Camping at Woodfordia

FINDING YOUR WAY  

In the lead up to the festival we publish maps on our About the Festival page. These are usually available from late October.  

CAMPING FOR THE SEASON  

Camping on-site for the full six days of the Woodford Folk Festival is by far the best way to immerse yourself in all the festival has to offer.  

Shower and toilet facilities are available in all campgrounds and our General Store will be stocked with basic supplies.  

CAMPING OVERNIGHT  

Overnight Camping is on-site with shower and toilet facilities and a General Store/Cafe for basic supplies. Overnight camping tickets permit entry to the Festival Site from 8am on the day of the ticket only until completion of programmed events the following morning. Entry is not permitted back into the festival precinct the following day after the programme has ended. Overnight campers are required to depart the camping areas by 10am. Tickets for additional days will be available from the Overnight Ticket Office at the Happy Campers tent.  

Overnight Ticket Office hours: 28th Dec – 1st Jan. 7am – 2pm each day. 

CAMPING AT WOODFORD SHOWGROUNDS

Showgrounds Information Flyer

Camping at Woodford Showgrounds will be available this year for the following patrons:

  • Tent City Overnight 
  • Season Campers – optional powered site add on (not available to tents) 
  • Overnight camping (when overnight campgrounds on festival site is sold out) 
  • Overflow parking (when day and long-term parking is sold out) 

The Showgrounds will have a dedicated ticketing office to issue day wristbands, shuttles running frequently throughout the festival direct to the festival main entry gate, hot water amenities, dump point, café, security and Happy Campers Office. 

Showgrounds ticketing office hours: 26th Dec – 8am – 8pm (season powered sites only) 

27th Dec – 1st Jan – 8am – 5pm. 

ACCESSIBLE CAMPING  

For more information about our Accessible Camping Area please see the Accessibility page.  

GENERAL STORE  

There is a fully stocked General Store located in the Season Camping area near the entrance to the Festival Village for those items you left behind. The store will be open 2PM to 6PM on 25th Dec (Christmas Day), 7AM to 11PM from 26th Dec to 1st Jan and  7AM to 2PM on 2nd Jan.  

OVERNIGHT CAMPING CAFE  

There is a Cafe/Basic Store located in the Overnight Camping area. It is open from 7:00AM to 11PM from the 27th Dec – 1st Jan. 

FESTIVAL VILLAGE SHUTTLE BUS  

A free shuttle bus service operates for all patrons between the festival precinct, the camp grounds and the Eastern Bloc carpark. There are three routes: one for Season Camping, one for Overnight Camping, and one for Day Visitors. See festival maps for routes and stop information. 

PITCH LUXURY CAMPING

The art of connecting in comfort

Pitch Luxury Camping are another excited addition to Woodford Folk Festival this year. Offering glamping tents, suitable for couples and families, in a setting that will allow guests space to relax and enjoy some privacy throughout the week.  

TENT CITY

Your home away from home at Woodfordia

Our beloved long term partner in short term stays (we’ve been together since 1995) When it comes to reliable, comfy, cabin style tents you can’t beat this option. Tent City is the perfect option for the Woodfordian coming for one night, or the entire week.  

All Pitch Luxury and Tent City tents are fully sold out for WFF 2023-24

TENT CITY SEASON & OVERNIGHT CAMPING 

TENT CITY – SEASON CAMPGROUNDS 

Erected tents and beds are available for hire on site at the festival. Purchase your Festival tickets with camping here first and then purchase your tent hire by contacting our various partners directly. You will find their details on our accommodation page here.  These options are operated by a private companies so bookings cannot be made through our office. Please remember that you must purchase a Festival ticket with camping & vehicle pass in addition to booking your accommodation directly.  

TENT CITY OVERNIGHT – WOODFORD SHOWGROUNDS 

This year, Tent City for our overnight or multi-day campers will be located at the Woodford Showgrounds, just 6 minutes from the festival site. Overnight Tent City patrons will have access to a direct access shuttle bus that runs frequently throughout the festival gate, a ticketing office to issue daily wristbands, convenient parking and hot water amenities. 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PREPARING TO CAMP AT THE FESTIVAL: 

FACILITIES 

While we continue to improve the facilities please remember that our camping grounds are used only a few times a year. Toilet and shower facilities are adequately basic. Peak times for shower queues are in the mornings and later afternoons so please avoid these times if you don’t want to wait. 

CAMPGROUNDS 

Because of limited use it is not possible for us to provide perfectly level camp sites with well manicured lawns. Several thousand trees have been planted in the camping grounds over the last five years but they are mostly too small to provide good shade just yet. 

WEATHER 

The festival is conducted in the full glory of summer. Our weather can range from very hot and dusty days through to impressive summer thunderstorms, and can get chilly late at night (or in the wee hours). Campers should prepare for any eventuality.  

YOUR CAMPSITE 

Remember that you are creating a temporary home at your camp. It may be a day retreat from the festivities as well as a place to crash at the end of the day so please make sure you are comfortable and consider your camping gear carefully. 

WATER 

The festival’s reticulated water supply comes from our own dam via an on-site water treatment plant. The festival site water catchment is a well-protected native vegetation area. Treatment includes flocculation filtration and disinfection. Our potable water exceeds Australian Drinking Water guidelines. Woodfordia staff and Qld Government inspectors monitor a range of indicators to ensure the water supply is safe.   

We have introduced a number of water-saving initiatives, including pressure-reduction valves, spring-loaded taps, low-flow shower heads and dual-flush cisterns. We appreciate your assistance in helping us manage and maintain a self-sufficient water supply.   

The protection and rehabilitation of the waterways on the festival site is a priority. We ask that patrons be aware of signed ‘storm water quality protection zones’ in camping areas – please do not enter these zones.  

There will be information posted around the campground and the camp warden’s office will be open until late for any queries.  

SUGGESTIONS FOR A COMFORTABLE CAMPSITE: 

CONSIDER THE WATER COURSE 

When choosing a campsite consider where the water will naturally flow in the event of rain, and pitch your tent accordingly. 

RAISE YOUR BEDDING OFF THE GROUND 

A fold-up camp stretcher allows air circulation and protects your bedding from any water that may enter your tent. Keeping your personal belongings off the ground is also a good idea – a fold-up chair makes a great wardrobe or table. 

STANDING ROOM 

Be able to stand inside your tent if possible or have a tarp stretched somewhere for a comfortable covered area. 

BRING YOUR OWN WATER 

All tap water on-site is potable but for conservation and your own convenience please bring all the water you’ll need for the duration. 

NO ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE 

There is no electricity available on-site for patron’s campsites unless they require it for life-support equipment (accessibility camping area). 

NO TARPS DOWN 

When setting up your campsite, we ask that you do not place out traps to hold campground space for family or friends coming at a later time.  If we find patrons laying out tarps to reserve camping space, security will ask you to remove the tarp. 

OVERSIZED VEHICLE ALLOCATED SITES 

Vehicles that exceed 6.5mt or 21ft in length have an option to pre purchase an allocated flat site in season campground. This will incur an additional fee at the time of your booking. 

NO GENERATORS PERMITTED IN THE CAMPGROUNDS 

Please note that use of generators in the campgrounds is not permitted due to noise and pollution concerns. 

CONSERVE SPACE WHERE POSSIBLE 

Our campgrounds need to accommodate a large number of people so please keep your campsites small and conserve space wherever possible. 

ONE CAR PER CAMPSITE 

Please only keep one car per campsite in the campgrounds. Other cars should be parked in the front car park. Please do not drive around the campgrounds once you have set-up your campsite. 

KEEP YOUR VALUABLES SAFE 

Theft can be a problem as at any large event, so please do not bring anything of value to the festival other than what is absolutely necessary. All valuables remain the responsibility of the camper. 

NO FIRES, GLASS OR ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CAMPGROUNDS OR ON THE FESTIVAL SITE. 

EXPECT NOISE, BRING EARPLUGS 

Campsites near the festival entrance and in other areas hear music from the festival precinct until the late hours of the night and fellow campers may be up and about all day and night. Please bring your ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. 

We look forward to seeing you at Woodford this year for a fantastic festival experience. 

CAMPING INFO

We have now sold out of Woodford Folk Festival season tickets with camping on site, but you can still buy day tickets with camping on site or buy season tickets and stay at local campgrounds just a few minutes from the festival.  

If staying off site you can drive to the Festival Ticket Gate, leave your vehicle in the day parking area in Woodrow Rd each day and catch the free shuttle from the day parking to the festival precinct. Easy!


We also have day tickets with overnight camping available if you are wanting to come for a day or two (or three…)

Tickets here: https://woodfordfolkfestival.com/tickets/ 

LOCAL CAMPGROUND / HOSTEL INFO:

The Regenerative Training Centre has hostel style accommodation available and they are right next door to the festival: They are on Woodrow Rd and if you are booking with them and arriving by bus they will come and pick you up from the festival ticketing gate:https:/www.theregenerativetrainingcentre.com.au/festivalaccommodation 

Woodford Showgrounds – camping sites available just 5 minutes from the festival site: https://woodfordshow.com/show/camping/ There will be a local shuttle bus service operating to and from the Showgrounds for $7.50 per ticket, but you will need to book with the bus company: https://coastandcountrybuses.com.au/Woodford-Folk You can book your Showgrounds to festival shuttle now or at least 6 hours ahead if booking during the event.

Running Creek Parklands – close to the festival, at Stanmore: https://www.runningcreek.net.au/  Drive to the festival day park each day and catch the free shuttle bus into the festival precinct.

Bushy Brown’s Adventure Ski Park, just 5 minutes from the festival: https://www.hipcamp.com search ‘Woodford, Queensland’ in the Where To section. Drive to the festival day park each day and catch the free shuttle bus into the festival precinct.

Neurum Creek Bush Retreat and Campground, approx 15 minute drive to the festival. Bookings available online only: https://bookings.ncbr.com.au/book-online Drive to the festival day park each day and catch the free shuttle bus into the festival precinct.

PLEASE NOTE TOO, THAT WE DO STILL HAVE SOME VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE – volunteers get a season ticket for their contribution.  Volunteer information is here: https://woodfordfolkfestival.com/get-involved/volunteer/

Yes! We do still need volunteers through the festival and volunteers get a season camping ticket – camping in the volunteers area. We would love to hear from you. Volunteer information is here: https://woodfordfolkfestival.com/get-involved/volunteer/

FINDING YOUR WAY 

In the lead up to the festival we publish maps on our About the Festival page. These are usually available from late October. 

CAMPING FOR THE SEASON 

Camping on-site for the full six days of the Woodford Folk Festival is by far the best way to immerse yourself in all the festival has to offer. 

Shower and toilet facilities are available in all campgrounds and our General Store will be stocked with basic supplies. 

CAMPING OVERNIGHT 

Overnight Camping is on-site with shower and toilet facilities and a General Store/Cafe for basic supplies. Overnight camping tickets permit entry to the Festival Site from 8am on the day of the ticket only until completion of programmed events the following morning. Entry is not permitted back into the festival precinct the following day after the programme has ended. Overnight campers are required to depart the camping areas by 10am. Tickets for additional days will be available from the Overnight Ticket Office at the Happy Campers tent. 

ACCESSIBLE CAMPING 

For more information about our Accessible Camping Area please see the Accessibility page

GENERAL STORE 

There is a fully stocked General Store located in the Season Camping area near the entrance to the Festival Village for those items you left behind. The store will be open 2PM to 6PM on 25th Dec (Christmas Day), 7AM to 11PM from 26th Dec to 1st Jan and  7AM to 2PM on 2nd Jan. 

OVERNIGHT CAMPING CAFE 

There is a Cafe/Basic Store located in the Overnight Camping area. It is open from 7:00AM to 11PM from the 27th Dec – 1st Jan.

FESTIVAL VILLAGE SHUTTLE BUS 

A free shuttle bus service operates for all patrons between the festival precinct, the camp grounds and the Eastern Bloc  carpark. There are three routes: one for Season Camping, one for Overnight Camping, and one for Day Visitors. See festival maps for routes and stop information.

PITCH LUXURY CAMPING

The art of connecting in comfort

Pitch Luxury Camping are another excited addition to Woodford Folk Festival this year. Offering glamping tents, suitable for couples and families, in a setting that will allow guests space to relax and enjoy some privacy throughout the week. 

TENT CITY

Your home away from home at Woodfordia

Our beloved long term partner in short term stays (we’ve been together since 1995) When it comes to reliable, comfy, cabin style tents you can’t beat this option. Tent City is the perfect option for the Woodfordian coming for one night, or the entire week. 

ON-SITE TENT MOTEL (TENT CITY)

Erected tents and beds are available for hire on site at the festival. Purchase your Festival tickets with camping here first and then purchase your tent hire by contacting our various partners directly. You will find their details on our accommodation page here.  These options are operated by a private companies so bookings cannot be made through our office. Please remember that you must purchase a Festival ticket with camping & vehicle pass in addition to booking your accommodation directly. 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PREPARING TO CAMP AT THE FESTIVAL:

FACILITIES

While we continue to improve the facilities please remember that our camping grounds are used only a few times a year. Toilet and shower facilities are adequately basic. Peak times for shower queues are in the mornings and later afternoons so please avoid these times if you don’t want to wait.

CAMPGROUNDS

Because of limited use it is not possible for us to provide perfectly level camp sites with well manicured lawns. Several thousand trees have been planted in the camping grounds over the last five years but they are mostly too small to provide good shade just yet.

WEATHER

The festival is conducted in the full glory of summer. Our weather can range from very hot and dusty days through to impressive summer thunderstorms, and can get chilly late at night (or in the wee hours). Campers should prepare for any eventuality. 

YOUR CAMPSITE

Remember that you are creating a temporary home at your camp. It may be a day retreat from the festivities as well as a place to crash at the end of the day so please make sure you are comfortable and consider your camping gear carefully.

WATER

The festival’s reticulated water supply comes from our own dam via an on-site water treatment plant. The festival site water catchment is a well-protected native vegetation area. Treatment includes flocculation filtration and disinfection. Our potable water exceeds Australian Drinking Water guidelines. Woodfordia staff and Qld Government inspectors monitor a range of indicators to ensure the water supply is safe.  

We have introduced a number of water-saving initiatives, including pressure-reduction valves, spring-loaded taps, low-flow shower heads and dual-flush cisterns. We appreciate your assistance in helping us manage and maintain a self-sufficient water supply.  

The protection and rehabilitation of the waterways on the festival site is a priority. We ask that patrons be aware of signed ‘storm water quality protection zones’ in camping areas – please do not enter these zones. 

There will be information posted around the campground and the camp warden’s office will be open until late for any queries. 

SUGGESTIONS FOR A COMFORTABLE CAMPSITE:

CONSIDER THE WATER COURSE

When choosing a campsite consider where the water will naturally flow in the event of rain, and pitch your tent accordingly.

RAISE YOUR BEDDING OFF THE GROUND

A fold-up camp stretcher allows air circulation and protects your bedding from any water that may enter your tent. Keeping your personal belongings off the ground is also a good idea – a fold-up chair makes a great wardrobe or table.

STANDING ROOM

Be able to stand inside your tent if possible or have a tarp stretched somewhere for a comfortable covered area.

BRING YOUR OWN WATER

All tap water on-site is potable but for conservation and your own convenience please bring all the water you’ll need for the duration.

NO ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE

There is no electricity available on-site for patron’s campsites unless they require it for life-support equipment (disabled camping area).

NO GENERATORS PERMITTED IN THE CAMP GROUNDS

Please note that use of generators in the camp grounds is not permitted due to noise and pollution concerns.

CONSERVE SPACE WHERE POSSIBLE

Our campgrounds need to accommodate a large number of people so please keep your campsites small and conserve space wherever possible.

ONE CAR PER CAMPSITE

Please only keep one car per campsite in the campgrounds. Other cars should be parked in the front car park. Please do not drive around the campgrounds once you have set-up your campsite.

KEEP YOUR VALUABLES SAFE

Theft can be a problem as at any large event, so please do not bring anything of value to the festival other than what is absolutely necessary. All valuables remain the responsibility of the camper.

NO FIRES, GLASS OR ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CAMPGROUNDS OR ON THE FESTIVAL SITE.

EXPECT NOISE, BRING EARPLUGS

Campsites near the festival entrance and in other areas hear music from the festival precinct until the late hours of the night and fellow campers may be up and about all day and night. Please bring your ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.

We look forward to seeing you at Woodford this year for a fantastic festival experience.

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