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

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how 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.

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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.


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

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