This Festival has grown from the grassroots. An initiative of the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club, its managed entirely by volunteers.
Storytelling has always had a place at the Festival but this year, with the support of Storytelling Australia (Vic), the stories and the tellers shone bright.
Festivals are wonderful places to connect with others who share the same passion, build relationships and collaborations and plan fresh projects.
Here are three short videos to share some of the highlights for those who couldn't be there.
Stories by the Fire: hosted by Niki na Meadhra and Kate Lawrence for Storytelling Australia (Vic)
The launch of The Man from Ironbark and other Australian poems and stories: Dave Davies has been reciting verse and telling stories around camp fires for over 60 years
The Miller's Tale: The retelling of The Miller's Tale from the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer with Jackie Kerin, Simon Leverton and Danny O'Connell.