TFF volunteersTablelands Folk Festival is totally run by volunteers, and encourages community & family participation. Join us, express your creativity and have some fun!

“Shine a Light” Schools Project

The Tablelands Folk Festival has strong focus on encouraging and supporting the development of music, theatre skills, circus skills, poetry and storytelling. Grab this opportunity to showcase the talents of your school. We are keen to “Shine a Light” on our talented local youth and we invite Tablelands schools to participate in the 2016 festival in a performance capacity.   View more info.

Songwriter’s Competition

Tablelands Folk Festival Songwriter’s competition began in 2012 and has continued over the past two years as a competition providing an award for a winning songwriter. If you are a songwriter, you are encouraged to enter the Tablelands Folk Festival Songwriter’s Competition to share your song for the chance to win this prestigious award and a star turn on a main performance stage where the winning songwriter will showcase their song.


Tablelands Folk Festival like most festivals in Australia depends on volunteers. Each year over 80 people generously contribute their time and skills to our local Festival to make it happen and have a ball doing it. A special benefit for working eight or more hours is an invitation to the Volunteers’ Party.
From 1 March – View form / apply.

Health & Wellness Fair

Yoga, Opening Circle, Music & Movement, Cosmic Attunement, Meditation, Qi Gong, and more can be experienced at the TFF Wellbeing Fair. Be part of this beautiful community.

Market Stalls

The market at the Tablelands Folk Festival gives a great opportunity for trading. TFF like to have a market that represents the interests and needs of festival goers.
From 1 April – view – Stall Holder Policy
From 1 April – View form / apply

Amateur Home-brew Competition

For several years now, the Tablelands and FNQ have responded to the challenge issued from our Townsville brewing friends about who can create the tastiest home brew beers. If you enjoy home brewing, then make sure you enter now! The challenge is on once again, there are great prizes on offer. Saturday afternoons workshop, and judging, at Nicks Swiss-Italian Restaurant, also offers you an entertaining chance to hear about the history and comedy associated with the ancient craft of beer making.

Accommodation Invitation

Want to get the most from your festival this year? Host an artist or two and experience the Festival from the inside out. Accommodation for a range of talented, interesting people is required for the Festival weekend. In exchange you not only get to share time with inspiring guests, you also receive a complimentary weekend ticket. Beds only required. Interested? Email us for details.