Frances only books one or two acts per year. The vast majority of the weekend's program is brought to life through the involvement of everyone who comes. Here are a few ways you can get involved:

Turn Up

Bring instruments, dance shoes, singing voice or appreciative ears. Grab a drink and join an event. If you can't find one that suits you, start your own! Find out more about staying at Frances.

Exhibit Art

Throughout the weekend, there is an art exhibtion in the town hall supper room where visual artists can display work for sale. Apply online any time. Find out more.



The VFMC and Adelaide musicians offer a variety of folk dances and workshops. Check out the program for more details. 


During the weekend there are a number of blackboard concerts where you can put your name down to perform. It's worth checking the program for when these open as they tend to fill up fast.

Bring Your Band

Bandemonium is a competition for bands of four or more members. Each band has 30 minutes to do their stuff on the main stage. Apply online from the 1st December. Find out more.

Write A Song

Form a band on Saturday, write a song together, compete on Sunday. Welcome to the shenanigans that is the Mixed Grill. Find out more.



You can enter music competitions for fame and fortune. There are different instrumental and vocal categories catering to different experience levels. Enter online from the 1st of December. Find out more.

Run a Workshop

Frances has had an amazing variety of interesting and informative workshops over the years. If you have a skill or interest to share, apply online from 1st November. Find out more.


There are many jobs available, from MCing, to moving furniture to judging competitions to joining the management committee. If you would like to help out, send us an email.