Founded in 1989, the Peterborough Folk Festival has been presenting free live music in the heart of our beautiful city for more than 20 years. An entirely volunteer-run endeavour funded primarily by the City of Peterborough, The Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation, the festival takes place over three days and present a range of events, activities and artists.
Best known for the free, day-long Saturday festival in Nicholls Oval – an eclectic and forward-thinking musical selection which showcases emerging Canadian artists, as well as a high-quality Children’s Village with lots of fun activities – the festival is so much more! An amazing selection of food is available for purchase – from roti to samosas, burgers to herbed lemonade, you can find it all at the PFF. An eclectic and delightful array of handmade articles, local businesspeople, and community groups display their wares. And throughout the weekend, a sense of leisure, community, and comfort where all generations and cultures meet and enjoy together in an outdoor setting by the banks of the Mighty Otonabee River.
In addition to the Saturday Free event, the festival also includes a kick-off concert at Market Hall on Friday and Sunday’s free D-I-Y Festival Day at Millennium Park by the Silver Bean Cafe. Sunday’s all about putting the folk in folk festival (that’s you!), with free hands-on instrument, music and movement workshops for adults and children, the Musical Petting Zoo, community performances, and not least: mass picnicking!
For directions, please follow this link.
For ticket information, please follow this link.
To learn more about our terrific Sponsors (or how to be one!), please follow this link.
To find out how you can submit as a performer for next year, please follow this link.
And to learn more about the PFF’s History (or contribute to our archives), please follow this link.