The St Albans Folk Festival is a three-day event that takes place in late April each year.
It’s where you’ll hear all types of traditional and contemporary folk and Australian bush music. There’s also music workshops, dances, poetry recitals and children’s activities.
Local and international performers, songwriters and musicians are feature attractions. You’ll also find plenty of food and produce stalls. You can attend for just a day or stay and make it a camping trip for the duration of the three-day event. You can camp on the banks of the nearby Macdonald River. Please note that camping may incur a small fee and is not included in the price of your festival ticket. Camping facilities are also very basic, but they’re close to all the festival’s activities.
If you only want to attend for a day, make sure you check the festival program, so you don’t miss any performances that you want to see. While you’re in St Albans, make sure you have a beer at the Settlers Arms in St Albans village, it’s one of the oldest pubs in Australia.
Be aware that there’s no mobile phone coverage on St Albans. It truly is a place where you can get away from it all and recharge your batteries. That’s part of the area’s charm and what makes it an ideal setting for a folk festival!
St Albans is a small, historic village located on the Macdonald River about 94 kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD. By road, you can get there via the M2 or Old Northern Rd and you’ll need to catch Wisemans Ferry as well.