First Weekend in May

Booktown Festival

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The first weekend of May in Clunes

From slow, dusty and dry to a hub of ideas and the arts.

Along with author talks and panel discussions, festival-goers can discover the largest collection of rare, out-of-print and collectible books in Australia, go inside heritage buildings, listen to live music, watch street performers, enjoy local wines and produce while meeting and interacting with literature lovers from far and wide.

The Clunes Booktown Festival is all about celebrating books and the great conversations and big ideas that come from them. The Festival is turning the stereotype of rural towns on its head: from slow, dusty and dry to a hub of ideas and the arts.



Join the conversation during the first weekend of May in Clunes.

Ticket releases and program updated are announced via our email newsletter (sign up HERE). Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news and festival updates.

As usual, we strongly advise all guests intending to stay overnight to book their accommodation early. We’ve made it easy with a list of suggested accommodation options.

If you are traveling to the festival by train you can find our special V/Line train service timetable here along with other directions to the festival.

Still have a question? Then take a look at our FAQs or give us a call and we can help you.

See you on the 2nd + 3rd of May 2020 for an amazing Clunes Booktown Festival!


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Our Details​

Keep up to date with what’s on in Creative Clunes Inc – Clunes Booktown Festival,  Booktown On Sundays, Book Clubs Hub and Clunes Ceramic Award + Exhibitions – sign up today.

For all general enquiries please complete the Enquiry Form above. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone and post using the details below.

Telephone: +61 3 5345 3947

Street Address
Clunes Railway Station
70 Service Street, Clunes 3370

Postal Address
PO Box 287, Clunes, 3370