Return To Woodfordia!

Cherish Arrowsmith, a loyal Woodfordian “Coming to Woodford is something I have looked forward to for two years. I have come once before and have wanted to come back ever since, because of the amazing and friendly people and the amazing musicians.” -Cherish Arrowsmith

Growing Up With Woodford Folk Festival

Cherry Rudder Anderson shares her story of mother-daughter bonding at the Woodford Folk Festival. Well, this is as much Mum’s story as it is mine because she’s been bringing me to the festival my whole life. I was born on the 23rd of December, so obviously missed that year, but since then I’ve been to…

Woodfordians Find Their Life Partners in the Rain

Cheryl Freedman and her husband, Michael Hogan “10 Years ago today (29th December), on the hottest Woodford day at 5 am a great storm collapsed my tent. A man wandered in and began to fasten ropes to secure my tent. He worked silently in the rain. This week, that man, Michael, and I are back…

People of Woodford Use The Lettering House For Mischief And Magic

Ann Woodruff Becker and her friends didn’t anticipate that a random letter would lead to so much fun and new friendships at Woodford. We were three friends attending the festival and we’d decided to write letters to our parents in the Lettering House when we came up with a legendary idea. First, one of us said…

People of Woodford Propose Via The Lettering House

Julie Townsend accepted her husband’s proposal via The Lettering House at the Woodford Folk Festival. I’ve been attending the Woodford Folk Festival since the Maleny days before it moved to Woodford in 1994. My daughter was three when we first attended and 2017 was my first year without her! 2016 was somewhat of a transition.…

People of Woodford Delight in Dressing Up

‘It wasn’t until my friends and I bumped into a large group of people getting dressed in white cloaks with red adornments, getting ready to ‘run with the Bulls’, that I knew this was my festival.’ – Eren Sener I love a good festival. I attended my first Woodford in 2013/14 in a bit of…

People Of Woodford Love The Art And Energy Of The Festival

Shawn Stone I first came as a volunteer, was part of online ticketing, got an idea of Woodford and was hooked. The art and sculptures are really inspiring, the bamboo structures make me feel part of something really special. I feel blessed to be around the art. I used to feel intimidated by Woodford, but then…