Stan Rogers Folk Festival

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Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Stanfest logo.jpg
Genre Folk music
World music
Dates 29 June – 1 July 2012
Location(s) Canso, Nova Scotia
Canada Canada
Years active 1997 – present

The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, informally known as Stanfest, is an annual three-day music festival held in Canso, Nova Scotia.

Established in 1997 in honour of the late Canadian folk singer and songwriter Stan Rogers, the festival bills itself as "an international festival of songwriters", showcasing Canadian and worldwide grassroots musicians in all genres. The festival has won a number of East Coast Music Awards and attracts over 10,000 music fans each year.[1]

The Stan Rogers Folk Festival takes place on the first weekend of July. This has been a tradition ever since the first festival in 1997. The festival was cancelled in 2014, less than a week before it was scheduled to begin, due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Arthur.[2]


  1. ^ Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada online article by Tom Mason, 2004
  2. ^ "Hurricane Arthur skirts U.S. East Coast, heads to Atlantic Canada". CBC News. Associated Press. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 

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