Frances Folk Gathering

Festivals and Celebrations

21 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020

Each year on the last weekend in February, the tiny village of Frances (on the Victorian/South Australian border, about 50 kilometres south of Bordertown) opens its doors and its hearts to hold the Frances Folk Gathering – a huge collection of musicians, dancers, artists, buskers and just plain ordinary folk for a weekend of music, fun and laughter.

Most folk set up camp or park a caravan at the local oval for accommodation. Amenities there are basic but comfortable (toilets and showers, but no power) so come prepared to be reasonably self-sufficient. There are food stalls at the Frances Folk Gathering, and there is an excellent dining room at the local hotel.

The Frances Folk Gathering is about being in the festival, not just at it – there are plenty of opportunities to join in, whether it’s as a performer, busker, a workshop or just taking in the energy.


Art & Culture Bar Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Disabled access available Family Friendly Kiosk Public Telephone Public Toilet Restaurant Shop Wheelchair access


Free Entry

Event Times

21 Feb 2020 to 23 Feb 2020

Annual Event



Railway Terrace, Frances, 5262

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