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Folk Festival facts

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Where: Birds Hill Park, 34 kilometres north of Winnipeg on Highway 59.

When: Today until Sunday.

Chris Frayer, left, and executive director Tamara Kater.

Chris Frayer, left, and executive director Tamara Kater.

Tickets: Four-day passes (including service fees and taxes) $195 for adults, $105 for seniors and youths and $16 for children. Daily passes: adults $70, youths/seniors $58, children $6. Available at Ticketmaster or gate.

Park fees: Free. The province is allowing free entry into all provincial parks until May 1, 2011.

Stages: Seven daytime stages, two evening stages (Note: the Big Blue @ Night stage only operates Friday to Sunday).

Times: All mainstage shows start at 6 p.m. and end between midnight and 1 a.m. Daytime programming begins at 11 a.m. tomorrow to Sunday.

Gates: Festival gates open at 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. tomorrow to Sunday.

Mainstage tarp procedures: Seating begins 20 minutes after gates open; later if the ground is too wet. For areas closest to the stage, a limited number of tarp tickets are distributed at the main gate at 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Friday to Sunday. The tickets determine the order of the first people to be allowed to put their tarps down. The maximum tarp size is 2.5 x 3 metres (8 x 10 feet).

Chair rule: Chairs should be 60 centimetres (two feet) high or less. People in chairs higher than that must sit in a designated area to the left of the stage.

Volunteers: 2,300

Cumulative attendance in 2008: 45,325

No car?: Winnipeg Transit operates a daily shuttle bus to the festival beginning today at 4 p.m. and at 10 a.m. the rest of the festival. The bus departs hourly from York and Memorial. Fare is $4.60. For more information call 986-5700.



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