Festival Information

Here is where you will find all the info you need in regards to this years festival.

Please take time to read through this information, before you decide to join us.  We answer all your questions in regards to the basic schedule, overall festival information, ticketing, workshop information, meals, travel information, what you need to bring, how to get to the venue, the Fibre Arts Markets and much more.

Also, the venue has a very strict NO NUT policy.   So, this means they can not have any nuts or nut milks on site whatsoever - including almond. 
 

If you do still have questions, please do get in touch.

 

BASIC SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, 4th of October

8-10am: Registration
10am: Opening Ceremony
12:30pm: Lunch
2pm - 5pm / 6pm: Workshop (1)
6:30pm: Dinner
7pm: Talk and Discussion

SATURDAY, 5th of October

6am: Gentle Yoga
7 - 8:30am: Breakfast
8:30 - 11:30 / 12:30pm: Workshop (2)
12:30pm: Lunch
2pm - 5pm / 6pm: Workshop (3)
6:30pm: Dinner
7pm: Live Music

SUNDAY, 6th of October

6am: Gentle Yoga
7 - 8:30am: Breakfast
8:30 - 11:30 / 12:30pm: Workshop (4)
12:30pm: Lunch

2 - 4pm: Fibre Arts Market

3pm: Closing Ceremony

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW & INFORMATION:

When is the next festival?

 

Friday, 20th - Monday, 23rd of November, 2020

Where is the festival?

 

Maranatha Recreation Camp,

275 Wappa Falls Rd,

Yandina,

Queensland

4561

Can I just come along for the day?

Sorry, but no you can't. The idea is to stay with us for the entire event with all the other fibre art lovers!

What if I want to leave the event and stay off site? 

You can, but we would love it if you didn't.  Why?  Because it's so important that we all work, eat and laugh together and enjoy not only the workshops, but the friendships afterwards.

Can I bring my kids?

This festival is an 18+ event, so no little ones sorry.

Can my partner come along, but not participate?

Sadly, we are unable to accommodate your partner as we have specific allocations and restrictions within the event and can only accept those who are participating in the full festival program. 

Is there secure parking on site?

 

Yes, there is parking available at the venue but it's limited so we also offer secured parking off site as well.  This is approx 800m up the road and is monitored throughout the event and secure.  There will be shuttles running throughout the day if you ever needed to access you car.

During your registration, you will be asked to drop your gear with our volunteers and then continue to park your car off site.  You will then be shuttled back to the gate where we will help you register and take your bags to your room.

Do you have security?

 

Yes, we will have security on site throughout the weekend but your items are still your responsibility.  So, please leave any really special and valuable items at home if you can.

​Is the event Wheelchair friendly?

 

Yes, there is wheelchair access to classes as well as dormitories, bathrooms and toilets.  Please just state what you require in our special requirements when booking your ticket.​

 

Can I bring alcohol?

 

Now, this is a BYO event but we do encourage wine only.  We understand if you would like to enjoy a glass of wine, but please be respectful on what (and how much) you bring into the event.

Is there WIFI available?

No, sorry there is no WIFI available at the venue.

What is the phone reception like?

It's not great, but you can get some reception in various spots around the venue.  Telstra seems to be the best and works, but there is limited phone reception for other carriers. 

TICKETING:

​How much for a ticket?

Each ticket is $750, plus a $15 booking fee.  To see the breakdown on what your ticket includes, please just visit our ticketing page here.  Once you have purchased your ticket, you can also purchase an upgraded accommodation option if you liked.  We have various levels of accommodation, from camping and dorms (which are included in your ticket) through to 4 1/2 star off site accommodation and Glamping.  Accommodation options are detailed here

​Can I buy tickets for me and a friend?

Yes, you can purchase up to 4 x tickets at a time. 

​Do you have a payment plan?


Yes, we are working on new payment plan options.  These will be announced in the new year.


Are tickets refundable? 

No, tickets are non-refundable.

​Can tickets be transferred to someone else?

Tickets can be transferred up to a week before the event.

 

WORKSHOP INFORMATION:

​Can I choose what workshops I want to do and when do I choose my workshops?

You will get the opportunity to select your workshops when booking your ticket.  We do have limited capacity in each workshop so this will be on a first in, first served basis. You can see what workshops are available on the workshop page here.


​How many workshops do I get to do during the festival?

You will have 4 x workshops over the three days.

​When will I know what workshops I will be attending?

Your finalised workshop schedule will be available to you throughout the festival, but will also be available online for you to view before the event as well. As mentioned, we do have limited capacity in each workshop and we will try our very best to place you into your desired selections, but this does depend on the facilitators schedule and the availability of your chosen workshop priorities throughout the event. We're very confident you'll love all the workshops you've selected as your priorities as we have made sure that we have some of the best fibre artists from Australia and NZ joining us!

What happens if a Facilitator cancels?

Sadly, this happens and is obviously out of our control.   If this does happen and affects you, we will work with you individually to make sure you have a replacement workshop that you are happy with.

ACCOMMODATION:
 

Is accommodation included within my ticket?

 

Yes, you have BYO camping or a bed in our dorms included within your ticket.  

Can I choose my accommodation and upgrade?​

Yes you can upgrade.  We have various levels of accommodation, from camping and dorms through to single rooms and Glamping.  Accommodation options are detailed here and you can choose your selection when purchasing a ticket. 

Do I need to bring my own bedding?

Yes, you will need to provide your own bedding and pillow unless it is a part of an upgraded ticket.  If you are travelling and wanted us to provide bedding for you we can for an additional fee.  This will include a pillow, 2 x single sheets, a blanket and a towel.

 

The mattresses can 'squeak' as they have a plastic cover, so we recommend bringing a topper or fitted sheet for the bottom mattress as well to make it more comfortable for you. 

​Can I bring a tent and camp?

Yes you can if that's what you'd like to do, just select 'BYO Camping' when booking.  This is free and included in your ticket.  We do have limited camping space available though.

Could I come up earlier (Thurs night) and stay or stay on the last night (Sun night) of the Festival?

We understand you might want to fly in the day before (if you're travelling internationally or interstate) so we have now made it possible to stay the Thursday night before as well as on the Sunday night as well.  There will be an option to purchase an extra accommodation and meal ticket for each of these nights for $55 per night. 

MEALS & FOOD:

​We are a Nut FREE event

The venue is a Nut Free Zone!  So, this means they can not have any nuts or nut milks on site whatsoever.  Including almond. We will have milk options, including soy milk but please no nut milks.  If you have a very specific milk requirement (like goat) please just bring these along with you as we can't guarantee we will have your specific selection. 

Are all meals catered for?

Yes, all meals from when you arrive to when you leave are catered for.

 

What about snacks?

We offer free fruit in between meals, but if you require other snacks please bring these along with you.  Remember no nuts though.

Do you offer tea & coffee?

Yes we have a free tea & coffee station that is going all day and night!  A selection of high quality organic teas and coffee whenever you need a nice cuppa.

​Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes we sure do!  When you sign up we will ask you what your requirements will be.

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

​How do I get to the venue?

It's very easy.  It's being held in the hinterland on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland near Yandina.  It's only 15 minutes off the Bruce Highway, which is approx 2 hours from the Gold Coast and approx 1 1/2 hours from Brisbane City. 

 

Maranatha Recreation Camp,

275 Wappa Falls Rd,

Yandina,

Queensland

4561

​What if I'm travelling interstate or from outside of Australia?  

You can choose to fly into the Brisbane or Sunshine Coast airports.   The Sunshine Coast Airport is closer, approx 20 mins from the venue, but please be aware it is a smaller airport and may not be available for some flights.  The Brisbane Airport is approx an hour from the venue, depending on traffic. Also, travel insurance is required for all participants travelling interstate or internationally to the festival. Travel insurance should provide coverage against trip cancellation, travel interruption, personal accident, personal liability and medical expenses.

How do I get to the venue from the airport?

We recommend Con-X-ion as your transfer option as they are the cheapest.  A transfer cost approx $65 each way and they will drop you at the Ginger Factory approx 5 minutes from the venue.  We are happy to come and collect you, but we will need to know at least a week before so we can schedule to collect you.  They also offer those attending a 10% discount.  You can either book online or on the phone, but you MUST quote the venue name 'Marantha Recreation Camp, Yandina'.  Just CLICK HERE to book and claim your discount. 

Ideally ride sharing is the best and cheapest option when it comes to transport. 

What about ride sharing or Carpooling? 

You can request a ride share through www.coseats.com as well as join our Facebook group HERE.   Please use these if you would like to connect with others.  We can't guarantee others will use these services, but we are trying to create places for you to connect with others and make it a little easier. 


WHAT TO BRING:

  • Bedding - sheets & a blanket for a single bed and a pillow (unless you paid for an upgrade)

  • The mattresses can 'squeak' as they have a plastic cover, so we recommend bringing a topper or fitted sheet for the bottom mattress as well to make it more comfortable for you.

  • Your tools if you wanted to bring them.  All resources are covered, but if you have specific tools you love to use (needles, scissors etc) please bring them with you.

  • Swim wear & rain coat - prepare for rain and for heat!

  • A hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent 

  • Reusable water bottle

  • BYO Cup

  • A blanket for watching live music or relaxing by the river

  • Snacks - remember no nuts though!

FIBRE ARTS MARKET INFORMATION:

Can I be a part of the Fibre Arts Market?

Yes you can!  We have created the market as a place for you to be able to trade, gift and sell your art and crafts. As an artist you sometimes don't get the chance to buy others art, so here you will have this chance.  Basically, after lunch on the final day of the festival, you will have the chance to set up a blanket (or table) to display and sell your work. 

​What do I need to bring for the Fibre Art Market?

You can choose to display art you've created over the weekend or bring some some with you.  This is a way to promote yourself, your own art and crafts or even workshops you offer.  There is a small fee to cover a table and chair if you needed one or you are welcome to set up your own blanket.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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