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 site at the Box Office.

    Free entry applies to children aged 16 years and under (school age) when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. 

This event is held at the Glen Innes Services Club, 120 Grey Street, Glen Innes. Tickets can be purchased online via the Australian Celtic Festival website. We strongly recommend buying tickets in advance. Tickets are only available at the door if not sold out prior to the event.

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.

Our program of events will be available online and in the form of a digital and pocket (Z card) program for sale.

Look for the Performer Merchandise Tent in the main entertainment licenced area. This is where performers will be given the opportunity to provide their merchandise for sale.

Saturday – 9 am – 5pm

Sunday – 9 am – 3.30 pm

Please note: Some food vendors may choose to be open on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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.

The Croft will be open during the festival. You can also purchase traditional Celtic cakes and coffee from their outdoor area.

Traders, Performers, Contractors and Event Officials will be issued with a 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 in regard to up-to-date information for festivals. 

A shuttle bus will operate from town to the festival site with a dedicated drop-off point at the main Box Office entry.  This is a FREE service. Pick up and drop off points are at the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre and at the Bourke Street entrance of the Showground. You can park behind the Visitor Centre or in town.

Further pick up and drop off points around town are to be determined and will be listed on the website. These stops will also be signposted.

Cars and coaches will be directed to the Shannon Vale car park. A FREE courtesy bus will operate between the car park and the festival site. You can also walk from the car park to the site.

WALK - 15 mins to Australian Standing Stones up Bourke St via Tregurtha Way – a bit steep towards the end - not recommended for those with mobility or health issues. Note: Wristband scanning entry only at Tregurtha Way – NO purchasing of tickets

BUS –from the Bourke St entrance.

CAR – Via Meade St, park in lower car park off Shannon Vale Road. Then take courtesy bus to the festival or simply walk up the designated pathway.

At The Australian Standing Stones, 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 a disabled toilet located in the toilet block on the southern end of the site near The Croft. 

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.


There will be a system in place for those with restricted mobility. Cars will receive a 5-minute pass to pick up and drop off at the disabled parking area on site. You must then leave the site to park and return the pass to the car parking attendants. 

Most of the stallholders will have mobile EFTPOS machines for cashless payments. There will be a cash withdrawal service on site next to the Box Office. 

Yes - Look for the Glen Innes Visitor Information tent.  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.

Dogs are also allowed at the Glen Innes Showground, also on a leash. 

If you are taking the festival shuttle bus, small dogs can be placed on your lap and service dogs are allowed. Due to workplace health & safety, leads can be a trip hazard, so no dogs are permitted in the aisle. 

The Glen Innes Visitor Information tent will be the base for lost property.

The Children’s Marquee will be the place to take lost children or to find your lost child.

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

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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.