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#1 drumminmama

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Posted August 20 2006 - 06:39 AM

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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Posted August 20 2006 - 06:50 AM

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)
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Posted August 21 2006 - 05:22 PM

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.
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Posted August 30 2006 - 12:29 PM

Any WI festivals?

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Posted August 31 2006 - 10:16 AM

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.

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Posted September 10 2006 - 12:10 PM

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.

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Posted October 09 2006 - 05:47 PM

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.
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Posted October 12 2006 - 07:05 AM

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
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Posted December 30 2006 - 07:46 PM

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Posted January 16 2007 - 08:51 PM

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.

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Posted January 19 2007 - 02:57 PM

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.
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Posted January 21 2007 - 02:05 PM

Does anyone know if any free fests still exist in England? I'd love to know.
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Posted January 22 2007 - 12:46 PM

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Posted March 06 2007 - 03:25 PM

i hear ozzfest is free ... never was my scene tho ... just throwin it out there
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Posted March 07 2007 - 07:57 AM

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.

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Posted March 07 2007 - 10:17 AM

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.

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Posted March 14 2007 - 11:37 PM

just go to cochran's mill ga and invite people its perfect
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Posted March 17 2007 - 06:59 PM

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





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

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Posted March 17 2007 - 07:27 PM

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

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

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Posted March 29 2007 - 09:59 PM

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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Posted April 10 2007 - 04:39 PM

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


Well, that's slightly harsh, as there are people, like me, who enjoy that music genre. If fact, I enjoyed last year's Ozz Fest, (can you say Ozzy and SOAD, hell, yes!) much more than any music festival I've ever attended here. The people at Ozz Fest were overwhelmingly nice and friendly. We met some wonderful people from Canada among many others. Everybody we saw was having a wonderful time all day.

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Posted May 18 2007 - 02:16 PM

any free in east tennessee, knoxville/servierville/maryville/morristown area? :D

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Posted May 19 2007 - 02:23 PM

www.nwfolklife.org


It is a free, fun, cultured 3-day festival in Seattle WA, right at under the Space Needle..workshops on drumming, all sorts of ethnic food vendors, lots of diverse music, fun fun fun!!
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Posted May 19 2007 - 09:44 PM

Yeah, I'm going to Seattle Folklife next weekend. I've been on many an occasion and always had a blast. Nice thing about the location is that it's also near the Experience Music Project, Sci-Fi museum, Space Needle (as mentioned), Science Center and IMAX, and the Children's Museum. They have several stages set up throughout the center (mostly pedestrian section) and a nice big fountain that kids (and adults) can run through. All free, with the exception of what you spend at the vendors.

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Posted May 20 2007 - 06:39 AM

Well, that's slightly harsh, as there are people, like me, who enjoy that music genre. If fact, I enjoyed last year's Ozz Fest, (can you say Ozzy and SOAD, hell, yes!) much more than any music festival I've ever attended here. The people at Ozz Fest were overwhelmingly nice and friendly. We met some wonderful people from Canada among many others. Everybody we saw was having a wonderful time all day.

Each to their own, I always say!

well that's because they were canadian? :) Texas metal fests, for an example, are quite different.
and yeah, I work a few metal shows. Give me folk anyday, and even a hippie rave...loving Bassnectar these days.
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Posted May 21 2007 - 12:45 PM

Everybody seemed just so happy to be at Ozzfest, it just was spilling over everywhere. Posted Image


And Seattle's Folklife Fest is one of the best around. And like Monosphere said, it's relatively inexpensive - free to get in! I really liked the local music. And there's lots of it!
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Posted May 21 2007 - 04:42 PM

This weekend is our annual freedom weekend aloft gathering. It's been in the area for years and this weekend will be in my home town of simpsonville. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in joining me to this celebration? I'll be there most definitely Sunday and possibly Friday and Saturday, at least for the booths.

Basically it's a.... well, people set up booths and there are concerts (Goo Goo Dolls are playing Sunday, Josh Grobin, some other up and comings and some has beens!) It's held in a big field (this year at Heritage Park) and there are hot air balloon shows on Saturday afternoons. As well as fireworks and the whole lot.

We use to celebrate it 4th of July weekend but it got too hot.

It's free to get in and $20 to see the concerts... which isn't bad for Goo Goo Dolls and is often set up in Woodstock fashion. Everyone gathers in a big field and dances etc etc.

Average turn out is around 10K a weekend. At least that's what it use to be about 10 years ago. This time it's going to be in a different area than it ever has before... less than a mile from my boyfriends house.

I hope you guys take the time to come out. I would love to get to meet you guys and have some fun. Maybe we can make some crafts and pass out at the fair. (Oh, there are kiddie rides too.... it's basically a bazarr.)

Here's a link... http://www.freedomweekend.org/


I want lots of feedback!

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Posted May 23 2007 - 05:40 AM

ive had a great time at ozzfest each year i attended.

can i have more info about that fest in WA my email is alandry08@hotmail.com if you dont mind :)
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Posted May 23 2007 - 08:41 PM

ive had a great time at ozzfest each year i attended.

can i have more info about that fest in WA my email is alandry08@hotmail.com if you dont mind :)


This will help ya.

http://www.nwfolklife.org/

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Posted July 10 2007 - 08:24 AM

colorado festies?
eh?
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