The Moose N’ Fiddle summer music festival is centred around professional and emerging musicians, folk bands, country singer/songwriters on the outdoor stage with curated artisans, craft beer tent, music workshops, and food trucks on-site creating a village-like atmosphere. An apt description of the Moose N’ Fiddle summer music festival is one big outdoor kitchen party that we hope people will want to come back to, again and again, animating Caliper Lake Provincial Park for one weekend in August year after year. The Moose N’ Fiddle summer music festival creates a distinctive platform for community arts and culture to flourish and thrive on the eastern shores of the Lake of the Woods in the Township of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls.
The Festival showcases all kinds of music for all kinds of people from folk, to Celtic, to blues, to root, to country and provide access to a crafters’ market, local food trucks, and fresh, handcrafted beer. An outdoor summer music festival is tailor-made for young and old, residents, summer residents, and tourists from near and far away. The Moose N’ Fiddle summer music festival at Caliper Lake Provincial Park brings the great outdoors together with fun and accessible popular music. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back again at the summer’s end.
This ‘COOL LITTLE FESTIVAL’ returns to Nestor Falls, Ontario, Canada at Caliper Lake Provincial Park. It is all happening under a canopy of tall pines and along the water’s edge from August 18 & 19, 2017.
The #MoosenFiddle is a little Folk, a little Indie, a little Country, and a whole lot of fun! The Festival line-up:
Friday, August 18
6pm to 10pm
The New Customs
Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir
Saturday, August 19
2:30pm to 10pm
Nation of Two
Lost Dog Street Band
In 2017, we are thrilled to include LOST DOG STREET BAND, our first-ever international act coming all the way from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From the first authentic notes sung by Joe Bailey to the always irreverant lyrics and original music of the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir to the haunting sounds of the mouth bow and steel sandwich playing Gerald Laroche – there is something for everyone at the #MoosenFiddle in 2017. Once again, we are kicking things off on Saturday afternoon with 4 bands jamming live onstage creating one, great big outdoor KITCHEN PARTY that usually happens on the east coast.
NEW, this year is a “kids korner” on Saturday afternoon: Zoe the Clown and Ralphie the Clown are making the trek from Thunder Bay, Ontario and will be treating chiildren to balloon art and face painting. And, Beaver Creek Ranch is adding to the fun and festivities with a petting zoo: come out to see rabbits, a goat, a sheep, a miniature horse and so, much more.
The Leaning Tree Arts Council will be at the #MoosenFiddle with crafters of all sorts, underneath the tents at the Artisans Village. We can’t wait to see what artisanal wares will be on display and for sale. The MOVING GALLERY will also be at the Festival: it is a tiny studio with walls, windows and yes “wheels” fitted with original works of literary, audio and visual art, in celebration of Canada 150!
Stan-Wiches Food Truck (Winnipeg, MB) and The Black Oven pizza truck return…bringing their incredible street eats to the backwoods at the #MoosenFiddle. Craft beer, from Lake of the Woods Brewing Company, cider and coolers will be available under the beer tent, with all proceeds supporting a local/ regional charity.
“This is our one small step. This is our walk on the moon”, is the theme for this year’s #MoosenFiddle and we so hope you will make the journey with us!
A special thank you to our partners and sponsors: Leaning Tree Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, 89.5 The Lake, The Border, The Standard Insurance, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company
Woody Linton & Pat Cain: Emcees
HOW TO GET HERE?
Caliper Lake Provincial Park is a small provincial park, managed by the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, in northwestern Ontario. The park occupies 147 hectares (360 acres) alongside Caliper Lake. The facility is open for day use and overnight camping from mid-May to mid-September. The park features 83 campsites, many with electrical hookups, and some which may be rented for the entire season. The park offers many amenities, including a sandy beach, hiking trails, playground equipment, fish cleaning facilities, boat launches, bathrooms, and showers. Canoes are available for rental.
The park is known for its beautiful red and white pine trees. The day use area is the site for the Moose n Fiddle Music Festival. Caliper Lake Provincial Park is located off Ontario Highway 71, just south of Nestor Falls. The park entrance is 150 Caliper Lake Park Road.
83 picturesque campsites await you at Caliper Lake. One-quarter of the sites have electrical hook-up and a dump and fill station is located in the park. A modern comfort station with showers and flush toilets is centrally located in the campground. Caliper Lake has one group campsite located on the east side of the park, directly overlooking the lake. A water tap and vault toilets are on site; showers are located a 10-minute walk away at the comfort station. This site can accommodate up to 40 people. Caliper Lake has eight waterfront campsites where you park along the main road and take a short path (20m-50m) to your campsite. These campsites are very popular.
For reservations, visit www.ontarioparks.com/park/caliperlake or call 807.484.2181.
HOW TO MOOSE N’ FIDDLE?
Alcohol. You cannot bring your own alcohol to the festival site. The festival site is a licensed area and under the responsibility of the license holder who is operating the Bar Tent. The only alcohol permitted at the festival site is that which is purchased from the festival’s Bar Tent, by a legal aged person, who can produce valid identification.
Show off your wristband. Wristbands must be worn at all times and shown for entry into the festival site. Wristbands are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and cannot be replaced. If you remove or tamper with your wristband in any way, you will not be allowed entry.
Access to festival site amenities. You must be a paid ticket holder with wristband to enjoy the festival amenities; this includes the Artisans Village, Food Trucks, Bar Tent and Music. If you aren’t a Moose n’ Fiddle Ticket Holder, you cannot enter ‘just to check out’ the Artisans Village or buy food from the Food Trucks. You must be a valid Moose n’ Fiddle Ticket Holder to enjoy the Moose n’ Fiddle Festival Site amenities.
Mind your manners. Drunkenness, rowdy or otherwise disorderly conduct, obscene, crude or abusive language, taking inappropriate or non-consensual photographs or video, and/or failure to follow directions from festival staff and volunteers will not be tolerated.
Respect Each Other. Any form of discrimination, harassment, disorderly conduct, or any behaviour – verbal or physical – that demeans and marginalizes another will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, the wearing of objects that have sacred, ceremonial meaning as fashion accessories.
Be a Good Neighbour. Don’t block anyone’s view. Take only the space you need. Turn off your cell phone or put it on silent. Take your conversations away from the seating area where people are enjoying the music.
Leave no trace. Pack out everything you bring in.
Chairs and umbrellas. At the stage area, those with chairs and umbrellas must be situated near the back of seating areas.
Dogs. We are dog friendly at the Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival. Your dog(s) must be leashed and under your supervision at all times. Bring a baggie. If you dog(s) answer(s) the call of the nature, you must pick up after him/her.
Smoking. If you’re going to smoke (this also applies to e-cigarettes), please step away from the concert seating areas and out from under tents. Butts belong in the garbage, not on the ground.
Ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued for any reason, even if the event is terminated early or cancelled due to accident, nature, government regulation or conditions beyond the Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival’s control.
You are responsible for yourself. You assume full responsibility and liability for your participation in and attendance of the festival. You also assume all risks and dangers incidental to the Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival, including loss or damage to property, personal injury or death, and hereby forever release, discharge and hold the Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, contractors, agents or representatives harmless from any claim arising from such risk, even if arising from the negligence of the Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, contractors, agents or representatives, or by third parties.