TOP 15 COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Country Music
Across North America, and particularly in Canada, country music festivals continue to grow as the popularity of this music genre gains more and more followers.


The size and value of the events produced to cater to this taste grow as well. Canada has offered a wide selection of country music events for many years, some of which are internationally recognized and which attract visitors by their thousands.









Maritime CountryFest
early June
Fredericton, New Brunswick (NB)

Top Events Canada – Country Music
The four-day Maritime Countryfest in the heart of Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District attracts some of the best multi-cultural, country music acts from across Canada and the USA including Emerson Drive, Prairie Oyster and the Acadian Group 1755 along with local New Brunswick country acts. 
  
For more information about the Maritime CountryFest in Fredericton visit the official web site at:
http://www.maritimecountryfest.com/





Bud Country Fever
late June
Grand Prairie, Alberta (AB)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicAttracting thousands of visitors every year, the Bud Country Fever was in fact started by the Milner brothers of Fairview in 1995 when they decided to put together the largest collection of country music talent the Peace Country had ever seen and call it Bud Country Jamboree. Now simply referred to as a weekend of camping, music, and fun, the Bud Country Fever continues to showcase the best of established country artists and lots of new talent as well.

For more about Bud Country Fever visit:
http://www.budcountryfever.com





Dauphin’s Countryfest
late June
Dauphin, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicCanada’s longest running country music festival, and winner of two Manitoba Tourism Awards, Dauphin’s Countryfest features country music from some of the hottest stars in the business including Tim McGraw, Terri Clark, Travis Tritt, Lorrie Morgan, Keith Urban, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and CMT Award nominee Toby Keith.

Click here for more information about the Dauphin’s Countryfest
or visit the official web site at:
www.countryfest.ca/





Carlton Trail Jamboree
early July
Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan (SK)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicA popular country music festival for a quarter of a century, the Carlton Trail Jamboree in Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan showcases the best of Canada’s country music talents as well as some exiting new artists. This 3-day events also offers free unserviced campgrounds, concessions and beer gardens.

For more about the the Carlton Trail Jamboree in Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan visit:
http://www.carltontrailjamboree.com





Cavendish Beach Music Festival
early to mid July
Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island, ( PEI )


Top Events Canada – Country Music Nominated for the Country Festival of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association in 2010, the increasingly popular Cavendish Beach Music Festival showcases more than 25 of the world's greatest musicians and talent performing live over four days.

Click here for more details about the Cavendish Beach Music Festival
or visit the official web site at:
http://www.cavendishbeachmusic.com





Craven Country Jamboree

mid July
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (SK)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicListed as the "World's Greatest Country Music Festival", the Craven Country Jamboree is the longest running multi-day music festival in Canada, attracting major stars, performers and visitors from all over the world. Now recognized as one of the best events in Canada, the 4-day Craven Country Jamboree also offers a wide variety of entertainment including everything from bull-riding demonstrations, a song-writers circle, Karaoke action, to beer gardens and a fun dance party

Click here for more details about the Craven Country Jamboree
or visit the official web site at:
www.cravencountryjamboree.com/

Top Twenty Events Canada
The Craven Country Jamboree is one of the Top 20 events in the whole of Canada





Boot Hill Country Jamboree
beginning August
Bothwell, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicRecognized as Southwestern Ontario’s premier country music event, Boot Hill Country Jamboree offers 3 days and 4 nights of country music featuring more than 20 country music stars. This popular jamboree also offers an event called “Tup of War – Mud Pit”, Red Neck Queen, Red Neck "Fashion Show", a fun karaoke competition, beach volleyball, and even a prize for the best decorated campsite.

For more information about the Boot Hill Country Jamboree visit:
http://www.boothilljamboree.com





Boots and Hearts Music Festival
beginning August
Bowmanville, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicBoasting to be Canada’s biggest country music festival, the 3-day Boots and Hearts Music Festival in Bowmanville, Ontario is in fact the largest country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. Featuring some of the world’s top country acts and more than 35 different bands offering a wide mix of different country music styles, the Boots and Hearts Music Festival attracts thousands of country music fans every year.

For more information about the Boots and Hearts Music Festival visit: http://www.bootsandhearts.com





Manitoulin Country Fest
early August
Little Current, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicNominated for four years in a row, from 2009 to 2012, as Festival of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, the Manitoulin Country Fest set in the beauty of the largest lake island in the world, offers four full days of all-Canadian country music, as well as everything from a beer garden and food and clothing vendors to a host of free activities for children.

For more information about the Manitoulin Country Fest visit:
http://www.manitoulincountryfest.com





Big Valley Jamboree
early August
Camrose, Alberta (AB)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicVoted by the Canadian Country Music Association as the country event of the year in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2010, the large Big Valley Jamboree 4-day event is one of the largest music festivals in North America attracting more than 100,000 fans as well as a host of reputable and favorite country music stars.

For more information about the Big Valley Jamboree visit:
www.bigvalleyjamboree.com





Sunfest Country Music Festival
early August
Duncan – Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicA popular event for more than a decade, the 4 day Sunfest Country Music Festival is Vancouver Island’s most important and popular outdoor country music festival. Set in Cowichan Valley, Sunfest Country Music Festival attracts more than15,000 enthusiastic country music fans every year to enjoy not only the music from two stages, but also lots of family-fun activities, farmers markets and more.

For more information about the Sunfest Country Music Festival visit:
http://www.sunfestconcerts.com





Havelock Country Jamboree
mid August
Havelock, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicHavelock Country Jamboree, nominated 7 times as one of the Top 5 Country Music Festivals in Canada, has been a popular event for almost a quarter of a century and has now become one of Canada’s largest live, outdoor country music and camping festivals. About 30 prestigious country music artists as well as new, up-and-coming talent are showcased on two main stages

Fore more information about the Havelock Country Jamboree visit:
http://www.havelockjamboree.com





Music in the Fields
late August
Lucknow, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicEven after only four years, Music in the Fields is already touted as an event soon to be one of Canada’s biggest country music festivals, and is respected for reputedly offering “Canada’s finest 2-day line-up of country music”. Music in the Fields focuses on top country music artists, the proceeds from which are passed on to various charitable and local organizations in the community as well as to the Kinsmen’s official charity, Cystic Fibrosis research.

For more information about the Music in the Fields event visit:
http://www.musicinthefields.ca/








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