Finally, the weather was perfect on Saturday – we needed it for the annual Busker Festival held Downtown Cobourg. And the crowds did come so the King Street businesses should be happy – at least those between Division and Hibernia where the event was held. There were 11 different performers although some did 2 or 3 performances resulting in a total of 22 acts. They included dancers, jugglers, magicians, singers – and a special feature, an axe throwing venue. You could try your luck throwing an axe and if you knew how, you could make it bite into a wooden wall (see video below). There were also lots of vendors or people promoting their cause. And of course the Farmer’s market was operating in Rotary Park – so overall a busy day downtown Cobourg.
- 3 Stages
- 22 performances
- 11 different performers
- 5 food trucks were expected
- 20 vendors
- 29 participating Cobourg Businesses.
List of Performers
- The Ganaraska Chordsmen
- Children of Indigo
- Premiere Dance
- Bex in Motion
- 3M Dance
- The Funny Waiter
- Jeff Biggar
- Joshua Roy
- Northern Hearts
- Naya & Carl
- Champion of Magic
Plus Warrior Axe Throwing (not really a performer but certainly entertaining)
One of the “vendors” was actually a group of 3 ladies and a man who were “Knitting in Public”. They told me that they wanted to show the world that contrary to what some may think, knitting as a craft has not died but is still very much alive.
The Video below is intended to give a sample or a “flavour” of the event.
- Busker Festival draws large crowd – 10 June 2018 – includes video
- Cobourg Busker Festival 2017 – 17 June 2017 – includes video
- Busker Festival 2016 – 11 June 2016 – includes video
- Downtown Crowded for Buskers – 13 June 2015 – Photos.