Saturday, July 16, 2011

speaking of folk festivals

My sister tells me that last weekend's Winnipeg Folk Festival was the best one ever. She readily admits, though, that she says that every year.

It is so tempting to spend the entire summer traipsing across this nation, folk festivalling along the way. There is no shortage of festivals from which to choose.

This weekend alone, I could be hanging out with a dear friend at Home County Folk Festival in beautiful London, ON where a piece of my heart still resides, or I could be making new friends at the Kulth Music Festival, arguably the newest kid on the block.

The Kulth is happening in Coombs on Vancouver Island, a town whose previous claim to fame are the goats who hang out on the roof of the general store. Who doesn't love goats? Even if you have to climb a roof for a personal encounter.

Sadly, I can't be at either of these festivals, but I am gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year which is mere days away - the four days when we pack up our festival chairs and head to lush tranquility of Prince's Island Park. Four glorious days of music and artist encounters and selling albums and dancing at after-parties and eating gelato and falafels and those incredible salads that they make at Hospitality.

Taking on coordinator duties this year means a bit more work before festival time, but it only serves to get me more excited for the countdown. Besides, I am picking up valuable tips for when I start my own Kittens and Moonshine Festival.

I'm inviting your input into the planning.

What would be the best weekend of the summer for me to hold my festival?


Wandering Coyote said...

If you're running the show, I'd come any weekend!

Allison said...

What WC said! Although the second week of July seems like a good kick off too ;)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yay! I will set aside a pass for you, WC.

A pass for you too, Al. The second week in July is sure full of festivals already. You know what we need? More weeks of summer.