Each year In the long weekend in March The Port Fairy Folk Festival is held. A great festival with both Australian and International artists enjoying what has now become one of Australia's premier music events. But a little known fact about the Festival is that the festival arena is constructed by local volunteers and a large majority of the money raised from it goes back into the Port Fairy community,supporting various organisations and businesses. An important example being the local hospital. I have been involved with the Folkie, as it's affectionately known for its duration, now as a photographer documenting both the acts and the arena construction but I can still remember with fond memories as a young lad when it originally started at the Gardens Oval on the back of a semi trailer. Everybody would link arms and form a huge circle on the football oval. We all danced while Heel and Toe, Heel and Toe was instructed over a microphone.