Guitars are being packed and tents put away as the Port Fairy Folk Festival closes the 43rd installment.
With more then 100 performances from 450 artists across the weekend, music fans are returning to their homes happy despite enduring the Sunday night rain.
Warrnambool musician Cooper Lower has been overwhelmed by the reaction he has received at his first major festival.
"This has totally exceeded my expectations of crowd interaction and engagement," Lower said.
"I thought once that if you scaled the people you couldn't be as intimate but that idea has gone from my memory now, they were so responsive."
Fenn Wilson, the festival's Emerging Artist of the Year, said the crowds at the event had been wonderful.
"It's special to have a group of people paying close attention to what you do."
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