Feels Good Folly Fest is a music festival held in Gagetown, New Brunswick every year. This was number five. Imagine a bunch of city kids, pretty much hippies, descending on a farm 60 miles from the city and throw in a dash of music, a swig of beer and a splash of art. You have the foundations of what Folly Fest is about.
I’ve been wanting to go for at least three years now. These are my kind of people, carefree, happy go lucky music lovers. Some of the organizers are musicians and artists in their own way. And friends I know from the Capital Complex in Fredericton. Mumbles, Paul McAlister, Lee Breen among others. My issue was scheduling time off for it. This year it worked for me.
The promotion of the festival is that it is a celebration of music, art and beer. The Northampton Brewing Company, maker’s of Picaroon’s, is a major sponsor. Five years running, the community of Gagetown has been supportive, and I saw the evidence of this. The organizers recognize this and try to keep things respectful and in order, despite the randomness of setting up a festival in what many would call the middle of nowhere. And the middle of nowhere is a beautiful place. I would be happy to call it home.
People come from all over, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton and Halifax to name the cities. It would be quite interesting to know the little rural communities that were represented. Myself I come from Sunny Corner via Fredericton.