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2020 Winnipeg Folk Fest Tickets On Sale NOW!

December 2, 2019

Give the folkie in your life the best gift this winter with a 2020 Winnipeg Folk Fest ticket! Four incredible days of music, camping and fun with friends and family happening July 9 – 12, 2020 at our beautiful Birds Hill Provincial Park home. Starting today, you can buy tickets at Early Bird Prices online and over the…

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Get Involved with the Winnipeg Folk Festival

October 28, 2019

We are accepting applications for the Hand-Made Village, Food Vendors, Art & Animation Program and the Prairie Outdoor Exhibition. Share your craft with festivalgoers and apply today! Hand-Made Village Folk music festivals have a longstanding history of fostering the craft of traditional folk art. Our Hand-Made Village offers wares from the best collection of crafters…

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Shanley Spence – 2019 Winnipeg Folk Fest Session

October 17, 2019

Shanley Spence – Hoop Dance Darryl Buck – Music Filmed by Julie Epp, Jen Doerksen, Quincy Houdayer Edited by Winnipeg Folk Festival

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Relive the 2019 Winnipeg Folk Fest

September 10, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out and made this the best Folk Fest yet! See you July 9-12, 2020! Music: The Lone Bellow “Time’s Always Leaving” Thanks to our videographers Jen Doerksen, Julie Epp, Spencer Stanley, Joey Senft, Destiny Gulewich, Quincy Houdayer.

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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 Receives Clearwater Award

February 15, 2018

Last night, the Winnipeg Folk Festival was named the recipient of the 2018 Clearwater Award at the International Folk Music Awards held in Kansas City, Missouri. This honour is given to a festival that prioritizes environmental stewardship and demonstrates public leadership in sustainable event production. The International Folk Music Awards are the premier presentation of folk music…

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