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"Canterbury Folk Music Festival celebrates music and people."

A family-friendly festival featuring the best in acoustic/folk music held annually at Easter at the Waipara Adventure Centre in Waipara, North Canterbury. This is the 44th festival full of great music, activities, fellowship - all set in a beautiful and idyllic camping site.

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Festival Programme

For a full programme of the festival's events/activities/workshops etc please visit the festivals website here: http://canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz/program/


Country Feasts is a family owned catering business started by Kathy and Red Dawson along with Marian and Holder Frey, in 2002. Along with their children they have grown the business where they now cater all around Canterbury catering special events, weddings, sports catering, birthdays and business parties.

They pride themselves in personalised service. All meats are provided by their leading local butcher. Salads are made daily using fresh locally sourced produce. Renowned for our generous portions there will be plenty for your guests with no compromise on quality or presentation.

Testimonial: "Just a wee note to express my huge appreciation, thanks and aroha to you and your committee for the understated energy, commitment, competence, organisational complexity composed, fun manner in which you organised the festival. NOBODY – not directly involved – realizes the efforts required to deliver such an event – it was first class!"


Ticket Prices

Ticketing prices are still being finalised. For a full list of costs please visit the Canterbury Folk Festival website for more information.



Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking

  • Please arrive Friday 19th of April from 12.30 pm onwards and depart on Monday the 22nd of April before 11 am.
  • NO CHARGE for a non-powered motorhome/caravan site!
  • Powered motorhome/caravan site: $20 extra per site for the weekend (additional to weekend pass).
  • Registration desk will be on the main road in - Darnley Road.
  • Please no dogs unless they are assistance dogs.
  • No need to book for an unpowered site, but if you have an enquiry about the parking, or wish to secure a powered site please contact: info@canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz