Welcome to the Peterborough Folk Festival, where music, food, craft and visual arts come together under the sky at Nicholls Oval. Make sure to take a stroll through the artisan village, speak to
the vendors and see their lovely hand-made goods up close. It’s a great opportunity to make a personal connection to some of the talented crafts-people in our community – see their creations, ask questions
and get some valuable insight into the work that they produce. We pride ourselves on bringing together
a diverse selection of locally-made items, and we are sure you will find something special to take home as a memory of a great day of music, art and community.
Artisan Village Coordinators, Alana Farmer and Jeff Macklin
2012 Food Vendors
Help the festival go waste-free: pick up your reusable dishes ($2 deposit) from our Green Station in the Food Village. You can refill your water bottles there too!
Flying Chesnut (Shawn Adler)
A returning festival favourite! Indian tacos with Grey County-raised beef, vegetarian Indian tacos, dessert tacos.
Back by popular demand –rotis & more!
Enjoy fresh-roasted coffee, Travis’ fresh-squeezed lemonade, iced coffee made from scratch. Environmentally-friendly, ethical, small-batch roasters. Bio-degradable packaging. kyotocoffee.ca
McFarlane’s Hotdog Cart
All-beef hotdogs, Debrezini mild sausages and Yves jumbo veggie dogs; a wide assortment of toppings and refreshments as well.
The Taste of Russia
Authentic, Eastern European cuisine: cabbage rolls, potato-cheese perogies, apple dumplings and more! tasteofrussia.ca
*Sadly, Night Kitchen has had to withdraw from the festival because the wood-fired pizza oven they were planning to debut at the festival will not be ready in time! But you can pick up a slice on Hunter St E on your way to the after-party at the Montreal House on Saturday night!
Food vendors: we now have an open spot in our Food Village! If you’re interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Amedaya Natural Bodycare
Vanessa Saunders founded Amedaya Natural Bodycare in February 2012 when, as a new mom, she wanted to create a business with a conscience that would help people earn income from home. All of her bath & body products are natural, hand-made and lovingly-crafted in her Kawartha Lakes studio. She invites you to host a free spa party, and also welcomes others to join her team. amedaya.com.
Art By Gaia
Gaia’s art presents an array of colourful and meaningful images that focus on healing and natural spiritual themes. Her display includes original paintings, various-sized prints and a collection of eco-friendly, art medallion jewellery. artbygaia.com
Barks & Wags Unlimited
We hand-make wonderful, uniquely-braided leather leashes, collars and accessories for the well-dressed dog. We will also personalise collars or leashes by adding your dog’s name and phone number to ensure your pet will find its way home if lost!
Blacklock Longboards is a small independent longboard company based out of Southern Ontario. Each one-of-a-kind deck is hand-crafted from solid wood and sourced from local saw mills. The decks are uniquely silk-screened and embossed with your name. No two are alike! blacklocklongboards.ca
Burnin’ Beads by Kira
Hand-made glass beads and jewellery. burninbeads.com
the BUS boutique
The BUS boutique features a unique collection of fashion and accessories, hand-crafted from upcycled knits; including skirts, ponchos, jumpers, hats, headbands, moccasins, arm warmers, wrist cuffs, belts and peace flags. The BUS boutique began when my partner and I decided to head to Canada’s west coast in our turquoise school bus, a 1988 Bluebird, fuelled by used veggie oil. thebusboutique.blogspot.com
Earth Tones Studio
John Proctor lives in Haliburton, ON. He builds drums and teaches workshops on making Djembe, Taiko, Ashiko and frame drums, as well as percussion instruments crafted from hard-shelled gourds. Making musical instruments from recycled materials is a current passion. He also facilitates drumming and soundscapes for those who respond to the call and the dance of the drum beat. EarthTonesStudio.ca
Ethical lifestyle alternatives for the whole family. Hand-crafted housewares, clothing from organic textiles and hemp, cloth diapers and reusable menstrual products are a few of our favourites. This is our 11th year at the festival! ecomum.com
Fierce Deer offers uniquely-designed jewellery that walks the line between eclectic and whimsical. Kate Swan designs her work in a dimly-lit attic using feathers, brass, antlers, antique charms, reclaimed fabric and vintage lace. Each piece is made with love under the watchful eyes of her albino kitten, August Blonde. etsy.com/shop/FierceDeer
Hand-dyed scarves and hand-made felt accessories, including purses, scarves, baby booties and jewellery. Creating by hand has always been a part of my life as well as an insatiable desire for accessories. Pursuing the art of hand-spinning led to the new world of felting. I love the magic of taking wool and transforming it into a new medium, which can translate into many different forms. I seek to create items as individual as the recipient.
The Funky Clothesline
Dolphin and Gaia Orion bring forth their artistic talents to create a full line of unique, hand-dyed and painted clothing. Fun, bright and colourful is one way to describe the array of dresses, tops, shorts, yoga pants, infant-wear and more. Personalized drawings on the clothes can be requested at the booth.
The Impatient Snail
The Impatient Snail offers all-natural, homemade soap, lip balm and salve, made with organic, local ingredients whenever possible. We have remedies for anything from bug bites, poison ivy and acne to eczema, psoriasis and external ulcers. Upcycled, hand-made clothing and accessories including artwork are available but everything is one-of-a-kind, so come early! Hand-carved wooden plugs and hemp jewellery also available and all unique! theimpatientsnail.com
The Inspired I
Hand-made wire jewellery, soap, wall hangings and jewellery trees. facebook.com/TheInspiredI
Jackson Creek Press
I’ve been making things in my small letterpress shop since 2005. I use an FAG Standard TP550 proofing press and and 1890 Ben Franklin Gordon platen press. Everything is hand-printed, either hand-cranked or foot-treadled. Jacksoncreekpress.ca
Kathryn Orok Designs
Kathryn creates colourful items by using upcycled materials whenever possible, rescuing old sweaters, clothing, and linens, and re-imagining them into new creations. All items are hand-made with attention to detail and the love of creating something wonderful. kathrynorok.etsy.com
I am currently a university student studying Fine arts at Bishop’s University in Quebec. I was born and raised in Peterborough and I am hoping to get my name and art work out into the community. I will be selling a number of original paintings this summer at the folk festival and I hope to generate some interest in my work. I can’t wait to see you all at the festival!
Lora Georgiou Pottery
Wheel-thrown pottery, hand-drawn designs and glazed pots too! Lora Georgiou lives in Aurora ON. In her bright and spacious studio, she creates her art with beauty and function in mind. Lora also teaches classes in art, pottery and is a student of quantum physics. everythinglora.blogspot.com
I’ve attended the Peterborough Folk Festival many times in the past and I’m thrilled to be here again. My jewellery creations reflect my fascination with semi-precious stones and their folklore. My line of reclaimed jewellery began as pieces rescued from yard sales. They’ve been pulled apart and remade and given new life. I like making jewellery that tells a good story.
Hand-crafted jewellery in a variety of styles, including wire work, stringing and bead mail, but mainly featuring sterling silver chainmail with a variety of semi-precious stones, crystals and fire-polished beads. I will also have one of my 10-year-old jewellery students selling her hand-crafted earrings.
A local artist guild focusing on sustainable, recycled art. The collective’s travel-inspired work includes silk screening, original-art pendants, wire jewellery, bead embroidery cuffs, mixed-media pieces and post-industrial word-art.
An avid gardener, Nancy Gagne creates 100% natural, cold-process soaps and herbal skin care using plants from her gardens and local ingredients such as beeswax, honey and goat’s milk. Colour, texture and scent are created with herbs, grains, clays and pure essential oils. northumberlandsoapworks.com
Organized Chaos Creations
Face painting, glitter tattoo, body painting.
OtonaBEE Apiary bees service the fields and forests of Otonabee, Asphodel, Dummer and Duoro Townships, bringing in a rich, flavoured honey based on the local flora. Enjoy local honey, as the bee makes it!
We are a crafting duo that caters to people who have children in their lives – or are expecting one. I create child-sized quilts and soft, small toys made from upcycled, vintage fabrics. My partner produces wooden puzzles, toys and alphabet sets made out of maple. Our materials are ethically-sourced and we strive to design playful and engaging products.
Random Pretty Things
A colourful collection of…well…things, some random, some pretty, and many that are both. I take things that I feel are one-way tickets to Happyville (shiny things, fluffy things, bright colours and goofy one-footed monsters, to name just a few) and slip them into everyday life. Be it candy-inspired glass jewellery or a three-eyed alien tea cozy, you are sure to find some Random Pretty Things to bring smiles to your daily life! randomprettywebpage.com
Spark Box Studio
Spark Box Studio is an art studio located in Picton, ON, owned by two young artists Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping. We do a lot of things at our studio but we LOVE printmaking. Pretty much any type of printing makes us happy! Most items sold in our shop are based on themes that we are working with or challenges we give one another. Our products include stationary items, fine art prints, textiles and accessories. sparkboxstudio.com/store/
Jewellery made from hand-made glass beads, sterling silver and/or copper by artist Annie Scherz. Annie makes all the jewellery, including the glass beads, in her Peterborough studio, inspired by the natural environment and her background in visual arts. studioluma.ca
Each owl is unique in fabric, eyes and name – all designed and stitched by Sue. Sue went to high school and college in Peterborough then moved to Toronto, where she worked first as a travel agent, then as a Librarian for the Toronto Public Library. Now retired, she has taken up new hobbies and interests and her Wise Owl collection is a central focus. suesowlings.weebly.com
SuperHoops are designed and made by Basia Baklinski, hulaerobics fitness instructor in Peterborough. They are large, weighted hoops that rotate slowly, giving you great control and an even greater fitness experience. Hula hooping is an energizing cardio and core workout, and it makes you feel happy! Watch for Basia’s workshops at the festival! superhoops.ca
We are a couple of Mommas who enjoy making useful and enjoyable things. From fabric hair rollers to Celtic window hangings, from embroidered skull napkins, to dapper day bags, wallets, scarves and beyond. Made for your useful enjoyment.
This Old Flame
Peterborough’s Melodie McCullough hand-crafts her beeswax candles in all shapes and sizes, and decorates them with flowers from her garden, photos and other creative decoupage and designs. No scents or artifical dyes are used. The pure Ontario beeswax candle is the all-natural, healthy choice for lighting your home. Melodie also lovely bouquets of dried flowers, also harvested from her backyard. thisoldflame.blogspot.ca
Vintage Vibe Designs
Browse my eclectic collection of refurbished junk, jewellery & furniture! The stuff I make isn’t perfect and isn’t meant to be; it’s made from the heart and always with a vintage flair! I’m a hippie at heart and love to give old junk a fresh new look! I try to see potential in any piece…
Wild Bird Studio
I try to avoid burdening the earth through the excessive use of new materials and so use mostly recycled materials. Wild Bird Studio fuses the memories of yesterday with nature, creating items to use today: journals, stuffies, jewellery, brooches, hair ornaments – all made with recycled fabric, felted wool, beads, paper and found objects.
2012 Community Groups
Canton of Petrea Thule
Medieval combat, archery, clothing, dancing, feasting, and so much more awaits you!
We represent the Society for Creative Anachronism in Central Ontario and the Kawartha Highlands and are based in Peterborough, Ontario. The SCA is an international, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to researching and recreating pre-17th century European history. Medieval-inspired crafts & activities suitable for families, children and individuals. Watch for our demos throughout the day!
Cross Party Cooperation Peterborough
We are a small group of Peterborough residents who would like to hand out instructions for registering to vote and offer to help people register. We are not associated with any political party!
Habitat Youth Program
Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & District has established a brand new Youth Program this year! The Habitat Youth Council is a group of vibrant young people who are passionate about advocating the need for affordable housing in Peterborough. Currently, the Youth Council is seeking to expand its network and engage local youth to help create awareness of local housing issues and fundraise to build a Habitat home in Peterborough. habitatpeterborough.ca
OPIRG Free Market
The OPIRG Free Market comes to the PFF! You will have the opportunity to donate gently-used clothing or small items, and take any items you may need or want, all for free! The primary goal of the Free Market is to provide a space for the redistribution of donated clothing and other items to those who need or want them. The Free Market also seeks to serve the environmental purpose of reducing waste materials through reuse, and the social justice purpose of providing free goods to those who need them; it also works to reduce the stigma of second-hand clothing and items. Stop by to browse, and/or to learn more about what OPIRG Peterborough is doing in the community and how you can get involved. opirgpeterborough.ca/
Your Community AIDS Resource Network is a community-based agency providing support, health promotion and advocacy for people HIV-infected and HIV-affected. PARN provides education for people at risk for HIV and awareness of AIDS issues to the broader community. parn.ca
Trent Valley Archives
Trent Valley Archives is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of regional archives and supports researchers in their family and local history searches in the counties of the Trent Valley. We will hand out brochures describing the services we offer as well as information regarding our summer and fall schedule of events and guided tours. We sell books pertaining to local history. This year, we are also holding a raffle for a re-issue 1957 V0S Gibson Les Paul Goldtop guitar as a major fundraiser. trentvalleyarchives.com
Interested in joining our vendor community?
We have had a food vendor spot open up – so please get in touch at email@example.com if you’re interested.
Artisans & Community Groups
Artisan applications are now closed for 2012, and will open January 1, 2013 for next year’s festival.
To Register as a vendor
Vendor spots are available only on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Register as a Artisan, Small Business, or Community Vendor.
The Artisans’ Village includes crafters, artists, independent businesses with a social conscience, and free booths for non-profit groups to educate and inform. This is a juried show; registration does not guarantee acceptance. If you’re not accepted, your fees will be refunded in full.
Register as a Food Vendor.