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Thread: Festival of Friends Aug 7-9

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    The HSR is running a special shuttle from downtown Hamilton to the Ancaster Fairgrounds-HSR fare applies.
    http://festivaloffriends.ca/hsr-shuttle-service/

    Men without Hats will appear on Friday night. Buffy Sainte-Marie will be among the musical performers on the festival line-up!
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    Wish they wpuld have kept it going at Gage Park. My teen years were spent all the festivals sll summer long

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    Gage Park has the benefit of being near a major intersection and some bus routes. But the park was crowded from all of the things the festival was trying to be.
    Until the more recent expansion of bus service where I am, getting to Gage Park on a weekend was a real commitment of time by public transit for a festival. When I was working in the Parkdale Ave area, it made sense for me to attend on Friday after work rather come back on a weekend day due to transit availiability. I'm sure the food places outside of Gage Park miss having some foot traffic come into their eateries for takeout to enjoy on the way to the festival.
    At least those attending this festival will have an express bus shuttle (using the 403) from downtown (easier for people coming from other parts of Hamilton or even Burlington by transit) to the fairgrounds site every 15 minutes. The festival vendors are basically the only retailers there unless someone walks to the gas bar/convenience store on the other side of the intersection.
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    i prefer when it was a gage park,,,only b/c im closer. the fairgrounds look like u need to do ALOT of walking & not much shade.
    at least gage park still has "Its your festival".....saw April wine there last month.
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    The fairgrounds have some young trees near the front entry driveway but the more mature trees ring the property and are not near the buildings for the most part (maybe by the outdoor horse ring areas).
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    @Linda Evans @Anna Michele you get your wish for 2017-the Festival of Friends will be back at Gage Park!
    http://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-sto...-to-gage-park/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciel View Post
    @Linda Evans @Anna Michele you get your wish for 2017-the Festival of Friends will be back at Gage Park!
    http://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-sto...-to-gage-park/
    I saw that I am so soooooo excited

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    I always loved the festival of friends in Gage Park...awesome news!
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    Change in festival management likely to happen by late December:
    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/69...ew-management/
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