The Cooma Monaro Shire Council has implemented a management strategy for the Badja Reserve (the Junction). Part of the Council’s strategy involved closing off a portion of the reserve to vehicles and caravans. The Council did accept however, that the area should be made available for visitors to the Numeralla Folk festival. In line with this the Cooma Monaro Shire Council have advised that for the Numeralla Folk Festival they plan to open the Badja campground from Friday afternoon on the 15th January until Monday morning on the 1st February.
This is the website for the Numeralla Folk Festival, which we affectionately refer to as 'the little festival with the big heart'.
The Festival is held annually over the Australia Day long weekend, and there is no charge for camping or entertainment.
Highlights of this homespun festival are the Bush Dances on Saturday and Sunday nights and the Blackboard Concert, where seasoned professionals and budding artists can chalk their name up to play a couple of songs, recite a poem, spin a yarn or entertain the crowd in any creative way.
You might also like to amble about the Country Markets on Sunday morning to pick up a bargain, hear some homespun bluegrass music or have a cuppa.
Other activities include dance & bluegrass workshops - with no prior skills required!