2013 Peterborough Folk Festival

The 24th annual Peterborough Folk Festival (PFF) took place this weekend.  It was my third (and probably last) time attending this festival since I will be completing my degree this summer.  See my posts from 2011 and 2012.

For the third year in a row, the weather couldn't been better.

This year, the festival stage starts at 7 PM, so it was still early then.

Peterborough Folk Festival
But some people already grabbed their spots.

The Children's Village provided a lot of crafts and activities for the kids to do.

Olenka at Peterborough Folk Festival
I arrived a bit too late and only caught the last bit of performance by Olenka & The Autumn Lovers.  From what I heard, she is quite good.  To sample some of her music, her CBC Music page is a great place to start.

While waiting for the next musician to set-up, I went to the other stage to check it out.

Sean Conway, a bit too country for my taste.

Peterborough Folk Festival
I love how relaxing and enjoyable this event is.  Definitely my favourite part of living in Peterborough.

Michael C. Duguay at Peterborough Folk Festival
The second performer I heard at the Solar Stage was Michael C. Duguay.  Another great musician.

More people-watching photos:

Pet friendly, as I mentioned in previous years.

Great turnout this year, I think.

Peterborough Folk Festival
Many people, but not too many that you will feel overwhelmed, as I have experienced in other festivals.

When you are tired, just grab a seat (or bring your own)

The last musician that I stayed for was The Grey Kingdom.  Another great performer.

The Grey Kingdom was feeling very friendly and shared some of his interesting life stories with us and even invited some of his newly-made friends onto stage.  Unfortunately, they weren't very co-operative, as you would expect from children.

Definitely an entertaining performance.

In the Artisan Village, the attraction that drew the largest crowd was probably the medieval combat performed by the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA), Canton of Petrea Thule.

I left shortly afterwards as I was feeling hungry from smelling the tasty food from the vendors and I didn't have enough money to buy anything.  I truly hope I can come back to PFF again in the future.

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