Childers Festival 2022
Childers Festival 2022We’ve been going to the Childers Festival almost every year since it started. It’s good fun and there is always a really a great atmosphere. We like to get there early to beat the crowds and the middle of the day heat. Make sure you take a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. Wear a pair of good walking shoes and take cash. I always enjoy a bowl of Gourmet Calamari while listening to music on the main stage. I then browse the stalls while enjoying one of Mammino’s macadamia ice creams. The Childers Festival is a celebration of the people and heritage of Childers!
There are a range of unique events including old favourites like Sugar Mill and Cane Fire tours and Opera by the Lake, or new experiences in 2022 including a Feathers and Scales Tour and the Chilli Wing Eating Competition at Sunday's Festival Day!
When the highway closes on Sunday July 31st, Childers is transformed into an action-packed entertainment hub, hosting celebrity artists and headline acts, tribute performances and live music from every genre and decade.
The incredible markets will feature more than 300 stallholders where you can pick up a vintage treasure, sample local produce, admire hand-made gems and local arts and crafts.
Baby Feeding and Change Area:
The Australian Breastfeeding Association Childers Group feed and change tent will be located in Millennium Park in Crescent Street (behind the NAB and adjacent to the Children’s playground). There are also baby changing stations in the toilet facilities located in Millennium Park and at the Isis Cultural Centre on Churchill Street.
Getting to Childers Festival from Bundaberg
The Childers Region is within a comfortable driving distance from Bundaberg, located just 30minutes south along the A1 Bruce Highway. You may access childers via Goodwood Rd or Isis Highway from Bundaberg.
There are a number of parking options including St Joseph’s Primary School $10, Isis District State High School $5, Childers Showgrounds free of charge and a designated area at the corner of Lord and Crescent Streets for disabled parking only. Motorists are asked to consider residents, and are not to park in driveways. Police will be monitoring the situation throughout the day. Be prepared for a short stroll to the festival event from where you park.
PARK ’N’ RIDE
Services will be offered throughout Sunday 31 July between 9am and 3.30pm from designated parking areas and along the Bruce Highway. Please refer to the Festival Map for parking options and park’n’ride locations.
Bruce Highway Road Closure:
A small section of Bruce Highway and Churchill Street will be closed on Sunday 31 July from 5.30am to 5.30pm for the staging of the 2022 Childers Festival.
- Where: Heart of Childers
- When: July 31st
- Cost: Festival is Free to attend. Some events leading up to the festival are for paid patrons, with bookings essential.