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Calling All Couch Potatoes

We need you to turn your inner couch potato into a volunteering potato. We still have plenty of volunteer spots available. Come out Friday Aug.11, Saturday Aug.12, or both days if you like. Listen to the great local bands while helping us make the best Potato Festival yet.

Please e-mail us at portagepotatofest@gmail.com for further details.

Ferny Turnbull

Come for Ferny Turnbull, stay for George Canyon.

Ferny Turnbull was formed by childhood friends Steve Campbell and Wayne Jones in Winnipeg Manitoba. Some of the bands influences include Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Dr. Hook, Marshal Tucker, Johnny Cash, Jimmi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. All of which are reflected in the music we play. Over the years the band has evolved into a dedicated group of players consisting of :

Singer/guitarist Steve Campbell
Drummer Wayne Jone
Lead Guitarist Cody Wells
Bassist Doug Braun

With well over 250 shows under our belts, Ferny Turnbull is proving to be a true working band. We refer to ourselves as a lets hit the road kind of band !!! Having played all over Canada we are eager to broaden our horizons !!!

Sharpe Sisters on Saturday

Saturday afternoon we start off the musical day with the wonderful Sharpe Sisters.

The Sharpe Sisters were born and raised south of Portage and have been surrounded by music their entire lives.  They come from a family of 10 musicians who all learned to sing and play by ear.  The songs they have written will take you for a walk through their memories of growing up on a farm with a loving close knit family.  Country music is their passion and is expressed through three part harmonies with acoustic guitars.

Their first CD “Lookin Back” was released last November and is a collection of their original songs and their favorite country tunes.   Their deepest appreciation goes out to the many people who come out to enjoy their music!

Vendor Spaces Available

We still have spaces for vendors in out tent. Come out, sell your wares, enjoy the music and atmosphere. With George Canyon, we are expecting our biggest turnout ever. Click here for terms and conditions and the application form.

Volunteers needed

We still need people for several areas of the Potato Festival and you can help. Take a look at the areas we need help with below and see if it’s something you might like to do. It’s easy and fun. Sign up with a friend or sign up by yourself and make some new friends. Have fun, help your community, and stay for the festivities after.

Volunteer positions available for:

Children’s Area

Parking Lot Attendants

Set Up and Take Down

Beer Gardens Area

If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, please email us at portagepotatofest@gmail.com.