Note that many of these festivals are suspended pending COVID regulation relaxation. Contact the organiser or check the website for updates.

These festivals feature a substantial amount of Australian traditional content.

The National Folk Festival
Includes some great traditional Australian content. Tune workshops run by Bush Traditions at 11am each day. Song sessions from 12.30pm and general Sessions whenever two or more gather. All these centred in the Session bar. Plus workshops and concert items in traditional and modern interpretive styles.

The National Windjam
A celebration of concertina, button accordion, piano accordion, mouth organ, jaw harp and musical saw at this quirky button box and free reed music festival. Last held in October 2013.


Numeralla Folk Festival 'the little festival with the big heart'.
2019 is its 45th year, this Festival is held annually over the Australia Day long weekend, and there is no charge for camping or entertainment.

Highlights of this homespun festival are the Bush Dances and the  Blackboard Concert.

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival 
Competitions in Poetry & Music, Written & Humorous, Digital Stories, and a Junior Comp

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
held in late October and featuring a range of acts, including a pleasing Australian folk content.
The Craic
Mid September festival held at Gundagai NSW featuring Irish and Australian music and related arts.
music at the creek

Music at the Creek
Majors Creek just out of Braidwood is a festival of music, dance and poetry. Its primary focus has been on folk music but that may change.

The festival is small, family friendly, and based around the local recreation reserve.

St Albans Folk Festival
3 big days and nights of music, fun and fivolity presented by some of Australia's best folk musicians, dance presenters, poets and singers in the historic village of St Albans.

Cobargo Folk Festival
The historic village of Cobargo on the far south coast of New South Wales has been hosting this weekend festival for the past 15 years.


Illawarra Folk Festival
Held annually at the Bulli Showground with Australian content included in a broad line-up of folk music, poetry, dances, workshops and sessions.