Welcome to The Hill at Home! Although we can’t be together at Gallagher Park this year at festival time, we look forward to keeping the folk fest vibe alive by bringing some festival favourites home to you!
From August 6 - 8, lay out your tarps and chairs, put on your folk fest t-shirts, and get ready to enjoy a weekend of music, song, food, art, and shopping at home or with your festival cohort! We'll see you on The Hill at Home.
Schedule at a Glance
Thursday August 5 - Get a head start on shopping - Online Artisan Market opens at 5pm
Friday August 6 - Brandi Carlile and Hozier concerts available to vire on FAVAtv.com starting at 6pm
Lantern Parade Livestream on Facebook at 9pm
Sunday August 8 - Tune in to our YouTube channel:
Taking It to the Streets recap 5:30pm
Lantern Parade recap 6:00
Four Strong Winds Sing Along with Jim Cuddy 7:00
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we gather is situated on Treaty Six Territory. For thousands of years, the Edmonton river valley has been a Pehonan, a traditional meeting and gathering place for Indigenous Peoples. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Non-Status Aboriginal Peoples whose presence and culture enrich our vibrant community. We are all beneficiaries of this longtime Indigenous philosophy of peaceful cohabitation, between the earth, the animals, and all humans. We all have a responsibility to one another and this land.
Please stay safe and follow Alberta Health Guidelines for gatherings if you’re getting together with friends for The Hill at Home. Current guidelines can be found here
Enjoy the 2019 Mainstage peformances by Hozier and Brandi Carlile.
Listen to EFMF Spotify playlists, browse YouTube catalogue of fantastic festival memories.
Four Strong Winds Finale
Thank you to everyone who submitted a Sing Along video!
Every year at festival time, we wrap up an incredible 4 days of music and community by singing Ian Tyson's Four Strong Winds together on the hill at Gallagher Park, filled with memories to carry us through to the next festival.
We look forward to Sunday August 8th, when we come together in spirit and song once again to sing
Four Strong Winds with Jim Cuddy. Watch the finale on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and right here on The HIll at Home page Sunday evening.
"It was an honour to be asked to lead the final song for Folk Fest. I watched Mary Chapin Carpenter's version for guidance. I had to raise the key a notch! I have always loved the song. Such a conflicted narrator. Hard to imagine it was his first song. I can't wait to see the finished product with everyone singing. It's a beautiful thing to sing together in these strange times." - Jim Cuddy
Food, glorious food! It’s not folk fest without festival food! Here you’ll find links to order your favourite festival vendors past, present, and future to enjoy at home. We've included some of our favourite local spots as well - maybe someone close to your home!
Many of our favourite local eateries and festival vendors have created special and items just for us at Festival time and are ready for pickup or delivery – some may require you pre-order for festival weekend.
Looking for some excellent beverages for your Hill at Home? Our friends at Odd Company Brewery have partnered with us to make limited edition festival growlers for you to purchase and fill with your choice of brew! Click here to purchase.
Take out or Delivery Available for your Hill at Home!
No need to stand in line - click through to browse menus, order your festival feast, or find out where your favourite truck will be on Festival weekend.
Bloom Cookie Co.
We offer our staples, Chocolate Chip, London Fog, and Gingersnap. We also have three other weekly rotating flavors as well as a weekly rotating cookie cup. Check our social media for weekly flavors. We also offer a weekly rotating soft serve flavor in our shop.
Every Tuesday - Saturday, 10-5 pm. Delivery every Friday.
We offer delivery every Friday, or quick pickup in our shop, Tuesday to Saturday, 10-5 pm. Both can be ordered through our site. We are also on UberEats if in the available delivery range.
Find Bloom Cookie Co on FB/IG/Twitter @bloomcookieco
Visit cafebicyclette.ca for location, menu and event calendar.
Cafe Bicyclette is open from 9 am to 8pm Wednesday through Saturday and 9 to 5 on Sunday.
Daily specials, cold sandwiches, soups and hot entrees, Locally roasted Coffee/Tea as well as fully licensed Patio.
Little Bear Gelato
Online orders and pre ordering for meals available
Tell Culina you're having your “Folk Fest At Home” and receive 10% off your order!
Find Dick's Tater Ship at The Lot on 124 St! Come on by and Taste the Revolution!
Seving grilled cheese sammies • baked potatoes • cubanos • reubans • tater tots • and more
Tacos de Pescado
Tacos Al Pastor
Food Truck location:
August 6 - TBD
August 7 - Stratotech Racetrack in Fort Saskatchewan from 12-5pm
August 8 - 103 street where the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market is.
Full schedule and menu can be found at santofoodtruck.com
Fantasia Caffe is a favourite stop for delicious gelato and coffee in the Family Area each year.
Our small batch in-house roasted Espresso
Nutella Bomb dessert
Email email@example.com to have your Hill at Home catered on festival weekend!
An Edmonton classic - order some dogs and smokies for your Hill at Home!
Festival favourites like the La Street Dog, Jalapeno Cheddar & Honey Ham are available. For full menu visit https://fatfranks.ca/menus/restaurantskiosks/
Delivery available throughSkip, Uber & Doordash
Find @fatfranksedmonton on IG and FB, or tweet them @FatFranks_
Frikadeller, Smørrebrød, Fish and Chips, Pølse, Bøfsandwich
The items are available during our operating hours (currently Tuesday/Wednesday 3pm to 10pm, Thursday 12 noon to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 10pm).
Pick up is available (call 780-249-6302 to order). We also offer delivery via Uber Eats.
Your favourite festival sweet n salty kettle popcorn, salty popcorn can be found at Canadian Kettle Corn.
Also available - fresh salted caramel, rainbow kettle corn and pickled cowboy!
You'll find Canadian Kettle Corn at 9 farmers markets a week- available for pick up.
Tuesday- Beverly Farmers Market
Wednesday’s - Sherwood park farmers market and Swefm- (Terwilliger market)
Thursdays Salisbury Farmers Market and 124 Grand Market
Saturday’s- Old Strathcona Farmers Market and St Albert
Sunday’s- Callingwood Market and 124 Grand Market
Instagram and Facebook- @CanadianKettleCornINC
Dalla Tavola Zenari is a warm, authentically Italian atmosphere in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Surrounded by the lights of Rice Howard Way, Dalla is the perfect spot for friends and family to meet, eat, drink, and enjoy the good life.
Find their delicious take-out menu here to fins Manzo, Muffaletta, Panini conPollo and more delicious fare.
Any quantity of doughnuts is available in-store, half dozens + are available for delivery
Watch for a special Folk Fest doughnut on festival weekend - the Friend of Folk, with chocolate, granola, with rainbow sprinkles!
Pick-up is available at our Brewery District and Ritchie location. We also offer delivery 6 days a week, and you can find us on Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, and Door Dash!
Check out doughnutparty.ca for menu and locations.
Facebook: Doughnut Party
YEG's premier dessert truck, serving up both the fan favourite sugared mini donuts as well as signature
Kind Ice Cream
Special festival flavour kettle corn being offered August 6 - 8! Yum!
Pick up and Delivery options pick up in store (Kind Ice Cream Highlands or Kind Ice Cream Ritchie) or on Uber Eats.
Find Kind on socials @kindicecream
Special Folk Fest feature - "Hawaiian Combo"
Get any regular size Poke Bowl, Spam Musubi and a drink for only $16.95
Full menu and location at onopokeco.com
Hours of operations are from 11:30AM-7PM Monday to Friday and Saturday from 11:30AM TO 5PM and Sunday from 11:30AM-4PM
Delivery available through Skip, UberEats, Doordash, Fantuandelivery and Chownow
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Sherwood Park’s only locally family owned Ukrainian Restaurant and Food Truck.
Classic, Poutine or Mushroom Perogies
Restaurant is opened with modified hours of 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm Monday to Saturday and closed Sunday and Holidays. Dine In, Take Out, Curbside PickUp, Sale of Frozen Products, Delivery By Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats
Visit Purple Perogy's Facebook page for full menu and more info!
Call 780-217-5099 to place your order.
Folk Fest 50/50
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is excited to announce our 2021 50/50 cash raffle!
Win up to $50,000!
Supporting our efforts to bring you The Hill at Home this year, and to coming back in 2022 stronger than ever, our 50/50 cash raffle has a minimum $20,000 prize, and early bird draws for Festival passes in 2022!
Tickets are 1 for $10, 4 for $20, 20 for $50, and 100 for $100
Draw dates: July 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm MT - Early Bird #1: 4 X Festival 4-day transferable passes July 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm MT - Early Bird #2: 4 X Festival 4-day transferable passes August 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm MT - 50/50 cash draw (Winner can win $50,000; minimum $20,000)
50/50 open to Alberta residents.
Click here to purchase your tickets!
We want to see how you're celebrating The Hill at Home!
Starting August 6, share and tag us in your photos of your Hill at Home on Instagram and Facebook and be entered to win some festival swag and 2 tickets to next year's Festival August 4-7, 2022
How to enter:
Not on Social Media?
Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contest runs August 6 - 15. Random winner will be selected on Monday August 16.
SHARE and WIN!
Share photos of your Hill at Home with us and be entered to win a festival prize package you won't want to miss!
We love our Volunteers!
We’re still together, even though we’re apart. Create your own Festival Kitchen inspired meals all weekend!
Watch a livestream on our Facebook page, Friday, August 6 at 9:00pm as our wonderful volunteers hold a Festival Lantern Parade for us to watch from home!
Volunteers - check your volunteer newsletter Songlines for news.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED MAKE THE HILL AT HOME HAPPEN THIS YEAR!
Marilyn Baldwin • Luis Ballester • Keala Banford • Wendy Bit • Gerrit Bjalek • Dubhe Boloix • Caroline Cheng • Irene Cooney • Andrew Currie • Jill Day • Donna Dempster • Nicole Donovan • Thea Donovan • Colleen Emmott • Serena Ewasiuk • Lachelle Farris • Dave Fisher • Lynn Gough • Sofia Guest • Michelle Guest-Moore • Tammy Harris • Michael Hughes • Walter Kehl • Claire Kosowan • Eric Kozakiewicz • Kate Kozakiewicz • Victoria Laidlaw • Tara Langan • Brenda Leszczynski • Maya Lindell • Marilyn MacGillivray • Lynette Maurice • Gordon McClure • Cam McCormick • Kathy Morin • Shelley Morrison • Stuart Muir • Cassidy Munro • Eden Parker • Diane Piche • Lorie Schutta • Bridget Stirling • Hitomi Suzuta • Patti Szkwarok • Ayshea Thornton • Nic Van Der Auwera • Melody Yee • Janis Zalitach • Cindi Zuby
Recipes from the Festival Kitchen
Dear Folk Fest family and friends
In the absence of this year’s Folk Festival, the Festival Kitchen has lovingly compiled menu ideas based on past recipes. These recipes are among my personal favourites and those that have been requested by volunteers and festival guests. One quality that they have in common is the simplicity of the steps. This way, you can recreate some of the Festival Kitchen favourites while at home.
Throughout the weekend, our Festival Kitchen volunteers prepare these dishes in large quantity; some of these recipes have been served to 2500-3000 folks! As always, most of the ingredients are not only affordable, and in season but also locally sourced so they can feed the hearts of our festival. With this in mind, we have adjusted these recipes for your family and friends gathering.
Please feel free to contact us by email email@example.com if you have questions or would like to request a recipe not included in this small collection.
Happy cooking and bon appétit!
Stephane Levesque, Festival Kitchen Manager