about the festival!
The Peterborough Folk Festival happens August 18 19, 20, 2017 It’s a three-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.
How to get to the festival!
The Festival takes place at Nicholls Oval Park in Peterborough! Theres limited parking so we encourage walking or bike riding to the festival. The rotary trail runs from downtown Peterborough to Lakefield runs behind our main stage at Nicholls Oval and is a beautiful scenic walk/bike ride .
Festival Site Map (2017 update coming soon! )
2017 Peterborough Folk Festival Board Members
Malcolm Byard - Chair
Ryan Kemp - Vice Chair/ Artistic Director
Hillary Manion - Treasurer
Alana Farmer - Member At Large
Rob Davis - Secretary