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Feature Days

Wondering which day is best to come to the festival? With 3 great days to take in the sites, see which is best for you.  With Funding provided by the Government of Ontario for 2018 entertainment there is a little something extra for everyone. 

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Seniors Day

Start your cranberry journey on Friday October 12th. Seniors 65 & over save $2 on festival admission. The lighter crowds make for a more enjoyable festival-going experince. Your group will love the seniors discounts on holiday gifts, home decor, jewelry & fashion!

Friday Feature Concert: we are bringing back the sounds of the Big Band with the Lenny Graf Orchestra taking the Maple St. Main Stage from 1:30pm - 3:30pm, a free show with festival admission. 

Looking for dinner & a show? Let us help you reserve a spot at one of our local restaurants or churches. 

Coming with a bus? Fill in our bus group form so that we can serve you better. 

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Family & Kids Day

Sunday October 14th is geared to the young and young at heart. With family friendly events.

Sunday Feature Concert: we are excited to have Spash'N Boots performing on the Maple St. Main stage from 11am - 12pm followed by a meet & greet. The show is free with festival admission, and kids 12 and under receive free festival admission.

We are also excited to have Bébé Station Sponsored by PC Organics on site, for parents to feed & change their young ones in their lounge. This Station will have available free diapers, wipes, change pads and samples. 

We will also have the petting zoo, face painting, children interactive booths, mini midway with unlimited rides and more items! Check back often as we update more attractions. 

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If you like crowds then Saturday is your day to come. Traditional the busiest day of the Cranberry weekend. Vendors are fully stocked and ready to assist you. Live entertainment on both stages, a busker square, mini midway with unlimited rides, BMX Bike stunt shows, petting zoo, and children interactive booths. See our full line up of activities for 2018. 

Saturday Feature Concert: one of the weekend highlights is the Saturday night concert at the Kee to Bala. This year's concert will feature two amazing tribute acts, The Wheat Kings and Stayin' Alive, for one great ticket price of $29.95 + taxes. Get your tickets online here


 If you love The Hip and the Bee Gee's, then you’ve just found the next-best thing.

If you love The Hip and the Bee Gee's, then you’ve just found the next-best thing.


The Cranberry Festival presents for your Saturday evening entertainment

Two amazing back to back shows featuring:


Canada's Tribute band to the Tragically hip & the Worlds #1 Tribute band to the Bee Gees 

The Kee to Bala Doors open 7pm
 19+ Event

tickets available on line,  or in person in advance at the Festival Office, & Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce

$29.95 each (plus HST) 

The Wheat Kings - Tribute to The Tragically Hip

Look no further, as The Wheat Kings are the ultimate tribute to "The Tragically Hip." Since the bands inception in the spring of 1994, The Wheat Kings have delivered rock n' roll with the same energy, style, and sound as the Hip themselves – giving audiences exactly what they came to feel and hear.

Stayin’ Alive –  the Worlds #1 Tribute band to the Bee Gees

The world’s #1 Tribute to the Bee Gees offers their audiences the songs and signs of a full Bee Gees Play list, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin”, and “Stayin’ Alive”. In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as “I Started a Joke”, “Massachusetts”, and “To Love Somebody” among other great hits. Stayin’ Alive is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice!

2018 Entertainment & activities

With a variety of things to do for the whole family, you are sure to find something for everyone at the festival. 

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Two great concerts, one great show!

Our Community Concert night is back with 2 amazing shows again. The Wheat Kings - a Tribute to The Tragically Hip, and Stayin' Alive - a the worlds best Tribute to The Bee Gee's are putting on a show to remember. 

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2 stages to catch all the acts

With 2 entertainment stages set at the North and South end of the festival, you wont miss seeing some great acts. Check out our line up, and plan your festival day.  


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There is so much to see and do

Included in your festival pass:
Mini Midway with Unlimited Rides, Cranberry Face Painting, Zoo Guts Endangered Species, Lazer Tag, Corn Maze, Indoor Markets, Judged Exhibits, Petting Zoo, Shop & Sip Market,  shuttle buses to get you around, and so much more!

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Are you an up and coming local artist? 

Thank you to everyone who submitted their information for 2018. You are welcome to submit your information for the 2019 year. 

The Bala Cranberry Festival hosts 2 stages to showcase our local talent over the festival weekend. Time slots for stages are in 1 hr increments. If you are interested in applying, please send us an email at including the following information:

  • Cost per show(s)
  • Where you are from
  • Links to your work & photos

Please note that due to the overwhelming amount of submissions that we receive, we will only be contacting those that fit the daily target market of the festival feature days, and work in our budget.