Come join us for a weekend of Music (folk, blues, bluegrass, country, Celtic, traditional, etc.) with over 50 artists/groups performing on 12 stages. Over 60 performers will be taking part. As the announcements are made, prices continue to rise as the date gets closer. Serena Ryder, John Prine, Mavis Staples, Kathleen Edwards & David Francey are just some of the artists taking part. This is the 60th Anniversary so tickets will sell out well in advance. If you are planning to camp on the festival grounds, please get your camp passes right away. It will sell out very soon. (You can camp from Thursday to Monday noon -- cheaper than Ontario Parks!)
Festival Gates open from Friday 4:00 p.m. to midnight; and Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight. That's a lot of music! Many of the performers perform multiple times either by themselves or together as a group. There is usually additional music on Thursday evening and Friday during the day for those who want more music.
If you prefer to listen to less music, you can ride your bike, swim , or hike during the day, all available right from your campsite. Riding to downtown Orillia follows the waterfront a couple kilometres away all on a waterfront bike trail.
Meet Location: Tudhope Park, Orillia
Cost: Day Pass or Weekend Pass. Buy early as prices significantly go up as the date approaches. Note: If you are under 25, there is special pricing, and under 12 is free with an adult (sales of those tickets and camping later).
"Festival camping" (only available if you buy a weekend pass/person, parking pass is extra) The "campground" is in Tudhope Park on the shores of Couchiching Lake. It is adjacent to the festival grounds so you can walk there. You can camp from Thurs. July 2 at 9 a.m. to Monday , July 6, at 12:00 noon. Camping will sell out early, so you need to get this right away.
Food can be purchased onsite at very reasonable prices, or stoves may be used (limited facilities).
The Mariposa Folk Festival is a very family-friendly event, and you will see generations of families attending with activities for children/grandchildren to keep them busy.
Buy your ticket first from the Mariposa website (you can buy the camping portion later if you're not sure of accommodations) and select the REGISTER button to register for this event.
Organizer: Wendy O.
Meet Location: At Tudhope Park on the Festival Grounds (nd I will be stayinging on the Festival grounds, and we will be organizing a camping area for the group so we can meet up).