AUGUST 15 - 18, 2019


The Peterborough Folk Festival happens August 15,16 17, 18, 2019 .  It’s a four-day music and art festival in the heart of the beautiful city of Peterborough, Ontario. With lots of music, workshops, food and craft vendors, we’re certain that you’ll love our festival as much as we do! The Peterborough Folk Festival’s mandate is to foster the artistic and professional development of local culture. We encourage local artists to apply to Emerging Artist Program and to apply as performers. The Festival is FREE but donations are greatly appreciated and encouraged so we can continue to put on a great weekend of music and arts . 

The Peterborough Folk Festival is primarily a volunteer run organization led by a board of directors, and as such we’re always looking for volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact the festival by  completing  the form on our volunteer page.




Malcolm Byard - Chair

Ryan Kemp - Vice Chair/ Artistic Director

Hillary Manion - Treasurer

JANE GRAY - Member At Large

Rob Davis  - Secretary


How to get to the festival!

We encourage walking, biking or public transportation but if you need to drive please be aware there is very limited parking at Nicholls Oval Park and you may need to give yourself more time to find parking on the surrounding streets. We are located on the rotary greenway trail that runs from downtown Peterborough and is a nice walk/bike ride along the Otonabee river .

What to bring!

Cash! The festival is FREE but we encourage you to bring cash for our craft beer pavilion, artisan/food vendors and donations to the festival. There is an ATM on site but planning in advance will help you avoid waiting in lines

Resuable mug/bottle This year we will have the water wagon on site providing fresh clean drinking water so please bring a cup, mug or water bottle! Also you can use your beer mug from previous years at the cameron’s pavilion