About Cully Fest Outback & Aboriginal Folk Festival
Running again 17-19 November 2017 over three HUGE days in a completely new destination and venue, the annual Cully Fest Folk Festival is a friendly, down-to-earth gathering, where artists maintain Outback traditions and inspire community spirit by sharing their stories through creativity.
Australia’s best musicians will come together and celebrate all that’s great about Cully Fest, Queensland Outback and Aboriginal cultures 17-19 November 2017 at Toowoomba Showgrounds.
Cully Fest is challenging, educational and most of all it is awesome fun for all members of the family and your kids can come for FREE.
Cully Fest Folk Festival means festival goers will have a unique opportunity over three days and three nights to immerse themselves in Outback Queensland and Aboriginal cultures and traditions like never before.
You won’t find thong throwing or lamington making here,but as you move about Cully Fest you will see how didgeridoos are made and learn to cook an emu in a traditional Kup Murri and taste delicious Johnny Cakes fried scones and other bush herbs and foods fresh from the fire.
New to Cully Fest in 2017 is the National Finals Rodeo NFR. Another classic outback event full of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
The Cully Fest team are ecstatic to have partnered with the National Rodeo Association to give festival goers even more bang for their buck in 2017.
The event will take place on the 17 November 2017 at the beautiful Toowoomba Showgrounds and will give some of Australia's best riders the chance to show patrons what they are made of.
The National Rodeo Association's Jason Hall said the new partnership will benefit both events drawing in wider exposure, potentially attracting more people. "The partnership would be the glitter on what is already two great Queensland events, however the real winners will be those who attend," Mr Hall said.
The National Rodeo Association NRA will be showing their support, with all competitors wearing pink to raise awareness for breast cancer and so should you. We would love to see everyone dressed in pink, getting behind breast cancer awareness. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, who are the only national organisation funding vital breast cancer research. Breast cancer claims eight lives a day and is the most common life threatening disease among women.
A rodeo is a great add to an already epic line-up as it celebrates Outback culture and that's what Cully Fest is all about.
Cully Fest Folk Festival it’s uniquely Outback Queensland and provides many opportunities to really uncover and explore some great cultures and traditions.
It’s an accessible, adventure the whole family can enjoy 17-19 November 2017 Toowoomba Showgrounds. As an added bonus, it’s the perfect time to unshackle yourself from your smart phone for a few short days, relax with family and friends and breathe in the fresh country air.
For the adults, there will be Hosted Talks, an Art and Craft Exhibitions, Poetry Recitals, a range of workshops and loads of visual and performing arts.
The children’s festival runs side-by-side with the adults and features:
- Workshops on how to play the didgeridoo with leading didgeridoo artists.
- Farm Animal Petting Zoo and feeding session.
- Aboriginal story telling and didgeridoo making with professionals.
- Dig for a Fossil dig in search of the Diprotodon - the largest known marsupial ever to have lived.
- Fossicking for opals in our Opal Cave.
- Clowning workshops.
- Laser tag,
- Dance workshops, singing, clowning and balloon workshops
- You can even learn cool bush survival skills with Les, the old drover.
Cully Fest appeals to such diverse audience with all ages and nationalities welcome because of the unique, inclusive and interactive way the festival will operate. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for locals to indulge their love of creative and visual arts.
We want you at the annual Cully Fest Folk Festival as there will be loads and loads of family and kids festival fun. The event will also be powered by an army of volunteers committed to delivering a flawless world class interactive event. If you think you’ve got what it takes to help, we’d love to hear from you.
We’re pleased to announce that Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt – that loveable Aussie larrikin and all-round champion of the outdoors and Outback - is heading for Toowoomba to MC the event. A huge crowd favourite at the inaugural outback festival in 2016 Spida and wife Sheree were great assets at both the stage and the Base Camp camping and we can't wait to get them back.
A former legendary Australian rules footballer, Spida is now known as an adventure-mad, fun-machine, exposing the best Aussie travel, adventure and fishing spots to global audiences through his Great Australian Doorstep television and radio shows. His wife and show co-host, Sheree, will be in tow. Spida and wife Shiree can't wait to get to Cully Fest 17-19 November 2017.