3 days of Live music, local food and fun for the whole family

Live music - Friday

Joel Plaskett Emergency

Joel sq
Julian Taylor

Julian Taylor

UNion Duke 

pub tent takeover (2 sets)

Union Duke on a couch



Shad photo
The Sadies Logo

The Sadies

Amanda Rheaume

The Human Rights

The Human Rights

Ramon Chicharron

Ramon Chicharron photo
Ontario All Star Bluegrass Band

Ontario All-Star Bluegrass Band

Locally Grown Stage (2 sets)

Melissa Payne and Friends

Locally Grown Stage

Melissa Payne Image


Locally Grown Stage

Ganaraska Sheiks

Locally Grown Stage

Ganaraska Shieks


Kathleen Edwards

Jeremie Albino

Jeremie Albino

Kate Boothman

Kate Boothman
Brooks and Bowskill

Brooks and Bowskill with The Hometown Beauts

Locally Grown Stage takeover (3 sets)

Mimi O'Bonsawin

Mimi O'Bonsawin

Local Food and Fun For the whole family

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Craft Beverages

, , , Cultivate Cocktaills with Wes Galloway and more to come!

Cultivate Academy

Learn about all things Cultivate at the Cultivate Academy. Food Demos? Check! Folk Dancing? Check? Choir Singing? You got it! There's alwasy something interesting happening at the Academy.

Chef preparing food
Little Girls Sitting Together Outside

Cultivate Kids

Cultivate Kids run wild! A weekend full of self guided play and arts and crafts opportunities plus workshops in hoola hoop dancing, drag story time, theatre workshops and more!

Cultivate Kids are ALWAYS free thanks to the generous support of Jacqueline Pennington.

Jacqulein Pennington logo

Cultivate Art

Tons of participatory art opportunities at the Cultivate Art Hive led by our friends at The Living Room Community Arts Studio, and .

Plus, , Two Blue Shirts "Speaker's Corner" and a Human Dream Catcher with

Artist creating large painting outside

how else can you participate?

Photographer Jeannette poses with young boy at Cultivate Festival


There are so many benefits to volunteering for our festival! When you commit to a minimuym of 12 hours (before, during or after the festival), you get these perks!

  1. Work with amazing people, doing important work that benefits the community
  2. A free festival weekend pass
  3. A volunteer t-shirt
  4. An invitation to our wrap party on September 25th
  5. Free on-site camping (volunteers only)

Wow! Why wouldn'y you?


We, like you, think strengthening community is important. We think the work being done here by farmers, artists, food service providers, entrepreneurs and volunteers is great work. We believe a platform is important and that gathering everyone in one space makes a place special. Our organisation, now in its 7th year, is fueled by our community - sponsorships, provincial funding, donations and volunteerism. We are 90% volunteer run and we couldn’t do that without you.

The Mill - Web

be a food vendor

Would You Like To Be A Food Vendor At This Years Festival? Please Apply!

Keep in mind this is all about local food. Does your business incorporate local food whenever possible? If so, this is a great fit..

Whether you have a food service operation or you’re an artisan producer, we could have the spot just for you!

be an arts and crafts vendor

We will be carefully curating a small arts and crafts village. If you would like to participate, you are a local indepented artist/maker, please fill out the application below.


Frequently Asked Questions

Hibernate Festival takes place on Family Day weekend between February 16 - 19th, 2024 in Downtown Port Hope. 

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