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The Details

Cargill & District Community Fund is hosting our 

10th annual Pickin’ by the Pond Country Music Festival on the weekend of July 7, 8 and 9, 2017.

Preliminary Line-up (times and names are subject to change)

Friday July 7
12:00-1:30  Second Line
1:30-3:00  Rudy and Jean
3:30-5:00  Todd Nolan and Mel Aucoin
7:00-8:30  The Leask Brothers
9:00-10:30  The Western Swing Authority!!!!

Saturday July 8
12:00-1:00  Jim Beech
1:00-2:00  Grant Tingey
2:00-3:00  The Ballaghs
3:00-4:00  Wendy Lynn Snider
4:00-5:00  Tribute to Waylon with Bob Gill
7:00-8:00  Wayne Bester
8:00-9:00   Marie Bottrell
9:00-10:30  Larry Brennan (Freddie Fender, Willie, Johnny Paycheck, etc)

Sunday July 9

11:00 - Tim & Doug


“EARLY BIRD” pricing at $75.00 per person for a weekend pass (camping and entertainment) will be in effect until May 1, 2017.

  • Weekend passes will continue to be on sale from May 2 to July 6, 2017 at a cost of $85.00 per person.

To purchase, complete registration form, make cheque payable to Cargill & District Community Fund and mail to Gail Lippert, 712 Road 7, R. R. 3, Hanover, ON N4N 3B9.

Camping registration check in times:

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • We provide rough camping only, no hydro or water hookups. Food booth and community service club meals available throughout the festival. 

The first performer at Pickin' by the Pond 2017 will start on Friday July 7th at Noon on the Main Stage. Performances will run through to 10:30PM(ish) with a supper break.

  • Walk-in Pricing: 
  • Friday and Saturday - $30 per person ($15 after 5 pm).
  • The Sunday gospel is free all-day

Meals 2017
Friday July 7th 5-7pm - Ham and scallop potato dinner - $17
Saturday July 8th 9-11am - Pealmeal bacon and cheese on a bun and coffee - $5
Saturday July 8th 5-7pm - Roast Beef dinner - $17
Sunday July 9th 9-11am - All you can eat buffet breakfast - $10

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