The first time you hear someone yell “Happy Folk Fest!” followed by a roar of cheers that rolls across the campground, you’ll feel right at home.
The Festival Campground is a community of 6,000 that pops up in the middle of a prairie field for five days in July. It’s a wonderfully expressive environment created by all who participate. Campers make art and music, decorate their campsites (and themselves!) and share food, stories and experiences. It’s a beautifully organic community where life-long friends and lasting memories are made.
Campground shelters have been built with reclaimed materials and will be ready for you to use at the 2014 Festival! These shelters will be a great place to gather, meet your neighbours and find refuge from rain or the hot afternoon sun. Communal fire pits are being placed by these shelters so you can pick a tune on your guitars together ‘round the fire!
Many campers have a tradition of creating art, playing games, making music and hosting activities for fellow campers to participate in. These wonderful initiatives make our campground a unique experience and we love to see this creativity and engagement from our campers.
Every year, we accept proposals that help to create an environment that encourages a fun and safe experience. Have an idea that will amuse, inspire and enchant our campers while contributing to a healthy and positive campground culture? Click here to find out more about the Art & Animation Process application process.