Slim Dusty Kempsey Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

8 Sep 2022 to 11 Sep 2022 Annual Event

**This event has been postponed due to COVID-19**

The festival will be held over four days and is a celebration of Australian music and culture as inspired by the legendary Slim Dusty. The event will include musical performances by a range of artists, speaking sessions (‘In Conversation’), Bush Poetry, a new and emerging talent competition called On the Horizon, songwriter’s workshops, whip cracking demonstrations, whip making classes, a Bush Balladeers showcase and more. In addition to the activities held at the Slim Dusty Centre, a number of musical performances will also be programmed in venues such as hotels, clubs and halls across the city of Kempsey.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Kiosk Non Smoking Public Toilet

Event Dates

Annual Event

8 Sep 2022 to 11 Sep 2022

Nearby Accommodation

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Moon River Motor Inn

Moon River Motor Inn


Family Room

Great Northern Hotel Kempsey

West Kempsey, Kempsey

Kempsey Showground

Kempsey Showground and Camping

West Kempsey, Kempsey

Sundowner Caravan Park

Sundowner Caravan Park



Kempsey Powerhouse Motel

South Kempsey, Kempsey

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