Last Sunday in August, Hurstbridge Village

Apply to Perform

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival offers many and varied opportunities for you to perform.

The Wattle Festival, as an event, does not as a general rule employ musicians nor entertainers.  Many of the traders in Hurstbridge do employ musicians to perform during the day of the festival.  If you wish to explorer this opportunity please visit and make contact with traders to ascertian their needs.

We do offer the opportunity to busk throughout the festival.  If you wish to take up this option, please contact us on 1300 141 446 and we will establish a site where you can perform.

Stage Performances
We have a stage which affords the opportunity for local school groups to perform.   If you are part of a school group or band, please contact us on 1300 141 446 or via email on

Best of Fest
Best of Fest is an amateur performer competition.
We offer free entry to performers of all types  for:

Best Act (limited vacancies) in two categories:
12 years old and under
12+ years old

First Prize – $150 Bendigo Bank Account

Best Festival Themed costume
Open to anyone who wishes to dress in “Wattle Festive” theme

First prize – $100 Bendigo Bank Account

To take part in this you need to complete the form and either email it to us or drop into the box provided at Bendigo Community Bank in Hurstbridge.

Click here to Enter:   BOF Registration Form 2017