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Knox Festival 2017

Knox Festival Info

The Expo ferris wheel and other rides at Knox Festival
Ruccis circus performers at Knox Festival

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March 2017

Wally Tew Reserve - Ferntree Gully (Melway 74 B5).
Saturday 10am - 10pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm,

They say that home is where the heart is and for the big hearted residents of Knox we invite you to enjoy two big days out and this year we joyfully celebrate under the theme Home Sweet Home.

Whether you live, work and play in Knox, this year’s festival promises a giant smorgasbord of fun, food and festivities. We have Circus to flip your tummy, a re-enactment village to send you back in time, interactive digital hubs, indigenous reptiles and live stages thriving with home grown talent. We can’t wait to see you there!

Transport options

Car parking is limited around the festival site, so taking public transport or riding your bike would be a great way to get to all the festivities.

Bike Valet Parking is available at the Knox Festival located inside the Lyndale Ct Entrance. Remember to drop off your completed passport from the Oppy Bike Ride for your chance to win a new bike!

The Knox Community Bus can take you straight from the Ferntree Gully Train Station to the festival between 10am and 5pm. Two wheelchairs per trip on the bus; however accessible parking is on site at the festival through the Burwood Highway gate. For bus times, here is the Community Bus timetable.

Tips for a great day out

  • It will be warm – remember sun screen and stay hydrated.
  • Take a screen capture of the Festival map for easy access to find your way around the site - View Knox Festival Map
  • Pets are welcome at the festival, and must be on leads at all times.
  • There will be face-painting – we mention because we all love some extra sparkle.

Ticket Prices

Children: $2.50
Family: $12
Concession: $3

Ride Prices

Rides will be operate Sat 10am – 7:30pm and Sun 10am – 5pm.

Under $5
Slide - $2
Chair o plane - $4
Under $10
Dumbos - $6
Dodgem Cars - $8 per car
Cup and Saucer - $6
Convoy Train Ride - $6
Alien Abduction - $8
Ferris Wheel - $6 or 4 for $20
Cliff Hanger - $8
$10 or over
Waterballs - $10
Extreme Thriller - $10


  • Twilight Cinema (Sat) will have limited food & drinks available until 10pm.
  • Additional Oppy Bike Packs and passports are available at the Bike Valet on site, Lyndale Crt Entrance.
  • This is an alcohol and smoke free event.
  • Torchlight Parade beginning at 9pm and arriving on site at 9:30pm. Police are assisting with traffic, but there may be delays.
  • Entry is for one day only.
  • First Aid and general assistance can be found near Station 12 on the Festival Map.

Volunteering at Knox Festival

Each year, Knox Festival is supported by a large number of student and community volunteers who help us deliver this event over the weekend. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at or by filling out our form Volunteer Form.

Stallholder Information

Stallholder Expressions of Interest for this year’s festival have closed, but we would love to hear from you if you are interested in future events, we would. Contact us at

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