The Farm Fest venue is located on a 110 yr old 40-acre homestead farm that has been transformed into a beautiful northern Michigan festival sited a short distance east of the small rural town of Johannesburg. It literally sits on the 45th parallel. The land is mostly wooded with beautiful walking trails that wind through rolling terrain, some cleared & some old growth hardwood. A natural amphitheater serves the main stage & has the best natural sound around!
Walk the labyrinth, set up your chairs & blankets or hang a hammock from the trees. Whatever you choose, get ready for some down-home, talented artists! The main stage music starts on Friday evening at 5:00 pm & ends on Sunday night at 11:00 pm. Arts & crafts vendors border the amphitheater & are peppered throughout a grove of blue spruce pines. You'll find plenty goodies you will want to take home with you! You will also find some happy, friendly folks...our vendors are pretty special!
The kids area is a hot spot these days! Lots of activities & fun to be had by all! If you are a kid, you won't be bored. In the woods you will find 2nd stage. This is an open stage. Just sign up & play. Better get there early because the sign up is first come, first served. Some of the best music has been born on this stage over the years. It's a magical place! You'll also find the fire circle where jam sessions, workshops & storytelling take place.
Deeper into the woods is the drum kiva. The kiva is a popular place for the wild & earthy ones with drums. If you don't have a drum, just go & experience the sound. It is mesmerizing! Most festival attendees spend the entire weekend at the farm. RVs & tents fill the large meadow & many camp in the woods south of the meadow. There are many who simply come for one day & commute from local hotels or cabins. It's up to you. Anyway, anyhow you choose, you will have a great time.
Many performing groups also camp the entire weekend and love to jam. Impromptu bands form & re-form throughout the weekend. Musical magic happens at campground pickin' parties. Just walk right up and sit right down. All campground jam sessions are open for all to enjoy. Farm Fest limits the number of attendees to 1500. Because of it's small size, this festival is safe for the youngsters & user friendly for the elderly while maintaining that old style feeling of festivals of the past. Handicap camping is available with golf cart courtesy & helper folks at your service.