South/East Stage

The music at South Country Fair is coordinated by a two-person team of Artistic Directors who collaborate to produce an eclectic and exciting line up every year. South Stage is the national/international touring venue at SCF, East Stage is tuned to present emerging, working artists who have studio experience and a recording of original material. We focus on the roots and folk idiom but also present a wide range drawing from traditional, contemporary and experimental genres among others. Submissions open in the Fall of a given year and booking is usually complete by the end of February.


Standard EPKs including:

  • Sample of your music
  • Visual sample (video) if possible
  • Short bio/description of your music

Lotus Land

Lotos Land is our spoken word venue. Think bare word sets, though acoustic accompaniment with a single instrument for part of the set isn’t minded.  Your words should be able to stand on their own!


  • A link to at least three (3) of your performances
  • A list of past events/performances
  • A Referral from a past event coordinator



Application Deadline: June 1

The South Country Fair Awareness area seeks practitioners, instructors and workshop facilitators who wish to share their expertise at The Fair. SCF Awareness is looking for inspired instructors and knowledgeable individuals to facilitate Workshops throughout the weekend. Most Workshops will be scheduled between 9am – 4pm on Saturday afternoon, and 9am – 3pm on Sunday afternoon. Workshops may be scheduled outside these times if appropriate. We ask that your workshop be between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours in length, and you will be required to facilitate your workshop twice over the weekend. Practitioners that wish to share their expertise through demonstrations are encouraged to apply.

If you intend to charge for services over the weekend, please let me know and that can be discussed. Workshop Facilitators will receive a weekend pass to the Fair, a small honorarium for gas, a parking/access pass for one vehicle plus Hospitality for the weekend. Hospitality consists of Supper on Friday, Brunch and Supper on Saturday, and Brunch on Sunday. Please check the meal serving hours posted at Hospitality.

Note: This is a camp/country setting with minimal amenities on site and is only minutes from town. There is 120 power available. We have a covered walled tent that we share with Lotus Land in the evenings and access to much of the park if necessary. We have a wonderful 40 foot Labyrinth that can also be utilized.

Send applications to: Patti at

Workshop Examples

  • Alternative Energy Production
  • Recycling
  • Holistic Health
  • Awareness
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Arts Workshops
  • Healing Arts Permaculture
  • Herb Walk
  • Food Preparation
  • Dance/Movement
  • Yoga
  • Night Sky Watching

If you have a proposal for a Workshop that is not included on this list, please inquire. Please let us know about your area of expertise with an outline of what we can expect from your workshop and if we need to discuss it further with you, we will.



Did you know that the SCF is powered ENTIRELY by volunteers? Yup, it takes about 350-400 awesome people to put on this amazing festival every year. Not only do our volunteers supply all of the labour at the Fair; they also help to create the wonderful COMMUNITY that is the Fair. A large part of the responsibility of being a volunteer at the Fair is to spread the love and to ensure that others are feeling the love. We want everyone’s experience at the Fair to be a pleasant one. Our volunteers do their best to make sure this is the case.

Time Commitment

During the festival weekend (Thursday – Sunday) the standard time commitment is 8-12hours. The minimum time commitment for set up and strike crews is 12-36 hours. Shift times may vary depending on the crew and shift availability.

New volunteers must visit the volunteer tent for a debriefing prior to their first shifts. All volunteers must check in at the volunteer tent prior to their shift beginning, unless otherwise prearranged with their coordinator.

Volunteer Placement

You’ll be placed on a crew where most needed. Your preferences will be considered but your skill level matched with the greatest need will determine placement. Every effort is made to ensure that you are happy with your placement, and we are pretty flexible when it comes to placing people with friends and family if we are able to!

Volunteer Benefits

  • A super cool SCF volunteer t-shirt
  • Early access to on-site camping
  • Access to the volunteer BBQ and concert on Thursday night
  • Special volunteer ticket pricing OR free festival pass (dependent on duties/time contributed)
  • Delicious snacks and thirst-quenching water while on shift
  • Behind the scenes involvement in one of the best music festivals in Canada!

Available Volunteer Positions



Artisan & Merchants

We like makers of jewelry, clothing, furniture, musical instruments, Palm/Tea/Tarot/Face readers, and well, just anything as long as it can’t be found anywhere else. Imports are welcome.

31 January 2022: We have put our Market Tent, the new venue for smaller table spaces, on hiatus for 2022 as we work to remount South Country Fair. Updated forms for food vendors and artisans are pending, please check back soon!

Food Vendors

We like a variety of ethnic food, not just hamburgers and corn dogs! We like anything from North Africa, Indonesia, Old Europe, Vegetarian!