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Festival of Snags FAQs

  1. What day and time is the festival?

The Festival of Snags is being held on Saturday 30 November 2019, from 12pm – 10pm (AEDT).


  1. Where is the festival being held?

The Festival of Snags is taking place at the Mudgee Showground. The entrance is at 59 Douro St, Mudgee, NSW, 2850. 


  1. Is this an all-ages event? Can I bring my children? 

Yes, all ages are welcome! There will be lots of fun for the little ones (and us big kids too) and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. 


  1. Are kids allowed all day?

Yes, this is an all ages, family friendly event and kids are allowed all day. There are licensed areas throughout the festival where anyone under the age of 18 or without a wristband will not be served alcohol. 


  1. Do I need to purchase an entry ticket or register my attendance for the Festival of Snags? 

Nope! This is not a ticketed event and entry is free. Head to the Festival of Snags Facebook event page to register your interest.


  1. Can I leave and come back?

Entry to the Festival of Snags is free. If you wish to leave the event and come back at a later stage you’re welcome to do so, subject to the conditions of entry.


  1. What happens if it rains? 

There is limited shelter at the festival grounds, so we recommend bringing an umbrella or raincoat if it looks like it might rain. For updates on the day of the festival, check the Festival of Snags Facebook event page.


  1. Is transport available?

Festival attendees are reminded to drink responsibly and arrange suitable transport to and from the event. Hail & Ride shuttle services will also be available from 3.30pm – 10pm on the day. $5pp return (cash only). Head to the Ogden’s Coaches Facebook page for details.


  1. What will happen at the festival?

We’ve worked closely with the local council and tourism board to bring the Festival of Snags to life. The day promises to be a whole lot of fun, with local food and beverages, all sorts of snag-related shenanigans, and plenty of exciting activities for the kids. For updates, check out the Festival of Snags Facebook event page or head to


  1. Where can I find the festival program?

The Festival of Snags program and event map will be displayed on light poles at the festival, and is also available at and via the Festival of Snags Facebook event page.


  1. What is this all about?

The humble snag has long become one of Australia’s favourite foods! As part of Wotif’s Festival of Wot initiative, Aussies had the chance to nominate and vote for their favourite festival and Mudgee won – a nod to the region’s highly regarded butchers.


  1. What should I bring?

You’ll need your photo ID (if you want to have a drink at one of our designated licensed bar areas), your EFTPOS or credit card, cash for activities and stalls, sun protection (slip, slop, slap!), insect repellent, and an umbrella or raincoat if it looks like it’s going to rain (as the festival will be outdoors). You might also want to bring a picnic rug for your lunch (to really embrace the backyard barbecue vibe). And definitely bring your phone or point-and-shoot camera, because there will be LOTS of great (and hilarious) photo ops.


  1. What should I leave at home? 

The Festival of Snags is a fun and safe community event – but we’ll need your help to keep it that way! This means you won’t be allowed to bring the following onto festival grounds: Drinks of any kind (except for sealed or empty water bottles), outside food (don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of delicious food inside!), pets (other than assistance animals), tents, eskies, alcohol or drugs, skateboards, rollerblades, roller shoes, frisbees, drones, weapons (including pocket knives or any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon), fireworks, goods for unauthorised trading, goods with unauthorised festival logos, items that may cause offence or any other flammable, dangerous or suspicious items.


  1. Can I bring my own food and drink?

The Festival of Snags is all about celebrating Mudgee’s incredible local food, wine and produce, and supporting local businesses. A big part of the fun will be sampling all the local delicacies at the many food and drink stalls. In the spirit of the day, no outside food or drink will be allowed but can be purchased on the day at the festival. 


  1. What sausages are available?

Thanks to some of the region’s best local butchers, including S&S Meats, Let’s Meat, Mudgee Lamb, Perry Street Meats and the award-winning Gulgong Butchery. There will be a range of classic and creative flavours including classic beef, lamb, honey & rosemary, a special Mudgee Brewing Company beef with caramelized onion & tomato and plenty more! We’re also providing the ultimate selection of toppings at the Pimp Your Snag’ station in collaboration with Milnes of Mudgee.  


  1. Outside of snags, what other food options are available today?

A heap of other food options will be available on the day, including food trucks and stalls from Smokin Bro & Co, Bank Corner Wine & Gelato Bar, Pizza on Wheels, My Thai Mudgee, Kookaburra Estate Farm Kitchen and Milnes of Mudgee.


  1. What local produces and wineries will be there on the day?

Enjoy the finest local wine, brews and produce from the likes of, First Ridge Wines, Mudgee Brewing Company, Linda's Original Sweet Chilli Relish and plenty more.


  1. Are there conditions of entry?

Conditions of entry will be visible throughout the festival. Any bag/s you bring in will be subject to safety and security checks and any prohibited items will be confiscated. Individuals under 18 years of age will not be served alcohol, but they can buy as many snags as they want. Children under the age of 12 must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian and not be left in interactive areas by themselves. The festival will be full of fun and interactive games and you may be required to sign a waiver if you wish to take part.


  1. Is the site accessible for people with restricted mobility?

Yes, the site is fully accessible. If you or someone you’re attending the festival with has special needs, please get in touch with us at prior to the event so we can help make sure your needs are met. Accessible parking and drop-off zones are available at the Mudgee Showgrounds.


  1. Where should we park? 

Free parking is available on the roads surrounding the Mudgee Showground. 


  1. Is smoking allowed? 

No. The Mudgee Showgrounds and the Festival of Snags are smoke-free.


  1. Are animals allowed? 

Unfortunately, no pets or animals will be allowed at the Festival of Snags. The only exception is assistance animals.


  1. Will there be seating? 

Yes, there will be tables and chairs throughout the festival grounds. But it’ll be a great day for a picnic, so we recommend bringing a picnic rug or you can purchase one on the day via the Wot Shop with all profits going to 200 Bales.


  1. Will there be photographers at the festival?

Yes, a professional photographer, videographer and potential media will be at the festival. Photographs and video footage taken on the day may be used for future promotional purposes.


  1. Will first aid be available? 

Yes, a first-aid service is available near the festival entry gates.


  1. Is there an information desk?

Yes, there is an Information Point located near the festival entrance, outside the Taste Mudgee Hall to help festivalgoers make the most out of their day. Competition registrations will also be made here for those interested in taking part.


  1. Is there a cloakroom?



  1. Is sunscreen available?

Yes, there is sunscreen available at the first aid station but be sure to slip, slop & slap before you arrive at the festival.


  1. Is free water available at the festival?

Yes, there are several water stations situated throughout the festival grounds. Please refer to the festival map for specific locations. 


  1. Is there a parent’s room?

Yes, there is an area reserved for parents, please speak to festival crew for assistance.


  1. Can I buy products from exhibitors on the day?

Absolutely! Local producers will be selling a range of gourmet food, beverages and snags for you to enjoy on the day or take home. Please take note that any full bottles or cartons of alcohol you purchase will need to be delivered to your nominated postal address. If you’d like a drink on the day, pop over to one of the licensed bars. 


  1. Will the Festival of Snags have EFTPOS facilities? 

Some exhibitors may have EFTPOS facilities and there will also be an ATM available onsite. For further details please check with festival crew at the information desk.


  1. How can I purchase a raffle ticket for the meat tray? How can I give a gold coin donation?

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day and donations will be taken by roaming Lions Club members.


  1. How can we enter the Wotif Snag a Holiday promotion?

Speak to a festival crew member at the Information Point to fill in your details on the iPad and you’ll automatically go into the draw to win a $3,000 Wotif holiday. T&Cs apply. Winner is determined at random via a draw. To read the T&Cs visit


  1. Is the inflatable obstacle course for kids and adults? Is there a height restriction?

The inflatable obstacle course is open to all and there is no age restriction. Festival crew will be monitoring this throughout the day, however please be respectful of other people, especially children.


  1. Can I leave my kids in the Chipolatas Kid Zone? 

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the festival. 


  1. Are there age and height restrictions with the Games of Snags?

Yes, various age and height restrictions apply. Please read the game rules on display near the games arena before taking part or speak to a festival crew member.


  1. Where should I stay in Mudgee? 

Mudgee has lots of fantastic places to stay! Check out our top accommodation options here.


  1. I’m coming for the weekend. What else is there to do in Mudgee? 

More than you can shake a snag at! Check out Wotif’s Insider’s Guide to Mudgee on the Wotif Insider blog for local tips on the best things to eat, drink, see and do. Did we mention eat?


  1. Is Wotif providing discounted hotel deals/travel options for the festival?

We sure are! When you book your Mudgee accommodation, make sure you use this coupon code on the checkout page: MUDGEE15. It’ll take an extra 15% off select standalone accommodation! It’s available to use on select Mudgee, NSW accommodation.  Book between 10 October – 30 November 2019 for stays between 27 November – 4 December 2019. Maximum savings $150. Coupon offer T&Cs apply*.


*Festival of Wot? Coupon Offer: Book a qualifying Pay Now standalone eligible hotel between 10 October – 30 November 2019 for stays between 27 November – 4 December 2019. Enter coupon code ‘MUDGEE15’ at checkout page. Offer applies to select prepaid hotels only. Maximum saving of $150 AUD. The coupon code entitles you to 15% off the price of the relevant accommodation booking before the application of any taxes, applicable fees or additional costs. While supplies last. The coupon code may not be used or combined with other discounts, coupons, promotions or special offers in the same booking. Coupon terms and conditions apply []. Subject to availability and accommodation selections made. Blackout periods and minimum lengths of stay apply for some properties. All booking subject to booking terms and conditions.