Festivals come in all shapes and sizes, from the large spectaculars where thousands dance in front of huge stages with giant sound systems and dazzling light shows, to those like ours, smaller and more intimate, and where everyone who steps over through the gate makes their own unique contribution to creating the event.
We think our festival is very special.
What began 29 years ago as a street festival in the historic main street of Cobargo has grown into a joyful three-day celebration of folk and roots music, song, dance, craft and more in the relaxed Sapphire Coast hinterland of New South Wales. Proudly produced and presented by the Yuin Folk Club Inc since 1996, the Cobargo Folk Festival is wholly volunteer-run, independent and non-commercial. Any profits we make go to helping grow music and art in our beautiful region.
Our festival is a place where you can immerse yourself in a range of different experiences, camp and reconnect with family and friends, join other musos in a pick or a session, perhaps with a couple of performers, enjoy a drink and some great food. Along with our concerts and an enthralling First Nations program featuring the Yuin Elders’ Yarning Tent, we have workshops open to all, KIDBARGO! – our kids’ festival and The Crossing Youth Stage, where you might spot an emerging young artist with a shiny career ahead.
Authentic, original, creative, inspiring – come and join us in March 2024. From our hearts to yours with love from a bunch of local folk who care.