This year Govindas Catering had a few extra challenges than we normally do. We had some major troubles with our truck; Sevamrita dasa went missing one night, only to be found in hospital the next day; and we lost two of our team members to other activities half way...
By Krsna Gana dasa The concept of having an image of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) as the stall frontage for Govindas Catering was something I had desired to do for a long time. I had first wanted to try and do this when we built the orginal white...
The Conch interviews Bhakta Steve Smith. Conch (C): How long have you been travelling and working with the mobile catering unit and what attracted you to the service? Steve (S): I’ve been doing this service for five years. I really wanted to do something for the Hare...
By Ramai Swaim (Original Article) Krsna Gana das, who formerly lived near Cairns in North Queensland, became a devotee seven or eight years ago and joined the asrama at New Govardhana. After a while he began traveling with Braja Gauranga das all over Australia doing...
by Krishna Gana Das (The Conch, November 2011) Many people attend festivals, sometimes paying up to $100 entry fee to be able to enjoy a plate of Krishna prasadam. The most popular item on the menu is definitely the kofta balls, especially favoured by the younger...
The Woodford Folk Festival is an annual music festival held near the semi-rural town of Woodford, approximately 72km north of Brisbane. It is one of the biggest annual cultural events of [...]
The Woodford Folk Festival is an annual music festival held near the semi-rural town of Woodford, approximately 72km north of Brisbane. It is one of the biggest annual cultural events of its type in Australia.
The Woodford Folk Festival, an event of international standing, is held annually over six days and six nights from Dec 26th 2016 through to January 2nd 2017. More than 2000 performers and 438 events are programmed featuring local, national and international guests.This year will be the 30th Woodford Folk Festival and the 22nd held at Woodfordia.
The festival programme features concerts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, an entire children’s festival, an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late night cabarets, parades and special events including a spectacular fire event.
Within the festival village you can find 35 performance venues, of which 18 are all weather. The festival streets are lined with restaurants, cafes, stalls, bars, street theatre and parades. Tree-filled campgrounds, butterfly walks, ponds and wildlife complete the picturesque site.
The festival appeals to a diverse audience with all ages and many nationalities attracted each year. The event is powered by an army of volunteers whose numbers are now in excess of 2300.
December 26 (Wednesday) - January 2 (Wednesday)
87 Woodrow Rd, Woodford QLD 4514
Queensland Folk Federation Inc (QFF)
(07) 5496 1066