NO PETS PLEASE...PRETTY PLEASE....NO PETS...OKAY?
Farmfest is a relaxed and intimate music festival the second full weekend of August, in the beautiful Michigan north woods, the highlight of August for Michigan folk aficionados. The Farmfest main stage sits at the bottom of a visually and acoustically beautiful natural amphitheater. The stage was crafted of recycled wood from the barn that once stood at the top of the hill. The lineup tends to feature some of the best Michigan folk-spirited acts, from traditional folk and bluegrass to modern reggae and folk-flavored rock'n'roll. Come camp on site, or drive out for the day.
GATES OPEN on Thursday at noon. Stay through Monday morning if you like. Farmfest is a four-day Mooosical Magical happening. It's a musician's playground, so if you like to jam bring your instruments. Sign up for the Second Stage sets, but do it early because if fills up fast. Main stage music begins on Friday. Drum Kiva, Fire Circle Jams, Dance Pavilion Events, Feedbag Café and Pub, Parkin' Lot Pickin', Candle Light Labyrinth Walk, Second Stage Open Mic, Kids-Kids-Kids Stuff!, Workshops, Gardening fun, Great Food, and Morning Yoga, Sacred Land.
Year number 18!
Farmfest is over the top with Michigan musicians. SO many Michigan musicians are finding sponsors. We are still the best bang for your buck when it comes to Michigan festivals. Tickets are $90 at the gate for your weekend pass -- this includes camping. Volunteers get in for free. If you come to the gate and want to volunteer, you are required to pay the full amount, work your two 4-hour shifts sometime throughout the weekend...THEN get refunded. Volunteers and Vendors are welcome to come set up camp on Wednesday. Go to our Volunteers or Vendors pages to sign up.
Consider becoming a Farmfest sponsor. Without sponsors, this ole farmer gal could NO WAY put on such an event. Check it out on our Sponsors page.
AND NO PETS....We try really hard to get the NO PETS rule out there, but they come anyway...every year. PLEASE don't bring your pets. We LOVE dogs and cats and birds and all the loved critters of the world, but please find a sitter for the weekend.
Hugs to All,
This year, feel free to “Bring Your Own Dishes!” If you are dining at the Feedbag Cafe, you can bring your dishes so we don’t have to use as many paper plates. There will be a dish washing station behind the dining area. The next time you enjoy the shade of a nice tree, consider yourself thanked!
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Farmfest was born in 1998. It is hosted by Stacy Jo Schiller who owns the farm. The mission of Farmfest is to support the performing arts while blending nature and music.
Farmfest logo designed by: Mike Rosteck
August 11-14, 2016
Come enjoy a weekend of fun, family and music. Bring a camper, or a tent, or sleep under the stars!
Farmfest Halloween Party
Fall FUNdraiser. $10 donation entry fee. 12 and under free. Camping. 2 pm till the cows howl at the moon
Music starts at 3:00 Carrie Westbay & the Limelites, Sandra Kennedy, Steve Dieble, Deacon Earl & the Congregation, Jack Elliot, Johnny A, Karen Renco, Bandera Gypsies, Michael Rosteck, Watching for Foxes, Feral Ground, Daniel Patch, Adam Hoppe, Jacky Thomas, Ryan Williams and Friends
Tractor Trolley Rides, Pumpkin Carving, Costume Contest, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pub and Food, Camping…..BIG FUN!
Annual Sledding Party
2 p.m. til the cows slide down the hill on a tube. $10 entry; 12 and under free. Lit trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Great food and pub. Music starts at 3:00 with 12 bands performing. Winner gets a main stage booking at Farmfest 2017. Snow Art winner gets two weekend passes. Winter camping if you dare. Bonfire to light a small city. Inner child fun!!
Get more info at our Facebook event page.
Can't remember how to get to the Farm? Detailed directions are right here.
Late May 2017
Each spring, the greenhouse is fills up with amazing plants promising great organic food choices for us at Farmfest. Come help us plant the gardens, and earn a weekend pass to Farmfest. Bring a dish to pass, your camping gear and instruments for campfire jamming.
Late June 2017
Get ‘er Done Vounteer Work Weekend
Preparing the farm for Farmfest is always a very rewarding experience. This is the time we can get creative. What is it that you would like to see added to the land? Let us know and help manifest it.
Of course there are the usual annual items that need to be done: Cow barrels, butt cans, prepping the stages and clearing the trails. Weed whacking and mowing. Organizing the kitchen. Etc etc etc.
Bring camping gear, food to share, instruments and a festive heart. It’s a great time to Git ‘er Done and together it is easy to do just that! AND of course you receive your Farmfest weekend pass before you go home.
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