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Sandford Bush Festival

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - March 11 @ 7:00 pm


About Us:  The Inaugural Sandford Bush Festival will be held from 9th March to 11th March (Vic Labour Day Long Weekend) 2018.   This memorable event is a Celebration of Bush & Country living focusing on music, bush-crafts, art and local culture.
Bush Ballads, Folk, Gospel, Celtic, Aussie Country and Bluegrass music are performed by professionals, semi-professionals, amateurs and hopefuls, including some very talented younger performers.  As well as the Music there is Bush Poetry, Country Crafts, Competitions, Workshops, Jam Sessions, Art Exhibition, Trade Stalls, Children’s Entertainment, Food Vendors, A Sunday Country Market . . and much more.    Spontaneous singing or dancing is encouraged at any-time.

Accommodation:  Limited camping, hotel, motel and B&B accommodation, is available in the nearby township of Casterton.  Please be aware that there are also other events happening in or around the town on the Labour Day weekend.
So whichever path you choose book early to avoid disappointment.

Festival Site Camping:   Campsites suitable for swags, tents, campervans, camping trailers or caravans are available at the festival site.  Sites are limited.  Bookings are available ~ First in first served.
Full accommodation location and contact information is available on the website.

Civilisation & Services:  Closest town 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.
A bit further away Coleraine (30km – pop 1000) has similar services and facilities to Casterton but on a slightly smaller scale.

 Weather:  On the labour day weekend temperatures are usually a pleasant mid to high 20’s but can get up to the 30’s at times. It is usually dry but has been known to rain.  Remember that this is an outdoor festival. There is some limited protection from the elements, but at the end of the day we all need to be prepared.
Comfort Tip from one who knows:  Bring a coat, an umbrella, sunscreen, sun-glasses and a folding chair.

Partners – Sponsors – Volunteers:  The Sandford Bush Festival is made possible by our festival partners, generous sponsors, an army of dedicated energetic volunteers and a whole bunch of enthusiastic participants and spectators. One or two paid professional entertainers are supported by a troupe of professionals and semi-professionals who donate their time and talents for free.  The event is presented by the Stumpy Gully Bush Band which is a registered ‘Not for Profit’ organization. After the music is finished and the dust has settled any surplus funds are dispersed to local community groups, sporting clubs or charitable organizations.


March 9 @ 5:00 pm
March 11 @ 7:00 pm
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Stumpy Gully Bush Band


Sandford Reserve
Resrve Road
Sandford, Vic 3312 Australia
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Sandfordb Reserve, 59 Sandford Reserve Rd, Sandford VIC 3312, Australia

Sandford Bush Festival

Sandfordb Reserve, 59 Sandford Reserve Rd, Sandford VIC 3312, Australia