- THE FESTIVAL
At Woodfordia, all of us build a makeshift village, suburbs and homes for a week then take it all away. We build a community together larger than most country towns. On the surface, it might seem ridiculous - it isn’t.
Our goal is to provide a platform where together we can celebrate our communities and rediscover that spirit of generosity that lives in us all.
Good festivals should momentarily shatter the chains we lock ourselves in. They punctuate our lives and free us to just be and deliver us from humdrum, which all too often, dims that twinkle in the eye.
Our wonderful artists are the catalyst. Their need to communicate to us their beauty and ideas is welded to their souls. They can’t help it. Their brilliant expressions remind us of our humanity, keep us sane and instruct us to party.
At our festival we create rituals, ceremonies and our own conventions of good humour, tolerance and mutual patience. Together we construct a miniature society, righteous and purposeful in its intent - whimsical and joyous in its culture.
We hope that when our collective thoughts converge, we will have loaded up our precious cargo and sail optimistically into our futures.
If you are new to Woodfordia, we hope you might leave behind your old kit bag of troubles and seek joy in the company of our loyal festivillians, participate in the ceremony of it all and absorb the contributions of some truly great artists. We invite you to scratch the surface and explore what lies beneath.
It is you, our beloved patrons, who make this festival what it is - precious. We are grateful for your presence and your contribution to a festival that all of us behind the scenes are so humbly proud of.
On behalf of our Committee, Staff, Organisers, Volunteers, Artists all, Presenters, Cooks and Merchants welcome to our 27th festival, the 19th at Woodfordia. May you have a thoroughly, righteously good time and depart with a refreshed twinkle in your eye.