Turtlefest is a unique three day festival to be held in the beautiful town of Bellingen NSW to raise awareness & funding to support “George” and his friends. George is our festival mascot and he is the face of the local Bellinger River Snapping Turtle (Myuchelys georgesi) a species recently classified as critically endangered & who urgently needs our help.
As such, Turtlefest was hatched … proudly presented by Convergence Festivals & Nomad Operations & Events – Turtlefest has gathered some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, performers, scientists and Eco activists for a three day festival of music, arts, education and celebration.
Turtlefest is an eco-conscious, family-friendly festival, coinciding with the school holidays and October Long Weekend with serviced camping available on site in the picturesque festival Showgrounds … just a short 5 minute walk to the unique and eclectic town of Bellingen. Be sure to take some time out from festival activities to pop into one of the many boutiques or chill out at one of the hip cafes & catch up with some friendly locals.
Turtlefest promises to have something for the whole family: incredible live music and performance acts, workshops, a healing space, artisan markets, eat street, side show alley, Hatchlings kids zone, education hub, VIP guest speakers & much more.
Gather, celebrate all things Turtley and help create awareness & funds to support this worthy social enterprise initiative.
Bellinger River snapping turtle