Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled the most commonly asked questions to help with your enquiries about the Australian Celtic Festival.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Tickets will be available through our website from 1 March 2023. But keep an eye out and subscribe to our newsletter for Early Bird offers!
  2. In person at the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre (152 Church St, Glen Innes) from 1 March 2023.
  3. At the Festival main entrance Sat 6 & Sun 7 May 2023.

The Australian Celtic Festival is a registered affiliate of the NSW Government Companion Card and offers one additional ticket (free of charge) to people with disabilities who require a support person to accompany them at the event.

Those support attendees must show their valid Companion Card for proof of entry and must be accompany a paying ticket holder with a disability.

If you do not have your card, you will be required to purchase a ticket at the on-site box office.

The Official ACF Guide will be available for purchase from Mon 24th April at the following locations:

  1. Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre
  2. At the Festival at the Australian Standing Stones (during the event)

You can find our program information right here on the website as we make announcements. We will also have an up-to-date digital version of the printed guide on our program page in late April.

Saturday – 9 am – 5pm

Sunday – 9 am – 4 pm

Tickets required for access to the Australian Celtic Festival event precinct at the Australian Standing Stones.

The Street Parade takes place from 9.30am in Grey Street, Glen Innes. A road closure will be in place to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators. There is no seating available, you are welcome to bring your own chairs.

Traders, Performers, Contractors and Event Officials will be issued with Car Parking Permit in line with the terms of their individual contracts. Please refer to your contracts for this information.

When you attend the Australian Celtic Festival event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction, without compensation.

The Australian Celtic festival follows current Public Health Orders from NSW Health. Please see nsw.gov.au in regard to up-to-date information for festivals. 

At The Australian Standing Stones there is a disabled toilet in the facilities block at the south end of the Market event area. Access to the site is subject to weather conditions. It can get quite muddy if it rains or get large cracks if dry though the area itself is quite flat.

There is limited disabled parking available at the Festival Site. There is a drop off/pick up point along Watson Drive. For Disability entry to Watson Drive please display government parking permits and have necessary documents available for traffic officials. There is also parking in the overflow area with disabled access buses to take you to the main festival site.

Most of the stallholders will have mobile EFTPOS machines for cashless payments.

There will be a cash withdrawal service on site.

Temperatures in May are typically max 16 C, min 4 C.  We suggest that you bring winter woollies (evenings) and a sun hat and sunscreen. Prepare for four seasons in one day.

There will be event volunteers and officials at the gate who can assist with event information and enquiries. The Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre tent will also be set up near the festival entrance from 8.30am-4.00pm.  Official Festival information and Glen Innes Highlands information will be available.  A large range of merchandise, local produce and Celtic goods will also be available for purchase.

Pets are welcome at the festival but must be kept on a lead at all times. 

It’s your responsibility as pet owner to clean up after your pooch.

Tickets will only be available at the door if not sold out prior to the event.  We strongly recommend buying tickets in advance from our tickets page on our website.

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Acknowledgement to Country

The Australian Celtic Festival is held in Glen Innes Highlands, Ngoorabul Country.
Glen Innes Severn Council would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Ngoorabul (Ngarabul) people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.