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Frances Folk Gathering

Frances Folk Gathering

Take the back road and discover Frances on the border of South Australia and Victoria.


Thousands descend on the town for three days every February to enjoy and participate in the annual Frances Folk Gathering. This unique, interactive event features music awards, workshops, song writing, dancing and poetry; the focus isn’t only on viewing the performances, everybody is encouraged to join in.


The historic Frances Hotel is the epicentre of the Folk Gathering and is a good place to stop for a drink and a meal any time of year or stay the night in one of their motel rooms. Self sufficient travellers can setup at the Frances Recreation Reserve.


The spacious Frances Recreation Reserve is the sporting and community hub.


Visit on Saturday during Winter and experience the excitement of a local footy and netball game. Sit back in Summer and enjoy cricket or tennis. Features include: oval, tennis courts, netball courts, clubrooms, bowls club, War Memorial and toilet block.


This is a community run facility which welcomes travellers. There is access to toilet facilities and some amenities. If you are staying at this site we encourage you to help keep it clean, and please visit and support the town.