By Kisori devi dasi Prasadam means Krishna’s mercy, and is the remnants of something that has been prepared for the pleasure of Krishna with love and offered to Him for His enjoyment. Because Krishna has tasted it or enjoyed it, prasadam is not a material thing...
By Vaisnavi devi dasi (Conch, Jan/Feb 2014) Woodford – camping in the heat,long hours standing and serving out prasadam, sleep deprivation – one may ask why we voluntarily choose to do this. As aspiring devotees we understand that there is an unexplainable taste in...
by Govardhana Seva dasa (Conch, March 2013) The Bluesfest is a five-day festival, which will be held this year from 28 March to 1 April. This is a major event in the New Govardhana catering service calendar, and requires considerable forward planning. First, there is...
by Mandakini devi dasi (The Conch, November 2012) New Govardhana’s highly efficient 3 man catering team currently includes Krishna Gana dasa, Bhakta Theo and Bhakta Ben. Requested by The Queensland Folk Federation to distribute Krishna cuisine at The Wallaby Creek...
We cooked 1.5 tonnes of potatoes, 700 kg of carrots and 120 cabbages. Each day we made sixty trays of salad, prepared 500L lemon and ginger drink, 2000 litres subji, 400kg rice, 500L chutney, 900 litres halava, 1000 sago cups and 55-60,000 kofta balls, selling...
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