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 17!
Farmfest 2014 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 $75 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 2014 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,
A Few Downloads:
Here are a couple of items you might like to have before heading over to Farmfest this year. We have a new map of the Farmfest Grounds to help you find your way around. Also, here is the vendor application form -- come setup shop and sell your wares!
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
October 25, 2014
Farmfest Halloween Party
Fall FUNdraiser. $10 donation entry fee. 12 and under free. Camping.
Tractor Tolley Rides to the pumpkin patch at 2 p.m. Fall Feast from the bounties of the harvest. Open Mic at 6 p.m.; winner gets booked at Farmfest 2015. Visit Big Bear's Haunted Market in Vienna; show a bracelet and get in for five bucks.
Later in the evening: Rocky Horror Picture Show! Come in character from the film and do the Time Warp Again! 18 and older please. After the film, jam with the party-goers.
February 7, 2015
Annual Sledding Party
Come frolic in the snow at the annual Farmfest Sledding Party. Bring your sleds and tubes. Snowmobiles are welcomed. $10 donation to get in; 12 and under are free. There will be a snow art contest and open mic as well. Enjoy great home cooking and beverages abound! Winter camping is available and space on the farmhouse floor if you like. We've installed a larger wood stove in the pavilion this year. Bring duct tape and cardboard for creating your own fun sled!
Early June, 2015
Building and Planting Weekend
The greenhouse is filling up with amazing plants promising great organic food choices for us at Farmfest. The soils are prepared and the seeds are here waiting for your arrival.
Those of you who enjoy getting your hands in the soil, we will be planting the gardens on Memorial weekend. This is another great way to earn your weekend pass to Farmfest.
Bring a dish to pass, your camping gear and instruments for campfire jamming.
Last Weekend in June
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 2014 weekend pass before you go home.
Come enjoy a weekend of fun, family and music. Bring a camper, or a tent, or sleep under the stars!
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