Today, Dauphin’s Countryfest maintains its status as Canada’s longest running country music festival. This not-for-profit music festival is different than any other….. It was built by the community for the community. The success of the festival belongs to all of the volunteers who dedicate their time and energy, year after year, to putting on this first class event.
Steeped in philanthropy from the beginning, Dauphin’s Countryfest has always remained true to its roots. Engineered in 1990 as an idea to help sustain the historic Selo Ukraina (Ukrainian Folk Arts Centre and Museum) site, this country music festival has come a long way. It was at that time that a conscientious group of local business people put their heads together and launched an idea that would change the landscape of the community. They conceived an idea to put on a country music festival – with the hope that the income generated could sustain the historic site. The patrons in attendance had a great time, and the festival showed promise, but the investors did not see a return on their money that year. In year 2, they turned over the concept to a community based not-for-profit organization. That group secured loans from community members in the amount of $100,000 as seed capital, and the festival grew again, losing only $50,000. Another $50,000 in loans was thrown into the pot, and year 3 finally saw financial success.
Music Genre: Country
Camping: YES (info)
Location: Outsides Venues – Suburbs
Age restriction: No age (FREE under 13)
Direction: Click Here
Best way to get to the festival: Car
Dauphin, MB, Canada