The Clunes Booktown Festival

Festival 4th-5th May 2019
Clunes, Victoria, Australia

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, maybe even take a horse and cart ride and try their hand in a scrabble tournament.

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 will be announced via our email newsletter (sign up below) and in our Facebook event.


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.

Clunes Booktown Festival