The Little Festival with the Big Heart
The community of Numeralla will celebrate 44 years of folk from the 26th to the 28th of January 2018.
The Numeralla Folk Festival is the last traditional “free” folk festival in Australia. There are no tickets – entertainment and camping are completely free. Visitors and locals all enjoy a long weekend of music, poetry, dance, markets, dips in the river, and yarns around the campfire.
Highlights of the 44th festival include the Youth Showcase on the Friday night where young musicians from the region will be displaying their musical mastery, and the bush dance on Saturday night.
All the usual events will be on – dance and music workshops (all ages and no prior skill required), poetry, and the blackboard concerts – seasoned professionals and budding artists can chalk their name up to play a couple of songs, recite a poem, spin a yarn or entertain the crowd in any creative way.
Our guest performer this year, James Hickey, blends heartbreak folk with up-beat, alt-country blues topped with a dash of pop. James will be featuring on the program at midday on the Saturday. More info: https://jameshickey.com.au/
Sunday morning’s Markets will showcase a variety of stalls. Amble about and sample the fresh food delights, pick up a bargain, listen to some Numeralla bluegrass music, and have a cuppa. After the markets, stay at the hall for the Blackboard Concert.
Numeralla is located 20km east of Cooma in NSW. There are no shops in the village but you can eat and drink heartily from the kitchen, BBQ and bar at the hall. There are two large campgrounds located at the junction of the Numeralla and Badja rivers, and a “quiet” campground at the tennis courts. A dedicated band of community volunteers ensure that the campgrounds and hall are ready, the bar is stocked, the BBQ is sizzling, and the kitchen is waiting to tempt everyone with freshly cooked meals and goodies.
The kitchen, BBQ, bar, raffle and t-shirt sales cover the costs of running the festival and allow for a small donation to be given to community groups in the village including the local Bushfire Brigades, Tennis Club, and Hall.
Numeralla welcomes one-and-all to come along and contribute to the weekend, and soak up the traditional atmosphere of the 44th Numeralla Folk Festival.
Phone: Jim Wharton 6453 3254, 0448 755 198, Fran Robertson 6453 3282, 0427 396 564
Markets: Sue Millner 6453 3306