THE success of steps to improve its waste management will be looked at as part of an extensive review of the 2019 Port Fairy Folk Festival.
Festival president John Young said his committee would meet in early May to discuss the event in depth.
"One thing we put a lot of work into this year was our waste management processes," Mr Young said.
"We had bin stations set up where festival patrons could put their waste in the appropriate bins rather than to just general waste.
"We also worked with Wannon Water to have water stations set up around the festival and the town.
"The other big initiative was to introduce reusable plastic cups in the Speak Easy bar. Last year we used 34,000 single use cups so we wanted to see if we could bring that number down.
"In the coming weeks we will get some data about the impact these initiatives had."
For two weeks following the staging of the festival on the Labour Day long weekend, patrons were able to go to the festival website and fill out a survey to give feedback about the event.
Mr Young said this feedback was an important part of the future planning process.
"It's great to get that feedback, it helps us put together a planning framework for the next year," he said.
"We didn't make a lot of changes to the festival this year. We reduced the length of stage one by five metres, which improved the amenity of that venue and we made some small tweaks to the Shebeen, which made for smoother people movement."
Mr Young said the setting up of the festival's main arena at Southcombe Park, a task with a large input from the volunteer construction crew, was made easier this year due to extra time allocated to this task.
The folk festival was given an extra week to set up thanks to a new agreement between the event, the Port Fairy Cricket Club and Moyne Shire Council.
"It took time pressures off the rigging crews putting up the bigger structures which was very important," he said.