When is the festival on?
The Festival runs from the 12 – 14 August. 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 12 August: 5:00 pm until midnight
• Saturday 13 August: 9:00 am until midnight
• Sunday 14 August: 9:00 am until 6:00 pm
The Festival Program will be launched in mid-July with 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, Rosslyn Bay Resort Beaches Restaurant, The Waterline Restaurant Keppel Bay Marina and the Keppel Bay Sailing Club.
Transport and parking
How do I get there?
The Festival will be held on the Yeppoon Beachfront and locations including The Strand Hotel Yeppoon, Rosslyn Bay Resort Beaches Restaurant, The Waterline Restaurant Keppel Bay Marina and the Keppel Bay Sailing Club. See the Festival Info Menu for a Map of the locations and also Venues for more details.
What is onsite parking like?
Parking is free and accessible in locations around Yeppoon.
Activities and artists / program
Where do I get a program?
The program will be available to download from mid July
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
Food and market stalls.
What age groups are catered for in the children’s activities?
The children’s activities are designed for anyone under 16 years of age. The program for children will be available on our website.
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 menu’s and also businesses surrounding the Yeppoon Foreshore.
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.
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 2016 Village Festival is 100% FREE, thanks to our local sponsors and festival partners.
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?
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