The Winnipeg Folk Festival has been doing its part to help make Winnipeg the folk capital of North America since 1974, when folk community legend Mitch Podolak helped found it as part of the citys centennial celebrations.
A five-day festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival features folk music of all kinds (including Americana, indie-folk, Celtic, bluegrass and more) as well as a giant Food Village that focuses on environmentally sustainable, local food.
There is also a Hand-Made Village to purchase gifts in, and the camping scene around the festival is known for having its own culture and events.
All of this can be seen at Birds Hill Provincial Park north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, a beautiful area with oak and aspen trees mixed into open prairies.
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