Kelso Beach Park Sunday, August 20th (photo by Kirk Scott)

Thousands Attend Summerfolk In Owen Sound

The skies cleared Sunday for Owen Sound Summerfolk and organizers are hailing the 42nd annual version of the folk festival a success.

About 45 acts and numerous artisans entertained thousands of people that showed up at Owen Sound’s Kelso Beach Park on the weekend.

The festival is put on by the Georgian Bay Folk Society.

President Tyler Beckett says Summerfolk has become a grand tradition.

“It’s like a big family that shows up every year. The 700 plus volunteers, they become family and the audiences, they continue to come back generation after generation too,” says Beckett.

While rain on Friday and most of Saturday put on damper on things, Beckett says ticket sales for Owen Sound Summerfolk appeared to be as strong as ever.