what is the festival all about?

Festival Mission Statement

Our mission is to increase the awareness of the unique Mary River environment through recreation and celebration.,

We are committed to empowering the communities along the Mary River by showcasing local creativity, projects, ideas, resources, culture that enhance and protect the unique environment of the Mary River catchment, while featuring workshops and exhibits, entertainment and children's activities in a festival atmosphere.  
We strive to Inform, Entertain and Inspire.

Festival Vision Statement

We envision:
Unified, vibrant communities that value the Mary River and its catchment, and which foster creativity and maintain cultural heritage
A holistic approach to management of the Mary River catchment where environmental stewardship is the norm
Communitires within the catchment are actively involved in maintaining and enhancing the health of the unique ecosystems in the Mary River catchment for future generations

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volunteer information

We would love your company and your assistance, and there are a variety of ways you can help out for the Festival (MRF)

From early July - 17th July 2021
  .  Putting up signs, promotions around the region. From Kenilworth, Gympie and beyond.

Friday 16th July 2021
  .  Site Preparation / putting up marquees/ lunch for volunteers. 

Saturday 17th July 2021
  .  Tree planting / Gate Keepers / Placing tables and chairs / Traffic Marshals / Site decoration / Crowd control / Checking toilets / Stage assistance / Workshop assistance / Stalls assistance / Survey / Documenting / Meet and greet Sponsors.

Sunday 18th July 2021
  .  Breakfast at Kandanga Hall/ Pull down and pack marquees / clean up grounds / return  equipment

Monday 19th July 2021
  .  Return marquees (trailer required)

Other ways:
  .  Bringing audiences, spreading the word
  .  Promoting through your networks
  .  Sponsor or partner, or help seek sponsors and partners
  .  and being there on the day.

Thank you for your interest and support in the Mary River Festival
Register your interest by email to: maryriverfestival@gmail.com, with subject line –
'Volunteering for festival' or by entering your details below 



Car Pool
Ride your bike
or Camp overnight on the grounds beside the train station for free.
toilets and water available - short walk to festival site. Camping at own risk


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