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The Big Branch Festival 2023


We invite you to a weekend of balfolk tunes and dancing near Kingston, ON, on a beautiful farm on a lake.

With international and local bands, music, song and dance workshops, jamming, dancing late into the night...

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Located at
Leopard Frog Farm

*20 Minutes north of Kingston, ON

*3h20 Minutes West of Montreal, QC

*3h East of Toronto, ON

*Pick-up from Kingston train station and ride shares available (click on link!)

*Overnight tenting spots included, with outhouses and potable water

*Breakfasts provided

*Dinner provided Saturday evening

*Lake access + swimming !

Schedule 2023

Schedule Details TBD

FRIDAY September 8, 2023

*Arrive afternoon / evening
*Evening bals

SATURDAY September 9, 2023
*Daytime workshops 
*Evening bals

SUNDAY September 10, 2023

*Daytime bals + workshops



TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! Click on the link to join the waitlist.

Tickets are sold on a Sliding Scale of $125-225, depending on what you can afford.

$175 is the average ticket price we need to break even.


Please etransfer when you register to pay for your ticket.

We're aiming to sell 61 tickets.

Our expenses ($10,700)/61= $175.41

Children under 7 are free. Contact us about children older than 7. Please note there is no children-specific programming, and you are responsible for your children at all times.

Your ticket includes:
- breakfast on Saturday

- dinner on Saturday

- brunch on Sunday

- some surprise snacks

- a place to put your tent

- access to all workshops and bals

Our expenses for the weekend:
$2000 - venue, insurance, portapotties, drinking water, prepping field for camping, other venue expenses

$4650 - Performers' Fees 

$3200 - food + 2 chefs for 61 attendees + 29 performers/staff

$350 - Promotion + Printing costs

$500 - misc. unforeseen expenses

In-kind donations:
*Sound gear / sound person 

*Administration / organization

*Some of the performers



2023 Line-Up

Photos from past years...

"Performers and teachers were all top-notch. Same with sound and kitchen!"

"Awesome bands and beautiful nature setting!"

"The community is so welcoming and friendly!"

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