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About the Melbourne Holland Festival

The Holland Festival will be held on the 7th March 2020 from 10am to 6pm

The Holland Festival was held in Melbourne each year for 40 years until 2014. After a hiatus of three years, the Holland Festival returned in 2017, managed by The Holland Festival Inc, a Not-Profit Association.

About The Holland Festival Inc

The Holland Festival Inc is an incorporated “not-for-profit” association created with the sole purpose of operating a cultural festival for the benefit of the community, including people of Dutch heritage and to raise funds for charitable purposes including Rotary community service projects.

The Holland Festival Inc. is managed completely by volunteers.

The Holland Festival Inc.  has a Working Committee that operates the Festival and is made up of Rotarians plus selected invitees all of whom are volunteers.

The Net Proceeds from the Festival will benefit local charities and not for profit organisations, as well as worthy community groups.

About the Rotary Club of Casey

The Rotary club brings together people of passion, diverse experiences, and perspectives to exchange ideas and take action. They work to empower, educate, and develop youth, to build goodwill and understanding between cultures, communities, and countries. Through these initiatives, Rotary aims to promote peace, resolve conflicts, prevent and treat disease, improve sanitation, improve maternal and child health, and to develop economies and communities.

​In 2017 members of Rotary formed The Holland Festival Inc. to return the Holland Festival back to Melbourne and 2017 saw the first festival  under the management of THFI.

About the Venue

The Holland Festival will be held in Akoonah Park in the eastern suburbs of  Melbourne. Akoonah Park is is also known as the Berwick Showgrounds in the City of Casey in Melbourne.

The showgrounds have been developed by a team of volunteers to provide facilities for the Berwick Agricultural Society and recreational facilities for the community. The park is available for hire for markets, festivals, and other community and special events.

Akoonah Park is working with the Holland Festival Committee to deliver a safe and clean event for attendees.

Tickets can be purchased online and stored in mobile phones or printed. They will be scanned for entry at either of the three entrance Gates for swift access to the festival.

Tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card on the day of the festival, but the best (and least expensive) way, and to skip the queues at the Ticket Booth, is by purchasing tickets online.

2020 Tickets

Ticket Type Ticket Cost Discount
Adults
$20
Early Bird Discounts of 25%, 20% or 10%
Seniors
$15
Early Bird Discounts of 25%, 20% or 10%
Students - over 12
$5
Early Bird Discounts of 25%, 20% or 10%
Children - 12 & under
Free
N/A
Groups of 30 or more
$10 per person
No Discount
Kermis (Carnival) Wristband
$5
No Discount

Early Bird Discounts of 20% will be available for tickets purchased prior to midnight 28th Feb 2020

Online Discounts of 10% will be available for tickets purchased from 1st March and prior to midnight 7th March 2020

A kids Kermis (Carnival) Wristband is $5 for unlimited Carnival rides from 10.30am to 6pm (no discounts for buying online)

 Please read the Festival’s Terms and Conditions prior to purchasing a ticket

Parking and Public Transport

Parking is available on site at the Berwick Showgrounds. Entry to the car park from Cardinia st. & from Princes Hwy Outbound 

Those wishing to use public transport are advised to catch a train to Berwick or Beaconsfield Railway Station and use taxis or Uber to get to Akoonah Park. An estimate of the fare is approx $6 – 10, (not including surge rates).

Alternatively, Pakenham bus 926 has a stop outside Akoonah Park.

Childrens Carnival (Kermis)

Parents are able to purchase a Kermis Wristband for their children, which allows unlimited access to the rides in the Kermis.

Tickets are available online or at the Information Booth inside the festival.

Festival FAQS

Have a stress-free festival when you know the ins and outs.  FAQS