About the Muster

Muster Beginnings

When Jim Snow opened the first Bungendore Country Muster in 1986 he predicted a great future for the festival and he got it right. The Bungendore Country Muster has continued and in 2006 celebrated its 21st birthday. Last year a number of the original artists came back for our 30th festival.

The Muster is unique in that it is the only “all Australian” country music festival in Australia and has a core policy of existing for the betterment and benefit of the Bungendore community and Australian country music. All money raised during the festival goes to the local community and on improving the facilities for patrons.

The festival is held at the local show ground. Over the years, the Muster Committee has made improvernents; building a permanent stage and water tanks, and in 2007 assisted the local community in the installation of an 8 cubicle shower block. With patrons enjoying the atmosphere of staying at the showgrounds, this was a much needed improvement.