Event FAQ

Location / dates / opening Hours

When is the festival on?

The Festival runs from the 10 – 12 August 2018. The opening hours vary for each venue and further information is available in the Festival program or at Festival venues.  The times below provide an outline of the times across all venues.  Please see Program and Venues for further details for each location.

• Friday 10 August: 5:00 pm until midnight
• Saturday 11 August: 9:00 am until midnight
• Sunday 12 August: 9:00 am until 6:00 pm

The Festival Program includes more details on performance and workshop times and locations.

Where is the Village Festival held?
It will be held on the Capricorn Coast, at the Yeppoon Beachfront and other locations including The Strand Hotel Yeppoon, the Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Queen Street Community Hall, Railway Hotel, Whisk, Yeppoon Town Hall, Beaman Park, Tanby Garden Centre, Pie Alley Blues and Vue.

Transport and parking

How do I get there?
The Festival will be held on the Yeppoon Beachfront and locations around the Capricorn Coast, with most venues in the Yeppoon CBD Precinct.  See the Festival Info Menu for a Map of the locations and also Venues for more details. Google maps, and our Venue’s’ Facebook pages can be handy to help you find your way if you are new to the area.

What is onsite parking like?
Parking is free and accessible in locations around Yeppoon. Queen Street Hall Carpark and parking down either James Street and Queen Street are suggested. Youngs Bus Service also operates on the Capricorn Coast and between Rockhampton and Yeppoon. Road closures are limited but may be in place along Anzac Parade. Carparks along the Yeppoon Foreshore will be closed for the duration of the event.

Activities and artists / program

Where do I get a program?
The program will be available to download from this website from mid July. Programs can often be found in retailers around town and as printed in local and regional newspapers.

What sorts of activities and stalls are there?
The Festival program includes a huge variety of things to see and do:

  • Live music and performing arts featuring over 50 local and national artists
  • Visual Arts
  • Workshops and hand-on activities
  • Street theatre
  • Food and market stalls
  • Rides.

What age groups are catered for?
Festival activities on the Yeppoon Foreshore and Beaman Park are designed to be family friendly and are suitable for any age. As part of the program there may be special performances by child entertainers for those under 12 years of age. Some Festival venues are licenced and these may have age restrictions.

Food & Drink

What food and drink is available?
A variety of food and drink will be available catering to a variety of different tastes.  Festival Venues will also be serving from their menus and local businesses operate restaurants, cafes and takeaway counters in the Yeppoon CBD.

Is alcohol allowed at the Festival?
Alcohol will be available at Festival Venues as per normal trading. Patrons cannot bring alcohol onto the Yeppoon Foreshore.  No glass is allowed on site.

Can I bring my own food and drink?
You are very welcome to bring your own food and drinks to the Yeppoon Foreshore, but unfortunately no alcoholic beverages are allowed.


What toilet facilities will be available?
Public toilets are located on the esplanade, and in all venues hosting events. Refer to our Festival map and look for onsite signage as there are often temporary toilet facilities.

Are there wheelchair facilities?
Majority of venues hosting activities are wheelchair-accessible. Assistance may be required as the ground is uneven or on the esplanade stage area.

How much does it cost?

We are happy to announce that the 2018 Village Festival offers entertainment on the Yeppoon Foreshore Stage 100% FREE, thanks to our local sponsors, participating venues and festival partners. Each year there we may include a small limited number of VIP events and unique experiences. These are advertised as ticketed events.


What do volunteers do?
Our volunteers help out with all sorts of things. We try and match people’s strengths and interests to the jobs required. Volunteers help with organising, setting up, traffic control, running the event and the pack-up when the event is over.

How do I become a volunteer?
Apply here

Performers and Stall Holders

I am a musician – how do I get on the program now?
Apply here

I want to have a stall – how do I apply?
Apply here