Preparations are underway to bring back the Uranquinty Folk Festival, with organisers confident they can find a way to hold the spring event safely.
At a meeting over the weekend, the committee decided on a plan A and plan B; to either run the festival as normal on the Labour Day weekend of October or to make adjustments depending on the health advice at the time.
President Heather Hunter said she was optimistic by spring, the region would be in a good position to welcome back the folk festival community.
"I'm fairly confident, by October the immunisation program will have been in full swing," she said.
"We've always got to be careful and there's always a possibility there could be a lockdown again ... if that happens we just have to accept that."
Ms Hunter said the festival program usually includes around 30 musicians, with about 200 campers heading down for a long weekend of music, dancing, a lamb spit by the fire and children's entertainment.
"It's a small festival but we cater for people who want to listen to music in a formal form, we also have folk dancing and we sometimes have a bit of rock 'n' roll at the end," she said.
"We have a lot of people who have been going for a long time, they love it because it's a smaller one, people know each other and even new people, we welcome them there."
The festival will be the event's 50th, and Ms Hunter said she was hoping to bring back musicians and attendees through the years as a reunion.
Committee member Scott Sneddon said they would spend the coming months booking as much as they could and preparing for potential restrictions.
He said the event usually included music across Saturday and Sunday including a dedicated women's concert to promote female musicians, as well as Monday night music at the Uranquinty Pub.
He said while many of the regulars had switched from tents to caravans through the years, the festival catered to people of all ages and drew visitors from across state borders.
Ms Hunter encouraged Riverina locals to come check the festival out when it returns to Uranquinty.
"You never know, they might end up being a regular," she said.