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Tickets for Big Branch Festival 2024 are now available! 

The Big Branch Festival 2024

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

Our festival is located on a beautiful farm on a lake.

 

Leopard Frog Farm is 20 minutes north of Kingston Ontario (3 hours east of Toronto ON, and 3 hours 20 minutes west of Montreal QC).

 

You'll experience beautiful grounds, camping, sunsets and lake access for swimming. The whole farm is also now completely solar powered!

Overnight camping is included. The tenting area is in a field within a 5 minute walk of the dance barn, outhouses, workshop locations and lakefront. 

We have some amazing programming for you this year featuring international performers from France and Canada, evening dances (bals) in a gorgeous barn, music and dance workshops, lots of jamming, singing, great food and beautiful scenery. 

 

What is Balfolk? Balfolk dancing is popular social dancing from Western Europe, a recent revival of traditional, mostly French, folk dances. Some partner dances, some group dances, some long chain dances - They are all fun and easy to learn, you don’t need any partners or prior experience. We’ll show you how!

Accommodations include camping, outhouse and lake access. There will be drinkable water and a place to wash dishes. There are no showers on site, but there is a lake for swimming (no lifeguards). Learn more about other accommodation options nearby. 

 

Meals included with your festival ticket:
Dinner on Friday night, Breakfast on Saturday, Dinner on Saturday night, and Breakfast on Sunday.

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SCHEDULE

Detailed weekend schedule to come 
 

FRIDAY September 6

Arrive afternoon / evening
Evening bals

SATURDAY September 7
Daytime workshops 
Evening bals

SUNDAY September 8

Daytime bals + workshops until noon 

Volunteering/Work Trade:
 

This is a volunteer run festival! All participants will be encouraged to sign up to volunteer an hour or two during the festival. Let us know if you’d like to help out!

 

If you are interested in working during the festival in exchange for a ticket (12 hours in trade for a full ticket) reach out to us at balfolktoronto@gmail.com

 

There are also opportunities to be involved leading up to the festival with planning, fundraising and organizing. Email us to learn more! 

Have a closer look at what we do: 

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