Festival News

Winnipeg Crankie Festival in Honour of Mitch Podolak

September 19, 2019

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous presents… The 2nd Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival In honour of Mitch Podolak Join us from November 8-10 at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church For tickets and more information visit crankiefestival.com Full Festival Passes can also be purchased at the Winnipeg Folk Festival offices located at 203-211 Bannatyne Avenue. A Message from…

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RIP Mitch Podolak

August 26, 2019

We are incredibly saddened to share that our founder Mitch Podolak has passed away. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. More than one of our founders, he was a father, a friend, a leader, a mentor, a true visionary. We owe so much of who we are to him. Our heartfelt condolences…

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Thank You

July 15, 2019

THANK YOU! This year, we exceeded 76,000 attendees to have the best attended four-day festival in our history! We couldn’t be the festival that we are without the help of our 2,800+ volunteers, artists, vendors, funders, sponsors, donors and all of you in attendance – so thank you all for making last weekend a truly…

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Winnipeg Folk Festival 50/50 Raffle

July 11, 2019

Thursday – A-3270018 – $5,850 – CLAIMED Friday – B-1722216 – $10,477.50 – CLAIMED Saturday – C-1901170 – $12,330 – CLAIMED Sunday – D-2248611 – $10,837.50 – CLAIMED Our 50/50 Raffle is back and new this year, you can also purchase tickets online at WFF5050.ca! Read below to see how it all works. We wish…

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The Ultimate Winnipeg Folk Fest Packing List

July 4, 2019

Whether you are coming out for the day or staying the whole weekend in one of our campgrounds we want to ensure that all you wonderful folkies are prepared for the big weekend! Run through the list below and make sure you’re ready to go. ALL FOLKIES Water bottle – Be sure to bring your…

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2019 Winnipeg Folk Fest Merch

May 30, 2019

Women’s T-Shirt – $33.00

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Winnipeg Folk Festival stage photo

2019 Daytime Schedules Announced

May 24, 2019

Who’s ready for workshops?! Our daytime schedules are LIVE including daytime concerts and of course, workshops. Below is just a little taste of all the incredible workshops you’ll come across at the 2019Winnipeg Folk Fest! My Hometown Friday, July 12 / Big Bluestem / 1:00 PM My Hometown workshop features four talented Canadian singer-songwriters joined…

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2019 STINGRAY Young Performers Program

May 9, 2019

The STINGRAY Young Performers Program has been helping hundreds of young artists from around the country gain the knowledge to start their musical careers for the past 20 years. Today, we are excited to share the incredible 2019 performers list! The young musicians selected will be mentored by artists from our current lineup and will play for a festival…

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2019 Prairie Outdoor Exhibition

April 24, 2019

Art at Folk Fest comes in all shapes and forms – from the music on stage to the creative wardrobe of the crowd – we welcome it all! We are very proud of the wonderful art installations that are part of our Prairie Outdoor Exhibition. Our theme for 2019 is Folk Fest Fauna – so…

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2019 Art & Animation Program

April 2, 2019

The Art & Animation Program is unique to the Festival Campground. Each year we take submissions for various art projects in hopes of bringing them to life in the campground. This year we’ve brought back some festival favourites and added some awesome new projects! We will be rolling out 6 per week for the next…

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