Festival Committee 

The Grafton Jacaranda Festival is run by a group of dedicated members who work 12 months a year to put together this world renowned festival. The running of a ten day festival is no small task, planning is undertaken by the committee, management committee and event sub-committees to continue Australia's longest running floral festival.

Management Committee

Festival President: Nicholas Buckler

Senior Vice President: Desan Padayachee

Vice President: 

Treasurer:Brennan Elks

Secretary: Amanda Ryder

Executive Member: Libby McPhee

Executive Member: Bruce Nelson

Executive Member: Zahli Stevens

Festival Manager: Mark Blackadder

Annual General Meeting 2021

AGM and Election of Office Bearers will be held on Tuesday 23 February at 5.30pm, Venue TBA. Festival members volunteers and supports are encouraged to attend.

All executive positions are declared vacant at the AGM. Nominations must be received by the Festival Manager seven (7) days prior to the AGM.

Here is a festival, which celebrates something which is quite magical … It is a combination of the simple natural elements of the blossoming of trees every year and the imagination of a town, to form something romantic and deeply felt, and which has also shaped the community’s identity for the past seven decades. Tradition and ceremony are central to the ‘good old-fashioned values’ of the festival, in a contemporary world of uncertain futures.

- Lawrence Johnston, Director, Once A Queen

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