When is it on?

In 2019 it is on Easter Saturday April 20th.  There is entertainment from 9 to 4 including:

  • Street Fair with roving entertainers and market stalls from 9 to 4
  • Music Stages from 10 to 4
  • Kids Zone from 9 to 4

Where is it held?

The Festival is held in the historic towns of Central Tilba & Tilba Tilba on the South Coast of NSW.  Use the Map to see the location and get directions.

Is there a fee for entry? How can I buy a ticket?

Yes. Proceeds from the fees pays for things like insurance, infrastructure and entertainment. Any excess is either re-invested into updating infrastructure and/or donated to local charities.

Fees in 2019 are:

Adults $15
Concessions $5
Family with 2+ kids $30
Kids 16 and under Free

You can use the Book Now button on the web site or Facebook page to get your tickets in advance.  This will enable you to use the Fast Lane when entering.

If you book on line in advance the Adult and Family entry is slightly cheaper but a booking fee will be added. You will still pay slightly less on line.  $5 entry does not attract a fee.

Can I have a stall?

Stall places are very popular but there are currently a few left.  Go to the Stallholders page.  You will need to read the 3 documents there, then print and complete an application form then send to festivaltilba@gmail.com.

What sort of stalls are there?

This year we have a great selection of boutique businesses showcasing our local food and wares.  Almost all the stalls are from the Eurobodalla or Bega shires and make their own goods.  The quality of all food and wares is very high.  As the Festival is a plastic free event we offer reusable bags for sale at the Dromedary Hotel stall.

See the Map complete list of stalls, with details and links to their own FB page (where available).

Can I join in the games?

Yes please.  We run 4 different competitive games on the day, some of them have heats throughout the day.

Games are

  • Cheese Rolling
  • Boot Throw
  • Egg Toss
  • Donut Eating.

Game times are on signs around the town and on the Map.

Make sure you put your name down on the games sheet, which includes conditions of entry.

To see the T&Cs, click here.

Download Games Rules

What entertainment is there on the day?

There are:

  • three music stages running from 10 to 4
  • fun, old fashioned competitions in the street
  • CWA demonstrations in the Small Hall
  • demonstrations and music in the Big Hall
  • a Kids Zone with food, drinks, activities and games
  • reptile awareness shows,
  • maypole for kids and the young at heart
  • roving street entertainers and buskers.

Check out the interactive map for locations of all attractions.

Can I drive there?

The main street of Central Tilba is closed for the day.  Access to the Festival is via Corkhill Drive, off the Princes Highway.  There is parking at both north and south ends of Corkhill drive, and a free shuttle bus to take you to the Festival entry point.

Location of the car parks is shown on the interactive map.

Is there Internet?

Telstra service is good around the town and Optus is also fair, however there are some black spots.  You can go to the Cheese Factory and the Tilba Sweet Spot for free Wi-Fi.

Can I get cash?

There is very limited access to cash in Central Tilba on the day. There is no ATM.  The Cheese Factory and Tilba Sweet Spot are happy to give cash out with purchases.