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A Word About Us
Set amidst the natural beauty of Hog’s Back Park, the Ottawa Folk Festival is a five-day celebration of music, dance, visual arts and community featuring an eclectic mix of musical performances on two evening and five daytime stages, plus participatory music workshops, special children’s and family performances, beer gardens, artisan and craft vendors, and much, much more. We are family-friendly, community-focused, culturally diverse and committed to sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives.
The Ottawa Folk Festival provides various services to help make our event more accessible to everyone.
- Ottawa Para-Transpo pick-up and drop-off points for patrons. Patrons arrange their own rides.
- Parking available in the lot at the south entrance for those with a valid handicapped parking permit (first come, first served)
- Drop-off area for those with mobility challenges
- Designated seating area by the main stage for patrons with disabilities (Note: There is only room for the patron and their attendant, not large groups.)
- Accessible washrooms
- An audio map will be available to download in mid-August.
We also have a Volunteer Accessibility Crew whose function is providing information as well as other supports, such as guiding visitors to certain locations. Find them at the Info Booth. Note: The festival does not provide wheelchairs for patron’s use at the festival. Patrons must bring their own if needed. Patrons requiring an attendant may receive a pass for their attendant with proof of their ticket purchase. If you require such a ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ottawa Folk Festival Policy on No Discrimination or Harassment
The Ottawa Folk Festival is about people working together to deliver a music festival which celebrates artists and their creativity as well as community. Mutual respect and cooperation are the cornerstones of this organization. Every participant including artists, volunteers, staff, sponsors and festival attendees is entitled to be free from discrimination and harassment, both at the festival and at all OFF events, on the basis of age, sex, colour, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, marital status, criminal record, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, language, class or political belief. If you experience harassment at an OFF event you should contact the Festival Supervisor to discuss the situation and possible responses. Our initial approach is to encourage early and informal resolution and to facilitate a direct conversation which resolves the matter. Harassment in all its forms detracts from our common purpose and weakens our organization and will not be tolerated. We encourage all involved with the Festival to treat each other with dignity and respect.
Imagine your favourite artist wants to meet you…! Get an autograph and take home a priceless memory. Visit the Autograph Tent when you’re on site for each day’s schedule of artist autograph sessions. The Autograph tent is also in close proximity to the Merch Tent so you can pick up the latest CD and swag from your favourite acts as well as newly discovered gems. It’s also a great photo opp!
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First Prize: a beautiful Eastman Guitar valued at $950 donated by the Ottawa Folklore Centre
Winner: Ticket Number 1228
Second Prize: Play in Winter/Play in Summer Package valued at $1,099.85*
Winner: Ticket Number 0509
Third Prize: A Dinner for Four with Mark Monahan, Festival Supervisor valued at $600
Winner: Ticket Number 0523
* Play in Winter/Play in Summer package: Mount Pakenham Six-Pack (six lift tickets, 2012/2013 season), Adventure Whitewater Rafting Day Trip for One a Wilderness Tours (Valid for 2013 high-water season), two passports for the 2013 Ottawa Folk Festival and a weekend stay at the Delta Ottawa City Centre.