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Blog posts in June 2014.

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Q & A with…

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!

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A Message to Festival Campers

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.

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Take Your Taste Buds on a World Tour

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.

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Stuff for Kids at the Hand-Made Village

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.

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Meet the Wandering Minstrels!

Meet the Wandering Minstrels!

Manitoban musicians will be wandering the campgrounds and festival site to bring music to every corner of Folk Fest! They’ll be inspiring acoustic jams in the Festival Campground, so campers: bring your instruments to join along.

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Have a Ball in the Festival Campground!

Have a Ball in the Festival Campground!

Get ready to have some crazy-fun in the Festival Campground this July! We have animators who will be hosting exciting games for all ages to try their hand at.

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