CresFest Folk and Roots Festival in Creswick Victoria.

CresFest is a folk and roots music festival in the forested gold rush town of Creswick, nestled between Daylesford and Ballarat.

The whole town (gold rush-era buildings, local pubs, cafes and outdoor venues) come alive with intimate performances by celebrated contemporary folk and roots artists and countless ways to join in the fun: blackboard concerts, sessions, family bush dance, busking festival, youth stage, music and dance workshops for all-ages, local’s talent quest, and more.

Or sit back and enjoy the performances, sample local wine and produce, explore the history of the town, and take advantage of premium accommodation options.
Creswick is just 1.5 hours’ drive from Melbourne, between Daylesford and Ballarat. It is accessible via V/Line on the Maryborough route.

CresFest exists to celebrate the town of Creswick, its people, and the joy of participating in music and dance by creating a festival that showcases artistic talent, community ingenuity and the natural beauty of our town.

Those involved include: Creswick Neighbourhood House, Creswick Theatre Company, Creswick Folk Club, YouThrive Victoria, Mungo Park Music and Leavers Hotel. Support has already been offered by RACV Goldfields Resort, Bendigo Bank Creswick, IGA Creswick, Pavilion Arts Creswick, Creswick Railway Workshops Association, The American Hotel, Farmers Arms Creswick, PRD Creswick, Creswick Pharmacy, Creswick Woollen Mills, Waller and Chester Printers, Log Cabin Camp, Business and Tourism Creswick and Community Music Victoria. Further engagement is being sought from businesses across our town.
The CresFest team are working in many ways to bring more dance and music to Creswick. Watch this space for details of future CresFest events.

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418 Kingston RoadKingston, VIC

+61 407 306 974