December 2013

Rosanne Cash is our Sunday Evening Main Stage Headliner

The very first artist we are announcing for Mariposa Folk Festival 2014 is Rosanne Cash. We couldn't think of a better way to begin unveiling what's shaping up to be one of our best ever line-ups than with this iconic musical figure whose music crosses...

The Person Whose Grand Idea Was Mariposa Folk Festival

Behind every grand idea there’s usually one extraordinary innovator, and this was the case with Mariposa Folk Festival in 1961. Ruth Jones-McVeigh was that spark and visionary driver. Due to her passion, today we can look back on a rich body of folk music history;...

Thoughts on Setting Artistic Direction

Every fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs would like to take a crack at managing the team – selecting the players, making the trades and determining what kind of team hits the ice. The same holds true for a lot of people who attend folk...

Peace Sign and Enduring Symbol at Folk Festivals

The modern peace sign was originally designed in the late 1950s as the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. It was adopted more broadly as a symbol of peace by anti-war activists in the United States and elsewhere during the 1960s, at time when...

Funders Help Us Put On A Great Festival

Have you ever wondered what it takes to put on a festival as large and complex as Mariposa? For one thing, it takes substantial financial resources, and that’s where our funders come in. Ticket sales revenue represents less than 40% of the cost of producing Mariposa...

Cavalcade of Volkswagen Vans en route to Mariposa

Don’t be surprised if you experience a flashback to another era at Mariposa Folk Festival this year. With music icons that defined a generation like Arlo Guthrie, Randy Bachman and Murray McLauchlan setting the mood, it would be easy to let you mind drift back...

Mariposa Folk Festival has really good food!

Our food vendors are carefully selected for value, quality and range of choices to give you lots of great options the whole weekend through. We have everything from vegetarian to comfort food to ethnic cuisine so, regardless of your dietary needs or preferences, we have you...

Folkplay – A Festival Within a Festival

Folkplay is a veritable festival-within-a-festival for kids, with lots of quality activities, entertainment and fun times to keep your little folkie engaged and happy. Hours of operation are Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Don’t forget, folkies 12 & under are admitted free to...