00am – 11:00am
Poet’s Breakfast including Bush Poets Competitions
10:00am – 11:00am
Kids and Family Show with Trish Williams and Judy Black, Stumpy Gully and Friends
11:10am – 11:30am
Sarah Remin and Friends
Workshops
11:40am – 12:00pm
Workshops
12:00pm – 12:30pm
The Delahoys
Blackboard Concert
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Intermission
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Opening Ceremony
2:05pm – 2:30pm
Stumpy Gully Band
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Workshops
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Blackboard Concert
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Competition Winners
Presentation & Performance
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Intermission
6:30pm – 7:00pm
Crooked Road
7:10pm – 7:40pm
The Cherry Pickers
7:40pm – 8:00pm
Intermission
8:00pm – 9:30pm
The Bushwackers in Concert
9:30pm – 10:30pm
Andrew Clermont & Friends
Sandford Supper Club
Sunday
Time
Main Marquee
Workshops Marquee
Competition Marquee
10:00am – 11:00am
Gospel sing-along with Andrew Hayes, Kathy Brody and friends
Workshops
11:00am – 1:00pm
Acoustic Jams
Workshops
1:00pm – 2:15pm
Blackboard Concert
Workshops
2:30pm – 3:00pm
The Delahoys
Workshops
3:05pm – 3:45pm
The Cherry Pickers
Workshops
3:50pm – 4:30pm
Crooked Road
Workshops
5:35pm – 6:00pm
Stumpy Gully Band
Workshops

Getting To Sandford

By road, Sandford Village, 5km South of Casterton in South Western Victoria is about five hour’s drive from Melbourne and six hours from Adelaide. The Recreation Reserve is about half a kilometer out of Sandford Village.

Civilisation & Services
Nearby Casterton (5km – pop 1500) has 2 hotels, petrol stations, police, fire & ambulance-stations, medical clinic, hospital, pharmacy, a newsagency, supermarket, various fast food outlets and a range of other shops and businesses. Most shops are open Saturday morning but closed for the rest of the weekend.

Festival and Camping Site


Campsites suitable for swags, tents, campervans, camping trailers or caravans are available at the festival site. Limited hotel, motel and B&B accommodation is available in the nearby township of Casterton. There are also other events happening in or around the town on the Labour Day weekend. If you choose to go down this path book early to avoid disappointment.

Contacts

Emergency: 000

(Police, Fire, Ambulance)

Festival First Aid Post & Security

Located in the Club Rooms. Enquire at Festival Office.

Festival Director & Ticket Sales

Gary Williams: 0402 434 827

Festival Deputy Director & Secretary

Bec Mace: 0484 335 470

Festival Treasurer

Glenn Delahoy: 0408 315 569

Performers ~ Music & Bush Poetry Workshops

Gary Williams: 0402 434 827

Music Competitions

Robyn Rhodes: 03 5581 1105

Art & Art Workshops

Julie Kent: 0427 012 727

Bush Craft Displays & Demonstrations
Food & Trade Vendors Stall Applications

Kerrie Lansdown: 03 5582 0191 Mobile: 0401 246 811

Volunteers Information

Cathy Harbison: 03 5581 1816

General Information (everything else)

Bec Mace: 0484 335 470