Canadian Concert For Human Rights
“We are thrilled to work with an organization whose values are so well aligned with our own,” said Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Director Chris Frayer. “The folk music genre has always been steeped in the pursuit of equality for all and it was with that in mind that we put together this diverse line-up of incredibly talented Canadian artists.”> Continue Reading
And Your Winning Raffle Numbers Are…
We had some fabulous prizes up for grabs in the 2014 Winnipeg Folk Fest raffle. Here are the lucky winning numbers:> Continue Reading
We want to hear from you!
The Winnipeg Folk Fest is interested in your opinions on your festival experience this year. The information you provide will help the Winnipeg Folk Fest build upon its successes and make improvements where necessary.> Continue Reading
Want to Win an Eco-tour in Costa Rica?
Buy a raffle ticket at Folk Fest and you could end up holidaying in Costa Rica! The incredible Cost Rica Quest for Two is the top prize in this year’s outstanding raffle.> Continue Reading
Q & A with…
We got the chance to ask a few Folk Fest performers about folk music and their thoughts on Winnipeg. Read on to hear from David Myles, Oliver Swain’s Big Machine, Grace & Tony and Baskery!> Continue Reading
A Message to Festival Campers
It’s difficult when something that has felt like a tradition has changed. We understand that the Castle Boys not being a part of the Festival Campground marks that kind of a change for some people at the Winnipeg Folk Fest.
The Festival Campground has always been a place where creativity shines through self-generated, participatory projects and events. Years back, we began giving festival passes to people who were creating wonderful art and contributing positively to the campground culture as a gesture of thanks, and the Art and Animation Program was born. The popularity of the program has been steadily growing and we receive many great creative project ideas for the campground every year. With this growth we have remained committed to keeping the Art and Animation Program in line with the festival’s roots and genuine creative spirit. Because we value inclusiveness, we wanted to share the limited passes that we have to give away with the most projects possible and not grant the majority of these passes to one animation group when there were so many creative projects worth supporting.> Continue Reading
Take Your Taste Buds on a World Tour
The musical global village is well represented at the Winnipeg Folk Fest with artists from across the planet travelling to Birds Hill Park for the annual event. That international focus isn’t just reflected on stage, but also in the menus of our many food vendors who offer more than two-dozen different cultural cuisines and regional specialties that will have festival goers taking their appetites on a world tour.> Continue Reading
Stuff for Kids at the Hand-Made Village
Yes, the children’s area at the Winnipeg Folk Fest is the heart of where kids of all ages go for fun, but we haven’t forgotten about them over in the Hand-Made Village where there are several artisans specializing in youth-oriented items.> Continue Reading