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Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival
August 26 @ 11:00 am - August 27 @ 4:30 pm$12 – $50.00
Just 40 minutes west of Winnipeg and 5 minutes southeast of Portage la Prairie, the award-winning Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival is ready for its 9th year!
“Free Your Spirit” and enjoy a weekend of music, art, nature, and community. Two days of music, two nights of camping.
This year, Saturday’s festivities will take place at Cottonwood Acres on Provincial Road 331, while Sunday will see free concerts at Portage la Prairie’s Island Park (a new community outreach event).
Share in the warmth of an authentic grassroots festival, featuring some of the very best Manitoba musicians playing over an entire weekend.
Experience the true heart and spirit of the prairies while walking the winding nature trails, enjoying the wild pollinator garden, and discovering the magical assortment of trees in a cozy, pastoral setting.
Dance the night away, bring an instrument and join a jam session, or hang out in the quaint red barn between mainstage shows. Fun for all ages!
Check out the interactive workshops and family-friendly programming, plus “Artisan Alley” featuring a variety of local artwork and handmade gems.
Food vendors will cater to a variety of tastes (picnics are welcome).
Free tent camping Friday and Saturday night on main festival site, with festival pass (see below). Tent campground opens 6:00 pm on Friday. Paid RV Camping at Portage Ex Campground near Island Park.
Lineup, schedule, tickets, and more details at whoopandhollar.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 @ COTTONWOOD ACRES: 33165 Provincial Road 331, Southport, MB, 2.5 km east of junction of Highways 240 & 331 (search for “Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival” on Google Maps).
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 @ ISLAND PARK Ukrainian Connection Bandstand, George Hill Drive, Portage la Prairie, MB
Saturday, August 26th: Gates open at 11:00 am at Cottonwood Acres. Musical performances and festivities run from noon to midnight. Gates close at 2:00 am to all festival-goers who aren’t registered to camp on site.
Sunday, August 27th: Musical performances and festivities run from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Island Park.
Tent campers may set up on site (at Cottonwood Acres) on Friday, August 25th between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm or on Saturday, August 26th between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. All tent campers must be pre-registered with the purchase of a weekend pass (tent camping included). No music or programming takes place on Friday.
RV Campers can click here to book their weekend camping spots at the Portage Ex Campground, a 10-minute drive from the festival site and accessible via a free shuttle service offered by the festival at designated times.