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Childers Festival day – what you should know

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The Childers Festival will be full of food, fun and festivities when it comes back to the region this Sunday.

If you plan on heading out to the Childers Festival for a day of fun, food and festivities on Sunday 30 July, here's some things you might like to know.

What are the opening times of Childers Festival?

Childers Festival market day runs from 9 am to 3.30 pm in Churchill Street.

Sunday festival parking

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.

Road closures

A section of Bruce Highway / Churchill Street will be closed on Sunday 30 July from 5.30 am to 5.30 pm for the staging of the 2023 Childers Festival.

Traffic will be diverted as follows:

  • SOUTHBOUND – Via Broadhurst, Macrossan and Stewart Streets
  • NORTHBOUND – Via Taylor St, Thompson Road and Broadhurst Street
Childers Festival map
A map of the Childers Festival for 2023.


No pets are allowed on the event site with the exception of assistance animals.

On Sunday 30 July, Red Collar Rescue Inc will be onsite at the Childers Showgrounds offering a dog minding service so your furry friend can be cared for while you attend the festival.

This is a fee service available between 9 am and 3.30 pm.

Will I need to bring cash?

Yes, some vendors will only accept cash.

There are bank ATMs located in Churchill Street and portable ATMs in Crescent Street over the weekend.

Is the festival wheelchair friendly?


Baby feed and change area

The Australian Breastfeeding Association Childers Group feed and change tent will be located in Millennium Park in Crescent Street.

There are also baby changinf station in the toilet facilities located in Millennium Park and at the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street.


Toilets with facilities for the disabled are located inside the Isis Cultural Centre, 49 Churchill Street and at Millenium Park.

Toilet trucks will also be located in North Street outside the Neighbourhood Centre and in Crescent Street at the rear of the carpark near Stage One.

things to know
The annual Childers Festival is back on again this weekend.

I have dietary requirements, will there be food for me?

There will be an extensive range of food vendors throughout the festival catering to all dietary requirements.

Can I leave Childers Festival and re-enter later in the day?


Find out more on the Childers Festival FAQs page here.

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