WELCOME TO WOODFORDIA

We are a not-for-profit, community driven organisation with our 500-acre headquarters at Woodfordia. Our passionate pursuits include producing the Woodford Folk Festival, The Planting, Festival of Small Halls and Woodfordia’s Artisan Camp.

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FOREST WOODFORDIA PROJECTS

As a parkland dedicated to the arts and humanities, we are one of the only festival organisations that, not only have a permanent site, but are determined to ensure the existence of this beautiful place for future generations. Thank you to our volunteers and donors for helping us over the years—we could not have done it without you.

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Biochar Initiative

Moss Project

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Woodfordia relies on the power of community to bring our festivals to life.

We owe the strength of our organisation to the tens of thousands of volunteers who offer their dedication and time. We also owe a great deal of gratitude to our donors who gift their energy financially.

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RECENT NEWS

As a parkland dedicated to the arts and humanities, we are one of the only festival organisations that, not only have a permanent site, but are determined to ensure the existence of this beautiful place for future generations. Thank you to our volunteers and donors for helping us over the years—we could not have done it without you.

Eleanor Rigden: Producer of Festival of Small Halls

Eleanor Rigden: Producer of Festival of Small Halls By Essie Valmadre Like many of the wonderful humans that hustle and bustle Woodfordia’s halls, Eleanor Rigden never intended to end up there. She studied law alongside a Media & Communications…

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Gavin Ryan: Woodfordian Artist in Residence

Gavin Ryan: Woodfordian Artist in Residence By Essie Valmadre  Anyone who has attended Woodford Folk Festival in the last ten years will recall with great delight Gavin Ryan’s phenomenal posters. Each one is…

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WE ARE WOODFORDIA

JINIBARA, THE LAWYER CANE
PEOPLE

We, the Jinibara people, are the registered Native Title holders for the Woodford area and Woodfordia’s Traditional Custodians. “Jini,” is our word for lawyer cane which grows in our territory around Kilcoy.
Our culture is rich in sacred sites, Dreaming places and ceremonial grounds including Bora rings, stone arrangements, camping places, food resource areas and story places.
It is through stories, song and dance that we connect with country and ancestors. We welcome you to our culture.

WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL 

A six-day happening that closes out one year and welcomes the next, Woodford Folk Festival is home for lovers of music and dance, circus and cabaret, health and wellbeing, food and drink, arts and crafts and of course, life, in all its many glories. 

THE PLANTING FESTIVAL

Born of the original volunteers that began replanting the land back in 1997, The Planting has grown into a 3-day festival that boasts a generous array of workshops, musical talents, performers, speakers and food stalls, all underpinned with the desire to cherish and nurture the land at Woodfordia. 

WOODFORDIA’S ARTISAN CAMP

For four days of the year, an enthusiastic and generous bunch of master craftspeople descend on Woodfordia to share their skills, insights and experiences with an enthusiastic and curious bunch of Artisan campers.  

FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS

A way of exploring this vast country in the spirit of hospitality and great fun, Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary artists performing at two of the country’s largest festivals and sends them on the road to play tiny halls in communities all over Australia. 

OUR KEEPSAKES

EMPORIUM OF KEEPSAKES

With these treasures and keepsakes, we hope that a little bit of Woodfordia might weave its way into your year back in reality.

WOODFORDIA PUBLISHING

Woodfordia Publishing is a new venture by Woodfordia Inc, designed to bring the best in ethical, sustainable and green minded books to you via digital platforms. Explore our first release Puppy’s first Night featuring Sparkle de Barkle, a beautifully illustrated children’s book about learning to care for pets.

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