You know that feeling you get when Christmas has come and gone, after all the rushing here, there and everywhere - it's always a bit of an anti-climax to all the preparation that goes in beforehand, to realise that it's over in a flash.
To help you overcome any feelings of despondency you might be harbouring, along comes the iconic, internationally-recognised Woodford Folk Festival, just in time to bring some magic back into your life and to celebrate the dawning of a new year too.
It's Mythical - Image: Woodford Folk Festival FB page
Woodford Folk Festival, now in its thirty-first year, runs from 27 December 2016 to the 1 January 2017 - six wondrous days and nights of culture, music, arts and performance events featuring more than two thousand performers, thirty-five venues and four hundred and thirty-eight acts. There'll be concerts, dance, indigenous performances, theatre, comedy, film, street performances, visual arts, sustainability forums - something for everyone. A Festival, reflecting a broad demographic which consists of young party-goers, music lovers, families, community leaders, educators, students, entrepreneurs, artists, environmentalists, politicians, retired professionals and people of all kinds who find something to love and be part of at Woodford. A unique Festival that is also accessible to the deaf community.
Watch the YouTube clip for all the mysticism of one of the biggest festivals on the Sunshine Coast - a festival for all, children to adults.
Read what the 'People of Woodford Festival' have to say, it makes for tantalising reading and gives one the feeling that it's a magical Festival you have to participate in.
Preview this year's one hundred and thirty-two page Programme Book, which is your essential guide to the festival. This colour booklet is not only full of information but presents the philosophy, spirit and vibrancy of the festival, containing biographies and information about artists, performers, musicians, dance groups, speakers and other Festival participants.
Not all the workshops can be booked online - they're the kind of spur of the moment decisions, but the ones you can book for, click here. For the Visual Arts and Crafts Timetable, click here.
This has to be one of the most phenomenal Festivals ever - join over 100,000 people from all walks of life, in fantastic bars, cafes, restaurants and street festivals for fun, art galore, sensational food, top-notch performances and that unique sensation of being a part of something absolutely mind-blowing.