FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
New this year!
MCF will be exchanging your tickets for a cashless wristband system at the front gate.
This wristband is used for entry to the grounds and can also be loaded with cash for purchases at the Beer Gardens and for MCF Merchandise.
This wristband can be loaded at the front gate or inside the Venue via Cash, Visa, Mastercard or Debit
** Take Care of your wristband! lost, removed, copied, altered, or stolen wristbands that are loaded will not be replaced.
We will be using a third party electrical supplier to manage and install power if we get enough response. The person contracted is Craig Bickerstaffe of Show Works Inc. who will be responding to your email inquiries for RV power.
Where is Manitoulin Country Fest?
Manitoulin Country Fest is located at its permanent site, 181 Harbour View Road, off Highway 6 South of Little Current. Parking, camping and staging are all on one site.
Who are the organizers of Manitoulin Country fest?
What happens if my ticket is lost or stolen? May I get another one?
There is no replacement on lost or stolen tickets. Please guard them like cash.
I purchased tickets however I am unable to attend the event. May I return them for a refund or transfer them to someone else?
Unfortunately we do not offer refunds on purchased tickets or reserved camping. Tickets can be transfered, please call 1-866-755-7425.
What time do the gates open?*
*may be subject to change
I'm camping, when can I show up?
We have people showing up as early as Tuesday, August 8th. In fact, we encourage people to come a little early, this helps with line-ups and give you time to explore our beautiful island!
Are there showers on site?
There are currently NO showers on site.
If I'm a VIP, what time should I be there? Where is it located?
The "VIP Wine and Cheese" will start at 3:30pm on Friday - one hour before the show.
The VIP area is located just to the left of the stage - you will see a tent with tables set up. You must have your VIP wristband on in order to gain access to this area. This area will be controlled by security.
*VIP DOES NOT GIVE YOU ACCESS BACKSTAGE
If I wanted to come with by boat, is there a marina close by?
Yes. In fact Manitoulin is famous for its waterways. There are many marinas in the Town of NEMI. The closest to the Manitoulin Country Fest venue is Harbor Vue Marina. It is within walking distance of the Manitoulin Country Fest venue. If you would like to stay within Little Current, you can also stay at the town docks, Boyle Marine or Spider Bay Marina.
What do I bring?
Folding chair, hat, jacket or sweater, sun screen and maybe rubber boots for rainy weather. Manitoulin is a dark sky sanctuary, bring a flashlight! Our walk ways have lighting but we recommed you bring a flashlight just in case. Don't forget your camera, and in case you forget something, we have a General Store on site.
There will be various types of food vendors on site with a variety of food/snacks and beverages for sale. Remember - alcohol can only be consumed within the confines of the beer gardens in the staging area.
Coolers will not be allowed on the venue site unless accompanied by a doctor's note. Those with coolers may be subject to inspection by a security guard or uniformed Ontario Provincial Police Officer.
What if it rains?
Manitoulin Country Fest will continue rain or shine. We encourage you bring a rain poncho and rubber boots; however we discourage umbrellas, as they block the view of those behind you.
Where can I purchase tickets?
- You may call the radio station directly Monday through Friday 6:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. at 705-368-1998 or toll free at 1-866-755-7425. We will process your request and mail the order to you. A service charge of $3.00 per order will apply.
- You may purchase tickets by visiting the Country 103 office, located at 19 Water Street East, Little Current. The Radio Station hours are Monday through Friday 6:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
*We accept VISA, Master Card and E-Transfers over the phone. in office we accept Interact, cash, credit.
Will this be a safe event?
Manitoulin Country Fest is a family friendly event. However we do employ licensed private security to patrol the grounds and front gates at all times to help to ensure a safe time for everyone.
Will there be souvenirs for sale? Can I meet the Artists?
Yes, you will be able to purchase merchandise from your favourite artists. In addition, your favourite artists may be available to sign merchandise or photograph free of charge!!!
*Please note - some artists are unable to stay to sign autographs.
Will there be washroom facilites at the event?
Yes, we will be contracting Shaw's Septic Service again to take care of the portable toilet requirements. They provide Manitoulin Country Fest with attractive clean toilets.
How many chairs are there in the VIP seating area?
200 Chairs will be available.
I want to be a volunteer, what is involved?
Country 103, Great Lakes Country and Manitoulin Country Fest would be thrilled to have you as a volunteer! There are many volunteer opportunities that require many people over several days. Our volunteers will receive a complementary Manitoulin Country Fest weekend wristband and we will feed you for every 8 hour shift you work! Yum!
For more information about volunteer opportunities please see our Volunteer page, click here.
We will gladly sign off on Community Service hours completed for high school students.
What is there to do while on Manitoulin?
There is so much see and do while you are here. From hiking the Niagara Escarpment, exploring the shipwrecks while scuba diving, fishing one of the 100 inland lakes or visiting one of the six First Nations communities. There is a tremendous amount to see and do. Or quite simply just relax and enjoy the spleandor.