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.
Festival President: Nicholas Buckler
Senior Vice President: Desan Padayachee
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