Other useful info


At 560m above sea level Beechworth can experience a wide range of temperatures during Spring. Between day and night they range from an average of 9C (48F) at night to 22C (72F) during the day. Do bring warm clothing – just in case there is an unseasonable snowfall in the nearby Victorian Alps!


There is plenty of (free) parking along the sides of roads running through the Mayday Hills precinct and in the carparks outside the Bijou Theatre and behind the George Kerferd Hotel.  Several Disabled Parking spots, (for those with an official Disability Parking pass), will be available just outside the George Kerferd Hotel main entrance.


The George Kerferd Hotel is licensed. Please do not bring BYO alcoholic drinks onto the hotel grounds or hotel premises.  However, these restrictions do not apply to the Bijou Theatre or Mayday Hills Art Society venues or surrounds.


You are welcome to bring your pet as there are pet-friendly accommodation options in Beechworth. However, to ensure that all patrons can enjoy the the festival’s jams, picks and concerts please do not bring them onto the George Kerferd Hotel grounds or into any of the venuesBeechworth Boarding Kennels & Cattery are located a short distance from the festival site.

Disabled access

The Harold Whittaker Room, (our main venue), is located in the George Kerferd Hotel and is fully wheelchair accessible. The Bijou Theater is also wheelchair accessible. However, the rooms in the Mayday Hills Arts Society are not with one step on the ground floor, and a flight of stairs running to the upstairs venue.
There are disabled toilets in the foyer of the George Kerferd Hotel and there is disabled parking at the entrance to the George Kerferd.


Beechworth has a wide range of amenities for visitors. In addition to a large number of shops selling fabulous things like the famous Beechworth honey, jewellery, clothing, antiques, homewares and even gold!, this town has ATMS, hotels, breweries, many restaurants and take aways, a supermarket, newsagent, pharmacies, doctor’s surgeries, a small hospital, a vet, a petrol station, a hardware shop, op shops and bookshops.
See our Accommodation page for the wide range of accommodation options in the area.

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