The sun has set on the last performance of the 2017 Forest Festival and what a season it was! With our 10th anniversary lineup of iconic Canadian artists and perfect weather for our opening and closing shows, organizers and audiences alike shared some very special moments. From introducing people to future stars like Annie Sumi to that moment of pure magic when the Jim Cuddy Trio performed completely unamplified to an enthralled crowd this year’s Festival seemed to make the extraordinary the rule not the exception.
Of course none of this magic happens without a huge amount of behind the scenes effort. From the office staff looking after ticket sales to our amazing volunteers to the incredibly hardworking production crew every single person involved went above and beyond to make 2017 a success. To all of them I offer my heartfelt thanks, words are simply not enough! Festivals are all about an entire community of supporters and to the Forest Festival community I also offer thanks. Thank you for your loyalty when the future of the Festival was in question and thank you for your ongoing support over the years. Looking forward together to 2018.
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Photos by Mark Robinson and Hermann Thoene