June 2013

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...

Baking 5,000 Cookies is Just One of Myriad Volunteer Jobs at Mariposa

Did you know that Mariposa volunteers serve several hundred meals each day to artists and festival guests in the Green Room (tent actually) in the restricted are behind the Main Stage? Most of the preparation is done in donated commercial kitchens, and the food is...

Share Your Mariposa Experience Using Social Media

Share Your Mariposa Experience Using Social Media Mariposa Folk Festival has taken to social media in a big way to improve engagement with its audience, artists, volunteers and other stakeholders. Earlier this year, the organization added several new social media channels that significantly increased and improved...