Bony Mountain Folk Festival

20-21-22 September 2024

Happening now!
This is latest update- for April/May. If you want to come as a helper? Volunteer? please fill out the Volunteer form- click on (MORE) and leave your details- we'd love to have you on the team.  Our 2024 bookings are rolling in-please book if you expect your usual Camping spot! to ensure you are in your usual Camp!  If you are a large group, well if you don't book ahead-we cannot gaurantee you will all be together. We have fifty acres here-but big rigs & Caravans do take up a bit of space! Please note our prices are same as last year! we try very hard to keep it all affordable! We must be the best value ! Raining again now- so more mowing in store? Check out our Latest News-for all our latest info-If you are into Arts/Crafts please bring along your stall on our Super Sunday! BOOKINGS go to bookings!  Festival phone - - 0493 079 039 - One gentleman paid by (Square) last year- and just paid today, via (sqaure) again! so that saves a lot of messing about!   Cheers stay safe Luv Norma xxx
  • BOOKINGS -GO TO BOOKINGS! ON HEADER

  • OUR ARTISTS FOR 2024

  • OPEN SEASON

  • BARLEYSHAKES

  • GARY FOGARTY

  • STEVE PASSFIELD

  • ALICE BENFER

  • GED & TRUDY HINTZ

  • PHIL & CHRIS COAD

  • BRIAN STITT

  • MICK ANGELES

  • WARWICK PIPE THISTLE BAND

  • NORMA O'HARA MURPHY

  • JC & THE TREE

  • THOSE FOLK

  • ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

  • ERROL GRAY

  • ANDERSON ;LANE

  • ALAN CASWELL

  • KEVIN GOODBUN

  • PETE SMOKIE DAWSON




LINKS TO THE 2024 FESTIVAL INFORMATION:

ABOUT THE BONY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL  PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL- REGIONAL ARTS FUND- QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT 
BONY MOUNTAIN RADIO-  LINK ABOVE! 
ARTISTS 202
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PROGRAM- TBA

MAKE A BOOKING- go to BOOKINGS  or phone- 0493 079 039

HAVE QUESTIONS, OR NEED INFO ABOUT CAMPING? GO TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WANT TO HEAR WHAT NORMA HAS BEEN UP TO? VISIT LATEST NEWS TO CATCH UP ON THE GOSSIP!

TO APPLY TO BE A PERFORMER, STALLHOLDER OR VOLUNTEER, PLEASE SELECT THE APPROPRIATE FORM FROM THE APPLICATION FORMS DROPDOWN MENU!



The Festival site needs extra hands!

Coordinator/President

Lots of Garden jobs to be done! anyone who enjoys Gardening/watering/weeding/ we've had lots of rain- lots of growth, also mulching is another job! We do have Accom here- or pull in with your Caravan? & if you are in the area/passing through? well pop in for a few days- we'd love to see you! And any Volunteers are guaranteed free entry at Festival time! Autumn now still raining- we will be burning off in cooler months! we are expecting a few helpers during April- but everyone is welcome! Please contact us -or text -0493 079 039- to book in- for Volunteering- in May/June or when you are available. If you want to just come & help during the Festival? thats okay- but do contact us!

THE FESTIVAL DATES ARE SAME

Volunteers?

My horses are all doing well! my little Brumby mare (Dolly) not in foal? but very fat? All the rain we are having is amazing! so much grass-so lots of mowing! Our Bony Mountain dates are always the same- we follow Nanango- September 20-21-22 our gates open on 16th! The Ukulele School kicks off on Tuesday! goes all week! Our Art Gallery will feature 2 local Artists this year- Our Sunday markets- we invite any Arts/Crafts to attend.

ART CLASSES- & SHOPS!UKULELE SCHOOL

BONY MOUNTAIN BAZAAR

We invite you all to check out Bony Mountain Bazaar-at the Festival this year! All pre loved clothing-some new stock! but gaurantee lots of exciting stuff! And ART CLASSES- every day-if you are like me .I've been wanting to get into art classes! here is your chance! This is an original canvas! created by one of our Volunteers! Two resident Artists this year- times TBA - Our renowned Ukulele School with Mick, runs all week! do come & join us! BOOK NOW

CAMPING-OUR CAMP SITES

APPROX 50 ACRES

A lot of you have your favourite Camp! so booking is advised to get in! PayPal is connected again go to BOOKINGS. Our Doggie Parade is on Sunday- with lots of prizes/ribbons/it is very popular! Our Fire Drums will be burning! The catering at Bony Mountain is great Country cooking-Our Camp Oven cook is confirmed- please BYO bowl. Please BYO chairs our big new Marquee is all undercover- Rain/Hail/or shine! we love spoiling our crowd! Our main Festival kicks off Friday morning- & the music flows through til Sunday evening! when we wind down with a farewell concert! Campers usually depart on Monday-

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March/April-still raining! But the rain ensures all is green, the horses are fat, my garden is loving it, the trees,the corridors, all looking fabulous! I must get some new photos up-  Got a great bunch of Volunteers here! enjoying the company & the progress, Wonderful to see my gardens all weeded & looking amazing!  We have planted more Agapanthus! my Marguerite Daisy flowering! And the little native shrubs coming along!  Jacko- our resident Cockatoo (cannot fly)- but noisy!  I hope you are all well & enjoying 2024 so far! as long as you don't look st the TV news!  lunatics & crazy times! lets hope in Australia we can remain sane? 
  Luv you all Norma xxxx
Three generations- Norma-Daughters -Niki & Michelle & Grand daughter Sarah! -  Norma with Rodeo Queens! & the Big Red Truck! 

Phil Buddle

President/Coordinator

Phil has been involved in Community Radio for a few years! He has spent years as a professional Sound Engineer- as Norma's Tour Manager/Soundman. Phil enjoys a wide range of music- he is the Programmer & we have a huge Library.

Donnie Maher

Presenter/Coordinator

Donnie has over 25 years in Community Radio- President of Rainbow FM in Warwick- he is a dedicated Country music tragic! He presents several shows a week- Friday from 8am- Sunday 8AM- a totally Country mix- of Bush Balladeers- Celtic & Country mostly Australian.

John Elliot

Presenter/Coordinator/Tech support

John is a retired law enforcement officer- is also a past President of RainbowFM in Warwick for over 25 years. John enjoys more of a middle of the road mix- 60s-70s- Rock and pop. Saturday from 12-til 3pm- showtime- bringing a great mix of hits- John has a wide knowlege of the music & a huge library of all sorts of music! but also appreciates Country.

Norma O'Hara Murphy

Presenter

Bony Mountain Radio was created to compliment Bony Mountain Festival - and support the Artists who perform. Norma presents a real mix of mostly Australian artists/Songwriters/Celtic Bands/Country Bands/new releases- Bush poetry-comedy Norma tries to feature artists & music you will not hear anywhere else! As well as some Aussie classics-

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL- REGIONAL ARTS FUND & QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT.

MARCH/APRIL NEWS UPDATE

We congratulate our new Mayor - Rockhampton born & bred, (Melissa Hamilton) & we wish Melissa & her new Council all the very best! this photo of our 2023 Mayor Vic Pennissi- & combined Wheatvale School Choir. Link to Bony Mountain Radio- http;//55.voscast.com;8588 copy this link! & tune in.

REGIONAL ARTS FUND

REGIONAL ARTS FUNDING

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT FROM -REGIONAL ARTS FUND FOR 2023 -IT WAS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED & ALLOWED US TO PUT ON ONE OF OUR BEST FESTIVALS!

SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL

MAYOR & COUNCILLORS -THANK YOU !

OUR LOCAL COUNCIL HAVE SUPPORTED US FROM DAY ONE! BACK IN 2011 THEY STEPPED UP WITH ADVICE-SUPPORT & WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL -IT IS VITAL FOR OUR EVENT- BOTH FOR NOW & INTO THE FUTURE.

OUR VOLUNTEERS- OUR HEADQUARTERS AT THE FESTIVAL

WE REMEMBER OUR PATRON- GRAHAM BUCHNER!

OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE GOLD! THE HEART OF THE FESTIVAL! SANDY & JUDE ON THE JOB .

Norma O'Hara Murphy

Presenter/consultant

It was Norma's dream to hold a Festival on her property & invite everyone! Well I guess that worked out! This very talented Australian needs no introduction to many country music fans in Australia having won several Gold Guitars, plus many other accolades. Still writing & recording but live performances are rare! Bony Mountain is one place you can always see Norma (live) - NORMA IN AMONG THE ROSES-IN WARWICK MAIN STREET.

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We had beautiful rain-since November- still raining now in February!  at Bony Mountain! great weather, and rain, beautiful rain! So the garden has gone mad- lots of birds, bottle brush flowering, honey myrtles, the birds are loving all that. Lots of garden jobs, plantings , mulching, the horses are going well, I have been involved in the battle for the brumbies, our poor old brumbies, cannot believe what is happening! But there are a solid group of us, all fighting hard!  I'm doing what I do, written a song (Kosciusko) also a video clip-to get the message out there. Available on Utube- (check it out) we try to educate people on what is going on? If you are interested go to my new web site-www.bonymountainbrumbies.com  It is much more than just about our Heritage horses, it covers the Pioneers, the History ,with stories & photos from the 1800s. I have two little Kosciusko mares, Brandy & Dolly- with Dolly due to foal soon.  All the dry & the bush fires seem so far away now! A field of poppies !