Thursday Charity Day

Thursday’s Proceeds go to the charity: Hidden Harvest

Since 2001 the Illawarra Folk Festival has provided charity / non-profit organisations the opportunity to receive the benefits of the official opening day, Thursday, of the Illawarra Folk Festival.

The opening day includes a number of concerts from Midday to Midnight . It’s a great opportunity for folk who’ve not tasted the joy of a folk festival to get a sample for a mere $15 whilst supporting a worthwhile charity.

You can purchase tickets at the entry gate or online:    

Go to: Festival Only Entry – 1day & 2Day tickets – Adult Thursday

2020 Thursday Charity Recipient

Hidden Harvest: In a Nutshell

As a not-for-profit organisation, we upskill our community by giving them the tools and forks to tackle food waste and shape a sustainable food future.

We celebrate the ignored, overlooks or surplus (by-) products of our food system. With our regular pop-up events, we facilitate the big conversations about food waste in a fun and lively setting, where all are welcome! Essentially, the HH fam reaches out to the community with great food that wouldn’t normally make it on the plate. By doing this, we hope to activate #MoreTasteLessWaste decisions in people’s everyday routines. Part of the food waste solution requires an ongoing conversation with our community about their relationship to food and the food waste issue. Hidden Harvest does this by bringing communities together through pop-up events and workshops that creatively engage and empower our community to make more conscious decisions in their daily food routines.


Previous recipients of support from the Thursday Charity Day

• 2019 – Bulli Surf Life Saving Club & Need a Feed
• 2016 – The Disability Trust and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (through combined Rotary Clubs of Illawarra)
• 2015 – Cystic Fibrosis NSW
• 2014 – The DENNY Foundation
• 2013 – Wollongong Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
• 2012 – Cancer Council
• 2012, 2011 – Greenacres Disability Services
• 2011 – Sandon Point Surf Life Saving Club – Nippers
• 2010 – SCARF
• 2010 – Bulli Primary School
• 2013, 2009 – APHEDA Union Aid Abroad
• 2009 – Wollongong Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
• 2008 – Oxfam (through the kids at Smiths Hill High School)
• 2008 – Leukaemia Foundation
• 2007 – Bulli Uniting Church’s Weberek East Timor Appeal
• 2007 – Camp Quality
• 2006 – Michelle Radford Appeal
• 2006 – Bulli Uniting Church’s Weberek East Timor Appeal