Free fests

Discussion in 'Events and Festivals' started by drumminmama, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

    hey, we all know our local free fest, and maybe we think it's lame, but someone else might be traveling through and need a day off the road, or think the idea is great.
    So: what a great free fest you know of? Be sure to list location.
     
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  2. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

    OKla:
    Woody guthrie Free Folks Fest
    Okeemah, Okla (East of OKC/ Shawnee on 40)
    Held weekends close to Woody's Bday (July 14)
    Some paid halls in town. Camping at Pastures of Plenty amphitheatre (read- cow pasture)

    Calif.
    Grover Beach (some one know where this is? San Louis Obispo county)
    Aug. 26 Wolrd Music faire
    Looks rather cheesey, but a couple jewels stand out: Aphrodesia, Resination, Satori Daiko (I'm a drum freak), Better Late than Never (bluegrass)
     
  3. MikeE

    MikeE Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Calif.
    Davis Whole Earth Festival
    Every Mother's Day weekend (2nd weekend in May) on the UC Davis Quad.
    Starts Fri. noon till Sun. eve. No camping on the University propery.
    4 Entertainment Stages. 3 Education venues.
    Last year only 3% of the Festival's waste went to the landfill. The rest was composted or recycled.
     
  4. loveisfree

    loveisfree Member

    Any WI festivals?
     
  5. jane a

    jane a Member

    In California
    Parkland bluegrass festival. the weekend after mother's day. Its full of rednecks, ranchers, and republicans, but everyone is real nice after theyve had a beer or five. Some great acts each year.
     
  6. shedtroll

    shedtroll Peace, Love & Linux

    If your in scotland and your traveling through edinburgh, be sure to cheak out the edinburgh tree fest at inverleith Park.

    See the website for details.
     
  7. barter mama

    barter mama Member

    HEMPFEST! In Seattle, usually around the third weekend of August. There are many other hempfests in other cities, too. I know there are some in Eugene and Portland, Oregon, and even one in my little town of Moscow Idaho (it's usually around 4/20).

    BARTER FAIRS are all over the northwest. See www.barterfair.org for current info & dates. One of my favorites is in Tonasket, WA in October, it's called the Okanogan Family Faire.
     
  8. familydog

    familydog Member

    Canada:

    Sunfest, awesome cultural festival with music (the main attraction for most), food, and booths (which are a bit lame and commercialized now).
    London, Ontario, usually either the first or second weekend in July, starting on thursday night going till sunday in Victoria Park
     
  9. podious

    podious Member

  10. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

    Pennsylvania - 7/16

    Turks head music festival.

    100 South Brandywine Street.
    west chester pennsylvania, 19335.
    7/16 @ everheart park 12:00-8:00

    about a dozen local bands, with styles ranging from, bluegrass, to rock, to jam.
    over 75 crafters and information booths. kid's games and amusements rides.
     
  11. 42007

    42007 Member

    The www.SoundQuiltMusicFestival.com is free. Camping however, costs $25.00 for the entire weekend. There is no profit made by the generous people in charge.
    The Location is Gore, VA!
     
  12. Does anyone know if any free fests still exist in England? I'd love to know.
     
  13. Rue Takedo

    Rue Takedo Member

    Hash Bash!
    Ann Arbor, MI (check around the Diag!)
    Weekend of April 20th.
     
  14. sublimegrl

    sublimegrl Member

    i hear ozzfest is free ... never was my scene tho ... just throwin it out there
     
  15. firedragon

    firedragon Member

    Does anyone know of any Rainbow gatherings in British Columbia Canada this summer. Even close by such as seattle would be cool. I'd like to hook up and check out the community this summer. Meet new people share thoughts and idea's.

    Peace be in you
     
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  16. gandhiwars

    gandhiwars Member

    Check out www.Welcomehome.org for rainbow happenings. It's the best way to find inf0- even if the website is a little hard to navigate.
     
  17. phflhippie

    phflhippie Member

    just go to cochran's mill ga and invite people its perfect
     


  18. LOL, no, Ozzfest is not free, altho they do kick down a few cheap tix at the begining of tix sales.
     
  19. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

    i dont think this is the best thread for this conversation, but.

    from the offical ozzfest website:
    "2007 will forever mark the year OZZFEST spiked the concert industry's punch and gave every head-banging American kid a reason to strap on an air guitar with the historic announcement that tickets to the summer.s premiere touring concert festival won't cost fans a dime."
    http://ozzfest.com/news_2007.html
     
  20. monosphere

    monosphere Holly's Hubby

    Ozzfest might be free, but you're still paying the price with your time and attention. You'll never get those hours back again.

    NW Folklife Festival is free and is held at the Seattle Center during Memorial Weekend. Several stages, inside and out, with music and dance from all around the world. bluegrass, bellydancing, reggae, performers from the Andes, spoken word, Tuvan throat singing, lots of food and vendors. It's the food and vendors that empty your pocketbook, but if you have any willpower, you can avoid that.
     

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