Cultivate Festival 2022

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What Is
Cultivate Festival?

Our events are like a big picnic. A music festival. A block party. A playground for all ages. An arts experience. And, this year, it’s a bit of a family reunion. A weekend of feeling fully connected to the things that matter most in our lives and community.

Event Details

Live Music

Three days of feel good live music over two stages. Check out some of Canada's best acts, in all of their glory, all while overlooking the incomperable hills of Northumberland! Oh, and did I mention some after parties in Downtown Port Hope?

This year we have Joel Plaskett Emergency, Kathleen Edwards, Shad, The Sadies, Julian Talyor, Ramon Chicharron, Union Duke, Jerimie Albino, Kate Boothman and more!


Local Food

Celebrate the season's abundance with local food and drink vendors, as well as a stage dedicated to culinary demonstrations!

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Families with young children sit on the grass, listening to a musician play a guitar

Fun for the whole family

Our programming considers everyone! We pride ourselves in non-stop free programming. You can take a comedy workshop, go on a hayride, play disc golf. And it doesnt' stop there.

Arts + Crafts

Spend the weekend immersed in creative, community-focused art experiences sure to inspire the whole family.

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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't 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.

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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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