North Country Fair

The North Country Fair is the smallest of the major folk festivals in Alberta, drawing around 5,000 people from all over Alberta and B.C. Celebrate the Summer Solstice all weekend long with a music festival!

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Location: Driftpile, Alberta

The North Country Fair is the smallest of the major folk festivals in Alberta. Located on the Driftpile River, south of the community of Driftpile, it is an idyllic location for a fair. Usually held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice, this year's festival takes place in June on or near the summer solstice. Traditionally, the event draws around 5,000 people from all over Alberta and B.C.


Dozens of entertainers, from soloists to bands and even international groups. The wide range of entertainment and activities will appeal to all age groups and interests. There is a children’s tent and wandering children’s entertainers, jugglers, and clowns. There are sites for alternative health remedies, workshops and massages, as well as numerous tents that sell crafts, souvenirs, and the performers’ CDs.

There is also no shortage of food kiosks.

The music takes place on several stages scattered around the grounds, including the main stage performances which take place each evening. After the main stage ends, around midnight, smaller stages spring up again and fair-goers can dance the night away.

Security is tight and there is no alcohol allowed on the grounds. The fair is geared to encourage family fun.

Camping at NCF is included with a weekend pass.

"I've said it before; I'll say it again - North Country Fair is the best music festival, period." — Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun

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2024 Lineup (not yet released)

Here's a look at what to expect with the entire 2023 North Country Fair performer lineup:

  • Apollo Suns 
  • Bitters 
  • Boosh 
  • Carter & the Capitals 
  • Cat Clyde 
  • Dana Wylie Band 
  • Darlin Deicha & The VuDudes 
  • Give'm Hell Boys 
  • Jack Garton 
  • Jake Vaanderland & the Sturgeon River Boys 
  • Johnny 2 Fingers & the Deformities 
  • Kitty and the Rooster 
  • Lucas Chaisson 
  • Maddie Storvold 
  • Monkey Dragon 
  • Mr. Sauga 
  • My Son the Hurricane 
  • National Stiltwalker of Canada 
  • People of the Grass 
  • Ram Jam Sam 
  • Rellik & Signal From Earth 
  • Scott Cook & Pamela Mae 
  • Sechile Sedare 
  • Sudden Love 
  • The Hearts 
  • Tariiq 
  • The Dang Package 
  • The Great Bolonzo 
  • The Hello Darlins 
  • The North Country Fantasticals 
  • Tiger Coffee 
  • Uncle Joe & the Nefews 
  • Mary Rankin 
  • Nipisiy 
  • Captain Thunderpants

For more details visit the festival website.


Weekend passes are on sale now. Early Bird pricing is available until December 31st, 2023

Adult Weekend: $160
65 Years & Over: $80  
Youth Weekend: $80  
12 Years & under: free 

To purchase tickets online visit the Ticket Info page. 

Take it to the lake this summer and head north, into the MD of Bonnyville and Lac La Biche. Both communities are waterfront and host an incredible array of events all summer.