June 2013

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...

Artisans’ Village – A Peaceful Enclave of Talented Craftspeople

Mariposa Folk Festival is renowned for its wide range of folk/roots artists, with 100+ performances of every kind on its 11 stages including music, dance and spoken word – but there’s lots more than that going on at Mariposa Folk Festival! In fact, the mandate of...

Oh My Darling, Boy Can These Girls Play!

Appearing on the Sunday Evening Main Stage and on various other stages during the festival weekend, Oh My Darling is a group with a sweet name and an even sweeter sound. Their mix of prairie roots, bluegrass, Appalachian old time, southern twang, and Franco-folk is...

Mooses Come Walking by Arlo Guthrie

Last week, a moose was discovered capering around Tudhope Park, the site of Mariposa Folk Festival. See the Orillia Packet and Times article, with photo, here. It is not a complete surprise to see moose in that area since the park is on the shores...

Lennie Gallant – Reaching Down to the Very Soul

Lennie Gallant’s songs have been recorded by more than 30 artists internationally, including Jimmy Buffet. He’s a respected songwriter with nine albums under his belt, two of them in French, but it is in his live performances that his impressive talent really shines. With hard...