Hampton Festival ~ Music & Art

A Taste of creativity in the High Country!

The Hampton Festival is dedicated to promoting art in the community

For over 19 years, the exhibition has provided a platform for both established and up-and-coming visual, performance, vocal, and craft artists to showcase their work to a wide audience. The festival is committed to fostering further development of the arts in the local community and the Hampton Art Exhibition is an important way to support local talent.

The Hampton Festival is a platform for the diverse talents of both established and up-and-coming visual, performance, vocal, and craft artists from the High Country region.

The Hampton Art Exhibition, which has been a staple of the festival for 19 years, is an opportunity for artists of Hampton to showcase their work to thousands of attendees. 


Children’s Area ‘The Little Festival’

Children’s Art with Tinker Art
Llama Experience with Napoleon and Guinness by MK Tours
Did You Spot It – Bird Show
Bee Raw – Learn About Bees
Face Painting
Sand Play by Peadon’s Rural
Nature Play by Katie
Toy Area by Crows Nest Children’s Toy Library

Appreciate the diverse & unique artwork on display in the art pavilion

The pavilion features works from local and regional painters, sculptors, mosaic artists, and more. You will have the opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their inspiration and techniques. The artwork on display includes a variety of styles and mediums, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, some works are available for purchase, so you can take a piece of the festival home with you. So, be sure to make some time to visit the art pavilion and discover the artistic talent in the surrounding High Country.

2023 Musicians

Helen Pearson 10:00 -11:00am
Blues Excuse 11:15 – 12:30
The Hobsons 12:45 – 2:00pm
Kim 2:15pm – 3:30pm

Helen Pearson

Helen Pearson, on piano and vocals, is a local artist based in Crows Nest.  For Helen, art and music go hand in hand, and she ‘composes’ through drawing and painting.  As a self-taught musician who gravitated to piano in childhood and plays by ear, Helen began performing as a Solo artist in 2012, and plays a diverse range of covers. 

Blues Excuse

The Blues Excuse boys are veterans of the Hampton Festival stage and are returning with their distinctly groovy sound.

The Hobsons

The Hobsons are the soul of the Hampton Festival. They’ve been a part of the festival for many years, and celebrating our 20th year would not be right without the band that keeps your toes tapping, every year.

Kim McCartin & Band

Kim McCartin is local to the Toowoomba Region and has recently performed at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2022. Kim is so excited to come home and perform some of her beautiful tracks with her band, and help us celebrate the 20th Hampton Festival!

A fantastic line up of local & acclaimed live music will be on the main music stage at the Festival!

Spend a gorgeous Sunday in the High Country sitting back and relaxing in the lovely Hampton setting under the majestic blue gums, enjoying the fantastic live music and superb, locally made food and wine from one of the many featured regional restaurants and wineries.  

Set up your picnic or find a seat, grab something delicious to eat and drink and enjoy the day! What a great way to spend a lovely Sunday with family and friends.

A family friendly day where you can unwind, recharge and enjoy a fun filled event, celebrating local talents. There’s something everyone!