Forgot your tent poles? Wondering where to stock up on supplies? Need ice? The General Store is here for you!
Conveniently located in Season Camping right by the Welcome Gate, the General Store has everything you need – 636 items in fact.
Don’t feel like packing?
You can pretty much rock up empty handed and grab everything you require – camping equipment, food, toiletries, towel, spare supplies – the lot.
WHAT CAN YOU FIND AT THE GENERAL STORE?
This list is not exhaustive by any means, but it should give you a good idea of the kinds of things you’re able to buy.
Another advanced work of sustainable architecture from the ‘Boo Crew
Last year the General Store underwent a makeover, stepping up in the world from a tent to a permanent building.
It was completed just in the nick of time, with the finishing touches still being applied at midnight on Boxing Day, just 8 hours before festival gates officially open.
The building was designed and built by our wonderful partners Cave Urban, the crew behind the beautiful bamboo structures on site.
Cave Urban architect Nici Long says the design for the new General Store was well thought out.
“We wanted to make it a ‘green’ build, so each decision about materials was considered carefully,” she said.
“The weatherboards for the external cladding of the store were taken from timber logs using a radial sawing technique.
“This technique maximises the use of the tree, using 92% of the timber as opposed to 35% for a traditional weatherboard.”
The radial weatherboards arrived as logs onsite (great packaging!) and the ends were then cut off, releasing all the weatherboards.
“The internal cladding was made from bamboo ply, which is far more sustainable than conventional ply as the poles of bamboo are a giant grass that like to be cut – unlike a forest.
“The rest of the timber was recycled from a film set on the Gold Coast, and all doors and windows were also recycled.
“It also has a natural cooling system, with the ceiling vented to draw convective currents from under the cool floor space below,” Nici said.
WHETHER YOU’RE GRABBING A QUICK SNACK ON THE WAY IN TO THE FESTIVAL, RESTOCKING SUPPLIES FOR YOUR CAMP, OR GOING ALL OUT TO BUILD YOUR CAMPSITE ENTIRELY, THE GENERAL STORE IS ONE STOP SHOP.
If you’re planning on joining us at the Woodford Folk Festival this year, make sure you book your tickets online – there’ll be no opportunity to buy them at the gate this year.
Ticket allocation will be capped and all vehicles require a Vehicle Pass.