Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mariposa Folk Festival Ticket Giveaway!!!***CONTEST UPDATE!!!***

      *** Contest Update!!***

        So after some intense soul searching and great advice from my incredible wife I’ve decided to improve the Contest by adding a second part, and it goes a little something’ like this, if you have never had the pleasure of attending the festival before I want to hear from you, I want you to tell me who you are most excited about seeing this year, or what activity at the festival you are most thrilled about partaking in.
So get those emails into me ASAP with your name, phone # and of course Past or Future Mariposa experiences. 
Email me at:

  Yes you read it right; the generous people at the 2011 Mariposa Folk Festival were kind enough to pass along to me 3 Pairs of Weekend Passes for me to do with as I please, so I am giving them to you.

     As soon as I got them I started brainstorming about the type of contest I could put together for these super-hot tickets, what could I make my readers do…I was picturing some sort of Survivor style contest, you know standing on one leg for umpteenth number of hours….or maybe an essay written just about me (all things positive of course), then it came to me in a dream, yes I dream about contests, it’s something I’m working on. Why not have you (my readers) write me and tell me about your most favourite Mariposa Folk Festival experience, maybe a performer you saw, maybe you ran into an old friend that you hadn’t seen in years, or maybe you proposed to your one true love at the Festival.

    So email me your favourite Mariposa Folk Festival experience and out of the thousands of responses I expect to get I will choose my 3 favourite, then those 3 will each win a pair of Weekend Passes!! Excited Yet? I am

    That’s not all; I will also publish your stories in this Blog for the entire world to read what a great time Mariposa can be , so get writing!!!

Please email me your experiences to :

Please put Attention: Mariposa Folk Festival experience

The deadline for entries will be June the 22nd, so that’s only 2 weeks from today!!!     

This year’s Mariposa Folk Festival takes place July 8-10, Orillia, Ontario. This year’s line-up includes Emmylou Harris, Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, Peter Yarrow, Lunch at Allen’s, John McDermott, Ron Hynes, Garnet Rogers, Adonis Puentes and many more on eleven stages throughout the beautiful Tudhope Park on the shores of Lake Couchiching.

There will be Audience camping available at nearby Burl’s Creek Family Event Park

All ticket categories are now on sale at

Kids 12 and under are admitted free. There is discounted pricing for youth and young adults.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

1 comment:

  1. I need to experience a little culture, so I am entering!! (But I have no story...I have never gone to the festival...) I will think of *something*. ;)Leissa.