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Tilba Festival 29 July, 2023, 9am-4pm

Join us again this year for a huge winter-warmer Tilba Festival.

29 July, 2023, 9am-4pm

Central Tilba is getting ready to put on a great day of entertainment and live music for locals and visitors alike.


Join us on Bate Street for a full day of live music, market stalls, an amazing array of food, traditional street games and great entertainment for the kids.

The Tilba Festival has been one of the best days out on the NSW South Coast for over 30 years and the highlight of the year for the Tilba District. The festival is a celebration of the heritage, local produce, and the creative and musical talent of this amazing community.

The Bate Street businesses come together with stallholders, food producers and entertainers to deliver a day that all the family will enjoy and remember long into the future.

Organised by a small group of enthusiastic local volunteers, the Festival is a not-for-profit community event. Proceeds from the Festival directly benefit the Tilba District through donations to local community groups.


Bate St, Central Tilba The Tilba villages are 15km south of Narooma and 19km north of Bermagui. Follow the Princes Highway from either direction and turn into the southern entry to Corkhill Drive. The Festival activities take over all of Bate Street in Central Tilba, and the surrounding roads are also closed to ensure everyone's safety. WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL? Follow the Princes Highway south from Narooma or north from Cobargo until you see the signs for Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba. Enter Corkhill Drive from the south. Follow Corkhill Drive a short distance to the Sports Oval for parking directions. WHERE DO WE PARK? Free parking, and shuttle bus, is provided at Tilba Tilba Sports Oval. There is no parking at Central Tilba. The road will be closed from Princes Highway/Corkhill Drive northern entry, through to Tilba Tilba village.

Cobargo Scouts will be coordinating parking on the Oval. They volunteer their time to do this for local events - please be respectful and follow their directions, and toss them a gold coin donation on your way out. OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES The first shuttle bus leaves Tilba Tilba Oval at 8.30am, ensuring you will arrive in time for the 9.00am Opening Ceremony. The festival closes at 4.00pm, and the last shuttle bus leaves the festival area at 4.30pm ACCESSIBILITY PROVISIONS Parking - there is disabled parking provided at the Sports Oval. Shuttle buses - two shuttle buses have wheelchair lifts, and are more useable by people with accessibility requirements. Festival grounds - The festival is held in Central Tilba's historic Bate Street. Central Tilba is a very old village and can be tricky to navigate with wheelchairs and strollers. The shop owners and local residents do their best to ensure pathways are smooth but we cannot guarantee that there won't be tricky spots. If you are a new visitor, please contact us to discuss any concerns. DOGS It pains us to say it, but, please leave your dogs at home when you come to the Festival. We LOVE our fur-babies in Tilba, but sadly NSW Legislation prohibits pets on the shuttle buses.


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